Shadewolfe
 member, 75 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 10:29
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Annnnnnd, the update to forum level adult screening is now apparently live.

Or so says my access to the one adult game I post daily in,...



Something tells me Jase and crew are about to have a busy weekend.
SunRuanEr
 member, 29 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 13:22
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Smooth and painless. Nicely done, and thanks gents.
Flarelord
 member, 327 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 13:25
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Is there still the plan to tie adult access to an eventual paid subscription?
Shannara
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Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 13:30
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
I believe that the adult access/subscription tie in will only apply for those who have lost adult access due to not following the site rules.

Ya might want to wait for a jase confirmation on that, though.  :-)
Mad Mick
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Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 13:37
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
I had to wait all of about 60 seconds.  Thanks for the excellent transition.  =)
Flarelord
 member, 328 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 13:38
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Oh! Hey, Shannara! I need to send in a facepic for this month! *goes to make it*
Shannara
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Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 13:40
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Wait times will vary, just based on when moderators are around.  I plan on checking in fairly steadily throughout the weekend, excepting sleep time for US Central time zone.
steelsmiter
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Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 15:58
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Shannara:
I believe that the adult access/subscription tie in will only apply for those who have lost adult access due to not following the site rules.

Ya might want to wait for a jase confirmation on that, though.  :-)

If you guys do go to adult sub only, would you please wait until I die from thyroid cancer, because I would genuinely hate to be site banned because I can't afford to run adult games. And that's what would have to happen because I have no intention of giving it up willingly and can get free adult gaming elsewhere.

This message was last edited by the user at 15:59, Sat 22 Aug 2015.

jase
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Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 16:04
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to steelsmiter (msg # 98):

That's not what Shan said, quite the opposite really.

This message was last edited by the user at 16:05, Sat 22 Aug 2015.

steelsmiter
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Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 16:06
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Oh I was just making sure :D
bigbadron
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Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 16:09
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to steelsmiter (msg # 100):

You could have done that by scrolling up this thread a few posts.  :)
girl in green
 member, 47 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 20:30
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
At first I was concerned about the transition to the new system being janky, but my concerns were completely unfounded and approval was practically instantaneous. This is a much better system to move forward with, imo.

Thank you to all the moderators/administrators for being so receptive to community input, in addition to continuously tweaking and improving the site. The steady improvements and consistent rules regarding acceptable content make this a great and safe place to be.
TheWarriorPoet519
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Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 21:34
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
I apologize if this has already been asked: Does this mean age-statements are no longer needed by GMs?
emeriliath
 member, 62 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 21:35
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
I asked this.

They are no longer required, but the GM's are allowed to ask if they like.
Shannara
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Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 21:37
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
It would be appreciated if you would keep the ones given for a while until the new system is fully in effect.

However, for new players added, you will not need to get age/legality statements.

BUT -- that does not remove the responsibility to remove players/report players whose behavior or statements in game brings age into doubt.
Ladywyrm
 member, 1 post
Mon 12 Oct 2015
at 22:40
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
So, I think my mouse slipped while entering the age thingy for an adult game I was considering joining.  Thus, the information entered was not matched to what's on file, and I was suspended from all adult games.

I have sent an Rmail to the moderators, but was wondering if anyone knew approximately how long to expect a response?  And what I may need to do to prove it was an "oops" not that I'm secretly a minor?

Thanks for any assistance!
~Jaguar
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Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 02:05
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Quick check, guys... Not sure if I missed it - and if so, then I apologise for having a "man look."

What's the turnaround for approval into the adult section? And are players notified when they've been approved?

Just wanting to send a couple of RTJs and it keeps boxing me out. :p
bigbadron
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Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 03:15
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
The turn-around is, "as quick as we can" for the first request.  Can't be more specific than that, because it all depends which mods are about and how busy we are.  After that the system is completely automated.
Big Brother
 member, 374 posts
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Fri 16 Dec 2016
at 01:39
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
I may have missed it, but is there a reason for the "two week old account" rule? I plan on starting a game here at some point in the future, but I can pretty much guarantee none of the people I plan on inviting will be current RPOL members, and a two week waiting period is essentially a death sentence.
Shannara
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Fri 16 Dec 2016
at 02:19
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
You can always make your game non-adult while you're doing the setup, then switch it over after a two week period.

Yes, there is a reason for the limit -- one of them is so that people who are denied adult access have less reason to go open up a new account in an attempt to get around it.

Another reason is that two weeks to get to know the site and the adult rules helps to avoid problems.
steelsmiter
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Fri 16 Dec 2016
at 04:11
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Waiting periods are surprisingly customary. The shortest one I've encountered is 3 days.
RosstoFalstaff
 member, 96 posts
Fri 16 Dec 2016
at 04:14
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Perhaps the people could create accounts ahead of needing them. Gives them time to get acquainted with the format and rules of the site
Big Brother
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Fri 16 Dec 2016
at 14:29
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Shannara:
Yes, there is a reason for the limit -- one of them is so that people who are denied adult access have less reason to go open up a new account in an attempt to get around it.

Another reason is that two weeks to get to know the site and the adult rules helps to avoid problems.


Alrighty, that makes sense. Thanks!

RosstoFalstaff:
Perhaps the people could create accounts ahead of needing them. Gives them time to get acquainted with the format and rules of the site


I considered this, but I'm inviting people from a FB group, and I don't know which of those who are going to respond I'll ultimately accept so it won't work in this case. I think Shannara's suggestion - non-adult to adult after a few weeks - will work better. Thanks, though.

(That said, you're right - I wish I could get them acquainted with rules and formatting ahead of time. C'est la vie.)
Sir Swindle
 member, 126 posts
Fri 16 Dec 2016
at 18:13
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
This whole thing has been live for a while right? I feel like it was a long time ago that I just had to put my DOB in the box to app for an adult game.

Since what ever date that was I've been telling DM's in my RTJ that they don't have collect (and I'm not going to submit) age statements.
Skald
 moderator, 743 posts
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Sat 17 Dec 2016
at 06:49
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
RuBB update 67 on 22 August 2015 was when the adult access changes were intoduced.

You're right - GM's don't have to collect age statements any more now the system handles all that automatically, but they're certainly still allowed to ask for age statements in the RTJ if they choose to ... and you're right again, you've met the site requirements by going through the age verification process ... though the GM might turn down your RTJ if you don't provide an age statement when they've asked for it, as is their prerogative.