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    Rating System

    For the past few days I've been noticing porn and explicit material under the Mature(18+) rating. Some even under Moderate or General! I must have flooded staff with these reports. Clearly very few are reading the rating guidelines. The flood from FA recently isn't making it better either. On that website there is a similar rating where porn is submitted. They might think it's similar here. Is there a way Weasyl can cut down on this mis-rating? Maybe place it on the submission page as a reminder?
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    We're gonna try to adjust the rating guidelines to make it more clearly what goes under explicit and what goes under mature. Hopefully people will read it and be able to make the distinction between the two categories in the future.

    Otherwise there's not too much we can do to make people put stuff in the right categories. People just need to be corrected with the category differences between Weasyl and other sites and hopefully they'll get the hang of it.

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    Maybe the rating Mature(18+) needs to be renamed to something that won't be mistaken for a porn rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapydos2 View Post
    Maybe the rating Mature(18+) needs to be renamed to something that won't be mistaken for a porn rating.
    I'm not sure that the name is a problem- I think what would help more is, like Fiz said, more clear Rating Guidelines. But regardless, there will still be people that will mis-rate submissions for various reasons such as not reading the Ratings Guide or, even after any changes to the Guide, still not understand and will mis-rate, and those kinds of things can't be helped. In this kind of situation the best option is to report the image for the mis-rating and staff can take care of it.
    Last edited by Tiger; 01-30-2014 at 01:12 PM.

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    Hmm. My take: I'd say it could be both, since words carry meaning by themselves, whether or not someone reads the help guide. That is to say, I do get what they mean...to some, 'Mature' and 'Adult' are basically synonyms.

    I don't have a better idea this second, but I do get what they mean.

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    If it weren't for the US-centricness of it, I'd almost suggest just adding the equivalent MPAA ratings we're looking for: PG, PG-13, R, X (except even then it's not the best, I've seen things in R movies that have made me go "they approved that?!").

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    Glad to hear the rating guideline is being updated. I mentioned in a previous thread that it might be a good idea to make the link to the rating guide a little more obvious from the submission page, because a lot of people clearly are assuming the ratings here are the same as, say, FA ratings.

    Mostly, I see a lot of confusion about the difference between General and Moderate. Especially since Moderate is akin to a PG-13 rating and the majority of websites online (especially art sites) require users to be 13 or older anyway. But this website doesn't seem to have that requirement?
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    What rating does vore go into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TealMoon View Post
    What rating does vore go into?
    That question does not contain enough context information to define a category. Different kinds of vore could belong to any of three different ratings if I'm not completely mistaken, depending on all the other elements and the general atmosphere and motive of the image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xarg View Post
    That question does not contain enough context information to define a category. Different kinds of vore could belong to any of three different ratings if I'm not completely mistaken, depending on all the other elements and the general atmosphere and motive of the image.
    Fetish vore (which most of it is).

 

 

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