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18+ Section
« on: January 29, 2016, 07:08:44 pm »
So how does one get into the 18+ section again?
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Re: 18+ Section
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 07:10:50 pm »
you don't.
it was removed long ago due to it being completely useless.
you used to need special permission from a staff member.
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Re: 18+ Section
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 07:28:33 pm »
The mature boards were shut down many years ago. They became a huge liability issue and given our young user base were just not worth maintaining. Here's Natasha's official message about them being shut down

The Mature boards on FT are largely a relic of the site's extremely early days, when legal liability was less of a concern.  As the site grew, and as the world became more and more irrationally overprotective of anyone under 18, we gradually increased the restrictions.  At first, this section was publicly accessible, but soon changed to only allow members over 16.  We shifted that to 18, and later removed anyone who didn't list an age over 18 in their profiles.  Nowadays, in order to protect both the site and our members, verifying access requests takes a lot of time from our administrators (mostly me), and for a section of the site that almost never sees activity, it's just not worth it.  Plus, the ridiculous pressure on any site with an under-18 audience is worse than it's ever been, and we just can't justify continuing to have adult content here, especially when this part of the site has been almost entirely unused for years.

Effective immediately, no one can request access to the Mature boards, and they've been stricken from the site's rules.  Effective June 18, 2013, three months from now, they will be closed entirely, and will no longer be part of the site.

I hate to remove a section of the site, but it was the right thing to do in this case, and a voting majority of staff members agreed.  These boards will be archived, in case future staffers reverse this decision, but for all intents and purposes, the FT Mature boards will cease to exist in three months.
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Re: 18+ Section
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 07:29:21 pm »
oh ok thank u for that. Sorry for asking lol i was just curious
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Re: 18+ Section
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 09:31:37 pm »
Just saw this, and I have a quick question. A month or two ago (I think that was when), I saw a post here that definitely was 18+, but it got deleted later. I'm still not sure how it got there in the first place because I was unable to comment on it because I knew it wasn't PG-13 like this site is directed at, how did that happen?
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Re: 18+ Section
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 09:46:55 pm »
Just saw this, and I have a quick question. A month or two ago (I think that was when), I saw a post here that definitely was 18+, but it got deleted later. I'm still not sure how it got there in the first place because I was unable to comment on it because I knew it wasn't PG-13 like this site is directed at, how did that happen?

How did it get posted? Things just get posted here sometimes, since we don't have a post approval system up, there can be misunderstandings about what's allowed.

What I think you're referring to specifically was a troll. Unfortunately the posts stayed up longer than usual because it was a late-night attack.
But, yes, above PG-13 things are absolutely not okay here. If you see something, please report it.
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Re: 18+ Section
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 08:24:13 am »
Just saw this, and I have a quick question. A month or two ago (I think that was when), I saw a post here that definitely was 18+, but it got deleted later. I'm still not sure how it got there in the first place because I was unable to comment on it because I knew it wasn't PG-13 like this site is directed at, how did that happen?

How did it get posted? Things just get posted here sometimes, since we don't have a post approval system up, there can be misunderstandings about what's allowed.

What I think you're referring to specifically was a troll. Unfortunately the posts stayed up longer than usual because it was a late-night attack.
But, yes, above PG-13 things are absolutely not okay here. If you see something, please report it.

Ok, thanks for the info.
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Re: 18+ Section
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2016, 09:21:58 am »
Eh, nothing of value was lost when we had to take them down. So don't get envious of it. They were actually really boring, awkward and virtually dead. People rarely posted. Barely ever posted in them, myself. Not to mention how they were hard to manage and were kind of a legal liability because members would sometimes lie about their age to access them. I'm personally glad they're gone, in all honesty. You really shouldn't need to discuss alcohol and porn on a primarily PG-13 website with lots of minors. And questions about sexual health are better suited for the Teen Health and Sexual Orientation and Identity boards, anyway.
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Re: 18+ Section
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2016, 12:02:27 pm »
It's a teenage forum. There shouldnt be a section like this at all.

Besides, I have personal opinion that stuff like this shouldnt be done outside of close couples, because I think that sex is continued acceptance of each other that forms a deep bond. A physical bond, and bond of hearts too but I guess thats just my romanticism welp


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Re: 18+ Section
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2016, 12:23:02 pm »
It's a teenage forum. There shouldnt be a section like this at all.

Besides, I have personal opinion that stuff like this shouldnt be done outside of close couples, because I think that sex is continued acceptance of each other that forms a deep bond. A physical bond, and bond of hearts too but I guess thats just my romanticism welp
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Re: 18+ Section
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2016, 08:47:19 am »
Just a quick note, if you guys see any mention of these boards here, please let us know!
We're aware there's still a section about it during registration, but anything else we'd like to get rid of as well.
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