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6 minutes ago, Fionalein said:

There are other activities classified as adult besides sexual activities - horror, violence and illegal drug abuse for example. There are even adult rated regions in SL that strictly forbid sexual activities. I would have no problem with a child avatar in a Cthulhu sim ...

I believe a lot of the confusion arises from the fact that so many only come to second life for the sex. They then are only ever around sex and become desensitized to how certain items might make others feel (and even make fun of or demean them for feeling that way), and it also means they might not see any other reason for a region to be adult other than sex. For that reason, so many are under the delusion that adult = no kids when in fact the community standards say just the opposite for the reason that there are many adult regions that don't involve sexual situations like those you pointed out.

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13 minutes ago, ballparkdogg said:

i dont think anyone under 18 should be in SL.   Adult rated means adults only

Linden Labs themselves allow people age 16 in, it's not your call and only a tiny fraction of it in the grand scheme is "adult" adult, so thankfully we don't have to live by your rules.

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2 hours ago, ballparkdogg said:

most of the areas i go are “adult” adult areas

Bully for you, you like to have slex... Not everyone does. Also, SL inst rated adult, its 16+. I agree with @MsKayess that its good we dont have to follow your rules.

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2 hours ago, ballparkdogg said:

maybe in your country its ok to associate with a bunch of 16 yo’s

Newsflash, actual 16 year olds cant go on M or A land.. They are restricted to G lands..

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6 hours ago, Drake1 Nightfire said:

Newsflash, actual 16 year olds cant go on M or A land.. They are restricted to G lands..

"Actual" as in only the ones that correctly report their date of birth when creating their SL account. 😉

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27 minutes ago, Lucia Nightfire said:

"Actual" as in only the ones that correctly report their date of birth when creating their SL account. 😉

Speaking about... we didn't have anyone come to the forums, to ask how they can change their birthdate, which they "accidentally" typed in wrong, in quite a long time.

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4 hours ago, Lucia Nightfire said:

"Actual" as in only the ones that correctly report their date of birth when creating their SL account. 😉

Well, yeah... We cant do anything about the ones that lie. LL did away with verification and allowed the honor system to rule, so we have to hope that anyone on M or A sims are actual adults. 

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On 7/25/2019 at 12:25 AM, Fionalein said:

I would have no problem with a child avatar in a Cthulhu sim ...

Of course not. The Old Ones think they are delicious!

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On 7/23/2019 at 3:47 PM, Solar Legion said:

No physical inventory items are being given out that correlate to the text displayed

I'd go one further and say that I doubt very much that it would even matter if it did deliver something to your inventory.

There are no rules which prevent users with child avatars having adult products in their inventory. People with child avatars can purchase the dirtiest and most sordid products available on the Marketplace, and it still won't be against the TOS. Rezzing them inworld and using them however would be a different matter. That's assuming of course they are using their child avatar at the time, which they might not be. Because there is no such thing as a child avatar account, only child avatars, and one can switch avatars from one thing to another at a whim. The contents of the inventory belong to the account holder, not the 'child avatar'. Users are under no obligation to have a separate account just to have a child avatar.

Besides, how is anybody going to AR someone for what they have in their inventory? Only the account holder knows what is in there.

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everyone is in SL for a different reason and i have seen all kinda of sexual things go on in sims and such.   but an adult using a child avatar for roleplay seems odd to me.  

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23 hours ago, ballparkdogg said:

everyone is in SL for a different reason and i have seen all kinda of sexual things go on in sims and such.   but an adult using a child avatar for roleplay seems odd to me.  

You getting off on pixels is probably odd to more than a few people, just saying, so I don't know how you feel you have the right to say what is "odd."

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10 hours ago, MsKayess said:

You getting off on pixels is probably odd to more than a few people, just saying, so I don't know how you feel you have the right to say what is "odd."

Seeing as pornhub is mindblowingly popular, i dont see how you could think getting off to pixels is odd.. Some of the skins in SL are incredibly realistic. Also, everyone has a right to an opinion as to what is odd. What makes your opinion more valid than theirs?

To be completely honest, i created this alt for the sole purpose of being a child av to a dear friend who couldn't have children in RL. She left SL a year or so later and i grew up. Drake has become my main by default. 

