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Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:57 am by Adrian

(It's been one year since I made a news thread, oops)

Merry Christmas/Festivus/whatever holiday you do or do not celebrate!

2017 was a pretty busy year IRL for most of us - according to forum statistics, our busiest month was in June with 1671 total posts, meaning our post rate has been a little …

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Hi all,

We're aware of a peculiar forum glitch that's causing some subforums to be locked.

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The Profanity Scale

Post by Adrian on Tue May 28, 2013 10:12 pm

Hey everyone. So, as many of you know, we can use a little bit more "colorful" language.

But how much is a "little bit?" Well, let me (try to) explain. This guide has a percentage of how appropriate a word is, going from the top to the bottom 3 words. Note that none of the words are at 100%. This is because we prefer people not to enter a string of cuss words.

H Word: 93% appropriate
Reason - Isn't it a little obvious? Though saying "hell" is not entirely professional wording, it is for the most part OK to say in role plays and stories, especially since it can be used in a more religious connotation (along with damn).
Example: "What the hell is that thing?!" A man shouted, before it fired a laser beam at the great tower.


D Word: 90% appropriate
Reason - "Damn" is roughly the same as saying "hell." However, I gave it an 90% because it is easier to flame or rudely insult another user by saying "damn" than saying "hell."
Example: Tony rushed after the last bus for the night, but he was too late. "Damn! Now I gotta call a taxi."


A and P Word: 88% appropriate
Reason: "Ass- If you're talking about a donkey, that's totally fine, and if you're talking about a person or a body part, it really isn't that bad... in my opinion. This is an example where it could be strung with another to become pretty bad."
- Hero Of Time

Piss - This is basically the same as "ass." If you're talking about something that makes you mad, it's fine, and if you are talking about a function, it really isn't bad.


Example: As Danny stomped away, Laura turned to her new friend. "Sorry about that. He can be an ass. Let's continue the tour."



Example: I get really pissed off when people prank me.

B Word: 75% appropriate
Reason: In addition to "slut" or "whore," using bitch or bastard is sort-of OK only if two characters are calling each other those names, or in reference to complaining. Rudely calling another member these words will not be tolerated.

Example: I rolled my eyes. "Quit bitching. You've won three times already."


S Word: 70% appropriate
Reason:
"Shit- When talking about excrement, it's all fine, and when it's just used like one would say "crap" when they mess up, I think it's fine, so this is still in the "Okay" zone."
- Hero Of Time

Example: James gave Adam a look of concern. "I smell smoke." Adam turned white as he saw a plume of smoke. "Shit! I left the fire!"



P Word: 70% appropriate
Reason: The word "pussy" really isn't a nice word, but it is allowed - just so long as you do not use it in any sexual way.

Example: I looked at the gorge in front of me. I didn't want to risk jumping over it, but I knew if I didn't I would be considered a pussy.

*NEW*: F Word: 70% appropriate
Reason: Because many people on this forum already used some work-around of the word "fuck," and have used it sparingly/carefully, CC has finally decided to let it slide.

Example: My brother watched with distaste as I poured my milk first, then the cereal next. "What the fuck," he muttered.


Exclamation The words below are officially blocked by the forum filter. Exclamation

C Word and N Word (or any other racial slur): 0% appropriate

Reason: These words are way too offensive and crude for any setting. Words used to discriminate, demean, or otherwise target racial/ethnic/gender/sexual minorities or those with disabilities are heavily restricted outside of fictional writing.


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Re: The Profanity Scale

Post by Mythie on Tue May 28, 2013 10:20 pm

Thanks for the guide.... I was kind of scared to curse because I didn't want to push the boundaries, this helps

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Re: The Profanity Scale

Post by Ryko Lyter on Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:49 pm

Well, what about this?
Medieval scenario. The F-Word really is an acronym:
Fornication Under Consent of the King.
The king's servants would hang this sign after you got consent from the king on your front door, labelled the acronym. Back then, you were never allowed to have sex to make a baby UNLESS if you were 1) In the royal family, or 2) if you had consent as a villager.
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Re: The Profanity Scale

Post by Adrian on Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:51 pm

A fair point. But I don't believe the medieval RPGs around here would involve making babies, and if they did, they would probably not use the acronym.

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Post by Ryko Lyter on Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:54 pm

Alright, wasn't entirely sure.
Thanks, though!
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Post by Adrian on Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:58 pm

Yep! I think at any rate, people would find it too vulgar.

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