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::Standards. Sometimes it is simply over the top to let anything and everything be said. --[[User:Robert Horning|Robert Horning]] 16:26, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::Make it simple. Revealed foul language + Children = Large complaints from parents. It doesn't need thinking through, it's obvious. {{Signatures/I R Zaros}} 18:03, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

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Suggestion

Why not make it redirect to a page that says something like "The RuneScape Slang Dictionary with no offensive language" and the other one "The RuneScape Slang Dictionary with language that [may be] offensive to some users"? And also have the same for the internet one. Kid2255 Talk


Linking

Most of the definitions of these words could do with inner-wiki linking. Examples off the top of my head: KBD should have a link to King Black Dragon, K should link to Stackable items#Truncation convention, etc. Endasil (Talk) @ 03:38, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

I'll try to link some of these. Like (sk) link skirt to plateskirt etc... Dude lewis2 16:12, 17 July 2008 (UTC) --

Don't get rid of it

This list is good, I found some phrases used in RuneScape I didn't actually know what they meant until I came across this artical. I admit, there are some words in there which shouldn't be used, so instead of getting rid of it, just filter some of the words, or change them, or both! Also, the page needs a GOOD cleanup, because the page is a bit of a mess. Maybe make an article for a different letter of the alphabet? "Slang dictionary" could be edited to link to each of these articles. "Slang dictionary (A)" for example. --The1AndOnlyMike 05:05, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Agreed.. This is so useful. --Boilar 02:57, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

2 lists?

Since this list of words is getting so big, mabye we could split it into 2 sections, one for RuneScape related jargon (drag, scmmy, ect.) and one for just plain leetspeak (lol, wtf, ect.) Anyone have any thoughts? Sysop crownTes FanSysop crown 02:26, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

I say we keep one list, because they're all used in RuneScape. Dragon helmChiafriend12Granite body (old)I have 12 friends. 04:27, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

I agree with Chia. if anyone ever comes across a word they dont know, they won't know what list it will be in.--Kade wikis 21:03, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Censor it?

I think it should be censored, because the 1st time I saw the page, I was shocked to see swear words written on it. And besides, RuneScape Wikians aren't allowed to type these words, and the possibility of the site being banned by school internet filters. Chef's hat Altarius95 The Master Cook! Talk to me Cooking cape (t)

I don't think so, because this is a informational page. These are really things that people mean when they type these words.

And, there IS that big "Warning: There is language on this page that some readers may consider offensive." banner at the top of the page. Sysop crownTes FanSysop crown 12:09, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Can't we just put sum asteriks(spell-check needed!) after the 1st letter, like F***?Chef's hat Altarius95 The Master Cook! Talk to me Cooking cape (t)

If players are offended by the language, they really need to talk with someone.
If parents are appalled by the language, they should remember that they are responsible for their children, not us.
If readers don't understand the language, they should wait until they're 13 to continue playing Runescape. Rollback crownearth(t)

I just noticed someone's been replacing all f*** by freak... wtf ? Second-abyssal-whipPatheticcockroachGuthan's platebody(Talk) 13:20, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

So, then revert the page to before it was edited... It was edited by an IP, therefor probably not even a member of the wiki. As I DK 14:23, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
I don't know how to restore an old revision... so I went trough them all and undid the censoring ones and left the good ones. I hope I didn't miss any...Second-abyssal-whipPatheticcockroachGuthan's platebody(Talk) 15:13, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
I think no censor needed, it's an accurate description of what people are actually trying to say. And the banner at the top says it all! It's like the disclaimer for some TV shows: "Viewer discretion is advised".--Frogging101 22:43, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

I don't believe a censor should be needed in this article because of the big warning on the top of the article. They are being told that there will be language that they might find inappropriate. It is their own choice whether or not to read the article. If you wanted to read this article but are offended by the curse words, just try to ignore them or not look at them--S terror1 01:45, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

