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  • Language And Respect Reminder

    Originally posted by TheBigC View Post
    Language and Content reminder
    For some unknown reason of late, there has been a drastic increase of the use of profanity and subjective content posted here at Tactical Gamer. The standards have not changed nor has the fact we hold ourselves to this certain bar.

    It has been discussed before that we keep the “Prime Time TV” standards here at TG. That basically means that if anything you post is inappropriate for teenagers, then simply do not post it. We understand in the course a debate that passions flare and sometimes measures are needed to convey your message, but at no time should you ever resort to swearing. Now some people do not like the fact that this is the standards or they think they should change. For those critics, it will not happen nor will it even be entertained.

    Using some method to skirt the standards is not an acceptable form of posting either. If you use some 4 letter word and you decide to put a space between the letters, it will be looked on as blatant disregard for our collective rules and you will be punished harshly. If you simply type in the word and it gets “filtered “, you are also wrong. The basic list for filtered words is very common; we all know what they are. Now the argument that is best is typing “****”, where technically the filter did not catch it simply because you used asterisks instead of any real word. Now if we can easily determine that it is intended to be a swear content, you will be given an infraction all the same.

    As for the subjective content, there is only one place that anything of this sort should be and that is the Sandbox. It is also up to the TV standards we follow, so make sure there is no nudity, profanity, or anything along those lines. If the content of a topic is abiding by the standards, but possibly in poor taste for certain audiences, please let us know in the thread name. The last thing we need is someone seeing/watching content that is inappropriate at their workplace. A simple “NSFW” tag in the title will let people know to simply not browse it. Another example is our younger audience that all of a sudden has their parents walk past them and they are watching something questionable and now their parents keep them away from us.

    All we are trying to accomplish by enforcing these standards is to keep TG above board. The second we start getting blocked for mature content/postings is the second that we failed to be an open forum. We are aggressively handing out infractions towards your accounts should you fail to comply with this. As discussed in another thread, earn enough infraction points and you will be moderated and eventually banned.

    If there are any questions about any of this message, by all means contact Asch or myself so we can set you on the right path.
    Everyone Needs To Read And Understand This!

    Secondly, all of this needs to be applied to TS. Everyone needs to watch the language in game. Lately, there has been a severe lack of people being able to hold their tongues. Bad Language will not be tolerated on Team Speak at ALL! The Admin team is going to be cracking down on this even harder than before.

    That being said the Admin Team will now be enforcing a new Team Speak language policy:

    1st Offense = A warning about the language
    2nd Offense = Instant kick from the server with a language reminder
    3rd Offense = 1 Week non negotiable ban

    This will not be tolerated any longer. Consider yourselves warned!

    A few references for all of you:
    All players should hold a professional level of conduct at all time. Please keep your language in the forums and on the server at a professional and mature level. (ie: FOX Television Standards) Play as though you are an example for other players and set a good one. New players will often follow examples set by veteran players, good OR bad.
    Online Gaming (basic rules of conduct)

    * No swearing;
    * No abusive behaviour;
    * No racist, sexist or homophobic behaviour;
    * Respect for Tactical Gamer and other members must be maintained at all times;
    * The elected or appointed in-game CO's (Commander) & SL's (Squad Leader) commands and directions are to be followed at all times;
    * Individual kit load-outs are to be consistent with the leaders request;
    * Inappropriate or unsociable use of on-line gaming systems will be dealt with at the discretion of the ArmA System Administrators.
    All of this can be found here: Player FAQ
    Last edited by Dredge; 03-16-2010, 07:52 PM.


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    Re: Language And Respect Reminder

    I also want to add to the respect thing.

    If a TG member either new or old, either real life military or not, they will be giving the utmost respect. If you never Command then don't have the audacity to question a person who has the courage to step up and lead. If you are an experienced commander who commands all the time give the new commander the same respect you would want to receive. If you thing a mission is going badly then try to help the commander then ignoring his orders or making smart comments. We all play here to have fun and it is not fair to make another player feel bad because they are messing up or not up to "par". This will be considered disrespecting another player and not following orders and will be dealt with swiftly.


    • #3
      Re: Language And Respect Reminder

      The admin team have spoken to various players who have asked us to consider the wider implications of these rules, after carefull consideration the final position regarding swearing on the server is as follows:

      "If anyone wants to question the language policy, go ahead and tell them that it isn't the choice of the admins and if they would like to discuss the TG-wide policy they can discuss it with me."

      This was passed down from Asch who is essentially the TG teams admin.

      Arma admins have repeated the position many times that the decision regarding swearing is a TG wide rule that predates the creation of the ARMA admin team. If players still feel strongly around this matter we advise them to petition the Tactical Gamer admins directly regarding the policy for TG as a whole.

      Thank for any feedback from all sides.




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