Sir Xsarus wrote:
The problem is offensive advertising appearing on "family content" sites/shows/whatever. Always has been. I'd assume the ad company's only reason for not wanting their Baby products to appear on a **** site isn't about the offensive nature of the site, but that it's likely a poor demographic for their product thus meaning their advertising dollars are being wasted.
Really? You don't think advertisers are aware and careful about what things their products are associated with?
Sure. But that's primarily about demographics and sales. I'm probably not going to want my feminine care products commercial to air during the lumberjack competition. And I'm not going to want my baby product commercial to air during a **** show. But not so much because I care that the people watching the lumberjack competition or **** might make a strange association but because it would be a waste of my advertising dollars.
Where people get upset is when an offensive ad is shown in a family setting, not the other way around. No one sees a coke ad banner in Times Square 30 feet away from an ad for the latest **** Broadway play about erotic strangulation and thinks "OMG! Coke is advocating erotic strangulation! I'm never buying their products again!!!". And while I suppose there may be some incredibly small amount of pressure from some groups against certain companies advertising on various shows/sites/whatever, I can't imagine it's that significant at all. And on the internet? More or less non-existent. I mean, I could maybe see someone being upset that their favorite product is airing a commercial during a show they find offensive because they might think in terms of "they're funding that garbage", but it's rare, and I don't think I've ever heard of this sort of thing with regard to internet advertising.
Having said all of that, I really honestly don't care that much about this, and I don't think it really affects us that much. While the devs have traditionaly allowed folks in the asylum to do things like break the swear filters, those filters were still in place. And honestly, I've never cared about whether or not the filters were there, and only ever broke them because if you didn't, someone would inevitably make a point about how you don't know how to break them. It'll kinda be a relief not having to spend the effort anymore.
And these restrictions seem to be more about images and words, not attitude. And the "no holds barred" aspect of the asylum was always more about the nature of our debates and topics than what words we used when discussing them. The distinction between that and the OOC was that we were supposed to be nice to people in OOC, so as not to scare them away. And I don't really think much of that had to do with swearing.