This list is good, I found some phrases used in RuneScape I didn't actually know what they meant until I came across this artical. Instead of getting rid of it, just filter some of the words, or change them, or both! Also, the page needs a GOOD cleanup, because the page is a bit of a mess. Maybe make an article for a different letter of the alphabet? "Slang dictionary" could be edited to link to each of these articles. "Slang dictionary (A)" for example. --The1AndOnlyMike 05:03, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

FTW

Should the recent edit, made by an ip address 71.141.134.173, that Ftw was "Fuck the World" be kept? I've never seen it used in that manner, but would like other's opinions. Dragon hatchet <- Velireon -> Dragon hatchet

This page is offensive enough..I think it should be removedFile:Wintumber tree.PNG Atlandy 15:57, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
The matter isn't whether it's offensive or not, it is "is it used". Personnally, I'd never seen this use before.Second-abyssal-whipPatheticcockroachGuthan&#039;s platebody(Talk) 14:58, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
i say get rid of it. dont think ANYONE has heard it before, i reckon it was omeone just being stupid. Chef&#039;s hat Altarius95 The Master Cook! Talk to me Cooking cape (t)
Um, unless you've been living under a rock, you should know that Taz, of ECW fame used it when he created his own championship belt, called the FTW (fuck the world) Championship. Just about every person with more than 2 brain cells knows that FTW is Fuck The World. I say keep it, unless you're a retard. 69.156.176.17 00:42, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
It doesn't really matter if a very notable professional wrestler uses the phrase, which in turn may have 5,000,000 people using the phrase. What matters, is if it's used in-game. Dragon helmChiafriend12Granite body (old)I have 12 friends. 00:06, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
I've NEVER heard it used in this context ingame. I say remove it. Dtm142 18:23, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
I've heard it a bilion times, with two seperate meanings. 1. (Fuck the world) and 2. (For the win). You can ask any player in rs and they'll probably say the 1st one. It should be kept.--Zeeus 20:56, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
I haven't heard it used in this context but even if one person uses it it should be kept. Per chia, what matters is if it's used. Bandos godswordJmoDragon platebody
I've only ever heard it mean For the win, so keep it as that. Fizziwig2006 22:44, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
I've never heard it used that way, either (sorry, but i never like to swear or even imply it slightly). However, some people claim that it is used in RuneScape and some people might be confused when they play RuneScape and hear it. I think we should keep it even though i don't know about it. Signatures/thisguyown
It's now "For the win, Fight to win, Fuck the World (rarely)", but I hear it used as "Fuck the World" way more often then I hear it used for "Fight to win". Infact, I don't think I've ever heard it used as "Fight to win". So why bother putting (rarely) after "Fuck The World"? 205.234.140.219 03:08, 23 July 2008 (UTC) (Texan_H_B_K on a proxy.)

Deletion of this article

This article serves no purpose and as i was looking through it, it has bearly half of the abreviations used by the runescape poulation. If this article cant be cleaned up in lets say... a week then it should be removed.--Zeeus 20:54, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Any article no matter how small should not be removed. Someday this article might contain the majority of rs acronyms. Besides from the point there really are some rs players whom genuinely don't know the meanings of acronyms. As for ½ of the rs acronyms there are more being made constantly so it might be impossible to keep up with all of them. We're only human :\ Bandos godswordJmoDragon platebody

If this article is ever a use to anyone anywhere in the world, it should stay. Thats what wikis are about.--Kade wikis 20:59, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

I agree to both of you, this is an accurate article and yes, it may someday contain almost all acronyms and RS slang.--Frogging101 19:25, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Don't delete. But would a section on the most frequently used abrrvts be helpful? Yrademord 10:58, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

No delete. This article is very useful if you encounter some slang you've never heard before; one quite search and you find it out. Yes, it needs a bit of work, but I say don't get rid of any excess slang, you never know who will use it. Artwich 19:54, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Cleanup - Adding Links

I've gone through and added a bunch of links in. However, because I made the edit, I would prefer someone else to go through and decide whether the cleanup tag is ready to be removed. Thanks in advance! Template:Signatures/Nq2h 06:25, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

z00b????

Ok, I think that z00b/zoob should be removed. Mainly because I have NEVER heard ANYONE use that term. My MAIN account has Zezima in it's name and no one calls me a z00b/zoob.

