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Typing slurs should = self low prio / mute

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  • Typing slurs should = self low prio / mute

    Would it be possible to make it so typing out a racial / homophobic slur just flagged you for an automatic low prio game / self mute with multiplying penalties? At the VERY least auto scramble the words? I think these words are okay in a historical teaching context but obviously that situation is never going to happen in a game of Dota.

    Whatever the system is now I really don't feel like it's working. Just played with an openly racist guild trioqueue at 10k behavior score where they were spamming capslock racial and homophobic slurs as well as being very abusive over voice. I don't like muting people until after the game when I can just avoid them, because communication is crucial for dota.

    I've seen more racism and homophobia on dota in the last year than I have in the preceding 10, it's getting back up to where it was in 2004 when the internet was still kind of new and it was accepted behavior to just abuse people for fun.

    I truly believe that typing out slurs like this = auto self mute or low prio would weed out most bad actors or at the very least make them have to self censor or type it in a really stupid variation.

    Last edited by Gillrien; 05-12-2021, 08:27 PM.