if you dont have anything nice to say, just say it anyway and get it off your chest
most of us just use the words indirectly anyways...
the majority of people will still freely use such languages amongst friends or like minded people, but in todays society, if one person is offended about 50 other sheep get offended too
I just raised another good point with Omar. How many of us would even still be here if the current rules had applied to us? I know 10 year old me would have been banned and left. Be honest with yourselves. If the game is to grow it needs to accommodate users like ourselves ten years ago that weren't particularly mature with language.
I'm not a fan of language censorship at all, but i have seen the kinds of cesspools that develop when the edgy members let loose.
Decent discussions would get completely derailed by a fisk in a bad mood dropping n bombs etc.
Even though some people could probably benefit from developing thicker skin, i doubt they would and the sensitive members would probably leave.
Another thing to note about the R slur is that the same thing could've been said about "autistic" or, especially, "gay" a few years back; if anything was even slightly annoying, a common way to describe it in the gaming community would be "gay" (e.g., "man, I just got killed by a noob tube, this shit's so fucking gay, bro") or if anyone was even slightly weird or a bit dumb, they'd be called "autistic" or an "autist" within minutes. Both of which seem a bit gauche in 2021, don't they?
Language evolves. Evolve with it. One word gets removed and another will get invented. You'll find new creative ways to insult each other. Losing access to the R slur isn't the end of the world. I already tried my best to distance myself from it personally over the past few years.
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