View Poll Results: Is Covid an offensive name for a Bat?

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  • Yes

    43 38.74%
  • No

    68 61.26%
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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by Huggykaze View Post
    No, you wouldn't. That's why the profanity filter has existed for 16 years.
    Don't make me dig up screenshots from 14 years ago just to disprove this idiotic statement.

    Yes, and people would disable it and report you for swearing, because that's how they got their power kick in life, by punishing people for things they didn't even have to see if they didn't want to.

    It wasn't until BC when people started making fun publicly in chat of these people that the trend died down, people started swearing more, and blizzard probably got overflowed with reports from people saying basic swears like "fuck" and "eat shit" and realized they needed to ease back on their puritan bullshit.

    I don't even understand why you would try to refute this real piece of WoW's history, without even using an argument that makes sense.

  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jackson View Post
    Don't make me dig up screenshots from 14 years ago just to disprove this idiotic statement.

    Yes, and people would disable it and report you for swearing, because that's how they got their power kick in life, by punishing people for things they didn't even have to see if they didn't want to.

    It wasn't until BC when people started making fun publicly in chat of these people that the trend died down, people started swearing more, and blizzard probably got overflowed with reports from people saying basic swears like "fuck" and "eat shit" and realized they needed to ease back on their puritan bullshit.

    I don't even understand why you would try to refute this real piece of WoW's history, without even using an argument that makes sense.
    Please, give me the screenshots.

  3. #83
    Back when pvp titles first came out I laughed super hard at someone named Explosion with the challenger title. So making stupid names is as old as the hills and all it takes is one person getting their undies in a bunch reporting it to end some funny names so don't take it personally op.

  4. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterwep View Post
    Humans always used comedy or satire to mock or deal with horrid situations.
    And I have had him for a while, like I said, nobody ever whispered me anything negative.
    Only enjoyable comments.

    “Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back” - Marcus Aurelius
    "No one told me I was an a**hole therefore I'm not an a**hole" is not a very strong defense. Clearly the people who would have whispered you with their criticisms figured you were a waste of time and simply reported you instead. Given your pathetic attempt to seek validation from edgelords on a forum over an obviously tasteless "joke" (satire makes a point btw, what you did hardly qualifies), I can't help but agree with their assessment.

    Betting you didn't get the attention you were hoping for in game so now you're seeking it here. Enjoy it for the brief moment of distraction it provides, because soon, like the thousands of similar bait threads before it, your little tirade here will be forgotten, relegating you to the dustbin of forum history.

  5. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by khazlol View Post
    Well it's not offensive to me, but it is a current event and people are dying. i imagine some might find it tasteless.

    Probably just a case of to soon.
    This is the main problem.

    I mean... for example, my Dad died at the start of the month because of this bullshit of a virus, i personally won't be bothered by the name because of this, but others that may have had a similar experience, may be easily bothered, so yeah, its mostly timing or how Ragnaros said:

    TOO SOON! YOU HAVE AWAKEN ME TOO SOON EXECUTUS!

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    Name it Taiwan or Thailand.

  7. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by Lubefist View Post
    As a someone who's gone through years of therapy and have bad case of PTSD among other issues due to sexual abuse I can tell you that it's not fucking fine to joke about some things. If person X's need to joke about some issue surpasses his empathy and potential triggering and hurting someone, then he's a complete cunt as a person plain and simple.
    Forum name is Lubefist, admits to creating characters named Fister and Sisterfister

    Goes on internet forum calling people a cunt and says no one is allowed to joke about sex things because they claim they were sexually assaulted.

    The irony.
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  8. #88
    I had a Nelf warrior named Ashanial who got flagged for a name change, still no idea why...

    However, I run around on my human rogue named Cumdump and apparently that's fine

  9. #89
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    stop taking yourself so seriously. Just get over it.

  10. #90
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterwep View Post
    You probably wouldn't get banned if you named your Rogue: Serialkiller.
    But hell on earth if you name your rogue something none existent like Serialsapist...
    I never understood why our society is way more sensitive to sexual abuse than murder, when the latter one is clearly worse. It's no problem to kill and headshot everything in games, but imagine the outcry if there was a quest in WoW to rape a few elves. Unimaginable. Why? Whats going on here? Someone enlighten me plz.

  11. #91
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterwep View Post
    So this just happened.

    My hunter has a Noxious PLAGUE bat from Eastern Plaguelands. (WoW Classic)
    Due to current events I thought it would be funny to name him: Covid.
    In a "roleplaying matter" I also started collecting Spell Damage / Healing Gear to "cure" Covid.
    (Don't worry, I never needed on such items if casters were still after them!)

    A few people I grouped with found it hilarious and I had many nice comments and laughs about it.
    Nobody ever whispered me anything negative about it.
    Yet some reported me. Personally I suspect the opposite faction or people at the same farm location.

    So by this I want to make a poll to ask what other people think about it.

    And share yours if you ever got temporary banned for a ridiculous naming reason.
    It's not offensive and you shouldn't have been forced to rename IMO, but it's cringe af and super childish.

    The fact that you can't get over with it and argue about it just makes it worse.

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