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The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
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  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
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Examples:
So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.
A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.




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    So here is something different from the general I want X Y in the game and what do you think about K R.

    So basically I was browsing the Internet when my eye catched something that seemed so familiar: A screenshot of RO1, well not quite RO1, the sniper corsshair was painted green.

    http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/voqzihvq/wtf.png

    Clicking on this ad on Facebook leads you to a game called "Wolfteam"

    The first thought that crossed my mind was: Can they really be serious? Did they just take a super old WW2 game and paint the crosshair green to make it look futuristic?

    My second thought was: Is that even legal? Advertising a game with a Screenshot that is not taken from their game. Does that break somekind of Copyright?

    I thought I might share my thoughts with you and maybe someone can tell me whether this is legal or not.
    Last edited by Depulsor; 04-29-2012, 07:29 AM.

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    Flag it as false advertising or something?
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    • #3
      When trying to flag it I only get the option to hide it, so I can not really flag it.

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      • #4
        Wolfteam is RO1 with green crosshair?

        http://www.mmobomb.com/wp-content/up...wolfteam-2.jpg

        From your link I can't tell what game that is it is small.
        Last edited by [RS]Ol_Sniper; 04-29-2012, 07:50 AM.
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        Actual join date - [I]an original Ostfronter[/I].

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        • #5
          I don't think I can make it anybigger without making it a pixel hell.
          But well you misunderstood me, Wolfteam is not RO1 with a green crosshair, but they advertise the game with a screenshot from RO1.
          http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...3Shot00195.jpg
          They took this screenshot, painted the crosshair green and put it into an ad for wolfteam

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          • #6
            What scares me would be "clicking on an ad in Facebook"
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            • #7
              well I only clicked on it because it was a screenshot of RO1 so I was curious :P

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Depulsor View Post
                well I only clicked on it because it was a screenshot of RO1 so I was curious :P
                So basically their advertising worked. It doesn't matter what method they use to catch your attention, if you click it you're doing them a favour.
                If I were you I'd download Adblock Plus, and forget about advertisements completely.

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                • #9
                  an example of my concern was http://old.saferinternet.org/ww/en/p...by_viruses.htm
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Icey_Pain View Post
                    So basically their advertising worked. It doesn't matter what method they use to catch your attention, if you click it you're doing them a favour.
                    If I were you I'd download Adblock Plus, and forget about advertisements completely.
                    well I have adblock on my firefox, i was accessing FB through my chrome though, and well yes their advertising worked, but thats the strange thing, I doubt that many people played RO1 so I dont understand why they picked this game.

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                    • #11
                      a crazy amount of Internet advertising uses stolen images. And not just one off ads, but some that show up over and over again for years on end. In particular there is a line of ads that have been around forever on seemingly every other site on the web that say stuff like- "local mom finds way to cure x! Doctors hate her! You just need to follow this one weird trick! OBEY!" Nearly all of those have stolen images. Often the "local mom" is actually a picture of a French news anchor who was briefly an internet meme about 10 years ago.

                      Internet advertising is a pretty blizzard world. Ads which seem to have been designed for 5 bucks by a schizophrenic monkey, but which must have tons of money behind them based on the frequency they show up.

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                      • #12
                        Personal fave are the millions of seemingly generic (I never clicked so I can't judge) MMO/RTS games that display those babes on their ad that I would guess have no relation with the product whatsoever.

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                        • #13
                          Please don't tell me that those pills I'm taking since eight months are not going to grow my ****
                          Last edited by jackrabbitslim7; 05-01-2012, 08:07 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Snap Quiz.

                            So what map is that RO1 image from.

                            Me thinks it starts with B.

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                            • #15
                              I think the map name was something like "Basovka", I always played that map on german side never on russian, loved the challenge :d
                              It was sometimes impossible to even capture the first objective, but it never frustrated me somehow, that was the magic of RO1

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