After losing game, player made death threats in chat.

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@YouTheNoob
I agree there is a >99% chance there is no intent behind an online death threat in FAF but the optics are terrible.

League of Legends is famous for its toxicity and "kys" tagline. Despite it going pretty nuclear on toxicity it's still known for it. Same can be said for other games such as Counter Strike. You should moderate hard against this kind of stuff because a welcoming community is vital for retention and attraction. You also should moderate extra hard so such toxicity doesn't display itself in the pro-scene tournament finals - because pro-level gameplay in a competitive game is some of its core marketing material.

The same can be said of racial slurs. In the last 2 years I've seen on 3-4 occasions some of the more well known pros use "ni**er" in chat repeatedly as well as repeated use of the seraphim voice taunt "There can only be one superior race" (or however it goes). Even recently in a pro setons game I saw some teammates on voice comms and I assume a guy joined because one of them pm'ed the other (ingame) "wtf there's a ni**er in chat".

I'm as big as guy on free-speech as anyone but the optics here are frankly terrible and even if it happens 1 in 10,000 games it only takes exposure to a few incidents for FAF to get a reputation.

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Threats of violence or death even as joking has no place in games

Everyone needs to remember that people have been seriously harmed (maybe died I'll have to find it later) from threats from games, look up swatting, it does happen

I really don't care about hate speech, I just think it will scare new players away and kids need not to be exposed to it too early

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This happened 3 hours away from me in 2017, deadly outcome

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Wichita_swatting

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Let's put this into perspective, 2.9 million people die every year in the USA, 300,000 of those die from coronary heart disease. Every man and his dog is online now. The chance of someone actually coming to your house and doing anything is almost zero. Yes, some nutter killed someone but that's like saying you're refusing to go outside because you might get hit by a meteorite. If you were a well-known YouTube star or the guy had your personal details, then the risk goes up considerably but the way I see it, every day the window of acceptable speech gets smaller and smaller because people get more and more offended. Should the guy have made threats, no. Should he get more than a message reprimanding him and reminding him it is not acceptable to say things like that... again, in my opinion: no.

Piss of the idiots online and walk down the street with confidence that the bus is more likely to kill you when you cross the street, than the guy who thought you were crap at the game and cost him his ranking XD

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Not sure why it's even relevant whether the threat would actually lead to action or not. A death threat is completely out of line, stop downplaying it.
"stop being a snowflake and man up" <- This is cringe.

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