THERE ARE YOUNG PEOPLE HERE! You never know the age or sex of the PC you are talking too. I require that you respect this and behave accordingly. I will not have ANY breach of this by DM nor PLAYER. In case you don't understand WHY this is the rule, understand that I could be held liable for your bad behavior. CORRUPTION OF A MINOR is a legal offense in every state I've ever visited here in the USA. I will _NOT_ tolerate any risk to my freedom, my life or this server in that order.
If you must be more ribald than a PG rating to have fun, please do have fun, but on someone else's server.
I will work the BANHAMMER on ANYONE acting against this mandate.
What you do in TELL, only ONE other can see. If the content of TELLS is NON-CONSENSUAL or with a NON-ADULT or anyone offended by your OVER PG use of TELL, the BANNHAMMER will come down on you.
This is NOT a social server. There are adults here, but there are also children. Respect that.
Be well. Game on.
"A PG-13 rating is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to parents to determine whether their children under age 13 should view the motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them. A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A motion picture’s single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words, though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is inconspicuous."
There's also the other ratings so you can compare PG-13 with them if you follow the link above. I must say I am still a little fussy about it after reading this. It's kind of vague since it doesn't explicitly describe where the line is drawn. I hope this still helps if someone is as confused as me about what PG-13 is.
My first thought was: "What!? No cursing allowed??"
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Remember, I cannot filter by age. ANYONE can join here.
My goal is NOT a social server, they exist for that sort of play.
Specifically, I want to keep sexual references minimal, to a IC reasonable level.
The reason for this is, in an open TALK channel, while ooc discussing a RL news item, someone suggested (typed in) an URL. I looked. What do I find? A flash movie of a homosexual act. Now, if I, or anyone want to watch pornography, we can find our own URLs (bear in mind most host malware). Such things are not appropriate here having nothing to do with the game and no good purpose in exposing youth to such material (heterosexual, homosexual, or freakosexual, I don't care). That kind of material could well anger a parent, and rightly so. I cannot afford to defend myself in court - so I seek to NOT SET MYSELF UP FOR SUCH.
When I was a kid, I played this game. It did NOT require adult situations then, nor now. While adults, consenting, can create any story they please in private, we ask that you not ask us all to 'live it out with you', there may be children present. Remember, unlike television, we cannot rely on the lateness of hour being any protection, it is early somewhere and children live there too. Now, I'm not banning all adult chat or harsh language, but I am very sternly asking for some good sense to be demonstrated here. If it would make your mother blush, or make you blush to tell her, why are you posting it in public channels? RP is enhanced by some adult content, example a character who hates a particular group for the brutal assault and rape that took place when her village was raided. RP, of the sort we foster here, is not furthered in graphically detailing the encounter tastefully described in the previous example, that is the realm of the social server.
I require that 'ADULT' material be kept in private channel (TELL) and only between adults. This is considered good form and a courtesy to all players here. Remember, bioware stores IP data and your KEYS, if any crime is committed, such as 'Corrupting the Morals of a Minor', ultimately the participants can and will be tracked. I will comply with all legal demands for information on my server. We do store extensive logs generated by the aurora engine, as well as all IP traffic on our server.
Be well. Game on.
We have substiution words like "Arse", "Farg" ,"Shiat", "Bastage." I am sure people know what they subsitute and they are used sparingly both in game and in forums.
I also know sometimes when in game and in a party, people tend to OOC comment which is fine but (raises hand guilty) can sometimes go on too long and people may not realize that if a dm on, they can read the party. Tells really are the best way for ooc but sometimes something is said in character ,in game or an event happens which causes spontaneous ooc remarks.
Also as another mentioned, we have different cultures and countries represented here so what may not seem offensive to you may be with others.
As GM ODA said keep it in contex and at minimum. If you are not sure do not say and I am sure Oda and Eri would not mind a pm to see if appropriate
The DMs when on do a good job policing
We also have the same guidlines for intimate behavior as that should not be public and should always be between consenting parties. Infrences in public are enough without overt flaunting aside from talk saying gave a kiss ,held hands or hugged. If people are concidered a couple it is implied that they are probably intimate.
Flitation and remarks as long as in character should be modest and one should gauge the reaction to see how far to go. Remember people can not see behind screens so an emote like' a frown, blush ,smile etc can help.
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