"Our goal is to provide a friendly and respectful environment for everyone to appreciate.
We do not approve uncivil, inappropriate, or disrespectful behaviors."
If this is true, why don't people who call people the f-word, the n-word, the b-word, the d-word, or any insult at all get warned for it? Well, because of one very simple thing. IT'S CENSORED. You get called the f-word? Well, if you have the censor on, you don't see it! Same for people who don't want to see it, so they turn the chat filter on. If you call someone a kid, noob, etc., you get warned for name-calling. But here's the thing. Name-calling, regardless of censorship, should be punishable. Why? It does not, in any way, shape, or form promote ExtremeCraft as a "friendly and respectful environment". I believe the censor was a mistake. Why? It allows people to be able to say no-no words, which doesn't at all go along with ExtremeCraft's end goal. Saying those words is not and will never be civil, appropriate, or respectful. I don't think we should remove the censor, I just think that if you're going to have it, make sure people don't use it to shield themselves from punishment. At the end of the day, if I call you the b-word, I'm still disrespecting you, which does not at all promote EC as a friendly community. I understand though, "If they don't want to see it, they don't have to", but even if SOME people don't see it, SOME people will. Those people who do see it will think it's okay to act that way "because it's censored". Sure, you also don't have to take an insult if you don't consider it one, that is very grown mentality, but really, who is the majority playing, adults or children?
TL;DR: People are not getting warned because their disrespect (name-calling), "is censored". This doesn't promote a "friendly and respectful" environment on EC. It promotes this behavior because you go unpunished for it. I understand the "don't see it, don't have to" mentality, but others won't get that. It is never okay to act disrespectfully, and this server especially needs to accommodate that.
#5838 - Status: closed
2 weeks ago by TheUltimateNurse for Improvements