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Cussing on Chat

Discussion in 'UHall' started by RedDaTeef, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. RedDaTeef

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    I hear loads of cussing, racial slurs and very crude explicit language on the general chat these days. I'm a grown-up and can handle it, but I thought the GMs did something about this stuff, guess not.
    I would turn it off but I like to communicate to others using this as well as buying and selling.
    Be nice if we could have the GMs warn those over the top crap talkers.
     
  2. Lord Chaos

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    I have never seen any such in all my time in the game...what shard are you on?
     
  3. ACB1961

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    Its terrible on atl.

    I don't mind the cursing all that much, but the homosexual stuff and the explicit sexual dialogue is pretty bad. This isn't something a filter would stop.

    Basically, you take people who are angry and sad in the real world. Their lives make them feel powerless so they lash out at every opportunity they have that has no repercussions.

    They know nothing is going to be done, so they can be as vile as they like. It's almost an art form on Atlantic.
     
  4. RedDaTeef

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    Atl...usually it's the pvp fel guys saying all the 4 letter words. :)
     
  5. RedRum

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    Available in General Chat on Pacific, Great Lakes, Lake Austin, Chessy, Catskills and Napa and most prevalent on Atlantic.
    What shard do you play on Chaos...Free Shard?
     
  6. Guido_LS

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    It's fairly prevalent on LS in the evening...
     
  7. Stupid Miner

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    It'd be simple to record dialogue that violates the obscenity filter and have a list tied to the user's account number. After a certain number of violations the text could be reviewed within the context of all the dialogue in the chatroom at the time to see if any action should be taken.
    ... they'd have to put in exceptions for obscenities that are commonly used in forming non-obscene words (typically three letter obscenities) so there wouldnt be an inundation of falsely-marked text.

    People who curse in chat tend to curse a *lot*. So this'd be pretty simple and effective. And it'd be subject to review, not automatic.
     
  8. Lord Chaos

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    Europa.

    Perhaps its a problem with americans, never experienced anything such as this on Europa at all.
     
  9. Lord Chaos

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    And watch people getting banned for saying FTW or something, lol.
     
  10. Mapper

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    I've seen it a few times on Europa, Maybe once every week or so, Doesn't bother me, They are usually just idiots.
     
  11. Stupid Miner

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    Already took stuff like that into account in my previous post.

    and ...what?
    'ftw' isn't an obscenity.
     
  12. Tazar

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    Depends on how it is used...

    For the Win!

    or

    **** the World. I've seen both.
     
  13. Lord Chaos

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    My point exactly, just watch the GMs ban for things that aren't obscenities.
     
  14. Zosimus

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    I have a char on all shards and cussing, cheating accusations, your mom remarks, fat remarks, I have a better paying job and your job is insignificant remarks, its just a game remarks then the same person goes off with the above remarks, ect ect so sorry europa has its moments also. They should fo never had general chat in one game with all sides ( enemies, and friends) that can talk to each other. War and DaoC general chat is limted and they need to fix UO chat somehow. Maybe order and chaos is the simple solution.
     
  15. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    does the obscenity filter not work in chat?
     
  16. Basara

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    I personally think that "General" chat in Fel should only hear and be heard by other people in Fel (and the Abyss champs), and "General" chat elsewhere only hear and be heard by people not in Fel.

    Essentially, make it two channels that toggle depending under which ruleset you're under (except on SP & Mugen where there would be one channel by default).
     
  17. MalagAste

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    It's so bad on GL I just don't use it...

    Shame that something that I am sure was intended to be a useful tool is shunned by most because of the vulgar activity of a few.

    The sad thing is to me the Chat is just filled with spammers, whiners and those looking to scam folk.
     
  18. Tazar

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    Does not seem to...
     
  19. lil debi

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    You can use the ignore option on your avatar for that person.
     
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    But, but, but.....then the merchants would complain that they just lost part of their captive audience!
     
