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Archived Post 04-09-2011 08:52 AM

Is "damn" really a profanity?
 
So, I've been making some tweaks to a foundry mission by inserting incidental dialogue for side-characters. One thing that's starting to be a problem is how the game won't let me use the word "damn" in speech.

What gives? It's not a profanity, it's used in the shows consistently and I have a hard time believing even the most obsessive censor would object to it.

Archived Post 04-09-2011 08:55 AM

Hot outside. But have a damn fine maguerita in front of me. ;)
I'd say damn is not a profanity, but its for Cryptic to decide on their word filters.
I hope that is not the reason my mission takes eternity to be published. I used the German version: "Verdammt" in it. ;)

Archived Post 04-09-2011 10:07 AM

its technically a curse/profanity albeit it a very light one. so cryptic are just playing by the rules. they may have no choice but to sensor it legally or they may just be covering all the bases on the off chance someone, somewhere complains and they dont want the hassle.

Archived Post 04-09-2011 04:39 PM

Seeing as it doesn't even get censored in the forums I think there's something damn wrong about it not being available in the game.

I guess you can write dam instead, but that's kind of silly. The whole thing reminds me of watching some movies on TV and watching the actors say "holy smoke" (which didn't match their mouths moving if you get my meaning).

Archived Post 04-09-2011 09:50 PM

If you continue to abuse the use of it someone will report you for it...in the forums. It is not "censored" because people are expected to know better.

Archived Post 04-10-2011 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Gruug (Post 3483792)
If you continue to abuse the use of it someone will report you for it...in the forums. It is not "censored" because people are expected to know better.

Serious swear words like ****, ****, ********, *******, ****, etc, are all censored. The fact that damn and hell are not censored indicates that they're fine to use. If they're not allowed because "people should know better" then that same argument would go for **** and ****, etc. That simply doesn't make any sense.

Archived Post 04-10-2011 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Walshicus
So, I've been making some tweaks to a foundry mission by inserting incidental dialogue for side-characters. One thing that's starting to be a problem is how the game won't let me use the word "damn" in speech.

What gives? It's not a profanity, it's used in the shows consistently and I have a hard time believing even the most obsessive censor would object to it.

make sure you dont have them "assess" the situation either.

Archived Post 04-10-2011 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gruug (Post 3483792)
If you continue to abuse the use of it someone will report you for it...in the forums.

Damn them.

;)

Archived Post 04-10-2011 06:52 AM

As long as Card@$$ians are not censored, it's all fine. :)

Archived Post 04-10-2011 07:12 AM

Damn is canon, and dammit is not an evasion of the filter since damn isn't filtered:p
memory alpha search will show damns bursting through all of trek.:)
http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/index.p...+it&fulltext=0


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