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Temporary Removal of Gay from the Chat Filter - Nerdfreak22 - 04-02-2016 10:57 PM

Hello everyone. We would like to announce that we will be removing the word "gay" from our chat filter. However, we are only doing this temporarily as a test of the usage of this word. This test will for several weeks at which time we will determine whether continuing to allow players to use the word is in our best interests and that this word will neither harm, nor detract from the enjoyment of the game. We are doing this for the express intent of granting feelings of inclusivity towards people who identify as being gay. There have been several concerns that if people who identify as such see that this word is blocked, they will get an incorrect picture about what our server is about. Thus, we are attempting to address this issue so that we can better serve our community. Note, the removal of this word from our filter does not exempt anyone from the current rules and regulations of the server. This specifically applies to rules 4 and 7. These rules are: no swearing, spamming, or CAPS, and play nice (Don’t be rude, rage, or annoy others), respectively. The word should not be used to disrespect or insult a fellow member of the community. We ask for everyone's support during this time of trial and that you all continue to be the respectful and responsible community that we all know and love. Again, this is by no means a permanent solution, and should not be viewed as such.
Thanks,
Nerd