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Okay, I think I found the right place for this.
So, what's up with the hypersensitive censorship in the forum?
I was typing the word s.e.x in a conversation and even that was censored. I get wanting to flag off curse words but that is not a curse word.
Really, what we need, and what most modern forums have, is an option to allow adult language in your settings.
JCar4327 626 posts
@elearon I'm going to agree with you here. There is an extreme amount of over censoring in this new forum. I used a word that has a definition of. "something of extremely poor quality". This is based on a definition from look up on Bing. Granted the word does have what some may consider offensive if it is used in a certain way, but the word, to my knowledge, is not generally considered a swear word. I am not putting the word on here because I don't want to be accused of bypassing the censors, but it starts with c and ends with p. it has four letters and would fit into the sentence: all this gear is (blank).
Just as odd that they'd censor the C-T word [censored] (which I'm assuming they just censored) when I think it's only an offensive term in the US. Rather American-centric for a European company.
JCar4327 626 posts
@elearon Yeah, I'm in the US and I know there are words we use here that are considered offensive but not in the UK or elsewhere. A word for cigarette comes to mind. Someone in the thread stated that the game may be rated "M" but the forums are not; I didn't think the forums were rated "G" though.
Ubisoft Support Staff Ubi-Woofer 1061 posts
The two initial words mentioned in this conversation - sex and crap - are no longer included in the filter, and can be used. I must however stress that inappropriate or offensive usage of these words is still considered against the forum rules and may be sanctionable depending on the degree of misuse. Any terms which are considered offensive may be included in the filter, regardless of whether they have different meanings in different places or are considered less offensive elsewhere. We want to make sure that these forums are a safe and welcoming space for all of our players, and our language filter helps us in this goal.
Circumventing the filter is just as punishable as using a blocked word itself, so please bear this in mind for the future as well @Elearon, and do not use punctuation or special characters again in future to bypass it. Please consider this a formal warning against that kind of behaviour. You may find it strange to punish, but it is explicitly written in our forum rules not to do this, and ignoring these rules will therefore lead to sanctions. Thank you.
If you have any questions or concerns, I am happy to try and help with these. However, please do not circumvent the language filter to query any additional words / phrases. Thank you.
Rootimus 4 posts
Replying simply to see if the word muffin is allowed here. If you want hyper-sensitive word filters, try having the audacity to reference blueberry or chocolate chip on the Ghost Recon stats website. Presumably, because the first 4 letters are English slang for a woman's genitalia.