  21. Tek

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    Unmonitored and unfiltered global chat is the stupidest thing they have done to this game in years.
     
  22. AesSedai

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    - Bleh, they need to change something. I hate that a more mature rating tends to draw more immature exchanges; yet I fear that UO cannot control the amount of immaturity that is possible from character names down to in-game chat...

    Btw: EA co-created the ESRB (before they obtained OSI and before UO began).

    ...---...

    I hope we can :)

    ...---...
     
  23. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    guys seriously, leave the general chat channel. there are plenty of other options. I haven't had grief in chat since it came out and I play atlantic.
     
  24. AesSedai

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    - The thing is, I'm not concerned about you. I know you are not a fragile mind... see what I mean? There are some good people playing that don't need to hear any of that, especially since they accepted the Rules of Conduct... see what I mean? I'm not talking about what 'I' can tolerate... hardly ever.
     
  25. Aran

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    If you can't handle negative social interaction, you should avoid social interaction.
     
  26. Petra Fyde

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    I believe there is an option in the 'help' menu to report such conversations. You can, as has been suggested, set particularly disgusting people on 'ignore'.
     
  27. Splup

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    Gotta agree, you see very rarely that stuff on Europas general chat.
     
  28. Tek

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    That’s the point – I shouldn’t have to leave the channel since its considered general chat for the entire shard, They should have to leave the channel for an adult language or PVP channel instead, but of course they don’t. The problem is if you play on a lesser populated shard then everyone tends to use the general chat channel.
     
  29. Lord Chaos

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    Uhm lol? You might have chars on all shards, but you certainly can't have them all logged in frequently enough to judge whether this is a problem anywhere.

    Has still not encountered any trashtalk, badmouthing or cussing on Europa.
     
  30. Llewen

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    Keep forgetting that I can use general chat to sell stuff these days... I'm stuck in the past...
     
  31. Aran

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    So if it's a general channel for anyone... why should THEY have to leave because YOU don't like their conversation?
     
  32. Llewen

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    Well, the game is rated "T", which I believe is 13+. Sexually explicit language, and racism, is not only a violation of the TOS, it is also a violation of the game's rating. Between those two things there are plenty of reasons for the potty mouths to take their nonsense to their own Vent, or forums.

    It wouldn't even surprise me if EA/Mythic actually has a legal obligation to moderate the chat channels in their game. I'm not saying this is the case, but it wouldn't surprise me if it is.
     
  33. Aran

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    Game ratings are purely voluntary, and do not reflect online content.

     
  34. Llewen

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    Regardless, chat is governed by the TOS, and sexually explicit, racist and homophobic language is a violation of the TOS. And communication which might be deemed to be promoting hatred against a group which can be defined by ethnicity, religious belief, or sexual orientation, could also be a violation of criminal laws in many jurisdictions. And there are also laws against sexual harassment.
     
  35. Evlar

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    Quite true.

    We recently had to permanently ban and ISP block several users of an official game forum I moderate on, because of racial hatred issues.

    Although primarily because we won't tolerate such activity - period, it was also in breach of the ToS for the forums, plus could have lead very quickly to deeply adverse publicity for the game and website in question.

    Whether EA/Mythic consider it their responsibility or not to moderate such activity, they do have to consider the negative side effects it can cause, not least in volume of valid complaints.

    Although I hear it said that all publicity is good publicity, such attention to such a problem, is something I'm sure they wouldn't welcome.
     
  36. Chardonnay

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    Ignore is a great function try using it and quit crying please...
     
  37. Lord Chaos

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    Incorrect, game ratings does not include external player content, such as written communication, etc.

    EA even writes this:

     
  38. Risso

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    Its true, on Europa there is a minimum of this kind of behaviour - once you have two or three certain individuals on your ignore list you will never hear it.
     
