You are either not logged in or not registered with our community. Click here to register.
 
November 28, 2020, 04:38:30 AM

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length

Click here if you are having problems.
Default Wide Screen Beige Lilac Rainbow Black & Blue October Platinum Send us your theme!

Wiki Blogs Dicebot

Author Topic: Slur language  (Read 698 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Captain MalteseTopic starter

Slur language
« on: May 24, 2018, 04:38:39 PM »
Oh, I hate to ask. What are the Elliquiy rules on racial/sexual/political slurs and similar language within the context of a fiction story? I would hate to use language like that in the real world but when I have a character in a story it makes sense for him or her to use the common language of that time and place, and it won't always be politically correct according to today's linguistic standards. Is this fine within this website and these fiction stories or do I need to tighten it up to stay within guidelines?

Offline Kye

  • They/Them | Fringe Ruffler | Lahkesis | The Great Enabler | Salt Daddy | Bringer of Silence
  • Guardian
  • Carnite
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Location: Caught between places unseen.
  • Créature Maléfique
  • My Role Play Preferences
  • View My Rolls
  • Referrals: 5
Re: Slur language
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 04:41:55 PM »
You are welcome to use such language in story posts.  There are no rules against it.

Offline Captain MalteseTopic starter

Re: Slur language
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 04:55:57 PM »
Thanks Kyrsa! That clears it up for me.

Offline Kye

  • They/Them | Fringe Ruffler | Lahkesis | The Great Enabler | Salt Daddy | Bringer of Silence
  • Guardian
  • Carnite
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Location: Caught between places unseen.
  • Créature Maléfique
  • My Role Play Preferences
  • View My Rolls
  • Referrals: 5
Re: Slur language
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018, 04:56:46 PM »
You're welcome!

Offline midnightblack

Re: Slur language
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 01:38:58 AM »
I've raised a similar question not too far in the past. One extra bit of advice that I was given was to add a small disclaimer in the opener post of that particular story, warning of the nature of said provocative content. Might be a good idea to follow on that if you feel that what you intend to write has the potential to seriously trigger some people. Not that there wouldn't be an extremely small chance for the wrong person to wander in that story and get blasted by outrage, but better to have it there and be covered, than deal with any weird form of drama.