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Swearing and Expletives Mon, 06 May 2013 19:54
So, I read once that a Brigadier was barred from using chat because he used a French slang term that was considered offensive. It happened automatically through some algorithm or another.

But there are players whose player names are flat out obscene. Frustratingly I cannot find any convenient way to report it to the site administrators.

Since children play Memoir 44, this seems inconsistent. Perhaps the algorithm should be applied to player names as well as chat.
      
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Re:Swearing and Expletives Mon, 06 May 2013 20:05
wings1964 wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 21:54

So, I read once that a Brigadier was barred from using chat because he used a French slang term that was considered offensive. It happened automatically through some algorithm or another.

But there are players whose player names are flat out obscene. Frustratingly I cannot find any convenient way to report it to the site administrators.

Since children play Memoir 44, this seems inconsistent. Perhaps the algorithm should be applied to player names as well as chat.



You can report these names to DoW by using the link down in my signature area. I agree that things should remain at a level that would allow kids to play and be here on the forums without being exposed to inappropriate things.

Just take a screenshot of their user names and send in the report with your explanation of the problem.

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Re:Swearing and Expletives Tue, 07 May 2013 01:30
Earlier this year, I felt compelled to report a player name that was clearly inappropriate. I sent a screen shot to DoW, and they took care of it promptly.
      
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Re:Swearing and Expletives Tue, 07 May 2013 02:45
sam1812 wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 19:30

Earlier this year, I felt compelled to report a player name that was clearly inappropriate. I sent a screen shot to DoW, and they took care of it promptly.



There is another out there and his "name" begins with "bad" and goes downhill from there. I placed him on my ignore list becase of his online name.

Now I know what to do when I see him online the next time.

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Re:Swearing and Expletives Tue, 07 May 2013 07:02
I played someone who said everytime he had a bad roll a sentence.
I was curious and looked it up because it was a diffrent language then mine.
It turned out he called me a name!
I moved him to my ignore list Laughing
Sad that some people blame the opponent, and in fact when i looked at the stats mine were even worse then his.
      
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Re:Swearing and Expletives Tue, 07 May 2013 08:19
JJAZ wrote on Tue, 07 May 2013 09:02

I played someone who said everytime he had a bad roll a sentence.
I was curious and looked it up because it was a diffrent language then mine.
It turned out he called me a name!
I moved him to my ignore list Laughing
Sad that some people blame the opponent, and in fact when i looked at the stats mine were even worse then his.


I hope you also went ahead and reported him (or her) to DoW...the next player they called names might not be as easy going as you and being called bad names throughout a game could drive someone away from an otherwise wonderful game. Very Happy
      
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Re:Swearing and Expletives Tue, 07 May 2013 23:36
tank commander wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 17:45

sam1812 wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 19:30

Earlier this year, I felt compelled to report a player name that was clearly inappropriate. I sent a screen shot to DoW, and they took care of it promptly.



There is another out there and his "name" begins with "bad" and goes downhill from there. I placed him on my ignore list becase of his online name.

Now I know what to do when I see him online the next time.


That is the same person that I was mentioning. I think that they should unilaterally rename the player Potty Mouth.
      
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Re:Swearing and Expletives Wed, 08 May 2013 08:19
wings1964 wrote on Wed, 08 May 2013 01:36

tank commander wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 17:45

sam1812 wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 19:30

Earlier this year, I felt compelled to report a player name that was clearly inappropriate. I sent a screen shot to DoW, and they took care of it promptly.



There is another out there and his "name" begins with "bad" and goes downhill from there. I placed him on my ignore list becase of his online name.

Now I know what to do when I see him online the next time.


That is the same person that I was mentioning. I think that they should unilaterally rename the player Potty Mouth.



Thankfully these people are few and far between in this community! And I appreciate that nobody has felt the need to name the person. It sounds like you guys are going about this concern in the right way and hopefully DoW will be able to resolve the issue and maintain the high standards they have always had.

This is why the Memoir '44 community is so great!! Cool
      
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  Re:Swearing and Expletives Thu, 09 May 2013 00:53
It's a sad commentary on our times that people can't log onto a game forum without using an offensive name or offensive language. I know this doesn't happen often, but often enough. Come on people, children often log onto this forum and use it!

      
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Re:Swearing and Expletives Thu, 09 May 2013 01:25
tank commander wrote on Mon, 06 May 2013 20:45

There is another out there and his "name" begins with "bad" and goes downhill from there. I placed him on my ignore list becase of his online name.

Now I know what to do when I see him online the next time.

I believe I just saw the one you're talking about. I've reported it.

By the way, I don't believe this individual uses the Forum. Since the name doesn't show up in a uses search, he appears to be a Steamie.

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Re:Swearing and Expletives Fri, 10 May 2013 22:45
From a father of two relatively young children, at least they were last time I looked-holy smokes (I means $@#^&$*%) now they are 9 and 12, this doesn't much bother me. Then again, I am an exception to the rule. Language to me is a freedom to be enjoyed and I frequently enjoy every aspect of it.

