[etoys-notify] [JIRA] Commented: (SQ-668) change "demon's castle" wording to be less offensive/worrisome

Takashi Yamamiya (JIRA) tracker at squeakland.org
Fri Mar 5 15:31:05 EST 2010

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Takashi Yamamiya commented on SQ-668:


Could you tell me how people fear those terms a little bit more? Do they fear words "demon" and "slave" themselves on any media? Do people feel insulted when they just find the word "slave" in any place?  How about a technical term like "slave hard drive"? Even if we would remove those words, superstition or history don't disappear.

Above all, the story is to overcome demon and slavery, not advocate them. I don't understand.

You can modify it in any convenience ways. The Demon's Castle project is just a tool to learn EToys, not a literature. But I'd like to know what exactly happens.

> change "demon's castle" wording to be less offensive/worrisome
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SQ-668
>                 URL: http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-668
>             Project: squeakland
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: etoys
>            Reporter: timothy
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: etoys 5 and showcase
> As we head to Haiti, I'm getting considerable backlash about Demon's Castle from Haitian Americans.  Demons are very real in their culture, as they are for evangelical Americans as well.
> Simple suggestion ... change the name to "Wizard's Castle" and this text:
> "You have been captured by an evil demon!  If you don't escape, you will never see your friends again! You are my slave!  Ha ha ha!"
> "You have been captured by a wizard!  You must find a way to escape!"

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