18+ yay or nay?

Should the rules exclude minors from signing up?


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Indian Summer

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The rules currently allow only adults to join the board. Should this stay as it is?

I have already created a sexuality forum that you have to explicitly say you want to access. (Join the Not Safe For Work usergroup.) I could potentially change it so that a moderator has to grant permission before you can join that usergroup, thereby excluding minors, if they are allowed to join the board.

I haven't really given this a lot of thought, but I remember from "another board" I was on that many members felt inhibited by the "PG13" rule, so that's why I made this an adult-only board.

Let me know what you think!
 

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I would prefer it to stay 18+. But I also think all NSFW stuff should only be allowed in designated sub-forums so that the other areas are okay to access at work or college.
 
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Can we include minors without censoring naughty words?
 

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I first joined the "other board" when I was 14, and I really enjoyed it. It really helped me gain the support, and knowledge I didn't have readily available in real life.

However, as I got older, I did kinda wish we didn't always have to be PG13. If we include minors, I do like the option of having a subforum for grown up talk.
 

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Considering I have a pretty good idea who "rainbowdisneytardis" is, I think the current rules have been broken already. :p
 
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Okay, I'm leaning towards opening it for 13+ or something then :) I will have to modify the rules etc, but I'll wait a couple of days for more people to express their opinion.

Can we include minors without censoring naughty words?
Just to be clear, is this a rhetorical question implying we can't open it to minors without censoring naughty words, or a suggestion to open it for minors without censoring naughty words?

I think naughty words may have to be censored (automatically), but I don't care if you use "adult language" in appropriate areas of the board. I'll try to find out what I agreed to w.r.t. bad words and so on with our host tho.
 

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Question: if the "bad" words are not censored, does that make it hard for people to access the forum from places like work or the library, etc.?
 
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Question: if the "bad" words are not censored, does that make it hard for people to access the forum from places like work or the library, etc.?
Yes, because such places tend to have filtering systems that freak out over such foul language. And I believe some places even use systems that pro-actively go on the Internet searching for "bad" sites and then blacklists them for the future.
 

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If you didn't want to go all the way down to 13, maybe it could be 15+?

I know that vegkid and disneyjessica are more mature than some adults I have met.
 

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Im happy for under 18s to be here for the reason that if you are a veg and young it can be good to have support esp if your family isnt veg.