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Tenebrent Salven 2 weeks ago updated by World of Potter 1 week ago 7

What are the actual ratings? This is not very clear.

The rating 1x says suitable for everyone, but the 2x has minor duels and such. 

The Harry Potter movies are PG-13 which means suitable for anyone 13 or over. Why are things that are essentially in those not seen as 1x?

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Please message the MoM of the site you are referring to directly with your request. As you can see with the answers above users of many WoP sites already think their rating system is clear and fair. If you do not agree with that on a specific site, the leader of this site has to look into it. We cannot have a common rating system for WoP and WoX as our different sites have very different content, some are 13+, some are 15+ and so on. 

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Satisfaction mark by Tenebrent Salven 1 week ago

Should be described in the guidelines/rules

you would think wouldn’t you. But the only thing said is 1x is suitable for everyone. Which as I said, should be anything that would be allowed in a PG-13 movie.

I don't know what site you are on, but EU has this stated clearly.

Cool. And every site should have a clear standard and description of anything that doesn’t fit in 1x.
Hence putting it on SITE WIDE feedback since multiple WoX sites just say “suitable for everyone”.

EU isn’t the only site, so it’s great you have the site set up well but not the point of the post as the question was what the is considered 1x. Not where on a site it is found.


Please read the question before answering.

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The idea is that we are not forcing users to see content that they do not want to. 

PG-13 and similar ratings have to do more with maturity at that age and what would be appropriate for people that age to be able to handle, and are based off of general classifications of an age, not specific experiences or preferences. There are users on site who have likely not seen the HP movies for the reason you mentioned, that there is violence and/or duels. The other thing about movies is there are trailers, summaries and reviews in which viewers can read/watch and decide if the content is something they would like to expose themselves to. There are no such identifiers in topics.

Site topic ratings don't have anything to do with outside ratings by other organizations. 1X topics are a classification for anyone who is at all interested in reading it- so basically, if I read a 5 year old a 1X topic, it should be appropriate for them. This is so that people on-site can have freedom to do what they want in their topics (with restrictions of course) but also so that those who use WoP as a safe space can have that safe space without potentially being exposed to triggers and uncomfortable topics for them. This is also part of why Prefects are so quick to identify/address topics that have incorrect X ratings and why sensitive topics require trigger warnings or are not permitted in backstories. 

Additionally, there is some debate as to what can be classified as PG-13- some people would totally disagree with the classification of the HP movies as PG-13 because they don't think it's appropriate for their 13-year-old. Some allow their 8/9-year-old children to watch it because they think it's appropriate at that age. The WoP X-rating, as it is an original system, eliminates some of that confusion and debate and makes it very clear and easy to understand.

So no, I disagree- 1X topics should be suitable for everyone, as stated in its description- it is not harming anyone to set their X rating a little bit higher. What you personally decide to view is your choice. There is a reason that WoP staff/creators decided to design their own rating systems versus just using a pre-existing one.

The specific details of what is permitted under each rating are, as mentioned, explained in the rules and the RPG guide for your reference. And you are welcome to topic under whichever rating you would like and read/view whatever ratings you would like.

It doesn't have to do with topics specifically, but I disagree it should be acceptable for a 5 year old. 13 is the limit, so 13 should be the youngest consideration for age. It has to do with other site aspects that have things seen as not 1x that are not as "triggering" as things that are considered 1x.

The suitable for everyone of any age also doesn't fit when you see sites like WoEC.

And the WoP rating system is not clear at all.

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Please message the MoM of the site you are referring to directly with your request. As you can see with the answers above users of many WoP sites already think their rating system is clear and fair. If you do not agree with that on a specific site, the leader of this site has to look into it. We cannot have a common rating system for WoP and WoX as our different sites have very different content, some are 13+, some are 15+ and so on.