I say bring on the ban hammer.
As a player moderator in other games, I don't think it unreasonable to have players help keep the chat clean.
It really isn't acceptable to have a chat like that, in addition it all goes by so fast that it renders the whole thing useless. There needs to be smaller groups of say 'Help chat' that you can join so that you're all in the same place for the same thing.
You wanted kids... You live on earth.. How about you protect them your own way? You want the world to change around you to protect your kids. You are worried your kids will be uneducated enough to fall victim of a sexual predator? Or possibly that you are not suited to regulate what your kids do and see... Possibly with the excuse of 'it sooo hard now with the internet'.. Guess what.. Games are a luxury.. You are not entitled to them.. Your kids can be restricted and you can work hard to be a good parent not a friend parent. You suggestion and quest to sanitize something is absurd. It is not illegal to post words on a chat.. It is illegal to have sex with a minor but not to type something. Your knowledge of law is almost as small as your capacity to understand the roll you play in your childrens safety.
I agree with you that parents should monitor their children more if they're the ones that are unhappy about it but even so some prevention is required. After reading this thread I went on the chat and started a conversation with an individual looking to talk to 'gurls under 14' and was rather shocked by what they said.
Putting aside the fact that these people are on the cha,t wouldn't you agree that the chat is rendered useless by these sorts of people on it? I can't ask a question and get a useful answer because by the time someone is able to read my message several 'looking for horny girls' messages have swamped the chat.
Ya know what... Lets cancel the internet for the OP. For the sake of her precious children lets just ban anything that could be harmful.. Even a kid posting a clear and obvious joke.. Lets ban em.. Lets make everything safe. I want all the heros and troups to wear pads and eye protection.. To set a good example.. And everyone should be in first place.. EVERYONE. Sorry to go off.. But a person calling a video game chat a breeding ground for pedophiles and child grooming is just the wrong person both reproduce and play games.. If i were a CC developer i would ban you for the sugestion of this game being involved in sex crimes.. People are nasty. Live with it
The chat is useless i agree... All chat is useless.. Because people have no control of their kids and kids are given unrestricted access to technology by inept parents. They then slowly ruin everything around them until someone uses this thread in a lawsuit against the Devs and shuts down their office rendreing dozens unemployed... I know sounds far fetched.. But this is where it begins and how its started
I agree. I quit playing all my games with chat for the reason of the chat rooms and being harrassed by people for immoral things thinking im younger than I am. get these games off. pedophiles go to jail so why dont the developers for aiding and abetting?
and this is not unwarranted. parents should b there but what of us who r of age & still get harrassed? people go 2 jail for more ridiculous things. its about time we as a people stand up and shout for decency. hollywood and porn is gone almost... so get this crap off so we can enjoy a game.