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Stay a gentleman

Dear players,

We want to let you know about a new policy in the forums. Well, actually it is not a new policy, but more an enforcement of a normal rule in life. It's a natural thing to do. We don't like the fact that there is so much swearing going on on the forums. Neither do we like the insulting texts to other users. And inside the game it is also bad. We want to start off by making the forum a polite place for everybody, and hope this politeness will eventually find its way into the game. So this means we will actively work on stopping any swearing or insulting behaviour.

Stay polite and respectful to each other! Be a Gentleman

Geert

 

 

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I am very much in love with this decision.

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Holy sh...

Great scott! This decision is fantastic!

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Well said.


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You should start ban these  players

http://screen.siedler3.net/pics/517a9b445e194.jpg

 In my opinion this behaviour and this language shouldn't accept here .We don't need it .

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Maybe we can introduce bans in the form of a global mute.


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Just mute these kind of players for a week or so and if they do it again, then for a month or even longer.

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we are looking into how to get it out of the game. But getting it out of the forum is a first important step.


 

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Geert,

If I want to have fun and talk with my friends how I banged that slut from the bar last weekend, I want to talk about that. Freedom of speech that is called here in the Netherlands, which laws you should know since you live there. Muting players and/or words is an act against freedom. Off course, being polite is better, but if somebody is very annoying I don't want to type:

'I would sincerely like to point out that your presence is no longer an addition to the overal atmosphere within this game. Therefore I must politely ask you to leave at your own convenience.'

Every single time. I just want to tell them to GET LOST AND FUCK OFF!

 

Kind regards,

Pandemic (I'm a disease so yeah, I can do whatever the fuck I want as long as there is no vaccin)

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Hey Pandemic,

You can perfectly say what you want, without the need to use abuse words, or to be harmfull to anybody. Freedom of speech is a great thing, but also taking care about other people is a great thing. I feel that taking care is not thought of enough nowadays.

When you write a message, ask yourself the following: How can your message be interpreted by others? Is it unnecessarily harmfull? Could you keep the same content, without unnecessarily harming the feelings of others?

I think in many cases, you can write the same message in a normal respectfull way. If you don't want to comply to this, than you don't belong in these forums, and we kindly ask you to voice your opinions somewhere else. 

I think this is also true when you are together with friends. And it is especially true for strangers in the game. Tell me, which players are normlly annoying ion the game? Those are the players who spam the chat, or write in Capitals, or are swearing alot in the chat. You want to say FUCK OFF to them, and so, in the end, you become the same as the people you think low off.

Besides, the forums, is a public place, where normal rules need to be obeyed. Being respectfull to everybody is one of those rules. There is more in the world than only YOU and your thoughts!

Best regards,

Geert


 

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I get your idea and off course I fully support it in general, but when I insult someone I usually mean to insult them, that's what I mean. It's not like greating a random stranger with 'Hey FUCKFACE', unless he really has a dick/cunt as a face :). But if someone on purpose does something I do not like, say stealing my bike, I remain in my right to call him 'Hey fuckface, stop that!'. Same holds if a player only attacks you for either no reason or so his 'friend' can win, that is something to spoil the fun and most actions require equal or more powerful reactions. That was more ore less the point I wanted to make.

And remember: 4 3v3ry w0rd y0u [email protected] th3r3 w!ll b3 @[email protected]!v3s... Just let people say what they want and make it easier to mute people and add a blacklist, than people who are annoying will soon be without a room to play unless they learn to behave. Both points have been requested multiple times, at first very polite, and after a while more rude because it still is not available. Do not try to change people, change the game!

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I must admit if I play with randoms, and I happen to have a bad performance (happens often) and they begin to shit talk me, I don't really feel bad about letting them lose.

They know what they are going into playing with randoms. Everything can happen. Even the best player can have the worst day of his life, and if people instead of supporting this player, begins to "offend" the player and treat him like the purest shit. Then somehow my response is that I don't even want to "fight" for a victory with such a player on the team. I'll rather lose if it will cause him even more pain. I see it as a lesson towards self control, if you're an asshole, against other people, then it will have consequences. Personally I don't insult people, but mentally I'm just not interested in fighting for that person on my team, and have no problem with a loss. It is a team game, we win and lose together, and if you're a destructive person you will always lose. In more than one way.

If people can get away with victory being assholes, then it is just a sad thing.

Like pandemic I am a fan of free speech and doing what you want. But then please also accept that your behavior is affecting my "free will" to letting you lose. You played your cards wrong.

 

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You could also deny offensive nicknames. Every day I find myself playing against someone like "Nazi95" or something like thatm which could be easily prevented by not letting it happen in the first place, which is easily done in this case.

Pandemic: It's one thing, to tell your friends "how you fucked this slut this weekend" (because this isn't an insult to anybody paying with you), but it's another thing, to directly swear to a person in the chat.

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I love freedom of speech, and believe everybody has a right to it!! However, freedom of speech should not be mistaken for freedom to insult... I pretty much agree with everyone here, that there simply is no need for insults on this platform. Pandemics suggestion of a blacklist sounds like a good way to go!

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I know someone for the blacklist: vauno / best curver. See here: http://curvefever.com/content/vaunobest-curver ;-)

WranDon - the forum slut

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We will never (ever) start a blacklist, we don't want to introduce such a negative feature to the game.

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PwnYeAll wrote:

We will never (ever) start a blacklist, we don't want to introduce such a negative feature to the game.

Why is this negative? Who wants to bother with bastards like vauno? Maybe there are players (maybe girls) who care about insults or take it personally or whatever and would have more fun playing the game if they could avoid unfriendly contemporaries. Don't you think nasty players have to be punished somehow? Don't they harm the game?

WranDon - the forum slut

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lolollolollolololollololol

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Stay a gentleman!

Very interessting Geert!

Maybe mods have to be the most polite persons in this game,am i right?

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You know it was a joke, that's why i told 10 sec before i said that, listen to my joke... Where's that part of the screen

 

If you feel it was offending, I apologize

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HAHAHA SALI

NICE LIE

LEON HAS A A SCREEN TOO

U DIDN'T WRITE:LISTEN TO MY JOKE

OMG -.-

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Salietje wrote:

You know it was a joke, that's why i told 10 sec before i said that, listen to my joke... Where's that part of the screen

 

If you feel it was offending, I apologize

I don't think this joke is too bad. At least you don't only know business and perfect political correctness and no fun and so on like many "bussinessmen" (is this an appropriate title? rofl I mean you are invovlved in a business as the game is meant to yield a profit) in my opinion do, you haven't unlearned joking. ;-) *GOOD*

EDIT: I don't know if I've understood this whole thing completely but never mind. ;-)

WranDon - the forum slut

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Please stay on-topic, this discussion is already leading nowhere.

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Pandemic, there is a difference between saying what you want and saying what you should. Freedom of speech not freedom to use certain words, its freedom to express whatever idea or idealogy you want, even if it contradicts others ideas.

 

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Sad to say but after being more than a year around i can say the game has one of the worst communities ive ever seen at an online game :/

Especially on higher ranked games, some guys should really get a grip on their attitude, and realize this is just game.

A bunch of them are great guys though :) too bad of all the douchebags

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agree with kapitein knul

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When is ''Kurwa'' going to be blocked as a word. And ''hoor'' is a very foten used normal Dutch word.

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Great =)

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This is how we should behave us every where on the internet. Really good written Geert :)

- "Curve Steffan Curve" :D