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Re-read what I actually wrote, I never said that I found it odd, I said "more than a few people" not including myself. I was just making exactly the case you just made that they have no right to define what's odd when they themselves would be odd to others.

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Seriously, people are upset about a private send message that some  adult people get (that just roleplay a child) about a used condom in a humorous context, in a virtual world on the internet and only when voluntarily participating in an event?!

Maybe get away from the internet if your that sensitive about questionable content, the internet seems to be a dangerous place for you.

 

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58 minutes ago, Zeta Vandyke said:

Maybe get away from the internet if your that sensitive about questionable content, the internet seems to be a dangerous place for you.

Always remember that snowflakes are as snowflakes do.

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8 hours ago, Alyona Su said:

Always remember that snowflakes are as snowflakes do.

Thanks for calling her out as a snowflake! if you're going to go somewhere with differently rated content and then whine about people actually wanting those ratings enforced, maybe second life isn't for you? Seriously, it's like taking your 7 year old to a movie and a ***** shot is presented humorously in a PG movie, that's basically about the best parallel here. Nothing physical was given, you voluntarily went to the movie...

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Just now, MsKayess said:

Thanks for calling her out as a snowflake! if you're going to go somewhere with differently rated content and then whine about people actually wanting those ratings enforced, maybe second life isn't for you? Seriously, it's like taking your 7 year old to a movie and a ***** shot is presented humorously in a PG movie, that's basically about the best parallel here. Nothing physical was given, you voluntarily went to the movie...

And as proof of said ratings, apparently we can't even say a synonym for a rooster here, but yet this was allowed to continue.

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53 minutes ago, MsKayess said:

And as proof of said ratings, apparently we can't even say a synonym for a rooster here, but yet this was allowed to continue.

/me puffs out his rooster chest and crows with great indignation!

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1 hour ago, MsKayess said:

Thanks for calling her out as a snowflake! if you're going to go somewhere with differently rated content and then whine about people actually wanting those ratings enforced, maybe second life isn't for you? Seriously, it's like taking your 7 year old to a movie and a ***** shot is presented humorously in a PG movie, that's basically about the best parallel here. Nothing physical was given, you voluntarily went to the movie...

A rooster shot would automatically pop said movie into the R possibly NC-17 category.. Your analogy is flawed. You bet your sweet ass i want G rating enforced on G sims. Those sims actually have RL teens on them, there better be no roosters present. 

However i do agree that on a G sim the despenser should not give out a used condom..There is a reason some hunts are restricted to M or A sims, if the prizes are even remotely adult, they should be.

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12 hours ago, MsKayess said:

Seriously, it's like taking your 7 year old to a movie and a ***** shot is presented humorously in a PG movie, that's basically about the best parallel here. Nothing physical was given, you voluntarily went to the movie...

Thats a terrible parallel actually, because you are talking about a situation in real life were real underaged people would be exposed to this.

In SL, it is a place where no real underaged people go, on a internet platform, and every adult with a grain of brain knows on the internet you can sometimes see content not to your personal taste, especially on those locations where content is mostly user generated like on most parts of the internet.

Personally I have more question marks about adult people pretending to be minors on a platform where actual underaged people are forbidden, and be butt hurt about encountering something like this. But to each their own, live and let live.

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11 hours ago, Drake1 Nightfire said:

There is a reason some hunts are restricted to M or A sims, if the prizes are even remotely adult, they should be.

Interesting. I don't think I care much about the particular case of a used condom -- to me it seems vastly preferable to a toy gun -- but there's something to be said for predictability.

The price for predictability, though, is a narrowing of audience. Not that there's a great demand to view used condoms, but that a sufficiently puritanical interpretation of maturity guidelines could further diminish the already dwindling count of G-rated regions (while the A-rated share continues to climb), just because landowners don't want to deal with all the hassle and whining.

Back when Adult was first defined, some of us predicted that the grid would be all either A or G rated, with G popular for any use that welcomes minors, but there are so very few minors in SL (and even fewer accurately reporting their age) it seems G is the one at risk of dying out.

The more strictly "G" is interpreted, the fewer of those regions will remain.

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