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Postby another » 09 Feb 2018, 11:56

Is swearing prohibited in any messages, or is it only on public messages (in-game public press and fora)? As in - is it OK to swear in power-to-power messages? The rules state that there is no swearing allowed in "CHATBOX", but I'm not sure what is a "CHATBOX".
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Re: Swearing

Postby The Red Sphinx » 09 Feb 2018, 12:22

I always thought swearing was fine in either the public press or private in game

Not sure what the chat box is, maybe forum related?
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Re: Swearing

Postby Pootleflump » 09 Feb 2018, 12:39

The Chatbox is the open chatty bit at the side of the home page for you to post random witty musings to, and to blether to other bored people real-time about things like aubergines. :D
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Re: Swearing

Postby Custer » 09 Feb 2018, 13:00

I didn't know swearing was prohibited? Where does it say that Perry Mason?

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Re: Swearing

Postby Pootleflump » 09 Feb 2018, 13:13

Rules for Chatbox

These rules refer to the site Chatbox.

1. Do not use extreme obscene or profane language (swearing, cursing, whatever you want to call it).

Chatbox Rule - but provided you are not bullying, harassing or making a nuisance of yourself in game power to power messages, I think a bit of risque language is fine.

I hope so anyway. ;^)
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Re: Swearing

Postby asudevil » 09 Feb 2018, 13:59

Swearing is also up to interpretation...

But in messages to powers...it's all fair game for chainsaw diplomacy
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Re: Swearing

Postby gareth66 » 09 Feb 2018, 15:49

Indeed. There are no rules against swearing in private power-to-power messages. The rules giverning public press and chat box are to do with “extreme” swearing - and as Asu says, what constitutes “extreme” is rather subjective. Might be a good idea to run tbe situation you are in by the mods if there is something specific you are concerned about. But do it by PM rather than quoting it in the forum - just in case it is extreme profanity! ;) :)
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Re: Swearing

Postby Strategus » 09 Feb 2018, 16:18

gareth66 wrote:Indeed. There are no rules against swearing in private power-to-power messages. The rules giverning public press and chat box are to do with “extreme” swearing - and as Asu says, what constitutes “extreme” is rather subjective. Might be a good idea to run tbe situation you are in by the mods if there is something specific you are concerned about. But do it by PM rather than quoting it in the forum - just in case it is extreme profanity! ;) :)

My view is as long as it's not personal abuse, it should be ok. And I don't mean telling someone they are a crap player, I mean personal. E.g gender, race, orientation, etc.
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Re: Swearing

Postby Strategus » 09 Feb 2018, 16:20

An interesting one is bullying, mentioned above. How would you define bullying in the context of a game of Dip, given the nature of the game? This happens all the time, and not via profanity, necessarily.
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Re: Swearing

Postby Pootleflump » 09 Feb 2018, 16:21

GPD wrote:
gareth66 wrote:Indeed. There are no rules against swearing in private power-to-power messages. The rules giverning public press and chat box are to do with “extreme” swearing - and as Asu says, what constitutes “extreme” is rather subjective. Might be a good idea to run tbe situation you are in by the mods if there is something specific you are concerned about. But do it by PM rather than quoting it in the forum - just in case it is extreme profanity! ;) :)

My view is as long as it's not personal abuse, it should be ok. And I don't mean telling someone they are a crap player, I mean personal. E.g gender, race, orientation, etc.


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