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#1  Edited By inferiorego  Staff

Let me start by saying, I've read the rules and regulations here for comicvine, but need a little more insight... Prepare to read a highly insightful, or idiotic, blogish thing.
What constitutes swearing here at comicvine and here in the forums? Are their certain words you can get away with, like the stuff readily available for viewing on the ABC/NBC/CBS? Even ABC Family has some cussing on it now-a-days. PG films let you say the poop substitute at least once. My main concern is, what can I get away with before I get yelled at? Now, when I curse, it is rarely used towards some, that is rude, and I like to go above people's heads instead of dropping the "F bomb", I'm classy like that.  However, in today's culture, words and meanings change overnight. You couldn't say the word "thigh" or "breast" in public without a stare of offense, even if you were referring to what cut of the chicken you'd like. When I was a kid the word "Hell" (Which I will use here considering it is the most used of the "cuss" words considering Christian faith considers it a place, that's why I capitalized it) was a big no-no, so was carp (not the fish, just replace r and a), but now-a-days kids get away with it all the time. Now, when using @/5/$ to replace some of those pesky letters.... We all know what the person is saying, so why does it matter if it isn't directed at anyone in a harmful way?

This in no way a criticism of ComicVine, the mods, the admins or anyone else involved. I have questions that I'd like to have clarified a little more. I actually agree with the "no swearing" policy in some aspects. Cussing is the easy way out of an argument and you end up sounding childish anyway. But, sometimes... saying a few of those words, when not directed at someone else, is just the best way to go.


Man, I come off like a jerk in this.... A-Hole would have worked better there....

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#2  Edited By Tykira

-_- said the word whore and got into a dispute over it i wont call it an argument because it wasnt

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#3  Edited By Julliete

this is supposed to be child friendly and while we all know whats going on

its just bet to follow the rules no matter how effective they might be

so just use @#$%  when you have the urge :)

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#4  Edited By The_Ghostshell

If your not sure if a word is appropriate then simply dont use it. ^%$# work just fine.

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#5  Edited By Feral Nova  Moderator

o.O wait... can we use cursing in our RPG posts?! if not.. then... oopsie? ^^

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#6  Edited By inferiorego  Staff

I, to a degree, understand the child friendly argument. But how many 7 years olds are trolling the forums?

The wiki area of CV should be as professional, formal, and adult as possible.

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#7  Edited By The_Ghostshell
Feral Nova said:
"o.O wait... can we use cursing in our RPG posts?! if not.. then... oopsie? ^^"
Depends on the word.
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#8  Edited By Methos
inferiorego said:
"I, to a degree, understand the child friendly argument. But how many 7 years olds are trolling the forums? 

i know of 6 users under 10 years old....

there are probably more but those are the ones i know and talk to

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#9  Edited By Feral Nova  Moderator
Gambler said:
"Feral Nova said:
"o.O wait... can we use cursing in our RPG posts?! if not.. then... oopsie? ^^"
Depends on the word."
....I'll just erase it ^^''''''
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#10  Edited By inferiorego  Staff
Gambler said:
"If your not sure if a word is appropriate then simply dont use it. ^%$# work just fine."
That's were the problem in itself lies. Saying @ss instead of the actual word. Everyone and their mother knows what I just wrote there....

I think I'm unintentionally causing a problem.....
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#11  Edited By PRIMAV3RA
inferiorego said:
"I, to a degree, understand the child friendly argument. But how many 7 years olds are trolling the forums?

The wiki area of CV should be as professional, formal, and adult as possible."
its easier to just follow the rules then to be the one person standing against it.

its just a rule and i doubt the mods and staff are gonna change it i myself slip all time,  gambler is especially good at catching me lmao.  i work on all the time its no biggy just dont do it.
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I've never cursed in an RPG (Without it censoring it).

I generally just say %^$^ing or something like that

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#13  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator

Go Comicvine!

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#14  Edited By fesak  Moderator  Online

It's not so much what words you use, but how you use them.
If someone wrote 'You are an "#¤%, you #¤"%ing %¤#!!' they would get modded.

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#15  Edited By The_Ghostshell
inferiorego said:
"Gambler said:
"If your not sure if a word is appropriate then simply dont use it. ^%$# work just fine."
That's were the problem in itself lies. Saying @ss instead of the actual word. Everyone and their mother knows what I just wrote there....

I think I'm unintentionally causing a problem....."
Its not a problem its just the way it is. The Admn feels better having people use sh!t as opposed to the real word. I personally have no problem with swearing but I know for a fact that some people on here would go crazy if it was allowed.
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#16  Edited By Methos

yup...

as with the argument over the "Attention Whore" account... intent is everything

M

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#17  Edited By inferiorego  Staff
fesak said:
"It's not so much what words you use, but how you use them.
If someone wrote 'You are an "#¤%, you #¤"%ing %¤#!!' they would get modded.
"
Ok, that's completely reasonable and understandable.... Now if all you fine people don't mind. I'm sick of sitting in my office waiting for students to come in for help....
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Gambler said:
. I personally have no problem with swearing but I know for a fact that some people on here would go crazy if it was allowed."
I agree with that
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#19  Edited By shatterstar  Moderator

Certain people don't like the idea of restricting what people can say & saddling the site with rules. Other people want the site to be kid friendly and would like to avoid the inevitable problems with people freely spouting obscenities at each other. Never been an official verdict one way or another but right now the forum mods are erring on the side of no swearing. What swearing entails or what is defined as obscene outside of the the big obvious ones, I have no idea. I for one look forward to the site being populated by quaker & mormon comic fans who blush when someone says golly gosh geeze darn.

