2014-09-20 14:11:16 - iAmCaffeine: Have you stopped whining like a faggot now?
I'm not disputing the fact that I received a warning based on a few people's interpretations of the word, but I think it's about time the community received official guidelines on what is allowed in game chat and what is not. Especially since I never directly called the accusing player anything, but people ignore the semantics of the English language.
I think the following quotes should assist in what I'm trying to say:
spudulica wrote:How many cases like this do we have to read through before CC issues a set of words you are not allowed to use?
What caff said is no worse than many recent cases that don't come to anything. So many words can be taken badly by one person and others couldn't care less.
You can call me anything and I couldn't case less. Faggot to me is not half as offensive as some of the recent cases I make a habit of reading. It's also a word with many reasons.
Publish some proper specific guidelines or just grow up and get to grips with people saying bad words when they are pissed off. I try to steer clear from full blown swearing rants but they happen from time to time, particularly on this site as we are all pretty well invested in the games we play.
betiko wrote:it's funny to see how this site works. You can say "I hope your children get cancer and die while your wife gets hit by a bus" in game chat to a family man; but you can't say "stop whinning like a faggot" to a straight dude. that one is offensive.
spudulica wrote:Oxford English definition - http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/defin ... ish/faggot
Urban Dictionary - http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=faggot
American wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(slang) - NOTE doesn't say its offensive
Dictionary.com - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/faggot - can be offensive not always also can be positive.
Just to illustrate my point with this word not being a cut and dry offensive word. Can be taken either way, this is most likely why caff steers away form using it but I can think of and have seen much worse on this site. Again a list please if punishments are going to be handed out. It would be nice to at least know when you are breaking a rule not constantly flirt with the unknown.
So how about it, can we get some guidelines on this?