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Clean up the language in ubuntu software to make it more family friendly - eg "b*****d tennis*

Asked by daniel on 2009-10-17

There are certain applications in the ubuntu center which have inappropriate language either in the name or description. I wouldn't want my kids reading it...ubuntu should be family friendly software.

An example is "Bastard Tetris -Bastet (stands for "bastard Tetris") is a free (GPL'd) clone of Tetris(r) (built on the top of petris by Peter Seidler) which is designed to be "as bastard as possible": it tries to compute how useful blocks are and gives you the worst, the most bastard it can find. Playing bastet can be a painful experience, especially if you usually make "canyons" and wait for the long I-shaped block."

Another example of "inappropriate" content would be the "dopewars" game.

They should not be in with children friendly games, should packages in their not be reviewed for offensive material and language? I don't think they should be easily accessibly by children.

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2009-10-17
Randall Ross (randall) said : #1

Hello Daniel,

This is a good suggestion, well-written, and is likely a new feature request. May I suggest posting your text to the Ubuntu Brainstorm web site as the developers of "Software Center" might not stumble upon your idea here. Brainstorm is where new features are suggested, voted on, and adopted. This is the link to submit your idea: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/submit/

Good luck and let me know if you have any further questions.

Cheers,
Randall

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