Swearing and Episode?


#1

What is the policy on swearing in a story, I’m a little confused about it?

Thanks, help would be much appreciated :slight_smile:


#2

There is a 5 F*** rule. You can use F*** up to 5 times per Episode. There are other words like wh*** that are forbidden. A lot of words are judged on context.


#3

if you are going to include ALOT of strong mature language/swearing in your story it’s recommended you put that strong language warning at the start of your story.


#4

I read somewhere that you can’t use the f-word to refer to intercourse at all, but it’s okay if it’s been used to mean the same thing as “damn it!”


#5

Something like that.


#6

Then chain reaction needs to be taken down


#7

I know It’s Just An Illusion got yanked for a while for having too many f-bombs. She had to remove some.


#8

Thanks, I don’t suppose you know if there’s a list anywhere of the words I can’t use? :slight_smile:


#9

I don’t know of a specific list. I just know of the 5 f-s and wh***


#10

Okay, thanks anyway.


#11

Don’t swear in every other line, don’t use the f-bomb in a sexual context, and don’t use slurs. Aside from that, swearing’s alright.


#12

I believe she has already had to change that? It’s actually that author that I learnt the 5 “f-word” rule from as one of her stories got suspended I believe.


#13