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  • [Question] Should we be afraid to be ourselves?

    *Please note some things before reading this thread!*
    • This is for when you're alone with friends, not in a public world.
    • I don't overuse the word, although I do it say it occasionally in my sentences.
    • I can't and won't change how I talk when I'm alone with friends to benefit someone else.



    So, on one of ZStep's posts titled, "Growtopia isn't for kids", I comment something about me being afraid to be who I am. Here's what I commented on that particular post.
    Originally posted by Anime_ View Post
    I agree with just about everything in this post. I’m scared to be myself in-game because Mods (mainly Odric and sometimes other mods) are sometimes popping up to chat with me. The reason why I’m scared is because when talking to friends my way of speaking is a bit “ghetto”. As a black man playing growtopia who grew up in the “hood” until he was 10-11, I casually say the “n-word” a lot because it’s apart of my mannerisms and the way I talk when I’m most comfortable, which is around friends. I can also speak properly, as I was taught that after moving to a more “stable environment.” Talking proper is something I do to people I don’t know or adults (I'm 17 btw) to show respect. I don’t want to always worry about, “am I going to get banned for being myself?” I have no idea of the standards for this. I even applied to be game guardian, but just because I applied that doesn’t mean when I’m alone with friends I will change the way I speak. It will seem to me like racial profiling for banning because of the way I talk. It’s hard to not be yourself.
    After reading all this many of you probably going to comment, "Just don't say the 'n-word' or 'just change the way you talk'." Literally, this isn't as easy as many of you may think. There are little to none influential "black" growtopians. The only main one's I know about are, BLACKACE705, Daydrian, and Aroxim. After growing up in such an "unstable environment" for so long, you can't just change the way you talk or how you act when you're with your friends. I don't want to cause any drama for anyone, and I'm sure it's not just us African-American players that are worried about the same topic because some people don't have a filter when they are talking to friends. So the question I want to know is, will I be banned for saying the "n-word" even though I'm black, it's apart of my speech, and I'm not using it in an offensive way?

    Let me know you guy's thought's on this and please be respectful.
    Last edited by Anime_; 08-30-2019, 06:12 PM. Reason: Made more clear
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    Be Yourself! But.. yea.. dont say the n-word too much.. you can still say it but well.. not everytime..
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Scawt View Post
      Be Yourself! But.. yea.. dont say the n-word too much.. you can still say it but well.. not everytime..
      I understand that, and although it is apart of my speech, I never overuse it. Sometimes it just slips out every now and then.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Anime_ View Post
        I understand that, and although it is apart of my speech, I never overuse it. Sometimes it just slips out every now and then.
        You don’t just “accidentally” type the n-word 🤦🏿*♀️.
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        • #5
          Yeah, you better watch out.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Anime_ View Post
            So, on one of ZStep's posts titled, "Growtopia isn't for kids", I comment something about me being afraid to be who I am. Here's what I commented on that particular post.

            After reading all this many of you probably going to comment, "Just don't say the 'n-word' or 'just change the way you talk'." Literally, this isn't as easy as many of you may think. There are little to none influential "black" growtopians. The only main one's I know about are, BLACKACE705, Daydrian, and Aroxim. After growing up in such an "unstable environment" for so long, you can't just change the way you talk or how you act when you're with your friends. I don't want to cause any drama for anyone, and I'm sure it's not just us African-American players that are worried about the same topic because some people don't have a filter when they are talking to friends. So the question I want to know is, will I be banned for saying the "n-word" even though I'm black, it's apart of my speech, and I'm not using it in an offensive way?

            Let me know you guy's thought's on this and please be respectful.
            There's a difference on talking like that with your friends where others don't see it and publicly talking about it (Especially if you're a influencer)

            I don't think anyone would do anything over the fact if you talk with your friends somewhere others don't see, but if you use racial slurs in a public world with many other people then it's a problem. In real life as well you don't go up to a random person and start cursing at him/her or use profanity, as it's general nature on being respectful towards one another, you should also be respectful towards other users here in Growtopia.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chowney View Post
              There's a difference on talking like that with your friends where others don't see it and publicly talking about it (Especially if you're a influencer).
              But yet I was banned for privately talking inappropriately with my friends in a jammed world. So it looks like it doesnt matter where you talk, whether its in a broadcast or in a private jammed world
              Thinking about you.

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              • #8
                whats wrong with saying nibba?; just don't turn the b's into g's

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RaySia View Post
                  You don’t just “accidentally” type the n-word 🤦🏿*♀️.
                  When did I say I "accidentally" type it? I type it, but it's just the way I talk. I type what I'm thinking, I'm not going to try to act a certain way that people tell me too.

                  Originally posted by TobyLerasco View Post
                  Yeah, you better watch out.
                  I don't know. I feel like as long as I don't use it to be offensive or belittle someone, it should be fine.

                  Originally posted by Chowney View Post
                  There's a difference on talking like that with your friends where others don't see it and publicly talking about it (Especially if you're a influencer)

                  I don't think anyone would do anything over the fact if you talk with your friends somewhere others don't see, but if you use racial slurs in a public world with many other people then it's a problem. In real life as well you don't go up to a random person and start cursing at him/her or use profanity, as it's general nature on being respectful towards one another, you should also be respectful towards other users here in Growtopia.
                  I wouldn't really say it as an offensive term. I do use it from time to time, but never to make someone feel like they are less of a person. Basically instead of saying, "dude" or "bro", I say the "n-word".

                  Originally posted by ZStepXD View Post
                  But yet I was banned for privately talking inappropriately with my friends in a jammed world. So it looks like it doesnt matter where you talk, whether its in a broadcast or in a private jammed world
                  Yeah, your matter was weird since we don't really know what you guys were talking about. I don't think me saying the "n-word" is as bad as what you three were probably talking about.

                  Originally posted by Devours View Post
                  whats wrong with saying nibba?; just don't turn the b's into g's
                  Well, there's nothing wrong with saying it as long as you don't use it with an "er" or use it to hurt someone.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Anime_ View Post
                    I'm not going to try to act a certain way that people tell me too.
                    you should say this to a certain forumer

                    god i feel like throwing shade @ him rn...

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                    • #11
                      Looks like being yourself in any way gets you the ban hammer, might as well give up trying if it's an issue.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Anime_ View Post
                        When did I say I "accidentally" type it? I type it, but it's just the way I talk. I type what I'm thinking, I'm not going to try to act a certain way that people tell me too.
                        That’s exactly what you meant. You’re implying that you may accidentally type out the word out. I don’t think you should worry about this behaviour in-game...
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                        • #13
                          My guy, it's really not that hard to speak more formally. It's not like a Chinese person growing up in a Chinese household is suddenly gonna start speaking Chinese with his friends.
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                          • #14
                            lol you are the literal embodiment of anime
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by IHasName View Post
                              My guy, it's really not that hard to speak more formally. It's not like a Chinese person growing up in a Chinese household is suddenly gonna start speaking Chinese with his friends.
                              Who wants to play a game where you have to alter your personality just so you don't lose all your progress that has taken you months or years to get...
                              Thinking about you.

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