Forum Language and Vulgarity Act

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Forum Language and Vulgarity Act
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Date enacted22 May 2012
Date repealed20 May 2017
Legislative history
Introduced on23 April 2012
Introduced byNorth American Republics,
Voting began13 May 2012
Required majoritySimple majority
Vote results11 Yea, 1 Nay, 0 Abstain[1]
Repealing legislation
SLU Modernization Act
Status: Repealed

FLAVA is intended to establish a set language for the forum and to establish a clearer set of instructions dealing with vulgarity of any sort on the forum. [3]

Section 1: To establish an official forum language

1. English is hereby recognised as the de jure language for basic forum communication
1.1 This includes, but is not limited to; legislation, bills, acts of parliament, article submissions and other “official business.”
1.2 Any standardised dialect of English is acceptable for the above (i.e. British English and American English).
2. Languages other than English can be used for general discussion with other individuals who speak the same language, or for role-playing purposes such as signatures or newsroom stories.
3. Native-speakers are encouraged to use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation whenever possible
4. Non-native speakers are encouraged to do their best, but should not feel pressurised to communicate in perfect English.

Section 2: The departmental official, known as the "Language Monitor"

1. A departmental official position, named “Language Monitor,” will be implemented via RAAGA
2. The Language Monitor is expected to be active on a daily-basis, to ensure they can do their job effectively without the need for intervention from either the Secretary of Communications or the minister responsible for censorship.

Section 3: Censoring inappropriate, offensive, slanderous or otherwise restricted materials

1. The above listed material is described as follows:
1.1. “Inappropriate” denotes language or material that is not suitable for viewing with regards to age, or contain items of an adult nature in a non-age restricted environment.
1.2. “Offensive” denotes language or material that is deliberately and obviously intended to offend an individual’s or individuals’ persons, personal beliefs, or sensibilities.
1.3. “Slanderous” denotes the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, or nation a negative image.
1.4. Materials that may be considered otherwise restricted, such as the swastika in Germany or where else prohibited, or links to malicious software or similar websites.
2. Should the Language Monitor encounter material that is classed as being in any of the above categories, the Monitor will inform the Secretary of Communications, who will in-turn inform the Minister of Domestic Affairs
2.1. Both the Language Monitor and the Secretary of Communications have the right to reprimand the offender, either via private message or telegram
2.2. Upon the advice and information received, the minister responsible for censorship should then remove the material, once sufficient reprimands have been given
2.3. The Secretary of Communications may inform the minister responsible for censorship of anything suitably in-contravention, without a communique from the Language Monitor
2.4. The minister responsible for censorship may remove anything suitably in-contravention, without a communique from the Secretary of Communications
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