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[WIP] "Offensive words" FAQ

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(This post was last modified: 04-09-2018, 04:54 PM by Remora.)

Little warning up ahead, i will be directly mentioning these offensive words, including "the n-word" in the post below. 

This is a "Frequently Asked Questions" draft to clarify on the rules for people that believe they are unclear. These WIPs are posted to gather feedback, and so feedback is more than welcome (please do leave your opinion on the matter).

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Use of racist, anti-semitic, homophobic or other purposefully offensive words is strictly forbidden. This includes usernames.

“Offensive” is a term that leaves a lot of room for interpretation. That’s why a thread explaining what we allow and what goes “too far” here on Hawk is necessary.
This restriction doesn’t just apply in the OOC channel. It applies everywhere- from in-character channels in-game to the forums and Discord, with very few exceptions (described later in this thread).

First off, names like “Numb Digger”, “Knee Gar” or “Jilthy Few” are not allowed. Things that become offensive words when pronounced or unscrambled are still offensive words, and are not allowed for this very reason. They’re still against the rules.

If a word you wish to use is in the list of ethnic slurs, list of religious slurs or list of sexual slurs you’re best off not using it in any context describing persons or people.
These lists are very long. You should only really bother with them if you know you’re keen on using slurs. Commonly used words from the above lists are things like “nigger”, “faggot” and “cracker”.

Calling people things like “jews” or “muslims” isn’t using religious slurs, but is still considered offensive. Refrain from naming people by the religion they may or may not practice, even more so in an attempt to insult them.

Anti-semitism, otherwise known as jew-hating or simply nazism, is strictly forbidden. This doesn’t just apply to using slurs; things like building swastikas, roleplaying as Adolf Hitler, starting a Third Reich or redubbing yourself “Waffen-SS” as SWAT are all examples of things that are disallowed.

Calling people “infidel” or “nonbeliever” as Terrorist (leader) is allowed.

“Nigga” is still controversial enough to generate a lot of debate in between people of various ethnicities, and as such you’re not allowed to use the term in-game. Call fellow gang members “brother” or “sister” instead. “I’m black!” is not a valid reason to use the slur. There is one exception; you are allowed to play rap songs containing the word over the radio (within reason).

We’re not meaning to be an over-the-top “safe space”. These slurs offend enough people to cause widespread discussion and are usually only used in a demeaning context. This is why they’re disallowed. 
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So "NIBBA" is fine or not?
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(04-09-2018, 05:32 PM)[ Ν η λ δ ο ν α χ ] Wrote: So "NIBBA" is fine or not?

Things that become offensive words when pronounced or unscrambled are still offensive words
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(04-09-2018, 05:42 PM)Sorkbonkler Wrote:
(04-09-2018, 05:32 PM)[ Ν η λ δ ο ν α χ ] Wrote: So "NIBBA" is fine or not?

Things that become offensive words when pronounced or unscrambled are still offensive words

Aighty, understood
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TL;DR: Use common sense.

Too much censoring can drive people away anyways.
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common sense is a long lost treasure
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(This post was last modified: 04-10-2018, 04:38 AM by Neldonax.)

(04-09-2018, 09:04 PM)Blue HawkServers.co Wrote: TL;DR: Use common sense.

Too much censoring can drive people away anyways.
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