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3 months ago
Despite this account being nearly a month old, I'm pretty new, as I spent most of that said near month not being active or even lurking. And now for whatever reason, I've decided to maybe try and become a member of this community. Lurked a bit to familiarise myself with the website, and have noticed that this site is way way looser than others on the rules. With the games too. So, I have a question. Is there a limit to what a game can contain or what you can say?

I'm presuming not, as I've read some pretty messed up games, or at least compared to some other IF games I've played, though they were not as bad as what I have read-or watched for that matter-before. Please answer my question, as I would fail spectacularly at being a member if I got banned within my first post.

I am definitely certain that you are all quite loose on the language though! So let me truly use my vocabulary.

Hello you cunts, I'm some shithead who've decided to try and get into this community, and a wannabe writer who nobody likes. I found this shit called interactive fiction around three fucking years ago, and instantly got more hooked then when I butchered that kid and sold his corpse to a meat factory. Some yellow skinned slope from the slums of Vietnam, where gangs, drug addicts and ladyboys like to hang around, so yeah, quite fun.

Come visit me! Come visit where the skies are perpetually gray, the canals are filled with shit and rubbish, where at every corner you can find some insane homeless cripple preaching about how Buddha is coming down to lead a crusade, abandoning his peaceful ideals when he realises how lost humanity truly is! Where you get the occasional fun news of how your neighbour Nguyen was murdered because he forgot to pay his debt to one of the local gangs! Where cops only come in once in a while to extort some money from your already struggling little shitty shops!

Quite new I am. Hello.

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3 months ago

Welcome! Hope you enjoy your time here. As for your questions I think you would find Endmaster's article useful. 

https://chooseyourstory.com/help/articles/article.aspx?ArticleId=4123

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3 months ago
I actually did read that article! It was the first article I read when I joined. But the thing is, it seems that there are no true limits on what a game can contain, but I'm still not that certain on it. And it still doesn't really answer if there are any limits on what you can say. Can I glorify mass murder, be extremely racist and spread a copious amount of hate because why not, etc, etc, etc,... Not saying that I will be like that, but I still want to know if there are any limits. I do appreciate the humour here though, and how unserious people seem to be.

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3 months ago

Hard rules aren't really a thing here; we are beholden to the whims of the gods, but they're not whimsical, so it works out.

To answer your question, check out this article: Guide Lines article link. The answer is: there are limits.

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3 months ago

Can I glorify mass murder?

Sure go ahead and glorify mass murder. More than a few stories like that around here. It's sort of important to have a plot and such though with it, otherwise it just comes off like being a shitty edgelord story. (It's okay to be an edgelord, just be an entertaining one)

Be extremely racist and spread a copious amount of hate?

There's been more than a few people on here claiming they were going to make some SUPER DUPER HITLER SIMULATOR, but most of the time they don't follow through since they were just shitposting and soon disappear.

We did have one guy that wrote a story on here that turned out to be a white supremacist for realsies since it was later discovered that he had an account on Stormfront (and it wasn't for trolling purposes). When he was confronted about it, he tried to claim he wasn't when it would have just been more honest to say "Yeah I'm down with the 4th Reich"

In any case, his story itself wasn't actually about Nazis winning WW2 or anything really obviously race related. He'd written part of his novel in game format on here which was to do with running a militia after the bombs hit and it was quite frankly boring as shit. Not like he had remnants of the noble Ayran race fighting the mongrel races lead by Jews with orbital lasers or something.

Ended up getting taken down for low ratings and being unfun. (And the author was equally unfun, so he was shoved in the ovens eventually as well)

Honestly I've only ever seen one example of a real "racist CYOA" (Like real as in I got the impression it wasn't being racist just for purely offensive purposes) done semi well and it wasn't on this site, it was on Infinite Story. And the author of that story ended up taking it down for whatever reason.

It's never really seriously been attempted here though (Actual Nazis don't tend to be excessively creative), so it would be a case of having to "write it and see" thing. Crank the maturity rating to 7 and put an extra warning on it in the description.

Etc, Etc, Etc

Of course the only major thing you didn't really mention was THE PORN. That's really the only thing that's the limit. You can't just have a story with page after page of people inserting whatever into various orifices and then a bunch of bodily fluids come out.

