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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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  • Daaaaamn, nailed that exam(HUGE law exam which took them 4 weeks to correct and has a 50% failure rate, got a 2 which is the 2nd best grade)

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    • Originally posted by smokeythebear View Post
      So we are all voting RO weapons right?

      I hope RO means OST. If they add the MKB...
      We need those RO weapons... lets make it happen.

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      • Originally posted by Fedorov View Post
        We need those RO weapons... lets make it happen.
        As awesome as the RO weapons are, I think TWI need to stop adding outlandish crap into KF all the time and start taking advantage of the game's setting.

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        • Dunno, I think some vintage weapons could be cool. Them being there is quite plausible too, WW2 weapons are quite popular among collectors. At least a mosin nagant for the sharpshooter, that would be awesome.

          Makeshift weapons can be cool too, but "makeshift" can mean anything, really.

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          • Originally posted by tofupunk View Post
            Dunno, I think some vintage weapons could be cool. Them being there is quite plausible too, WW2 weapons are quite popular among collectors. At least a mosin nagant for the sharpshooter, that would be awesome.

            Makeshift weapons can be cool too, but "makeshift" can mean anything, really.
            But why not take advantage of the setting and go for something like a Lee-Enfield?

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            • Good point! Though I think a rifle with a 5 round clip would be better balanced, as it would need to pack a good punch to get that meaty feel of a bolt action and to distinguish itself from the lever action.

              This discussion should probably be in the KF section, but I really don't want to go there so I'll just stop...

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              • They should add musket(s) in the game with bayonet as alternate fire function, if already for all the "ball", "shot" and "load" related puns they could milk if they're going to record new lines.
                There was a signature here, but it's gone now.

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                • Watching Basel vs Bayern Munich.

                  Also I'm pissed off because I'm not going out today when the opportunity would be perfect but retard friends for no reason want to go out tomorrow instead when circumstances are less optimal. I hate illogical behaviour. Also I hate people being unspontanous.

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                  • Also I hate people being unspontanous.
                    You live in Austria. This has got to suck.
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                    Namaste.
                    [B]RE-ELECT FRANK SOBOTKA SECRETARY TREASURER IBS LOCAL 15-14[/B]

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                    • so apparently you can opt for beta passes in CS:GO at it's official website

                      http://blog.counter-strike.net/

                      and doing a survey for them. Just in case anyone's interested.
                      Over 4 years and still can't get signatures to run!

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                      • Sorry Gibby - 'taking advantage of the setting' is exactly right - but you have to realise that so so many ppl don't understand what they have in killing floor.
                        philistines.
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                        greatergoodgames

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                        • I found this today, and thought you'd like to see it:

                          Spoiler!


                          Also i had some minor surgery on my nose today; i can't feel the right hand side now.
                          203.217.24.135 - [}{] Killing Floor Legion server
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                          • Quick question, are PC game Cd's region locked?

                            One of the games I'm looking at is $20 more expensive in NZ then the US, if I brought a US game could I still play it?
                            Over 4 years and still can't get signatures to run!

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                            • Nope, DVD Region encoding is something the film industry cooked up. And you don't have to worry about NTSC vs. PAL or whatever because that's related to your television display.
                              Last edited by Bluehawk; 02-23-2012, 03:21 AM.

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                              • Originally posted by Grabbed_by_the_Spetsnaz View Post
                                so apparently you can opt for beta passes in CS:GO at it's official website

                                http://blog.counter-strike.net/

                                and doing a survey for them. Just in case anyone's interested.
                                Thanks, participated now. Really having low expectations for this so it can only turn out good.

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