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Jailed for the saying **** in general chat.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by a slave girl, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. a slave girl

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    So a guy said he had a GM come give him a verbal warning for saying **** and I didnt believe him so I said it in general chat and he wasn't lying, in less than 30 minutes I was in jail and got a verbal warning.

    Really this is the stupidest thing I've thing I've seen happen in UO in the 8 years I have played it.



    Sorry didnt know it would bleep the whole word, it was the S**t word.
     
  2. popps

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    What surprises me is more seeing a Game Master actually replying to a page within 30 minutes while I waited for many many hours the other day (like 13+).
    Go figure.
     
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  4. Cirno

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    I think that if you did something that someone told you they got into trouble for doing, to test whether they were being truthful about the getting into trouble part, you kind of earned it.
    I think the moral of the story is to not do something there is a case for getting into trouble for.
     
  5. Mapper

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    Those GMs should come play Europa.

    I'm always logging in to be welcomed to all sorts. Good one was 'F off' without seeing the story before hand you'd think he was talking to me. :D
     
  6. jack flash uk

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    Hang your head in shame!, Vile creature
     
  7. GalenKnighthawke

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    That is amazingly pathetic, especially given how little they will do on active harassment. And given how many times over the years I have been told by GMs that profanity is not, by itself, actionable.

    And how many times I see racial slurs being openly used in general chat.

    And how many times I see blatant slander in general chat.

    Etc.

    In-game customer service has always been one of UO's worst weak points and it's only gotten worse over the years, the further they have moved it from dev control and more automated and centralized at the EA level.

    -Galen's player
     
  8. popps

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    Uhu ?

    Then why do I hear of PvP hacks and scripting be so wide spread in Ultima Online ??
     
  9. Black Sun

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    You have to watch it. There's a whole list of words that can get you in trouble.

    Such as:
    ****
    ****
    ****
    *****
    *******
    ****
    ******
    ****
    ************
    *****

    Don't turn this into another one of those threads.









    (for the record, I did not go type out as many curse words as I could think of, I just made a list of *'s because I'm a giant goofball.)
     
  10. Kellgory

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    Potty mouth. I've seen worse comments, in general chat and nothing was done. Maybe since they've cleaned up all the unattended macroing they can focus more important issues such as language usage. I'm now afraid to type sit or shot in general chat for fear of typo.
     
  11. Cirno

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    I don't think I know how that really relates, outside of the realm of shoehorning.
    a slave girl received some level of punitive response for profanity in general chat, from which it is not unreasonable to draw a "don't do that" message, which is a reinforcement of the overall "obey the rules" message which is a term of service.
    You are right that cheating elsewhere in game is an issue that should be addressed, however it would seem to have little bearing as a counterpoint to the moral of the story which I suggested.
     
  12. Zosimus

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    General chat imo was the worst thing they added to this game. Yes many other games have it but in todays age with icq, vent, skype, ect ect it's really not needed. Its abused mostly in all games for gold spammers and **** talkers. I have seen a few times some racial slurs. Its pointless to really have it.

    Even when players make their own channel you always have some squishy ruining it for them eventually.

    If players really talk like that everyday irl I suggest go educate yourself a little more. Us humans should be a little smarter then that to have a cuss word every other word in a sentence.

    I highly doubt most work places allow this kind of language being used openly or they wouldnt have a job. Why they allow it in a game is beyond me but hey its Bioware and EA for you. I know some games they instantly ban you for abusing GC.

    Players have complained and there has been threads discussing GC maybe they are finally doing something about it. Yet again, players asked for GC in UO so in the end Bioware and EA can say "it's your problem"
     
  13. I put my finger in an electrical outlet and get a shock. Do you believe me that I got shocked?
     
  14. Omnius

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    LOL... It's okay guys, EA is just trying to compete with Hello Kitty Island Adventure. If they get that children's rating, UO will be fixed right?
     
  15. Winker

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    *Snigers* As if words like that would ever pass my mouth rolleyes:
     
  16. Cetric

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    I've heard alot of people mention being banned for saying things in gen chat lately, just profain smack talk... be nice if before they started laying a ban hammer for something like this, they'd atleast send out something... like watch your language or face the hammer!!
     
  17. MalagAste

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    I hate to break it to you all but a lot of that is covered in the ToS.

    And quite frankly I'm glad. They should ban folk for their nasty behavior... now if I could just get them to come to the EM events and put the smack down there.


    I've seen some really nasty stuff in Gen chat. But it's like I told Cal... If you do put the smack down folk will get the message loud and clear that that sort of behavior is NOT tolerated and they will stop it. But if you all keep letting it slide it will only get worse.
     
  18. Viper09

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    Yeeah. Well, next time don't try and act so mighty when someone says they warned you for verbal harassment. Better yet, don't verbally harass someone in the first place. Good to see that gms are doing something though about this stuff in gen chat.
     