Nothing that i've said above is official in any way.

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#20  Edited By inferiorego  Staff

Thanks for the explanation everyone. You guys are great.....

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#21  Edited By gmanfromheck

We all most likely curse.  It's just not necessary.  It's not something we want here.  Not to offend anyone but swearing makes the person come across as a little less educated.  Yes the "real world" is another story.  But let's be realistic, the internet is as far from the real world as you can get. 

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#22  Edited By Genocide 1X

It seems the word "damn" is okay around here....all i could help with sorry lol...

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#23  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator

Cursing is supposed to show emotion..mostly anger.People say though that a person curses because he's not smart enough to put a better word in place of it.Personally I curse because of bad influence..that is part of the reason I talk the way I talk period.I have a bad habit of talking like the people i'm around...I talk differently in the streets than I would when I ma in school because I know that people see miseducation in the way someone speaks..even if they happen to be somewhat intelligent.

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#24  Edited By Genocide 1X

agreed, VA...

i myself curse in almost every sentence when i'm around my two "best friends", if you will lol, but when i'm, say, participating in a town debate i will limit my cursing to a minimum, despite the fact that cursing is hardly tolerable where i am lol.

but most people on here seem to only curse before they put a :P or something similar, so all's good lol.

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#25  Edited By inferiorego  Staff

Cursing isn't as offensive to me as talking in all caps is.

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#26  Edited By Paragon
inferiorego said:
"Cursing isn't as offensive to me as talking in all caps is."
Agreed. Same with lack of sentence structure.

In regards to swearing, simple word substitution I find works well. "Son of a seahorse" is way funnier anyways.
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#27  Edited By Vrakmul

Damn is no longer a curse word thanks to it's massive overuse. 

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#28  Edited By gmanfromheck

I agree with the substitution.  It's almost more insulting.

Again I want to state that I do swear from time to time.  But there's a time and a place.  Would you swear in school, or church or at the dinner table?  Maybe.  I also understand it's a form of expressing yourself.  There are other ways to do that.  It might require another word or two but it's not that hard.  We just want to have some class around here. 

What?  Did I hear someone say "Too late?"

But bottom line, it's not allowed.

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#29  Edited By inferiorego  Staff

I hate bumping threads, it's annoying, but it's pretty relative to the past week or so of going ons on the vine. G-Man's explanation pretty much says it all. 
 
@G-Man said:

" We all most likely curse.  It's just not necessary.  It's not something we want here.  Not to offend anyone but swearing makes the person come across as a little less educated.  Yes the "real world" is another story.  But let's be realistic, the internet is as far from the real world as you can get.  "
Times may be changing on the vine, but until word comes down from the higher ups, this is the ruling.
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#30  Edited By Hawk
@inferiorego said:
" I hate bumping threads, it's annoying, but it's pretty relative to the past week or so of going ons on the vine. G-Man's explanation pretty much says it all. 
 
@G-Man said:
" We all most likely curse.  It's just not necessary.  It's not something we want here.  Not to offend anyone but swearing makes the person come across as a little less educated.  Yes the "real world" is another story.  But let's be realistic, the internet is as far from the real world as you can get.  "
Times may be changing on the vine, but until word comes down from the higher ups, this is the ruling. "
I think times have changed then cause I've been told different in the last 6 months.
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#31  Edited By inferiorego  Staff

It's possible.

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#32  Edited By Hawk
@inferiorego said:
" It's possible. "
From what I heard it was if it's not an excessive post or directed at someone that it's ok. Also to avoid posting curse words in titles of threads. But "PG-13" is a relative thing.
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@Hawk: Well also in those six months, you became Racist. :P
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#34  Edited By geraldthesloth
@TheDrifter said:
" @Hawk: Well also in those six months, you became Racist. :P "

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#35  Edited By Hawk
@TheDrifter said:
" @Hawk: Well also in those six months, you became Racist. :P "
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#36  Edited By Darkchild

Wheres a pic of Kilowog saying Poozer when you need it

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#37  Edited By geraldthesloth



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@Darkchild said:
" Wheres a pic of Kilowog saying Poozer when you need it "


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#38  Edited By Darkchild

LMAO Their we go

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#39  Edited By inferiorego  Staff

I better go read the All-New Atom... wait... it was canceled....

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#40  Edited By geraldthesloth

So many good photoshops can be done with that first one..

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#41  Edited By No_Name_

I'm not too crazy abut people using acronyms, personally. I think "lol" is ok, and so is "lmao" but I can recall having to ban a user in the past for using an acronym that was just blatantly derogatory, and that is completely unecessary.