Also, should we add HYT to the definitions? For those who don't know, it means Hey You Tip.iter. We could say it is used by member's of tip.it. 18px Da bomba3talk2meSandy 18px 23:56, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm not saying you're wrong, but "zoob/z00b" is on this list, and this basically means that it has been used. Plus, certain people hate "Zezima noobs" and would make up zoob. There you go. Derilith 18:38, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Zomg

for those of you who don't know, Zounds was a word used in old English to express disbelief. plz dont remove it. an example is in Romeo and Juliet right before Mercutio died.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Thisguyown (talk).

Who said we would?
  1. REDIRECT User:C Teng/sig 23:10, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
someone removed it earlier, so just thought i'd say Signatures/thisguyown

Gay

When a player says that he is straight, which is uncensored, will he be banned? Unless he is soliciting (god forbid how), that player doesn't deserve blackmarks, so a person saying he himself is homosexual is completely acceptable as well. If it's dodging the censor, well, that is not automatically breaking a rule. To support this, some words and names, like a certain administrator's in-game handle, are caught by it. Rollback crownearth(t)

I agree with your intention (i.e. that players should be able to classify themselves as gay or straight), but "homosexual" is a banned word. The rules specifically state: "mis-spelling an offensive word or using symbols to replace letters to avoid the chat filter is considered even worse." Since "homosexual" is censored by the chat filter, it seems reasonable to think that Jagex considers it to be offensive, so misspelling it to get around the filter is breaking the rules.
The only argument against this stance would be if Jagex does not consider the word to be offensive in all contexts. It seems unlikely that they would be so lax, given their track record (I was punished for saying "I'm Barry Scott"). They most likely consider all "sexuality" related words to be suspect, given that there is no sexual aspect to the game (so there could be little genuine reason to use the words in chat). They could not reasonably ban the word "straight", as it has other meanings. They have banned "heterosexual", presumably for the same reason as "homosexual".
Arguably, they could not reasonably unban these because they would be widely abused, e.g. in offensive contexts and for solicitation. Leevclarke, AKA Max Bulldog File:Bulldogh.gif 02:01, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

You could argue that the word "gay" should not be censored, as it can be used as an alternative word for "happy".

Dogtag333 13:54, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes, but it is almost never used in that context. It's for the same reason that "ass" is blocked, even though it could mean a donkey. If you mean happy then you can just say happy, since that is a synonym with no ambiguity. Leevclarke, AKA Max Bulldog File:Bulldogh.gif 18:50, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Well, if we're allowed to say something like "get your facts straight", I don't see an issue in saying "Jad is gay". Rollback crownearth(t)
The difference is, "straight" is not censored while "gay" is. Sysop crownTes FanSysop crown 19:50, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Ahh k. Rollback crownearth(t)

"Gay" is just how some people choose to be, and that's thair choice so there is no reason to sensor it. Rune kiteshield (Saradomin)Nman649 talk-Actually being gay isn't a choice, it's something you're born with. It's like saying "people choose to be straight".

Reporting column

Jagex does not have a list of words anywhere that automatically count as an offence. The standard they use is whether or not the language was used in a context that was offending someone, not whether it could potentially be offensive. As such, I don't think there's a way to have a column that accurately reflects whether or not a word or phrase should be reported. I would just go ahead and remove it outright, but there will probably be people who disagree with me and there's no point in doing so if it'll be reverted. Any thoughts? Skill 20:51, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

The report thing is pointless, RuneScape is to faggy already. You can't even say "crap". "Crap" is not a bad word! PLUS why would you have to be 13 to play if it sensors everything? Think about... Rune kiteshield (Saradomin)Nman649 talk

You don't have to be 13 to play anymore because now they let you play but you have to use Quick Chat and you cann't use normal chat. --Strength 5chidori (Talk)(Contribs)(Edits) Play RuneScapeStrength 03:48, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

stfu has been filtered particially

now it's st** instead, so it should be removed from the article since it's already been filtered and cannot be expressed anymore File:ExplorerRing3.pngBtzkillerv has entered the building! File:Cape blue.png 10:30, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

This Whole Article

In opinion, this whole article should be shut down. It teaches players how to avoid this chat filter, and avoiding this filter in itself is a breech of Jagex many rules. So what, this wiki is not a part of Jagex, but still, why are we teaching it's users how to break the rules. I'm requesting a VfD.

