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Ravier Nebehn

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Pornographic Content
« Topic Start: October 16, 2014, 05:40:16 PM »
I have a question regarding the above kind of content. If someone posts a message or an RP involving an out-and-out pornographic scene (e.g. depicting the rape of someone/something), would it be wiser to ask the Titans to look into it for any breaches in the SC, or just to have it peer-reviewed as part of the Vulgarity system?

And before anyone says - no, it's not a case of thin skin with the messages in Sandalak recently, I'm genuinely curious what the best way to go about it would be.

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Re: Pornographic Content
« Reply #1: October 16, 2014, 06:08:01 PM »
This has already been reported to the Titans, and is under discussion.

Personally, I believe that the messages being sent by this particular player are beyond what should be considered acceptable in a game like this. However, it's a decision for the Titans to make together, so please don't consider that an official statement at this point. :)
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Re: Pornographic Content
« Reply #2: October 16, 2014, 06:28:51 PM »
Indeed, prior cases of such content, although usually more erotic in nature, have usually left people on the fence. On one hand, this game isn't meant for six year olds. On the other, there's a limit of tolerence to tastelessness.

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Re: Pornographic Content
« Reply #3: October 16, 2014, 06:50:33 PM »
Would I be right to say that in case of doubt, you should err on the side of reporting? After all you're not making a decision yourself, simply reporting the issue. The Titans may well decide that it does not breach the SC, and then no harm done.
After all it's a roleplaying game.

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Re: Pornographic Content
« Reply #4: October 16, 2014, 06:55:04 PM »
Would I be right to say that in case of doubt, you should err on the side of reporting? After all you're not making a decision yourself, simply reporting the issue. The Titans may well decide that it does not breach the SC, and then no harm done.

That's absolutely correct, and worth amplifying a bit:

Reporting someone to the Titans is not, in itself, an act of punishment. Reporting someone (with a clear explanation of why) just says you think there might be something bad going on there, and want the Titans to look into it and make an official decision.

This is not to say you should spam them with reports, but if you truly, honestly believe that something is at least seriously questionable, then by all means, report it. The Titans can't act on what they don't know about.
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Re: Pornographic Content
« Reply #5: October 16, 2014, 07:11:02 PM »