Lmao, just got an e-mail from BioWare telling me they had to edit one of my posts because I used the word 'retarded'.
That's just retarded.
Edit: If they don't want me to use the word, perhaps they should filter it. They filter everything else that might in any way be offensive. Penis is filtered, for instance. Can't call someone penisface. They're playing with fire.
Edit2: I'm so going to get banned for this. The edit told me to contact customer support if I had any questions, so I wrote them a little letter. I looked up 'retarded' in the dictionary and couldn't resist. I'm also a little drunk.
Edited, Jun 28th 2012 2:21am by Mazra
My letter wrote:
I received a message telling me one of my posts had been edited by forum moderator <name> due to inappropriate language. I read the message and realized that it was the word 'retarded' that was considered inappropriate.
Two things are worth mentioning here:
1. 'Retarded' is not filtered on the forums (obviously, otherwise it wouldn't have shown).
2. 'Retarded' is a synonym for being slow or being an impediment. It is used as a disparaging slang expression for a mentally challenged person.
I used the word in reference to an in-game ability I dislike. I dislike it because it is an impediment to the gameplay of the class, so I used the word 'retarded'. The forum moderator drew the conclusion that I was talking about a mentally challenged person when in fact I wasn't. An in-game ability cannot be mentally challenged as it does not possess a mentality. It is not a person.
I strongly recommend that you inform your forum moderators that words can have different meanings. Take the word 'nuts', for example. It can refer to the fruits of plants, the act of being crazy and testicles. One is offensive by your standards (the word 'testicles' is filtered on your forums), the other two aren't. If I said that a certain in-game ability was nuts, would that be inappropriate?