Several common card games have "impolite" names.
- Bull $...
- Egyptian Rat $....
Pimp the Backhanding
How do we want to address this on the site? Should we not list the full name of the game as I have here?
(I continued to bowdlerize in this post until we decide, even though I'm arguing that it's silly)
SO had this argument with Brainf*ck, and I generally think they came out on the wrong side -- it's patently not offensive if it's part of the name, and people should be able to deal with it in that case. There's a difference between:
What are the rules to the card game Bullsh*t?
You are a f*cking idiot if you use that strategy
The only good arguments I've ever heard for censoring are:
So, I think it's a personal problem that people should deal with on their own (get a userscript that censors websites if you want, rather than trying to get the whole Internet to censor itself), but unlike on the English.SE we can function without them if we really have enough users that can't handle it
If the name is obscene it should be allowed, how else could it be searched for after all.
However, offensive or obscene language used out of context, or to attack of abuse somone should be deleted - this is pretty obvious i think, as the answer would probably already be voted down / not useful.
My main vote for no is a fairly basic one: how to you ask a question about what might be a fairly obscure game without referring to it by name? Do you call it the 'Game That Must Not Be Named' and link to an external site with the moxie to call a spade a spade?