Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

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.

View
14. Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters Apr 29, 2009, 14:06 nin
 
why isn't the word "straight" or "hetero" censored then?

either it's all OK, or none of it is OK

From just skimming the thread, I believe that was one example used - "gay" and "lesbian" were being removed, but "hetrosexual" was perfectly fine...

 
http://store.nin.com/index.php?cPath=10
Previous Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Apr 28, 14:04 Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters theyarecomingforyou
  2. Apr 28, 15:43  Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters Techie714
  3. Apr 28, 17:07 Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters PropheT
  4. Apr 28, 17:32 Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters theyarecomingforyou
  5. Apr 28, 17:39  Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters Ataneruo
  6. Apr 28, 17:52  Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters StingingVelvet
  7. Apr 28, 21:08   Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters Nucas
  9. Apr 28, 22:51    Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters StingingVelvet
  10. Apr 28, 23:03     Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters Jerykk
  11. Apr 29, 00:12     Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters Nucas
  8. Apr 28, 21:27   Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters Proudfoot
  12. Apr 29, 07:21 Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters theyarecomingforyou
  13. Apr 29, 12:57 Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters VoodooV
>> 14. Apr 29, 14:06  Re: The Old Republic & Word Filters nin


footer

Blue's News logo