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Brykovian
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I've received an entry for this month's GDS Challenge that has the word "Bastard" in the title. I consider this a "borderline" bad word, and I've asked the author to consider changing the title.

I'm just looking for opinions and guidance on how to proceed if the author really wants to have the current title.

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-Bryk

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Well even though it is a "borderline" bad word, there are other games out that contain the same word. So I would not feel bad if you allowed it to stay.

Think about it, one of the "top pop" songs from recent times was titled "Bitch" and used that word very very often in the song. And that played on public radio for all to hear!

This is a difficult subject for us to determine, while it is very borderline I see no real issue with this specific word. But again if we allow it, will that make others feel the desire to use more vulgar words down the road?

I guess I have one question, does the use of this word in the title really help with the subject of the game submission idea?

Brykovian
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The full title is: Plant, you bastard! ... obviously meant as a humorous thing.

-Bryk

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A game where players compete to promote their favorite Zepplin member as being the most important. Probably a better title than Page, You Bastard!.

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Free speech and all that, I think I'm on the less conservative end of language. "bastard" doesn't even strike me as a minimally bad word. It's certainly "ok for TV" and whatnot.

I might agree if people were inclined to censor words like "shit" or "fuck" in the title, but I'd do so with some reservations (for lack of a better word) as I personally don't see why some words are arbitrarily worse than others.

- Seth

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Sorry, I should have provided an opinion. I think it's fine. I'd not name my game that, but I don't think it's truly offensive to hardly anyone.

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I have no problem with Bastard. It's not something I'd want to hear coming out of my 2 year olds mouth, however. I say let it slide.

-Darke

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Okay ... guess I'm a prude. ;-p

-Bryk

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Brykovian wrote:
Okay ... guess I'm a prude. ;-p

-Bryk

No I don't think you're prude. It's not something that I'd consider a good word to use in a title, but it's not so bad that I feel we need to censor it.

-M

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Darkehorse wrote:
No I don't think you're prude.

Oh -- but I *am* a prude!! :-) Just ask the future young men who will one day look to date my daughter!!! :-D *evil smiley*

-Bryk

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