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Postby Ashley » Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:09 pm

After an excellent suggestion in the comment box, we the staff have come to the conclusion that we would like all threads in this forum to incorporate a system of ratings to help members know what to expect. The ratings are as follows:

Minimum age:

Violence: 1-10; 1 the least offensive, 10 most. Please also include the reasoning behind the rating as well.

Language: 1-10

Sexual Content: 1-10

Nudity (or skimpy outfits): 1-10

Bad Religion: magic, spells, etc. May also include any new age/counter-Christian philosophies, even if the series rebukes them.
1-10

Thank you very much! Those that have threads here already, please edit your first post to include this information.
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Postby bigsleepj » Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:23 pm

Maybe you should add one for "ideas" or "philosophy". Off course a story doesn't need to have violence and swearing or nudity in it to be considered "dark". Some of the plot developments could be seen as dark and creepy, especially if it goes into some dark philosophical territory of the bad guys. Off course these motives of the badguys might be wrong but the philosophy could be very dark and it doesn't fit under either violence or magic. Just a thought.
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Postby uc pseudonym » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:07 am

Actually, my interpretation of the "Bad Religion" category included objectionable philosophical content. If I'm wrong (and even if I am right) it is possible that your idea has some merit.
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Postby bigsleepj » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:45 am

uc pseudonym wrote:Actually, my interpretation of the "Bad Religion" category included objectionable philosophical content...


Doh. You're right though - I should have thought of that but I just saw the examples quoted like "Spells, Magic, etc" and my brain missed a circuit. :grin:

Evil "no god" philosophies or moral relativism, even if the story counter-acts it, can be distressing and shocking - especially half-way through a story before a rebuttle is given of sorts.

If I'm wrong (and even if I am right) it is possible that your idea has some merit.


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Postby Ashley » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:48 am

How's that, BigSleepJ? I edited it a bit. ^^
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Postby bigsleepj » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:51 am

I'm happy, thanks.

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Postby bigsleepj » Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:53 pm

Sorry for posting this again (I know I'm close to getting lynched probably) but does misuse of science by the badguys (genetic engineering, etc) fall under the bad religion category or should that be made into a category of its own such as "dark science" or something?

Just asking. :D
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Postby uc pseudonym » Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:22 am

bigsleepj wrote:Sorry for posting this again but does misuse of science by the badguys (genetic engineering, etc) fall under the bad religion category or should that be made into a category of its own such as "dark science" or something?

Just asking. :D


I think that it doesn't merit its own category, but that it should definitely be considered in the "Bad Religion" category. If use of science is disturbing, it is likely because the philosophies behind it are offensive to readers.

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If so, it would only be for posting that... thing.
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Postby Gypsy » Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:41 am

uc pseudonym wrote:If so, it would only be for posting that... thing.


Yeah ... *is totally creeped out* :sweat:
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Postby mai » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:08 am

What about a separate rating for alcohol/drug use and abuse?
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Postby bigsleepj » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:51 am

uc pseudonym wrote:If so, it would only be for posting that... thing.

Well I did a google search for smile and it threw it at me - I was mesmerized by its bizarre creepiness - I had to post it or my life would have been incomplete.
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Postby inkhana » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:49 pm

My thoughts on the whole thing - if there's an element to it that you think may offend people, mention it somewhere. There's no need for a category for every bad thing on the planet. Otherwise the form will take forever to fill out :/


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Postby That Dude » Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:52 am

Would it be possible for me to post my "manga" Foreign Exchange here? I had it in the Art Corner but now that it's shut down I don't know where to put it.
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Postby bigsleepj » Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:13 pm

That Dude wrote:Would it be possible for me to post my "manga" Foreign Exchange here? I had it in the Art Corner but now that it's shut down I don't know where to put it.

I don't think the moderators would complain about it. I mean, that's why this forum was created. ;)
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Postby Gypsy » Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:36 pm

Sure, go ahead.
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Postby That Dude » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:38 pm

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Postby jon_jinn » Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:42 pm

ehh...the manga doesn't have to be christian right?
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Postby rocklobster » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:39 am

Does the theory of evolution count in the Bad religion category?
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Postby Ashley » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:15 pm

ehh...the manga doesn't have to be christian right?

No, just please mark the sections that could be offensive.

Does the theory of evolution count in the Bad religion category?

Depends on how it's presented. You may want to just mention it in passing, unless it's some key-theorem on which the entire series is built or something. (Boy wouldn't that be interesting...)
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Postby jon_jinn » Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:13 pm

Ashley wrote:No, just please mark the sections that could be offensive.


okay. whew that's a relief. i'm working on a manga right now that i am planing on putting on this site but i wasn't sure if i could since it's not really a christian manga.
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Postby josh_manga » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:59 pm

Would this apply to the series as a whole, or a comic by comic rating?

I've been toying with the idea of having a wordless comic, based on a pair of twins who are conceived through a gang rape, shown through abstract imagery, more of the idea of a gang rape is portrayed, not the action itself, if that makes sense. A highly iconic series, as it would have to be, being wordless. Obviously the series as a whole would get a high rating on several of the criteria, but since I don't have the whole thing planned out I didn't know if a rating for separate issues might be better, since some issues might have nothing really objectional at all, kinda all depends...

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Postby Mave » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:32 pm

I would imagine you could have a general rating (i.e. apply to the series as a whole) and special mentions for certain sections if necessary. If one of my chapters has something more "serious" than usual, I would label it on that specific chapter. Something like "Note: Includes violence scene/mature topic"

Some ppl may laugh but oh well, I think that's the best I can do.

Btw, my word is not law so I'd rather have a mod confirm this.
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Postby uc pseudonym » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:16 pm

Our word isn't law either, actually. But what you said strikes me as fundamentally correct. Use the ratings to try to give people a solid idea of what to expect, but no one is going to grade you for accuracy.
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Postby Mithrandir » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:49 pm

To add a bit to this, we tend to rather people post a review after the series is completed. If it's all the same, it might be easier for you (and less potentially surprising in the long run) if you did.

That being said, the point of the above request is to prevent out-of-left-field stuff later on. If you *are* planning the whole thing, it may not exactly be an issue.
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Postby Mr. SmartyPants » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:20 pm

No. But please do give a warning beforehand in case somebody might not enjoy vampires and such.
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