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Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
Offensive material
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.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.
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.




Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
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  • Twilight Zone - YouTube

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    Last edited by Floyd; 02-19-2012, 01:00 AM.

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    • Call 300,000,000 people arrogant, ignorant warmongers, be a hero.
      When did he do that?

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      • Originally posted by REZ View Post
        When did he do that?
        By posting an obvious anti-American image that plays on the stereotype that none of us know what's outside our border.

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        • Well, Nestor is capable of speaking for himself but I'm sure he was talking directly to you in that post, and that pic is something from a magazine or some-such; it's not like he made it. I mean, you post hippie pics with ridiculous statements on them and you get offended by something like this? Get over it.

          Here, something for you to watch..
          Bruce Bartlett on Where the Right Went Wrong on Vimeo

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          • on another unrelated note:

            The game "The binding of Issac" has become unique in the fact that it is the first game to be reted up by the ESRB for reasons of "Blasphemy"
            Over 4 years and still can't get signatures to run!

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            • Anyone knows if it's possible to crossfire a workstation gpu and a gaming gpu??

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              • Crossfire, don't know, SLI has to be 2 cards of the same series + same ram.
                in Moderation.

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                • Seriously, just ONCE I want to meet a NORMAL girl. Last night I met a blonde who told me she is an ex-junkie and lived on the streets for 5years, and when I wanted to make out(which I assumed she wanted too since she opened my shirt and always came like 1mm close to my face) she was like "Omg no, I can't, I have a boyfriend in the dominician republic" = WTF. Best part was after that I wanted to dump her but she wouldn't go away, instead she punched every other girl that came close =WTF

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                  • [QUOTE=DraKon2k;1027858]... Best part was after that I wanted to dump her but she wouldn't go away, instead she punched every other girl that came close =WTF

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                    • Stay tuned for more JUICY episodes in the continuing saga of Drakon's Wiener Nights.

                      Don't worry we're only jealous of all the action

                      Graviteam - for the true Grognard.

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                      • [QUOTE=DraKon2k;1027858]Seriously, just ONCE I want to meet a NORMAL girl. Last night I met a blonde who told me she is an ex-junkie and lived on the streets for 5years, and when I wanted to make out(which I assumed she wanted too since she opened my shirt and always came like 1mm close to my face) she was like "Omg no, I can't, I have a boyfriend in the dominician republic" = WTF. Best part was after that I wanted to dump her but she wouldn't go away, instead she punched every other girl that came close =WTF

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                        • Originally posted by REZ View Post
                          Well, Nestor is capable of speaking for himself but I'm sure he was talking directly to you in that post, and that pic is something from a magazine or some-such; it's not like he made it. I mean, you post hippie pics with ridiculous statements on them and you get offended by something like this? Get over it.

                          Here, something for you to watch..
                          Bruce Bartlett on Where the Right Went Wrong on Vimeo
                          See, here is where you made a wrong assumption. When I saw the picture at my house, I laughed out loud, because it's true for a lot of Americans that they don't know geography, but not all 330,000,000. You must have missed my sarcastic comment poking fun:
                          Originally posted by Alexander Ostmann View Post
                          How did you get a hold of my map?
                          I believe Peter.Steele was just simply stating the hypocrisies of this forum, where basically there is only one side to be on, and if you're on the wrong side, you get infractions, **** on by everyone else, and negged to oblivion.

                          I will watch that video after I get back from work later today.

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                          • Nestor posted that pic because it applies to you.. he wasnt aiming it at 330,000,000 Americans, he was aiming it at you, so Peter is wrong in trying to inflate a little slap ment for one specific person; that was my point. Also, no one but Nestor and the Mods knows if he was talked to or not about his post, so to say 'he's a hero' is like.. let me play the tiniest violin for you. Concerning your 'negging,' the Mods have nothing to do with that.. you've earned that for yourself. Notice Peters' greens.

                            So what I see is Peter being a little sore because he got a slap on the wrist for something he feels he didnt deserve, and now he's hung on the post of another and thrown a bit of a tantrum. Then you come in and try to turn it into something even a bit more out of proportion by saying there are 'sides' and 'hypocrises' abound. I have infractions too, ones I felt at the time were ticky-tack, which side am I on?

                            Now that I've completely wasted my own time engaging in this back and forth with you, maybe I can make something good of it and invite you, and anybody else who might be interested, to watch the videos on the Moyers and Company website. Who knows, you might gain some new perspectives.

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                            • Who the **** cares, talk about something interesting

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                              • Drakon, I would never recommend anyone take advice from you, but in this case I recommend you take your own advice.

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