Now, I am not endorsing bad language on forums or in names, especially when it is against the rules, and I don't use bad language on forums. Nor am I belittling anyone's objection to seeing bad language in the forums, after all it breaks the rules. But really, this is not about children, and personally, I don't care what language my children see for two reasons (I mean three reasons...wait lets do this again - Spanish Inquisition etc.):

1. If they are real young or they don't understand the words, they have no idea what it means. So I don't care.
2. If they understand what it means then they already know the words. Again, I don't care.
3. If there's any in-between these two options, they will eventually know what the words mean, so what does it matter in the long run. And they will know a far wider range of curse words than I ever employed.

Words do not create bad children.

What really is going on is the words offend some adults, which is fine.

Now I'll get off my soap box and go back to not caring.

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Re:Swearing and Expletives Sat, 11 May 2013 03:40
DoW has said that they want to keep it "family-friendly." We're just respecting their wishes.
      
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Re:Swearing and Expletives Sun, 12 May 2013 04:33
Sgt Storm wrote on Sat, 11 May 2013 00:45

From a father of two relatively young children, at least they were last time I looked-holy smokes (I means $@#^&$*%) now they are 9 and 12, this doesn't much bother me. Then again, I am an exception to the rule. Language to me is a freedom to be enjoyed and I frequently enjoy every aspect of it.

Now, I am not endorsing bad language on forums or in names, especially when it is against the rules, and I don't use bad language on forums. Nor am I belittling anyone's objection to seeing bad language in the forums, after all it breaks the rules. But really, this is not about children, and personally, I don't care what language my children see for two reasons (I mean three reasons...wait lets do this again - Spanish Inquisition etc.):

1. If they are real young or they don't understand the words, they have no idea what it means. So I don't care.
2. If they understand what it means then they already know the words. Again, I don't care.
3. If there's any in-between these two options, they will eventually know what the words mean, so what does it matter in the long run. And they will know a far wider range of curse words than I ever employed.

Words do not create bad children.

What really is going on is the words offend some adults, which is fine.

Now I'll get off my soap box and go back to not caring.


Interesting outlooking on swearing online, and although it's not one I agree with, I can see where you're coming from. Here's the thing. If I tell students (10-11 year olds) that they can check this forum if they have questions about the game, and I tell them that it's a 'family friendly' place, so parents don't need to worry, it comes back on me when people are swearing. By 10-11, most of the kids know the words but at that age a lot of them still have a black-and-white view of what's right and wrong, and they know that swearing is wrong (well, most of them do).

They report the swearing to their parents who then come and complain to me...and now I'm in hot water for telling the kids that this is a family-friendly place. It's meant to be family-friendly...so I just ask that we keep it that way. Cool

If people are swearing, I will ask them to stop and if I need to, I'll contact DoW so that they can keep this a clean environment that any family member can enjoy. There are plenty of places online where people can swear all they want (video game forums come to mind), so if people have a burning desire to use more adult language, they can head over to those forums for a while. Very Happy Razz

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Re:Swearing and Expletives Sun, 12 May 2013 20:20
rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 12 May 2013 04:33


Interesting outlooking on swearing online, and although it's not one I agree with, I can see where you're coming from. Here's the thing. If I tell students (10-11 year olds) that they can check this forum if they have questions about the game, and I tell them that it's a 'family friendly' place, so parents don't need to worry, it comes back on me when people are swearing. By 10-11, most of the kids know the words but at that age a lot of them still have a black-and-white view of what's right and wrong, and they know that swearing is wrong (well, most of them do).

They report the swearing to their parents who then come and complain to me...and now I'm in hot water for telling the kids that this is a family-friendly place. It's meant to be family-friendly...so I just ask that we keep it that way. Cool

If people are swearing, I will ask them to stop and if I need to, I'll contact DoW so that they can keep this a clean environment that any family member can enjoy. There are plenty of places online where people can swear all they want (video game forums come to mind), so if people have a burning desire to use more adult language, they can head over to those forums for a while. Very Happy Razz


couldn't agree more with you, nice said Smile

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Re:Swearing and Expletives Mon, 13 May 2013 21:36
I totally agree! (with Rasmussen81)
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Re:Swearing and Expletives Mon, 13 May 2013 21:40
Thanks for the heads up. User name has been changed.
      
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Re:Swearing and Expletives Mon, 13 May 2013 23:26
I guess the last several posters missed the point that I was NOT advocating swearing online. I filled my post with caveats such as that I supported the rules, which is not swearing. I also indicated that I did not swear online, nor am I advocating that I would like to.

My only point, which was obviously missed, was this was not about the children in my opinion, but about the adults. That is, "family friendly" generally means keeping the adults from freaking out or being offended. But I wasn't saying that the family friendly rules should be disobeyed.

I admit its a useless point to make in this uptight day and age. I thought someone might get it.
      
    
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