  39. Scratch

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    do you stay in your house because the people outside have the right to freedom of speech regardless as to how vulgar it is?

    do you not realize there are other channels than the general chat channel
    not to mention you can make your own chat channel

    did you forget how to use the ignore button

    vulgar language has become very much a pat of the english language with ot without the meanings behind the words....its just how some people talk....

    get over it, ignore it, or ignore tha player

    ball is in your court now
     
  40. Miri of Sonoma

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    "vulgar language has become very much a pat of the english language with ot without the meanings behind the words..."

    More's the pity :(
     
  41. Aran

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    "Vulgar language" has always been part of every language.
     
  42. Gidge

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    i guess what puzzles me is the actual need to type it in. It may indeed be part of the language but as a reflex. if i spit, or sneeze or cough , or .... ahem.. fart.. i don't type that in. Just as we don't type.. ummmmm.... when we are typing because we ...pause.. then continue our fluid sentence...

    or when i stub my toe getting a soda, i don't run to my computer screen and type... FUDGE!

    see how stupid? It's a verbal thing.

    It's just asinine to type in vulgarity regardless of the age of the person. To me it's a verbal reflex for attention. look at how big i am! see me see me daddy!

    I am glad they curse. It shows me the real them and why yes i will judge them!

    To add to ignore...

    open gump just like for ignoring players normally, click add and a list will come up in that same window.

    click, and save.
     
  43. Aran

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    Just because you don't do something doesn't mean that's the standard to judge others by. Your manner of speech leaves you wide open to criticism as well, you realize.
     
  44. Gidge

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    i do realize, and am not opposed to others thinking of me how they wish to.

    There is a difference in using my judgment (gut instinct) to decide what is best for me, than judging someone and snubbing my nose at them strickly because they curse (or how they dress or vehicle they drive).

    i personally don't care for sexual unduendos. (sp?) i will leave an area when it starts. it's just nor for me. If someone always does it, then i judge that person is not someone i should hang around.

    Some girls invite this and seem to feed on this in game. Hey if it makes them feel better to hear it said to them and makes them feel better, that's their choice. It's just not for me. i am not a prude by far, but i just don't think this (interactive game) is a place for it.

    EA allows it, just like real life does. i walk away in real life and in UO.

    It gets kinda old listening to someone curse and rant and complain often. It becomes a drain. So i just ignore them. i do go back and remove names now and then in hopes of a change. But it just gets overwhelming sometimes.

    Some people fuss about neon colors, i'll fuss about neon words.
     
  45. Aran

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    You're a prude.
     
  46. Lord Chaos

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    Its not a single persons standard, it is the rules of which you agreed to when you signed up for the game (or later), just like you can't spew vulgarities on U.Hall
     
  47. Why yes, I am a prude. You say that like it's a bad thing. What's wrong with treating others with decency and respect?
     
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    You need to catch all their alts too, but they're easy enough to spot; they come online around 4-5pm, after School, and then start yellling and screaming about various forms of their PvP dramas that they really, really think everyone is interested in knowing about... ;)
     
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    Hah, Lake Austin Chat is basically you **** suck my **** you mother **** **** **** jack ***** *** ***. It's pretty explicit.
     
  50. I don't think anyone should be classified as a "prude" simply because they do not wish to listen to offensive language in the General Chat. It would be more appropriate to say that they are human beings that were brought up with the decency to respect others.

    The Chat Systems has been a great asset to the game and very useful to the players. It's a shame you have those people who feel the need to abuse it.

    Cussing and cursing is irritating at best and can be filtered, but racial slurs, sexual innuendos, and personal biased opinions should be kept in a players own Vent systems.

    Its not the cussing so much that is getting irritating, its statements such as I see just about daily on our shard, such as players making fun of another player because he has cancer. Calls him "Cancer boy" and tells him he wish he would hurry up and die already. I'm sorry, but these type are statements are just sick. There is no other way to describe it.

    This type of ignorance needs to be stopped.