However, this isn't to say you can't have sex in a story. Sex just can't be the sole purpose of the story. As for how graphic the sex scene can be, well that's mildly more flexible though much like the human body, there's still limits. Obviously if you're just doing stuff like "fade to black" you're not going to run into any issues though.

Again it's a "write it and see" thing. Crank up the maturity to 7 and put an extra warning in description.

We're also not trying to attract the weird fetish crowds either, so unless you're mocking furries, vore fuckers, diaper shitheads and other degenerates in the story, for fuck's sake do NOT write anything involving weird fetish shit. (It's just one of the many reasons Warrior Cat fanfic was outright banned around here) And it probably goes without saying definitely don't glorify pedo shit.

This is a family friendly site after all, not a place for degenerates. (Even though they come here anyway)

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3 months ago
As for site rules and stuff, I'm sure you've got a decent grasp. As long as you don't really become annoying we're good around here.

About language, it's obviously free to use as you expressed, but I'd use them where applicable, to avoid swearing just for the sake of using naughty language.

Welcome.

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3 months ago
Welcome to the site. Please avoid porn, furries, and warrior cats and you might be okay

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3 months ago
Alright, quite a warm welcome, I'd say. The limits are quite far and the rules quite loose, so nothing where I would worry about. I don't think I'm a proper cunt or an annoying dickwad, nor do I have weird fetishes, and I assure you my game will definitely not glorify bloody pedophilia nor will it revolve around sex. As for my swearing, it's just that I naturally swear a lot, because I grew up in an environment where there was a lot of swearing and where me swearing as a kid was accepted, so naturally that rubbed off on me and influenced me to curse a shit ton. If my cursing gets annoying or whatever, just tell me and I'll try to tone it down. Thanks again for the welcome, y'all. Only complaint is that the site on mobile is a bit weird. I have big sausage fingers, so pressing buttons is sometimes a bit annoying.

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3 months ago
The basic site design was put into place over 20 years ago so yeah, it's not the most mobile friendly place.

You might try just writing on an app and pasting pages over, and wait to do anything finicky on a laptop.

If you're on a PC, there's a site extension that adds dark mode and some other features for Chrome and Firefox by the way. You can find it here in Brad's profile: https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=bradindvorak
(He's one of the few degenerates we allow.)

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3 months ago

I know it was founded in 2001, but shouldn't they update the website once in a while? When was the last update? I'd think that making the site good for mobile would be among their top priorities.

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3 months ago
We seem to be getting along just fine without it, I shall be sure to forward your suggestions to "them" with utmost haste however.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

I can't escape the ding dong jokes, can I?

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3 months ago
You're asking for it naming yourself ding dong balls

- Sent from my Sony Xperia Smartphone

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3 months ago

It's DingDongBells, you fuckin' idiot. And look at your profile pic, you didn't even bother to put it in correctly, I can see the background. I regret making DingDongBells my main username for all accounts....I can never escape my eternal torment! 

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3 months ago
Bruh get off the internet and do your homework.

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3 months ago

Get off the internet and revise your lessons, you have an exam on Thursday!

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3 months ago
No need to clap back you spent mitochondrium. Eventually self acceptance is key to not come over as an insecure bitch whose voice barely dropped, though not seeing the greatness of my profile picture certainly puts you ten steps behind in that regard. So, dickdongballs, when are you growing up?

- Sent from my Sony Xperia Smartphone

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3 months ago
Hey bro, don't forget to do your pre-algebra homework, it's due on Monday.

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3 months ago

Oh god, I don't want to learn algebra ever again. I'd kill myself before I learn it a second time.

Also, nearly forgot to tell you. Remember to do your homework and revise your lessons, you have an exam on Thursday! I know I know, 1+1 is hard for you, I get it, but you gotta push! Don't wanna stay a dumbass forever, don't you?

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3 months ago
Don't try to be clever and clap back because I'll have you know that I graduated kindergarten last year.

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3 months ago

I can't believe they let you out of kindergarten after the bread machine fiasco.

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3 months ago
I'm going to shit in your fucking cereal.

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3 months ago

Is this a threat or a promise?

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3 months ago
Both.