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What's Considered Political?

What's Considered Political?

So following the banning of the game "This Signal Kills Fascists" on this site, I was wondering what, exactly, constitutes as being too political on this site? I hope we can all agree that fighting good old Nazis are okay, but do we draw the line at fighting modern day Neo-Nazis and Klansmen because they're American? Would a game about fighting the Black Panther be somehow more okay since they're not white? What about TERFs and anti-LGBT hate groups? How much oppression is need before someone becomes an acceptable target? Are we really at a point where throwing dairy product on someone who openly holds violent racist views is considered to be more violent and less acceptable than openly holding said racist views and calling for the death of minorities? Is dehumanizing someone by calling them "hyper leftist" and ignore any of their opinion somehow more acceptable than doing the same just with the word used being Fascist? Or is any game that even remotely suggesting that United States is not the Eagleland people seen in Hollywood production automatically considered too political and thus not fitting into the taste of this gamer site?

In am 90% certain this not the avenue you would like to take on this stance. We make this site safe for people to be on, and this post itself is not appropriate IMO. This is a conversation you could have in private with admins or moderators. Just my two cents.

The Site Rules, which you agreed to abide by when you joined earlier this week, are quite clear when it comes to acceptable content with regard to political content/hate speech/etc. I'll quote the relevant sections, of which there are many:

Originally Posted by Don't be a hater.
C'mon now. Don't post defamatory, abusive, bullying, harassing, racist, hateful, or violent material. Refrain from ethnic slurs, religious intolerance, homophobia, and personal attacks when here. This is the kind of thing that should go without saying.
Originally Posted by A Community Member
Being a Myth-Weaver as a Community Member means being nice to each other and doing things that help the community, not hurt it. Being nice means following a common code of etiquette that does not stand for harsh language, explicit sexual content, name calling, demoralizing, or otherwise attacking/demeaning a fellow Human Being. A Community Member also respects the staff, refrains from advertising for different online gaming options, and follows other site policies. This goes beyond what is required of a Human Being, but is necessary to foster a warm, open, and welcoming community.
Originally Posted by Hate Speech
Posted material is not be defamatory, abusive, bullying, harassing, racist, hateful, or violent. It may not include ethnic slurs, religious intolerance, homophobia, or personal attacks.
Originally Posted by Keep it Civil
Don't engage in personal attacks, name-calling, or blanket generalizations.
Originally Posted by Worldly Talk
Worldly Talk (discussion of topics pertaining to morality, philosophy, religion, politics, and other big real world issues) is prohibited from the site after numerous, repeated past incidents. If staff states a conversation should change the direction in which it is going, heed that advice.
In summary: If you're thinking about attacking a fellow human being or a group of human beings with your words posted on this site, whether in a public forum or a game, regardless of which side of any given argument you fall, don't. Off-limits topics have been established only because we have experience that those topics lead to the the sorts of posts that violate rules and require us to act. It's preemptive community care.

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