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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:11:15 PM

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I just posted my first 18+ piece, and before I revise my links I was wondering what the guidelines are as far as linking stories of different ratings? I certainly don't want to offend anyone, but I would like to be able to link my new work to something else in my portfolio.

Most of my poems are G, along with a couple that I selected 13+ for not because of racy content, but because they are a little more "mature" reads than the rest. Right now I have Sensual Encounter, the 18+ piece, linked to one of the 13+ poems (Fragmented, Too). Is that all right? Is it safe to assume you'd prefer an 18+ piece not be linked to one that's rated G?

Thanks!

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:22:43 PM

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My personal opinion is to opt for the "higher" ie, more "adult" rating...

For instance, I think if you have a four chapter story, and one of the chapters mentions sexual activity, all of the chapters should be rated 18+ or whatever...

Again, this is just my opinion...there doesn't seem to be a real guideline at the moment for either scenerio, so it's a discretionary thing...I guess as the site grows and these situations occur with some frequency it may have to be addressed...

So for now...use your judgement...or borrow somebody else's...whatever...happy8

Btw...I'm not sure how much value there is in rating something 18+ as far as preventing someone, say, 16 from reading it...if anything, it may have the opposite effect and encourage underage reading...but, don't tell anyone I said that...I'll just have to deny it...dontknow

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Lisa
Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:51:56 PM

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magnificent1rascal wrote:
Is that all right? Is it safe to assume you'd prefer an 18+ piece not be linked to one that's rated G?

Thanks!


This question hasn't come up before, but that's a good rule to go by. If somebody's reading one of your 13+ pieces and they click through to another one of your poems, they'll at least see the new rating at the top of the new page, so they can opt if that's what they want.

Thank you for checking, Maggie! :)


magnificent1rascal
Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 4:09:04 PM

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Thanks, Lisa and Alan!

I thought it was probably just a matter of common sense, but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. angel7

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