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PG and things like that ( level of maturity?)

  1. Hi! Where do you change the settings for the level of maturity your blog is on? I mean I think that I have set mine to be ok for everybody, but I think I need to change it to parental guidence or something, I know that I saw this when I first created my blog, but I don´t remember where.

    The blog I need help with is vafann.wordpress.com.

  2. You can go to the front of your blog and hover over the dropdown menu on the top navgation bar on the left hand corner. Then click "Report as mature" and Staff will receive your report. http://en.support.wordpress.com/mature-content/

  3. Oh thank you, but I don´t want it as mature, I just think I should have it not for everybody since I tend to swear and things sometimes, I don´t know what it´s called. Where are the other options? :)

  4. There are no thoer options unless you wish to make the blog visibility "private" so search engines don't index the content. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

  5. Oh, no, I just found it in the "Discussions" settings, thank you anyway. :)

  6. What you find on the Discussions page is the "maximum rating" setting that only applies to avatar/gravatar display on your blog and not to anything else.

    Avatars
    An avatar is an image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on avatar enabled sites. Here you can enable the display of avatars for people who comment on your site.
    Avatar Display
    __Don’t show Avatars
    __Show Avatars

    Maximum Rating
    __Maximum Rating G — Suitable for all audiences
    __PG — Possibly offensive, usually for audiences 13 and above
    __R — Intended for adult audiences above 17
    __X — Even more mature than above

    see here > http://en.gravatar.com/site/faq/#answer-1-3

  7. Oh! Ok, then how do I set my blog to like PG? Is there nothing between G and X? I don´t understand, I have to know what I can write and what I can´t depending on the audience in terms of language and things isn´t there?

  8. There are no blog settings other than the ones I have already pointed to.

  9. Ok, now I really don´t understand, does this mean that I should set my blog to "Mature" just in case I happen to use a four letter word occasionally?

  10. I don't post any profanity on my blog. However, I notice many bloggers do and they don't mark their blogs mature. I believe that occurs when images and the/or text are not what one would want a young child to read or see.

  11. Ok, I understand, but I really think that there should be some kind of way to differentiate between a blog that is primarily profane, and one that might have certain entries that should be marked with a warning since the blogger is an adult and not 6 years old, and sometimes needs to express themselves in adult language.

    I understand that you are a volunteer, and can´t do anything about it, and I have seen that you put a lot of work into these forums, but I am beginning to wonder what kind of place this is. I have yet to have seen any staff answering any questions, and when I read through the sticky notes about forum conduct, it seems that what it is essentially saying is that " you have nothing to complain about, and should be grateful that you are getting all of this for free"

    I would be more than happy to pay for an upgraded account, after I have tried out the free one and found that I am over my head satisfied, and want even more, but the way this looks, I seem to have come to the wrong place.

    Without any information about what I can and cannot say in my blog without having it marked as "mature", I feel like I am bound and gagged, and not free to express myself in any language that a small child would not understand, and that is ridiculous.

  12. You can post nude pictures. You can talk about sex. What you can't do is primarily do either or both of those. If the blog is focused on sexual topics in a titillating way, it'll be marked Mature.

    You really don't have to worry about profanity. I've got several HUNDRED entries in my Profanity category, and hardly a day goes by when I don't drop an F bomb, but my blog isn't marked mature.

  13. You'll find what WordPress.com defines as 'Mature' in this support page:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/mature-content/

    Also, the Terms of Service are clear too:

    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

    As for whether this is the right place for you, only you can know that.

  14. @ raincoaster

    Thank you for that, it would have been terrible otherwise to have to think about every single word you say, and be careful with every single thought you have for fear of it being offensive to anyone who is old enough to read.

    I feel better now. :)

  15. @ absurdoldbird

    Thank you, I have read through all the rules now, and though it says that everyone has freedom of speech, and the right to express themselves and their opinions, it still seems as though if you express yourself using "strong" language, your blog can reported and marked as "Mature".

    Maybe I am misunderstanding something. I could understand if it meant that any blog entries that could be found to be offensive to some people, could be marked as mature, or have a warning or something on them.

    I don´t understand why a whole blog has to be marked that way if the majority of the blog entries are just using normal language.

  16. Anyone can report a blog. A blog doesn't get set as Mature without being looked at by a staff member, who makes a judgement call. And those calls are appealable; I got set as mature, and very maturely threw a hissy fit, and then they reversed the decision.

  17. Ok thank you raincoaster, it does sound comforting that common sense can still override seemingly rigid rules. :)

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