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The Old Republic & Word Filters

The Star Wars: The Old Republic Forums continue to hash out issues related to threads and posts that have been deleted relating to terms that will be censored in the upcoming Star Wars MMORPG. At one point there were indications that terms related to gay and lesbian lifestyles were to be forbidden, though this policy has already been changed based on the ensuing outcry. Thanks Kotaku. There is an editorial on this topic on GameBizBlog discussing this dust-up and issues related to word filters in general.

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8. Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters Apr 28, 2009, 21:27 Proudfoot
 
I wouldn't talk about all my sexual adventures in an MMO, and neither should a homosexual.

This sums it up. There is no reason to have the words 'gay' and 'lesbian' in the database for Star Wars. The only uses they'd have to the MMO population is to use as insults, which is exactly why Bioware wanted to sensor them.

Having the conversation of something like "Hey I'm gay, that cool with you?" Why the hell would that be important in a computer game??

Grow up people.
 
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