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    Intolerance toward sexual orientation?

    It appears I can't use "gay" or "queer" in my user name. Why is that?

    If someone wanted to use "straight" I'm sure that would be allowed.

    If I want to be as gay as a $9 bill in this game, shouldn't I have that right?

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    Unfortunately Gree has always been intolerant to the GLTB movement. I believe another forumite has brought this up a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HavingFun View Post
    Unfortunately Gree has always been intolerant to the GLTB movement. I believe another forumite has brought this up a few times.
    Yes! Captain Torque!

    He has stood up for the GLBT community here many times before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <3 Hz View Post
    It appears I can't use "gay" or "queer" in my user name. Why is that?

    If someone wanted to use "straight" I'm sure that would be allowed.

    If I want to be as gay as a $9 bill in this game, shouldn't I have that right?
    moving this to OT...

    IMHO, of course you have that right to be as gay or queer or straight as you want, but I don't see what that has to do with Crime City... really.
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    This is obviously related to game content, and moving it to OT is Gree's way of telling gay players they should stay in the closet.
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    Still mad at Bostick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dipstik View Post
    This is obviously related to game content.
    Obviously related to game content?

    Explain.
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    He's talking about the rules regarding syndicate names. How is that NOT related to game content?
    Quote Originally Posted by murf View Post
    Dippy, may be a little harsh in this thread, but he's right...
    Still mad at Bostick.

    I'll be back when the moderation is reasonable. Enjoy the forum you created, Gree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dipstik View Post
    He's talking about the rules regarding syndicate names. How is that NOT related to game content?
    With multiple keyboards at anybody's disposal, how could the OP not get round the censor bot?

    I can't type "g r a p e f r u i t" here without playing it because the stupid thing doesn't understand context; just letter groups.
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    I think the point is :"why do they need to use subterfuge?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red BD View Post
    I think the point is :"why do they need to use subterfuge?"
    A ban on offensive language is one thing, but needs to understand context - anybody else remember those fun days when a few completely innocuous words would be starred out in game chat because the censor was in idiot mode!

    Gay and queer surely wouldn't offend anybody nowadays except religious fundamentalists, and rednecks who see the words as an affront to their manhood. Gree need to reset their word blocker to sensible.
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    It does seem like these are odd words to block, but I wonder if maybe Gree had an issue with homophobes misusing these in their name so this is the action they took? What name are you trying to use OP? Did you send in a ticket? Obviously we can't help you here so you need to send in a ticket too.

    Unfortunately, I'd say VL made the right move putting this in OT. You could make a case it belongs here since it doesn't affect strategy, but you could also make an argument for 'general.' I would say you have to look at precedent and the last time a thread like this was created it was insincere as it was an attempt to call attention to the poster and provoke reactions. OP could be sincere with his/her concerns, but a thread like this can also get out of control quickly and distract from the game/forum.

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    Op doesn't want to use any name. Op is a serial s**t stirrer. Lather, rinse repeat.

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    I assume that they have to prevent harassment as you can add phrases or words not banned before and after the word "gay." That might be the issues as they don't want someone to slip by and offend others. I don't think Gree is homophobic, as some Knights and Dragons armor are very flamboyantly gay themed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legalious View Post
    some Knights and Dragons armor are very flamboyantly gay themed.
    Pics or it didn't happen!
    Quote Originally Posted by murf View Post
    Dippy, may be a little harsh in this thread, but he's right...
    Still mad at Bostick.

    I'll be back when the moderation is reasonable. Enjoy the forum you created, Gree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dipstik View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen!
    Well we do need proof.
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