In help, can we get a better description of what topics are allowed to (in Public Record)

Zacharia Andrew Pa!n March 28 2006 3:48 AM EST

I mean is it okay to discuss things like religion or politics in your names or in chat or forums. Is it appropriate to discuss drinking or drugs amongst children in a pg environment. Is it appropriate to discuss blowing things up or say arson in front of children. Can this be covered in our new section as well.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 28 2006 4:31 AM EST

In the UK, Children are not barred from Pubs. It's illegal to drink in public until you're 18, but not to be in an environment that involves alcohol. :)

Same with cigarettes (but age limit is 16).

As for discussions, if we couldn't discuss such topics with children, how would they ever be taught and educated about them? (I know CB2 isn't a school, but it doesn't aim to teach anybody morals. Discussing blowing things up is different to condoning blowing things up...)

AdminShade March 28 2006 10:40 AM EST

illegal things such as arsony shouldn't be discussed on cb, imo at least.

another few things, like child or person and animal abuse also shouldn't be discussed.

Doc [girl power] March 28 2006 10:47 AM EST

How about just some common sense?

There is enough corruption out there that kids have to deal with...why not do what Jon wants and make it a safe environment for them?


QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 28 2006 11:02 AM EST

I think we discovered yesterday how much the rule of law is preferred over depending on not-so-evenly-dispersed common sense.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] March 28 2006 11:08 AM EST

Shhh, are you trying to get chat and forums removed ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 28 2006 11:24 AM EST

Not to be pedantic Shade, but whos laws are we basing "illegal things" off of? ;)

For example, our version of the PG certificate is;

The BBFC permits the following within the bounds of the PG certificate:

Theme: More serious issues may be featured, eg crime, domestic violence, racism (providing nothing in their treatment condones them).
Language: Mild bad language only.
Nudity: Natural nudity, with no sexual context.
Sex: Sexual activity may be implied, but should be discreet and infrequent. Mild sexual references and innuendo only.
Violence: Moderate violence, without detail, may be allowed - if justified by its setting (eg historic, comedy or fantasy).
Imitable techniques: No glamorisation of realistic, contemporary weapons. No detail of fighting or other dangerous techniques.
Horror: Frightening sequences should not be prolonged or intense. Fantasy settings may be a mitigating factor.
Drugs: No references to illegal drugs or drug use unless entirely innocuous.

There's some of that we don't really want, need or allow anyway.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 28 2006 11:35 AM EST

I'd just like to add that I agree with Doc. We don't need a list of taboo subjects, just the basics things we don't want here (swearing for example) and to treat other subjects with maturity and common sense. :)

Educate users who cross the line unkowingly (be that messages, oficial warning, fines, whater), and remove those that do it maliciuosly. :)

I mean, everyone like a bit of innuendo every now and again, don't they? ;)

QBJohnnywas March 28 2006 11:35 AM EST

I always think of my mother in law when I post. She is very very religious and easily offended by some things, although the bearer of a wicked and cheeky sense of humour. So if I wouldn't say it in front of her I won't say it here.

AdminShade March 28 2006 2:00 PM EST

I usually also use common sense when it comes to such things, but a few examples never hurt :)

Zacharia Andrew Pa!n March 28 2006 3:11 PM EST

Thanks for all the ideas represented. I just would hope to see something that explains it better for the users. As if I decided to invite children from a church i may be doing some comptuer or other work for. Or maybe invite children from my family to play. What do I really want them to be learning about. I thought that was the original idea and yes I'm all for an adult game with inuendo. I am a forum moderator of such a thing. I guess we all just have to make our own decisions on what we say certainly, but it'd be best if we made it an environment that is kid friendly.

BootyGod March 28 2006 5:39 PM EST

I always used the experimental system. First elimate all things you KNOW aren't right. Then eliminate things you heavily doubt aren't right. Then ask a op or admin (whoever is in chat) if whatever you want to discuss in appropriate. In this case if another op kicked you at least you can say that you thought it was okay. Do not just randomly say in chat or forum what you wanted and get mad if you are bitten.

drudge March 28 2006 8:31 PM EST

dayum, ya'll loose your minds or something while the vets were on a break?

the help section says no one is making a list in regards to whats allowed and whats banned because people could point out something that may not be on the list, then some admin would have to update it and its a big pain in the butt.

nothin changed, its the same cb as it was 3 years ago, common sense applies.

Zacharia Andrew Pa!n March 29 2006 1:53 AM EST

"I will solve the problem such that you don't have to worry about the whims of the admins, who obviously owe all of you a favor anyway."

Seems you missed that part of the schooling session that just took place. Mayhaps we can see a positive environment for a change.
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