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Should mods, who shall remained unnamed, manually censor swear words?

Yes
5 (22.7%)
No
17 (77.3%)

Total Members Voted: 22

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Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2009, 12:37:50 PM »
Yes, but that topic wasn't even breaking any rules.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2009, 12:40:18 PM »
According to the rules, we're allowed to cuss.
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #62 on: June 24, 2009, 01:03:35 PM »
Well, Black Mage did close Shadow Brain's Harem the other day...
...And "censored" pictures posted by Weegee and Glorb.
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

Glorb

  • Banned
« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2009, 03:05:15 PM »
Black Mage has declared war on FG, although he's totally down with images that say "[dukar] Bricks" in them.
every

« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2009, 03:06:14 PM »
We'd most certainly lose that war, Glorb. Black Mage is much cooler than the Forum Games board.

In fact, I'd say we're all losers.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 03:08:45 PM by PaperLuigi »
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Me: Why?

Black Mage

  • HP 1018 MP 685
« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2009, 04:03:02 PM »
Black Mage has declared war on FG, although he's totally down with images that say "[dukar] Bricks" in them.

I understand you're implying I'm a hypocrite, but I'm only one man. I don't read every thread and thoroughly inspect every image that gets posted (and for a good reason). If you would point me to where the image is posted, I'll do you a favor and edit that one out too.

As far as I understand the rules, gentlemen, you're free to curse all you want as the censor will pick that up and save the "innocents" whom may be viewing the board with the censor on from potentially offensive material. However if people begin circumventing the censor, either through posting images with curse words in them or otherwise, there's nothing I can do but remove that content.

Look, I've always tried to stay pretty hands off in moderating the board. And for the longest time everyone had done a pretty good job of keeping it to the level, and my "moderator" activity was very limited. Recently, though, there's been much more in the way of cursing, "raunchy" images and discussions. I'm fine with cursing, and don't find it offensive. I've been known to belt them out in person. But there's a difference between in-person discussions and forum discussions. Any decent person doesn't go around Toys 'R Us dropping F-bombs. I'm not saying you can't swear, but just keep in mind this is a Mario forum that attracts young kids like we all were once. You can still use your curse words that you all hold so dear, but just do it responsibly and in ways that the censor will pick up.

You might not believe me, but I don't like editing your posts any more than you like me doing it. I know some people were upset that I closed that Harem thread, and I figured that deep down you all understood why and no further explanation would be needed. If any of you had serious concerns about it, I would have been more than happy to discuss it with you through PMs. Or, if you think I took it too far and were beyond discussion with me, you could complain to Deezer or the administration. But there's no reason to continue complaining about it in threads where it doesn't belong.

« Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 07:31:25 PM by Black Mage »

Glorb

  • Banned
« Reply #66 on: June 25, 2009, 06:17:38 AM »
I was going to suggest a new "adults-only" board where one could post racy pictures with impunity, but just as the censor debate has lead to people swearing in stupid ways, that would just lead to everybody posting porn. That, and it'd turn into 4chan in like five minutes.
every

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #67 on: June 25, 2009, 07:54:16 AM »
Like the savage children of Lord of the Flies, /b/tards are what an internet user might fight to revert to in the presence of complete freedom and isolation.
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

« Reply #68 on: June 26, 2009, 12:42:39 PM »
I don't think anyone should care because the mods have the power thus can do whatever they please with it for whatever reason.  So, really, who cares?
I only watch [adult swim]

Glorb

  • Banned
« Reply #69 on: June 26, 2009, 01:01:21 PM »
the mods have the power thus can do whatever they please with it for whatever reason

That's exactly why.

EDIT: Woohoo 69th reply
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« Reply #70 on: June 26, 2009, 01:29:13 PM »
EDIT: Woohoo 69th reply

10 bucks says at least one person will not understand the significance of this.
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #71 on: June 26, 2009, 01:43:06 PM »
I wish I was that one person.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #72 on: June 28, 2009, 04:35:27 PM »
I am that one person. :/

Glorb

  • Banned
« Reply #73 on: June 28, 2009, 07:09:04 PM »
69 means kissing.
every

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #74 on: June 28, 2009, 07:11:55 PM »
Well, when "b" and a backwards "P" love eachother very much...
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

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