Suggestion: Uncensored Forum Section

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by pikachucrackpipe, May 24, 2007.

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  1. pikachucrackpipe
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    pikachucrackpipe President

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    Honestly, I am getting tired of the fact that the majority of the people on here are mature and we shouldn't have to deal with some moderator who feels the need to censor posts on this web site for the 5-8% of "kids" that have accounts on here (but probably don't even post). I am suggesting that there be an unmoderated section for gaming, general chat, talks about women, whatever (or very loosely moderated and I would be up to the task). This wouldn't mean there would be some warez section or talks about things illegal.

    The majority of people on this site are not 5 and won't get their feelings hurt if a curse word is posted by a user.

    Please vote and discuss below.
    Thanks
     


  2. Shinji

    Shinji ҉҉ ҉҉

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    I remember a forum I used to frequent before here. They had a specific section just for flaming other members. It did kinda get outta hand, but nothing that couldnt be handled by the mods...
     
  3. pikachucrackpipe
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    pikachucrackpipe President

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    What I'm suggesting is not a flame war.
     
  4. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    This, to me, is one of the most free-speaking sites already. I get away with saying A LOT more here than any other forum I'm a member of (well, except for one I can't mention). Don't really see your point about what more freedoms are needed here.
     
  5. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    fuck yeah!

    on a serious note, having such a forum will simply create usseless threads. This is because I've never been censored or have seen anyone else be censored unecessarily, so imagine what kinda rubbish would be in that forum.
     
  6. pikachucrackpipe
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    pikachucrackpipe President

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    well i reviewed your post log and you don't post anything extreme or interesting just stuff about how you don't like spongebob and paying child support.

    but anyway ........
     
  7. [M]artin

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    Somewhat of an "Adult" sectioned forum is what I believe is being presented here. I guess some kind of 18+ dealio would be in order or something...
     
  8. michaelf

    michaelf Advanced Member

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    Do you really feel a need to swear more? What would that even accomplish? I agree that it will only make more useless and/or redundant threads that will fill up the portal. It's also completely pointless. I feel there are already too many personal and pointless threads on a site intended for information (like this one). I don't even think that kids are the only reason the rules exist. I'm an adult and I expect other mature people to not need to use their full vocabulary at all times.
     
  9. pikachucrackpipe
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    idk maybe i didn't grow up in a closet and feel the need to not be able to express myself. its not really cursing all the time - because i don't. it's the simple fact that you shouldn't have what you say truncated.
     
  10. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    The only instances of censoring I have encountered on this forum (minus the ROM requests) are when a person goes off in a huge rant and uses far too much swearing and/or insults a someone very badly.

    - Sam
     
  11. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    A loosely moderated section could be a good idea. Maybe give access to regular members just like the trading forum.
     
  12. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    You mean like the Testing Area?
     
  13. pikachucrackpipe
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    wow
    im really disappointed with the results of this thread

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Kyoji

    Kyoji ウッーウッーウマ

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    Since when does this site censor swear words? Or content that doesn't adhere to the rules?

    This is a great place, the last thing we need is a cess pool to stink it up. If you don't like it, leave.
     
  15. Costello

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    I understand what pikachucrackpipe wants, and I had the idea myself too... but not for GBAtemp.
    It would be a good idea in general but I don't think this has anything to do on a gaming forum.
     
  16. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    This site is quite liberal, we really dont' need any more.
     
  17. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    I vote no.

    a) This is a GAMING forum. Why do we need a place to have "adult" conversations? We already do. And if you want loosely moderated, use the testing area.

    b) It's already practically uncensored -- the only filter I've ever seen is when they changed Pokemon to Pokemans. [​IMG]

    c) Did I mention it's a GAMING forum?

    See. 3 points that prove we really don't need this [​IMG]

    If you want to cuss and swear or flame someone, do it in your pillow - nobody wants to hear it here [​IMG]
     
  18. Mehdi

    Mehdi Lemonade by Psyfira

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    Im in for it if it means more interesting threads get posted.
     
  19. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    What's the point, the moderators don't do much by the way of removing and deleting and there's several threads that dance near the invisible line that are still open to this day. I respect that you have a vibrant posting style, but honestly I think I can count the number of things they won't accept on one hand.

    [Edit] Oh, and it might cause problems where if something really, really, really gets out of hand any mods who try to step in will get lynched, arguments spill out into other forum sections, etc. It's probably more trouble than it's worth.
     
  20. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    What could we possibly post in an "uncensored" section?

    Porn? We're a gaming site.

    Honestly, the only thing I can see that used for is someone to post a long rant with 70 million f***s and s***s and etc... and as I'm sure many of you know, I'm not big on those words. I think I can count on one hand the amount of times I've cussed on this forum from over 6,000 posts.

    Does fuck really portray your thoughts anymore then frack or crap do?
    Does damn really mean more then darn?