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Swearing/Cursing Unnecessary or expressive?

Posted Nov 26, '12 at 6:52am

IAgreeWithYou

IAgreeWithYou

531 posts

Slow past couple of days. No Sal, pang, Ernie and GOH. I guess I'll make a topic to try and spark some conversation. It probably won't work.

As you probably have found out AG does not allow you to swear and it blocks out the words in replace with asterisks. Although this might be what AG is trying to do you can bypass this very easily.

Anyway, what is your opinion? Do you think AG and grow up? Most 12 year olds see more swearing at school than they would if swearing was unblocked on a forum, is there really a point? On the other hand though swearing is just unnecessary and it might be best to get away from it as much as possible.

I personally think swearing is unnecessary but I believe it shouldn't be blocked.

 

Posted Nov 26, '12 at 6:55am

IAgreeWithYou

IAgreeWithYou

531 posts

So many errors. Redo.

Slow past couple of days. No Sal, pang, Ernie and GOH. I guess I'll make a topic to try and spark some conversation. It probably won't work.

As you probably have found out AG does not allow you to swear and it blocks out the words in replace with asterisks. Although this might be what AG is trying to do you can bypass this very easily and is kind of a pointless system.

Anyway, what is your opinion? Do you think AG should stop being so safe and grow up? The thing is most 12 year olds see more swearing at school than they would if swearing was unblocked on a forum, is there really a point? On the other hand though swearing is sometimes unnecessary and it might be best to get away from it as much as possible.

I personally think swearing is unnecessary but I believe it shouldn't be blocked because people should do what they want to express themselves.

 

Posted Nov 26, '12 at 7:17am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,757 posts

Ahem...excuse me, I have been here. Just not as active as I'd like to have been

As for me...I'm not a fan of the censorship..but I understand it. Despite the fact that you have to be 13+ to have an account...you don't have to have an account to look at the community. Having the censorship protects AG from any legal issues that could arise from a youngin venturing into the community

Like I said, though...I am not a fan of it. Although it has caused me to be more...cautious with my word choice...it would be nice to throw in a lil "D@mn!" every now and then

In real life...I use curse words quite a fair amount. But, despite my frequent use of 'em, I am careful of when I use them. For the most part, I use them to make what I am saying more expressive (adding humor to it...expressing frustration..etc)

Also...lil side note...that moment when you have this all typed out (and looking much better than how it does now)..and you submit it and it turns out you were logged out and have to re-type it..and all you want to do is type "son of a ****ing *****!!!!!"..but you remember the censor -_-ΓΆΒΆ

 

Posted Nov 26, '12 at 7:46am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,757 posts

Sorry...forgot to do this..

Holy hell on a taco stick! O.o I was noticed again!! And in a way that deemed me quite important!! haha *excitement dance*

 

Posted Nov 26, '12 at 7:59am

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,298 posts

Knight

Even if kids are swearing more excessively now, it's not a good reason to allow it to be unblocked. Some form of control and limitation still needs to be enforced. And it's better to block off the language capacities of a few such that it is PG for all.

 

Posted Nov 26, '12 at 8:05am

Blackbeltr0

Blackbeltr0

802 posts

Yes as much as they can keep off the better and that is good! I think that makes it a good effort!

 

Posted Nov 26, '12 at 12:14pm

skater_kid_who_pwns

skater_kid_who_pwns

4,601 posts

So are we talking about swearing on AG, or just in general?

From the professional point of view, AG obviously wants to keep the site PG. This allows kids to come here and play clean games and if they do enter the forum be exposed to minimal raunch.

As for real life, get used to swearing. I swear constantly, it's a part of how I talk. Often times it adds nothing to the sentence, like A hippie saying "man" or "like" all the time (of which I'm also guilty) My point being what is the reason for them being so bad? I don't see a reason why *** can't be said instead of butt, or I can't say how ****ing sick that song was.

It's expression. Sure here since swearing is frowned on, keep it off the site so parents don't ban there kids from coming, but in the real world just get used to it.

 

Posted Nov 26, '12 at 1:20pm

Bronze

Bronze

2,454 posts

I just want to point out the irony of the swearing censor, because I've played many games on this site with swearing and suggestive content. With that said, the censor on AG doesn't bother me. Why? Because it annoys me when people I don't know swear, even if it is a faceless internet land.

 

Posted Nov 26, '12 at 2:01pm

renegadeo

renegadeo

19 posts

In my personal opinion swearing shows your intelligence. Its fine to swear when really mad or something bad has happened that sort of thing. However, when you have to swear in every sentence all the time I feel that you can't use the English (Or any language) language well enough to put your point across. I enjoy that AG puts in this censor as it makes it so I don't feel like I am talking to a 14 year old who thinks hes cool when he swears. Besides when ** are shown it actually lightens the conversation and makes it a little more humorous.

 

Posted Nov 26, '12 at 3:40pm

fireangle

fireangle

182 posts

I don't mind swearing as long as its not every other word. A lot kids may swear but isn't for a good reason. I think it's best to keep putting "***" in the swear words

 
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