Something I meant to bring up earlier. This relates to something Bong said about his son under the "Playing Under Assumed Names" thread...
EL-PASSdaBONGnow why didnt i think of that..sems as he is always on teamspeak with you lot,,he even asked hewster do convert for his ps2 lol but ye ill see iggy ,,or even if we get enough under 10s for a kids server night then iggy can babysit for us all hehehehe
I wondered about this. When Teamspeak was just the developers and testers of WW, I was hesitant to say anything. Now that I know that there are kids using it... Should we have the same guidelines for teamspeak as for typed messages during WW play? On occasion the language has become, lets just say, quite colorful.:Censored: Not tryInG to pick on anyone in particular... :D BTW the water in Daytona was something like 55-60F with 15mph winds. There was no "fun in the sun" on the beach :(
well i've been trying preacher, but maybe we need a good 'thumper' to get the 'WORD' out. maybe that's your 'calling' :D
Yes I have to agree there, The language does get rather colorfull. I am thinking about either opening up a room for under 16's or moderating the language used on the server. I think I would easier to open up another room for under 16's rather than impose a blanket ban on bad language, afterall everyone swears in the heat of the moment when there's intense battle going on. People thoughts and comments on what they would like to see happen would be appreciated.
I would die without my life.
19th January 2004
Well IMO, even if it's could be hard to moderate the language in the heat of the battle, I don't think that another room will solve that. Suppose there is only one kid on TS, what will he do alone in a room? Is TS useful for him if there is nobody to talk with?
I think that everyone can / must make an effort when one or more children are on TS. We are all smart enough to avoid to swear at this time. It's not complicated to say "Damn" instead of "s..t", etc...In any case, I feel myself able to do that...
EL-Angel-Eyesafterall everyone swears in the heat of the moment
[Edit]afterall [many swear] in the heat of the moment [/Edit] That's a habit I never got into. I even feel bad saying "but" instead of "bottom" or "rear end". Though I know I've said that one twice in the past couple weeks. Mistress Queeg told me I was not being myself and to knock it off when I said Crap for times on one day last month. It's just not something I find a need to do. Though I do I remember when SteelKnight and I got a kick out of all the new words we learned watching "Das Boot" in German class. That all being said, I've worked in a police station where every sentence had at least two f**ks and a usualy a S**t. So, it's never really bothered me. I usually only notice it when someones asks people to clean it up and I have to scroll back in the console window to see what people were talking about. The only time It bothers me online is when my kids are watching and they now have discovered the console messages. Also, I have to admit today, when I wedged the base of the new shower enclosure I'm installing onto my finger which only has half of a new finger nail grown back, I did hold my breath and then utter "ahh, bugger!!!!!". I've just been hanging out with you Brits way too much! And way too much BBC7 radio during the day.... In short, it doesn't really bother me. If and when it does I will say something. IMO, Everyone should feel free to do that and everyone should immediately respect the request and honor it the next time the person comes online. It is a matter of showing respect to those around you. Simply proper manners.
My daughter plays Wild West as [color=magenta]Devil Eyes[/color][color=black] and she uses the teamspeak too.[/color] She is 14 years old and I can't see her going in a room on her own in teamspeak. What I will do, while she is in teamspeak is put her age in brackets after her name. It would be a good idea to cut down the bad language if a child is in teamspeak. It would be great if you could protect a child from hearing bad language, but you can't. If they don't hear it on teamspeak, they will hear it at school.
I would die without my life.
19th January 2004
MrS-Angel-Eyes...If they don't hear it on teamspeak, they will hear it at school.
An additional reason to prevent the children to hear it on TS...
MrS-Angel-EyesMy daughter plays Wild West as [color=magenta]Devil Eyes[/color][color=black] and she uses the teamspeak too.[/color] She is 14 years old and I can't see her going in a room on her own in teamspeak. What I will do, while she is in teamspeak is put her age in brackets after her name. It would be a good idea to cut down the bad language if a child is in teamspeak. It would be great if you could protect a child from hearing bad language, but you can't. If they don't hear it on teamspeak, they will hear it at school.
Only problem with that being that no one is able to use any sort of brackets in their name, this is to avoid fake server admins getting SA rights. I agree if parents put their childs age in with their name then people will know if there are any children about, that way then people will use common sense. I will try and moderate it as best I can but to outlaw it altogether would be almost impossible.
@Woody - Absolutely I agree that outlawing would be next to impossible, but I did think it would be good to bring up anyway. The fact that there is a discussion on the forums alone gives those in WW leadership something to point to in case someone causes trouble or needs a hint. @Dragon - :) I don't remember if Preacher swears in Pale Rider or not, but he certainly does have that super cool, unruffled by anything composure. I'm just trying to play the part - though the only thumping I will be doing will be with my dynamite stick. ;) @English Rose - 'tis true, they will hear it elsewhere. But while we are trying to make WW as family/new player friendly as possible... @Queeg - LOL I remember those days. And I will never forget our German teacher hitting the chalk on the blackboard and asking the class what it was... hahahahahaaa!!