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Hey guys, this is CAF. Recently my dad banned me from editing this wiki because of extremely iffy content and language on the IRC channel. Unless you can clean it up, this will be my last edit here. You guys seem to be forgetting that younger people come on there too. Thank you, and enjoy your day.
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Game Clear Data KHRECOM.png I'm sorry to hear that. I'm really inexperienced with the IRC channel but I thought we had some kind of self operating mod (a bot I think) which works as profanity filter. Maybe some IRC mod would be so kind to shed some light on these issues, thanks.
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We used to have, but that bot disappeared with its operator, Adola. It's impossible to make any kind of profanity filter anyway. While it is possible to take action against those who swear excessively, those messages cannot be removed from the channel and the only solution for users is to use the /clear command. So if CAF is one swear word away from getting permanently banned by her dad, there is literally nothing we can do, IRC simply does not have any automatic word censoring.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't we actually have a policy against swearing in the IRC? Or was that just with regards to name calling? Or am I completely insane?
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TALK - 16:59, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
There is no way to proactively block profanity on IRC. The only way would be to reactively punish use of pre-defined 'bad words' by implementing a bot that kicks users who use such words. Although I could implement such a bot without much difficulty, as Founder, I am not willing to do so as I feel that it would be too restrictive.
The old policies of forced PG-13 were far too restrictive and awkward to enforce, and were dropped for a reason. The old bot, NumberXVMoogle, which used to 'report' bad words, went offline more than one and a half years ago, and the channel's desire to enforce PG-13 waned shortly after. As it is, several of the current operators and staff members swear frequently, and I do not believe that any of the channel operators are willing to undertake the extra work required to enforce a PG-13 policy again.
The current policy is pretty much 'do not continue to discuss topics which other channel members have requested be dropped', and I see no reason to change that. Our channel is really quite tame, to be honest.
I would say that the problem is more domineering parents who try to over-protectively shield their children from what they perceive as bad things - otherwise known as reality.
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ShardofTruth Once you believe, truth and lie are quite the same thing. — 17:41, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
Game Clear Data KHRECOM.png You're right, on the one hand I don't see why we should enforce a PG-13 channel if nobody actually wants one but on the other hand we are in no position to tell anyone how they should educate their children. I don't know what the extremely iffy content was but I think that the channel is quite tame too (at least I haven't witnessed an event that proved me wrong) and if there was a major incident of this kind, a mod would take care of it. Maybe there is some kind of client-side solution for a profanity filter, I don't know. I can't say much more than "please think of the children", when you're about to swear;-)