Because chat filters can be quiet terrible. We are in 2020 are there are countless of games who can't even create proper censors.What utility is there is that, though? This is the sort of thing I argue against most of all. If there is a problem, in this case the broader problem is people being offended by chat content, then the most straightforward and least resource intensive way to resolve this problem is to create a chat filter that is on by default and toggleable, and an easily accessible personal mute function that actually works. This maximizes the ability of players to see, and not to see, what they do and don't want to see. Why is central moderation of a chat needed, if what I have just outlined works properly?
Do i have to tell you the countless of ways i can spell any slur? Its pretty insane really. You can use letters, numbers, ... it goes far.
I would be fine with a filter for people who want it and have it enabled by default, if the darn thing worked at least.
I'm actually referring to Taleworlds (or the review panel, or potentially even the guy who submits the report) as the "third party" here, not a software. The guy who said BadWord and the person (or people) he was speaking to are the first parties. Anyone else is external to the situation.
EDIT: And to clarify, I'm okay with whatever moderation style or tool a community server wants to implement. A community has the right to self-moderation. Here, I'm arguing for what Taleworld's style of moderation for its own official servers should be, guided by their current content policy.
This brings me back to humor. Like it or not, there are plenty of people who enjoy jokes that you or I might find unsavory. If you get into a game as the sixth guy to a stack of five friends, and they have an off-color sense of humor, you're going to get offended. I don't think there's any reason they shouldn't be able to use the most immediate tool available to them (the in-game team chat) to joke around.
There is, of course, a difference between targeted abuse and in-group humor - but you cannot make that distinction based solely on the content of what is said. Nor do I believe humor should be subject to moderation, regardless of its content - only its intent.
If you want to do some edgy jokes do it between yourselves, not everyone has to hear it. You have to watch what you're saying, not the other way around.
It isn't hard to keep those jokes to yourself or on another platform. You don't HAVE to write these things in chat where you know you might get someone to report you or offend someone. You have to change according to the rules, not the other way around.