  19. Lord Nabin

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    I think this is excellent. I usually have to shut general chat off do to this.
     
  20. Lady Michelle

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    Swearing is for the weak who think they are better than everyone else, and they think their impressing everyone. When actually all they are doing is making themselves look foolish. Its not even worth getting a mark against an account for.
     
  21. Why didnt they start this sooner? srsly
     
  22. Vlaude

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    What word is that?
     
  23. Woodsman

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    I believe it's a variation on ***** *** or it maybe just a harsher form of *** **** *****
     
  24. Black Sun

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    Isn't it obvious? I said ************!


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    All this talk about cursing makes me miss George Carlin.
     
  25. Viper09

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    I thought it stood for candid-apples, except no "-."

    /joking
     
  26. G.v.P

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    If someone in-game threatens you by saying you're harassing them, just stop talking and do what you're doing. There's no point in proving yourself to some noob online, and the harassment policy is if the guy says "please stop" and you don't, you get in trouble. And if it's about non-verbal harassment, just say you were RPing ;D.
     
  27. Tinsil

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    They ban for cursing in general chat? I should've been banned more than a few times by now as well then.

    All general chat on Atlantic is people cursing and telling each other they suck and to duel.

    I think it sucks you got jailed. That's stupid considering they don't do anything to anyone else as far as I can tell.
     
  28. Fat Midnight

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    Did you just use George Carlin`s list of seven words without citing it as a source?
     
  29. Nexus

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    I think he just did **** in varying lengths, unless he's really a horrible speller some of those don't match any of the 7 words in length.
     
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    honestly, the s word is the tamest word said in gen at times ... i really don't get it.
     
  31. Slickjack

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    There are a few people, and one in particular, that have crossed the line on Catskills.

    Mostly using homosexual + racially insensitive names in general chat and also when "trying" to pvp. His Guild Leader made an excuse for him that he is a "young guy" and just didn't know, but that just exposes her tolerance for bigotry.

    THERE IS NO ROOM FOR THIS.

    Zero tolerance policy for these idiots is the only way to prove this to them.

    He even bragged today about being put in jail and his warning, saying "my dad's a GM.. I'll never get banned f*g"....

    Seriously?
     
  32. Viper09

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    Wish there was a way to direct the particular GM that banned the OP here to the people on your shard.
     
  33. Zosimus

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    People like that and also take up for a person like that all share the same one and only brain cell they have in their head. Its called the "ignorance is bliss" brain cell. If the GM is making excuses for this person actually reflects upon her and the rest of the members. One bad apple can ruin the barrel as they say.
     
  34. a slave girl

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    Well I was hauled to jail and the GM spoke to me in the red GM speech and issued me a verbal warning and said if I do it again I may get suspended. Then he sent me back to an idoc I was watching.

    I thought thats what the profanity filter was for, for those with sensitive ears.

    That's why I didn't believe the guy when he said he got hauled to jail for the S word.

    I didn't curse at all before I played UO, it made my mouth feel dirty.

    Then...

    I met super and uber cows on Test Sosaria in 2004or 2005.

    :<

    So you see EA is punishing me for what UO made me start doing.

    Those **** super and uber cows were a helluva lotta fun but hella deadly!


    Uber Cow being attacked said:


    Huff......Huff......Huff......HUFFKERPOW!!!


    Everything/everyone onscreen......DEAD.


    Yes, those damned cows made me do it.





    lol
     
  35. Black Sun

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    Not exactly, I just used it as a loose set of guidelines. ;)
     
  36. Mook Chessy

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    The funny thing is usually the worst stuff is being said by a char with a name like this...

    IpnWnerY$fazG__WokrZ

    Just another way UO is slipping away...years ago if you said ****, as a joke, you went...poof!

    Now I see things in GC that are down right nasty.

    Why does EA ignore these kids, oh wait I know...because they give them $13 a month.
     
  37. Tinsil

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    I don't have a problem at all with it being ignored, but have it one way or the other, with clear lines drawn between what you can and cannot do.

    This whole well this is cheating but we don't really ban anyone for it, or this is bannable behavior but no one gets banned for it at all except one person every 2 months... just doesn't work.
     
  38. Pandora_CoD

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    THIS IS REDICULOUS!!!

    There are in game ways of filtering that type of language... when someone pages a GM for someone else using that language its because they have something against that person or are general ******s. The GM should tell the guy that page to USE THE IN GAME PROVIDED FILTERS!
     
  39. Pandora_CoD

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    That's not just general profanity though... that's bigotry/racism/discrimination and that I agree should NOT BE ALLOWED. But you cannot compare saying "Holy ****" to calling someone a "ditry n-word".

    Just saying.
     
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    Filters are for p******
     
  41. Woodsman

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    Some people with those kinds of character names get really angry when you ask how old they are.
     
  42. Budwieser

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    Did you say KARMA?
    lol
     
  43. Black Sun

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    I think we're going beyond productive in a thread that was borderline to begin with.
     
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