Yet a game about shooting people/yourself in the face with a realistic gun is not a safe assumption? I'm gonna make a bold assumption that you're probably also American. As rainwarrior and tokumaru already pointed out in the 2017 planning thread, you gotta remember that you probably have a very subjective assumption of these things based on your region and upbringing (as do I).mikejmoffitt wrote:if nobody has said otherwise, it's safe to assume that it's inappropriate for the context, not the other way around. I can not think of any contexts where it's a safe assumption otherwise.
In most parts of the world, nudity or even straight up sex is not considered offensive, explicit nor inappropriate for children. That said, oversexualization of women could often be considered offensive for completely different reasons.
Of course, I'd agree that you can usually guess when you should leave out a lot of these things, but you can't assume that everyone has the same insight in American rating systems. It's still baffling to me that "goddamn" would be offensive, despite my heavy exposure to American culture.
I don't really think there's a problem with the way it worked in this compo, it's not like it's a big problem to remove these things. As long as participants are warned in due time so it doesn't have to affect the judging.