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#1  Edited By renchamp

Today is a new day of the week. How about we roll out a new language rule? The following words are banned.

Banned:

  • Fuck
  • Faggot and any derivations (to include negative sexual slurs)
  • Racial slurs and any derivations
  • Use of "retard" or other related slurs
  • Use of "rape" to flippantly describe something out of context

The mods hope that this clarification will help Viners know exactly what words they can get busted for and what words are technically okay.

A few notes by way of explanation:

  1. We ask, of course, that just because you can use certain words that you still treat each other civilly. Insults are still against the rules. You can't call someone a "bitch" and then get upset when you get a warning. "But 'bitch' is an okay word to use in the forums!" you might say. Sure, but not in the way you used it.
  2. You can't use the F-word. Don't edit it to make it "okay." (No: f_ck, fvck, f$ck, etc.) We don't want to see it. Pick a different word. Move on.
  3. Sexual orientation slurs are out. People have a problem with the ban of the word "faggot." Get over it. It is hateful speech and not allowed. Included in this rule is the use of "gay" to paint something negatively.
  4. Racial slurs are out. It does not matter if you claim right to a word or phrase because it belongs to "your people" - don't use them. We don't want to foster an atmosphere of exclusion. This extends to edits (examples: n!gg@, g00k, ch!nk, wetb@ck, etc.).
  5. Do not refer to someone as a "retard" or to something as "retarded." Also, do not tack "-tard" onto the ends of words. Calling someone a Narutard is the same as calling them a retarded Naruto fan. Don't do it.
  6. "Rape" is a word with incredibly negative connotations. It is not a joke word and should not be used to casually describe the outcome of a fight where rape isn't even involved.

In addition, do not use words for the human anatomy that are deemed offensive. Do not use sexually explicit language.

As to videos with language: If there is language that is not safe for work then please put a warning before the video as NSFW.

That should do it. We hope these rules are a bit more straight-forward. Please note, however, that a lack of tact in the use of "swear" words could get this rule repealed. Please use discretion when choosing words to represent your thoughts, especially on staff articles.

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Werent those already banned?

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#3 BumpyBoo  Moderator

Oooh. Cosigned.

I'm gonna miss you, pointlessly censored F word. We had some good times *pours one on the ground*

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Aw man no grawlizes!? What the frack man.

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#5  Edited By kgb725

I can't used re#@$d well that's glarkin crazy

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#6  Edited By Pyrogram

Cool, nice changes.

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@comicace3 said:

Aw man no grawlizes!? What the frack man.

Ha! Isn't this a more appropriate expression for our type of site anyway?

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Censoring these words are not allowed. But are ****, **** & ******* okay?

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@mr_ingenuity said:

Censoring these words are not allowed. But are ****, **** & ******* okay?

No. Use something else.

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Oh cool. *nods*

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@renchamp: Seems unreasonable, but understood.

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#15  Edited By TheDandyMan

If "rape" isn't allowed out of context then shouldn't we ban the word "kill" out of context as well?

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Mm...

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A bit far imo, coming from someone who doesn't drop those words lightly

But a rule is a rule, And I already agreed ^-^

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It's weird. I didn't curse anyways but now I want to go on a fowl mouthed rampage.

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Why the new rule? The old one wasn't good enough? I never swear myself but I don't see why people should be actually banned from saying things, even in a censored form. This is an internet forum, why ban what we can say? Swears aren't always insults.

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Is sissy still allowed?

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@jayc1324 said:

Is sissy still allowed?

Are you calling another user a sissy or describing the hit one character gave another?

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@renchamp: Not to insult another user, but a character or something like that

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@renchamp said:

@realitywarper said:

@renchamp said:

@realitywarper: What is the "W" word?

wank

This seems more like an insult-type word, which we mods probably need to consider.

I guess.

I feel that it's very offensive when said on the forum.

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I am a 15 year old so I know everything and I know this violates my rights and I'm going to post angry comments while using grammar that makes me feel superior to compensate for my real life which is lonely and dreary

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#27  Edited By BumpyBoo  Moderator

@renchamp said:

@realitywarper said:

@renchamp said:

@realitywarper: What is the "W" word?

wank

This seems more like an insult-type word, which we mods probably need to consider.

Over here in the uk, wank is slang for masturbation and wanker is a very common insult. I'd say it's considered to be worse than s**t but not as bad as F maybe?

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@bruxae: You shouldn't be using that word to begin with.

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@ccraft said:

@bruxae: You shouldn't be using that word to begin with.

That's a gif, not a word.

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@bruxae: I was referring to a few days ago where you called me one of those words.

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#34 JediXMan  Moderator
@renchamp said:

@comicace3 said:

Aw man no grawlizes!? What the frack man.

Ha! Isn't this a more appropriate expression for our type of site anyway?

When editing out F-bombs, I often replaced them with "frack."

Bring out your inner geek and be creative with your language.

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@renchamp: Just making sure i wont get my butt whooped for saying it.

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@ccraft said:

@bruxae: I was referring to a few days ago where you called me one of those words.

I deleted that within seconds for a reason.

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@rocketraccoonthingy: You will. "Fack" is not a word. It looks more like a sad attempt to edit a banned word. "Frack" is a word and used by sci-fi fans as a generally excepted substitute.

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@renchamp: Oh how about the term mother trucker! I love it!

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@rocketraccoonthingy: Don't ask me every little thing you can think of that may toe the line. Look at the rule. Follow it.

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@renchamp: my bad if someone already asked but can you say shit or should we say sh!t?

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@rpgesus: The words above are the only ones currently banned.

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@comicawesome: I see it pinned at the top of the General Discussion forum.

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#47  Edited By comicawesome

@renchamp: It was not pinned when I wrote the message so I thought a heads up was needed.

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@renchamp said:

@comicace3 said:

Aw man no grawlizes!? What the frack man.

Ha! Isn't this a more appropriate expression for our type of site anyway?

I guess so. It allows me to be more creative.

@jedixman said:
@renchamp said:

@comicace3 said:

Aw man no grawlizes!? What the frack man.

Ha! Isn't this a more appropriate expression for our type of site anyway?

When editing out F-bombs, I often replaced them with "frack."

Bring out your inner geek and be creative with your language.

This guy gets it.

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#49 Straight-Fire  Online

If "rape" isn't allowed out of context then shouldn't we ban the word "kill" out of context as well?

I was thinking the same thing, heh.

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@dboyrules2011 said:

@thedandyman said:

If "rape" isn't allowed out of context then shouldn't we ban the word "kill" out of context as well?

I was thinking the same thing, heh.

Do you want to ban the word "kill"?