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Mantis.5798
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Profanity Filter — Specifies the amount of profanity to filter in chat and other communications.

I was recently suspended for using “inappropriate language”. Please read my message sent to support below.

Hi, I was recently trying to log into my Guild Wars 2 account but received a temporary suspension for “inappropriate language”. After reviewing the rules of conduct I have discovered that the reasons in which I have been suspended are justified, yet the guidelines are contradicted withing the game itself. I pose this problem to the support staff. When initially starting the game, I had selected a setting so that inappropriate language would NOT be filtered. Now, whenever I have happened to use inappropriate language we can acknowledge that because of this setting, only people who willingly choose to see the language will in fact see it. Given that most people do not read the rules of conduct before playing a game, having an option to not filter profanity makes it seem very clear that profanity is allowed and readily available, so far as the user has decided they can be mature enough to handle it. Now knowing that foul language is NOT allowed in the game, I fail to see why there should be an option to show it. This is misleading and my suspension due to profanity seems misguided. I hope to be able to log back into my account ASAP so I can inform my peers that profanity does not fly in Tyria.

Thank you for your consideration in the matter,
Mac

Anyone have thoughts on the matter?


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Profanity Filter — Specifies the amount of profanity to filter in chat and other communications.

I was recently suspended for using “inappropriate language”. Please read my message sent to support below.

Hi, I was recently trying to log into my Guild Wars 2 account but received a temporary suspension for “inappropriate language”. After reviewing the rules of conduct I have discovered that the reasons in which I have been suspended are justified, yet the guidelines are contradicted withing the game itself. I pose this problem to the support staff. When initially starting the game, I had selected a setting so that inappropriate language would NOT be filtered. Now, whenever I have happened to use inappropriate language we can acknowledge that because of this setting, only people who willingly choose to see the language will in fact see it. Given that most people do not read the rules of conduct before playing a game, having an option to not filter profanity makes it seem very clear that profanity is allowed and readily available, so far as the user has decided they can be mature enough to handle it. Now knowing that foul language is NOT allowed in the game, I fail to see why there should be an option to show it. This is misleading and my suspension due to profanity seems misguided. I hope to be able to log back into my account ASAP so I can inform my peers that profanity does not fly in Tyria.

Thank you for your consideration in the matter,
Mac

Anyone have thoughts on the matter?

This isn’t a point for discussion or debate. The filter does not exist as a “license to swear.” The filter is there, like a door lock, to provide some level of security against the unwanted. But whether someone uses the door lock or not is immaterial if a person determines to open the door of someone else’s home.

The rules are clearly defined in the UA, the Rules of Conduct, and the Naming Policy, all posted for everyone’s easy access on our Legal Page.