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...should be rated as mature.
(You know who you are)
How to confuse every writer
But, but, the views!
Also totally stealing that picture.
Friendly Uncle right?
I bet it's Friendly Uncle.
ooh! somebody's in trouble!
I'm reading that ATM XD
When I saw the filth that was Fluffershy make it to the featured box, I cried blood. At first, I thought I had the mature box checked.
You almost gave me a panic attack, thought I'd forgotten to rate something as Mature.
LOL But I'm scared now.
Hmn, I feel slightly guilty for apparently helping convince him that he could remove the mature tag from some of his stories.
>>243657243657 I believe this was aimed at Bronystories, seeing as Odd Jobs just got a rating hike.
That is one heck of a reaction. Last time I wept blood, I had gazed unprotected into the mind of a Great Old One.
Thank you! You have earned my eternal gratitude!
Just change the term from "adult humor" to "extremely immature adolescent humor" and we'll be cool.
So I can't talk about mixing Pinkie's batter in everyone stories anymore... Damn it.
No... if it is sufficiently subtle enough, it doesn't need to be rated Mature. It is only the ones that are outright all about the adult humor that have to be mature.
To put it in other words:
We know what you're doing.
Cut it out.
>>243727243727 They see me trollin, they hatin.
I was wondering why Fluffershy was in the featured box. Thought I had checked the mature box by accident.
Speaking of which...where is the mature box I can check? I can't find it now.
So, if we put just a small amount of adult humour in it, it has to be rated mature? Like, if anything remotely related to it is involved even once, it has to be rated mature?
Rule with an iron fist, I guess.
In the tab that says your username, hover your mouse over it. The check box is right at the bottom.
Go to the box with your username on the green bar near the top of the page and mouse-over it. The mature box is at the bottom of the list of options. Or you can just check it before logging in.
>>243743243743 Oh there it is! Thanks for pointing that out.
Also: >>243734243734 Win.
I personally have had no problem with it, but I can certainly see how it could be a problem for others.
My only suggestion/request would be this: a mature humour tag, similar in nature to the existing mature tags.
See my comment. Use the rule they use on TV.
This is your guide to whether or not you need a mature rating: Getting crap past the radar. It is about how strong and how prevalent the humour is throughout the work.
>>243754243754 Right, thanks.
Glad I can help.
Wow... Intolerant much?
And suddenly several dozen or more writers are very nervous about the safety of their fan fictions.
Interesting announcement. But I have to wonder, and I'm sure others are curious too... Is it like a zero tolerance sort of thing, or is there a certain line that must be crossed regarding the explicitness or amount of the dirty jokes before it has to be Mature? Or is "better safe than sorry" the best approach, and just slap a Mature rating on it if you're unsure? Probably the latter.
I am wondering about that too. I'm not worried cause I'm pretty sure none of my stories don't have anything like this, but I just want to be sure.
(Gah a 502 bad gateway error delayed my reply.)
So only baby talk?
It's not intolerant to call filth by its name.
But, I DON'T know who I am!
...OR ELSE WE'LL GET THE SOUP!!!
I wonder how long this bulletin will take to percolate through the ponynets. A whole lot of fics just became incorrectly rated.
I mean they already were incorrectly rated, but it's more obvious now.
Sorry, but I tend to disagree. I don't believe something containing rather juvenile humor should be identified so poorly as 'filth', nor does it deserve the "I cried blood" response sir Hivemind felt the need to have and share. The story's point wasn't to offend, it was to humor. If he meant 'filth' as in, 'vulgar', that may have been acceptable, but that would still be insulting and intolerant in a minor level.
Besides the content, you have to admit it was just not written very good.
and so begins the shitstorm that is the neigh-borhood watch please tell me its not about odd jobs i love that story and its obcene humor its just too funny to block kind of how like Mr. wuncler from the boondocks is too rich to shoot
on another note, yay we finally here something from knighty! (too bad its not a story)
The judgment Mr. Hivemind is making is an ethical one. It's not a matter of mere amusement or mere preference.
I don't get it.
Disturbed Sweetie Belle's face is such... ugh...
Even if it was no TAW story, it still made me (and 1625 others, if the rating is reliable) laugh, or at least giggle, thus fulfilling its purpose. I admit, it wasn't the best (all in all, a fun little story, but nothing I'd give 5 stars out of 5), it still, however, did not deserve to be called (and perhaps even insulted as) 'filth'.
I think there should be a strict difference between Teen and Mature- Odd Jobs is most certainly just teen. even if it does border a bit on the heavy side. It is in no way 'pornographic' and shouldn't be treated as such. Making things that should be open to everypony who want to read it limited seems a bit... Tyrant-lestia ish. I'm gonna be forced to have the Mature tag on so I can read my favorite stories, and if my parents saw some of the truly mature stuff there was because I have the tag checked *shudder*.
Maybe we need some sort of "Highly Suggestive" tag. Something just between that 'Mature' and 'Teen', so there's an even balance.
Tolerance: "a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry."
If calling something you disagree with as 'filth' in an insulting manner can be considered tolerant, then perhaps I should retry looking at our (the bronies') motto "Love and Tolerance", because I have been very, very wrong about it all along.
Look! A flame war!