11:40, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Support - Ranged Dh ranger2Talk#EditsArmadyl helmet 15:58, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Support - Dragon halberd Lanning9 Ancient staff 16:11, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Support - Rendova 19:48, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
HUGE Support -  Tien  20:29, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Slight Support - I find that some of it is useful, but a good portion of it doesn't work out. I think that we should keep the ones that do not bypass the censor and are also commonly used. For certain ones, it might be a possibility to remove offensive meanings. Some phrases are not common and aren't used or rarely at all, while others have partial or incorrect meanings. That's my idea Monkeyguy139 22:43, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Slight Support Dragon scimitarMjs961File:Guthix book.png 02:04, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Only the swear words should be removed, as some new players might find the rest helpful.

Slight support Per Mjs961 Wintumber tree C0ngratz406 (talk) Santa hat detail 09:25, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Mostly Strong Support Per Mjs961 and Bonziiznob PrayerUserPage # Talk # GuestBook # HiScoresFalador shield 3 21:31, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

RuneScape Related/RuneScape Unrelated separation.

I've separated every term into one of two categories, 'RuneScape Related' and 'RuneScape Unrelated.' This took a very long time, so please don't just undo the whole thing right away. If anyone disagrees with my change, say as much here, and we will discuss it.

Formatting Glitch

I fixed a problem with everything after the fog entry being inside the fog cell, but the F and G headers are still in the wrong place for some reason. Could someone with a better knowledge of wiki formatting have a look at it please?--Kazmahu 05:45, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Redirects to this page

There are many redirects to this page. Most of them end with #[letter]. For example, the redirect for wtf is Slang_dictionary#W. Articles like this needs to be changed to Slang_dictionary#W_2 to redirect them to the correct header. Luckytoilet 01:18, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

remove most stuff

first off all, delete all ascii scharacters. Then make all bad words degfinitions one word that couldn't be found offensive --j-g 21:17, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Splitting into two parts?

To make things simple, splitting the whole dictionary into two sections just makes things harder to find. If it's used in RuneScape, it's RuneScape-related. If it's not used in RuneScape (or "RuneScape Unrelated") it shouldn't even be here. I mean, [as far as I know] "narb" is only even vaguely used in RuneScape. Nowhere else. How could it not be related to RuneScape? Dragon helmChiafriend12Granite body (old)I have 12 friends. 03:02, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

The split could be simply just like the Juna article has the dialogue split into a subpage at Juna/dialogue. As far as maintaining, well since the sub-page would be full of content likely to be vandalised i would highly recommend semi-protecting that page. The only link to that page should be, in my opinion, a link on the main article with warnings. Having the all of the content of questionable standards contained on the one page, will allow filtering programs to filter just the one page as opposed to the entire site. As far as acronyms and related that have more than one meaning then those entries could be denoted as having alternate meanings on the sub-page (or possibly vice versa). Of course any good suggestions are more than welcome.
  1. REDIRECT User:Kytti khat/sig 03:00, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Sounds Good to Me - <--- Point said, 03:05, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
The end result is that it doesn't serve a reasonable purpose, and it just makes things harder to find. Dragon helmChiafriend12Granite body (old)I have 12 friends. 01:00, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Swear Words

Should be cencored such as 'WTF - What The F***'. Zaros FTW! I R Zaros 11:38, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Why? File:Rollbackcrown.PNG Kudos 2 U Talk! Edit count! Contribs! 16:12, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Standards. Sometimes it is simply over the top to let anything and everything be said. --Robert Horning 16:26, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Make it simple. Revealed foul language + Children = Large complaints from parents. It doesn't need thinking through, it's obvious. Ancient talisman I R Zaros Talk 18:03, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
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