First and foremost I want to be clear that I am not complaining in any way about the alert that I recieved, I am simply sighting it as an example of the possible issue that I am trying to raise.
When I first recieved said alert I PM'd the mod in question about it because I wasn't sure it was justified. The mod explained his reasoning and I agree'd that he was correct and everyone was happy. I am bringing this here in an effort to possibly form a preventitive measure for other members of the forums so that they may avoid getting alerted themselves.
The forum issue in question is this:
Basically I said race X would 'rape' race Z under a certain set of circumstances (talking about 40K table top).We're trying to stamp out the use of the word 'rape' in this context so I've edited it out of your post.
There really wasn't any need for me to use that word in particular in that context. Plenty of other less offensive terms would have gotten the point across no problem. Hence the reason I agree with the mod informing me not to use such terms.
The point I am getting to is that though I do agree with the need to limit such talk, it isn't anywhere in the forum guide lines. (Except of course Rule 1 which stands firm here.)
I was thinking that it might not be too bad of an idea to throw a few things like this into the guide lines for new and old users alike to read before commiting said offense. It would keep people out of trouble and (hopefully) make a bit less work for the staff.
For instance the use of the word 'whore' or 'whoring' out of context would probably also fit into the catagory of things that are being stamped out.
It can't be that uncommon for people to say, "Such and such tactic in game X is just whoring."
There's probably a few more out there.
So, is it plausible to throw down a couple of examples for people of things they don't need to be tossing around out of context into the forum guide lines? Of course it isn't a huge issue but I'm working with the ounce of prevention theory here. I understand that a comprehensive list of 'no no's' would be pretty much impossible, but getting a few glaring ones out there might help poeple form their own understanding.