So, I realize that this is a topic, that has been discussed a lot on the different pages, but I can't seem to find a suggestion for it here on the feedback-page: Sex and the likes in topics!
It's wonderful, that there's the rating-system for topics, but I believe it's somewhat insufficient regarding the protection of our younger users - because in spite of the rating-system, any user can access any topic on the site, and I know from myself, that I don't think twice before accepting the warning, that pops up when entering a higher rated topic.
My suggestion would be this:
Make it impossible for users under the age of 15/18/21(whatever is most suitable) to enter topics or create topics with a rating of XXXXX.
So people would just get a message saying 'This topic is rated XXXXX. We're sorry, but due to the content of this topic, only users of the age 18 or above are allowed to enter.'
What about the Prefects? This particular group of users should of course be excepted from the rule, since their job is to monitor all forums and topics on the site. They should be able to enter XXXXX-topics, but not create them for themselves.
The inspiration to these thoughts was me stumbling across a topic with a very detailed sexual scene. I found myself a bit shocked and a tad bit shaken - though my IRL age is 24 - so I can only imagine, what even younger persons would feel, reading things like that.
We should do our utmost best to keep our younger users safe!
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