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#42  Edited By Stormultt

well iof sumone curses their way out f an arguement or tries god bless their little hearts XD anyway i cuss at nothing lol just say the word to say it.....XDD

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#43  Edited By Methos

yup, i remember that...
 
bottom line is, swearing isn't welcome here... that's it... end of sentence, period!
 
If you need to curse, using random symbols to cover it up, though truthfully, i can't really see why anyone would actually need to swear on a comic book forum...
 
Read the rules and regs, it's in there, pretty plainly put as well... if you actually need help reading it, i'll be glad to spell it out to anyone in giant capital letters
 
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#44  Edited By No_Name_
@Methos: Additionally, it's rather unimpressive to curse when you have the opportunity to broaden your vocabulary!
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#45  Edited By Darkchild
@Methos said:
" yup, i remember that...  bottom line is, swearing isn't welcome here... that's it... end of sentence, period!  If you need to curse, using random symbols to cover it up, though truthfully, i can't really see why anyone would actually need to swear on a comic book forum...  Read the rules and regs, it's in there, pretty plainly put as well... if you actually need help reading it, i'll be glad to spell it out to anyone in giant capital letters  M "
Not Welcomed?

Alright ill agree to that its not nice to say "Bleep you and bleep your bleeping mother". But sometimes it works, especially in more of a story fashion. YES YES i know i could be an "intelligent" person and try an find another word to fix the given "A$$" in a story. But come on now, sometimes they just work.
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#46  Edited By danhimself
@Methos said:
"yup, i remember that...  bottom line is, swearing isn't welcome here... that's it... end of sentence, period!  If you need to curse, using random symbols to cover it up, though truthfully, i can't really see why anyone would actually need to swear on a comic book forum...  Read the rules and regs, it's in there, pretty plainly put as well... if you actually need help reading it, i'll be glad to spell it out to anyone in giant capital letters  M "

but if they're having problems reading it then how would you spelling it out help?
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#47  Edited By inferiorego  Staff
@Darkchild said:
" @Methos said:
" yup, i remember that...  bottom line is, swearing isn't welcome here... that's it... end of sentence, period!  If you need to curse, using random symbols to cover it up, though truthfully, i can't really see why anyone would actually need to swear on a comic book forum...  Read the rules and regs, it's in there, pretty plainly put as well... if you actually need help reading it, i'll be glad to spell it out to anyone in giant capital letters  M "
Not Welcomed?Alright ill agree to that its not nice to say "Bleep you and bleep your bleeping mother". But sometimes it works, especially in more of a story fashion. YES YES i know i could be an "intelligent" person and try an find another word to fix the given "A$$" in a story. But come on now, sometimes they just work. "
Intelligent or not, people should not be trying to demean each other on this site. Swearing just angers people a whole lot quicker.... 
Swearing=Gamma Radiation
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#48  Edited By Darkchild
@inferiorego said:
" @Darkchild said:
" @Methos said:
" yup, i remember that...  bottom line is, swearing isn't welcome here... that's it... end of sentence, period!  If you need to curse, using random symbols to cover it up, though truthfully, i can't really see why anyone would actually need to swear on a comic book forum...  Read the rules and regs, it's in there, pretty plainly put as well... if you actually need help reading it, i'll be glad to spell it out to anyone in giant capital letters  M "
Not Welcomed?Alright ill agree to that its not nice to say "Bleep you and bleep your bleeping mother". But sometimes it works, especially in more of a story fashion. YES YES i know i could be an "intelligent" person and try an find another word to fix the given "A$$" in a story. But come on now, sometimes they just work. "
Intelligent or not, people should not be trying to demean each other on this site. Swearing just angers people a whole lot quicker....  Swearing=Gamma Radiation "
OH?

Were talking about when talking to or about someone and swearing....oh well then i have no more to add simply cause.....it no longer affects me. If i have a problem now with someone ill take it to msn or pm where i can swear freely YAY!
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#49  Edited By Stormultt
@inferiorego:
lol never thought id see gamma radiation bein brought in this convo...
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#50  Edited By inferiorego  Staff
@Darkchild said:
" @inferiorego said:
" @Darkchild said:
" @Methos said:
" yup, i remember that...  bottom line is, swearing isn't welcome here... that's it... end of sentence, period!  If you need to curse, using random symbols to cover it up, though truthfully, i can't really see why anyone would actually need to swear on a comic book forum...  Read the rules and regs, it's in there, pretty plainly put as well... if you actually need help reading it, i'll be glad to spell it out to anyone in giant capital letters  M "
Not Welcomed?Alright ill agree to that its not nice to say "Bleep you and bleep your bleeping mother". But sometimes it works, especially in more of a story fashion. YES YES i know i could be an "intelligent" person and try an find another word to fix the given "A$$" in a story. But come on now, sometimes they just work. "
Intelligent or not, people should not be trying to demean each other on this site. Swearing just angers people a whole lot quicker....  Swearing=Gamma Radiation "
OH?Were talking about when talking to or about someone and swearing....oh well then i have no more to add simply cause.....it no longer affects me. If i have a problem now with someone ill take it to msn or pm where i can swear freely YAY! "
It may not effect you, but there are people on this site who are more sensitive when they read.