LANGUAGE RULES - Achaea Online Help

15.11 LANGUAGE RULES

(See also HELP LANGUAGE for the various languages of Achaea.)
(See also HELP OOC and HELP INSANITY for in and out of character.)

The rules for using language in Achaea are simple. Do not inflict overly
obscene language on people who you do not _know_ are willing to hear it, and do
not use discriminatory language (racist, homophobic, sexist, etc) AT ALL.

We don't care what you talk about
- in tells with friends (not just anyone: friends only), or
- says (if with only friends present),

but we do not want to see awful or offensive language on any public
channels (market, shout, yell, newbie), any city channels, or any House
or order channels.

Awful or obscene language (yes, including the f-word) are just as awful if they
are disguised with multiple ***s or written backwards). The head of a clan may
dictate what sort of language he wishes to allow in his clan, subject to the
other absolute restrictions on discriminatory language and hacker-speak.

Our language rules fit within the general context of HELP OOC (or
HELP ROLEPLAYING, or HELP INSANITY).


WHERE DO THESE RULES APPLY
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In short: LANGUAGE RULES apply everywhere except tells to friends, says in the
presence of friends only, and in clans (where the clan guidelines rule). They
apply to warcries, mottoes, titles, and EVERYWHERE else beyond the exceptions
noted.


SPELL IT OUT
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Also, spell out words: do not use sounds-like abbreviations such as
how r u? b4 I c u, I 1der!  SPELL THEM OUT!


LEET SPEAK
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Furthermore, the justifiably despised leet-speak (l33t h8x0r type of
nonsense) is completely banned from Achaea. If we see you doing it, you will
get one warning, and then be banned. Go play Everquest if you want to hang out
with that sort of person.

(See also HELP LANGUAGE for the various languages of Achaea.)