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(dof)dcs

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yeah sorry...didnt mean to start all that...just curious is all.

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the person responsible for this deviation off topic has been sacked.

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Okay, so here's our "official" response/gizmo/whatever, and then all of us of the legal age can go have a cold beer.

We do happen to understand the meaning of the word, and argued over disallowing it outright. This is the conclusion we came to:

Much as we might wish differently, we don't speak enough other languages to be able to police everything. Somebody could come on and start saying nasty stuff in Romanian that would get them banned in English, but we wouldn't know.

Therefore, it does not seem fair from our point of view to say we'll just ban you for the few words in other languages or cultures that we do understand without looking for all words from that language or culture that are nasty. It also seems like an incredible ordeal to attempt to do so. As it is, we spend a lot of time reviewing chat logs and such just for American-English nastiness.

So, we're restricting it to just American culture. If someone from another culture were to find something offensive from their culture that we didn't catch and report it to us, we would certainly be happy to deal with it then. Otherwise, we'll assume nothing untoward is happening.

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Kann ich Schlechtes auf Deutsch sprechen?

Can I speak bad in German?
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Ok, so here's my 2c on this...

When Wanker first signed on, here was how our conversation went..

Should we ask him to change his name?

Well, is it a swear word?
No. At least not in the location where the server is housed.

Is it derogatory towards other people?
Well I dont think so. It's not like he's calling someone else a wanker... In fact he's labeling himself as a wanker...

Is it appropriate language?
Well it's really questionable..

Ok we'll just watch him closely and see if he does anything against the server rules then.
 


Had he signed on and in those first few games broken the rules, he would have been banned without a warning, because he was already on slightly weak footing. However, Wanker turned out to be a really fun person to play with.

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Whoa, didn't know I started a controversy >.>.

Um my hard drive is still here... and hasn't given an error again... I dunno, I put it through the usual paces (ex scandisk, seagate diagnostics) and they came up negative so I have no clue why it gave me the s.m.a.r.t. error in the first place so I'll probably start dropping junk back onto here and be back on the server sometime soon.

On another note I've been playing Maple Story a lot which would explain my absence.

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Xenophobic: Irrational Fear of ALIENS

coult you have meant biiased?
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BuG wrote:
Xenophobic: A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples. 


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Chameleon wrote:
Kann ich Schlechtes auf Deutsch sprechen?

Can I speak bad in German?
Just kidding
 


That is pretty good German there Cham!

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Hey wanker isn't your avatar the guy from euro trip?
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Strike that, I second and quite possibly third what the other guys say about getting a new hard drive. You can get a 160 gig for about $70. So it's a pretty good deal.

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Oh man,

I missed the COLD BEER again....

You guys don't love me any more

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I dont want to start an arguement or anything, but i have to say that what passes as inappropriate names and what does not can be quite strange sometimes. I've seen somebody with the word "commie" in their name enter DC, and was told to change their name or be banned, while the word "wanker" is allowed.
I dont know how it is in the US, but here in the land of Oz, calling somebody a "wanker" is a flat insult and will probably land you getting punched in the face. It is also a word used to insult gays especially. Well I'm not the admin of the server, so if Dru/Shan think it appropriate, then...well...yeah, but if it were my server, it would be practically an instant ban for having the word "wanker" in their name.

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so wat your sayin is if i said a Caribbean swear that no dice no ban( not that i wudl ..dont cuss in chat nor reality unless you concider crp to be) ...and yeah i find it a lil ...odd to read a thread titled wiht the word wanker in it ..

lol i remember whne i was tlakin to american friend fo mine who missused that cus she thought it meant soemthign else...she got really appologetic after i todl her wat it means.....so yeah anyways but by all means he seems to eb pretty ok guy ....with just a really weird name..(no offense of any sort....)

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-Jason_x- wrote:
so wat your sayin is if i said a Caribbean swear that no dice no ban.  


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