Is something like that really necessary? Is this to say that if a character well over the age of 18 had children then there could never be a scene with their own child for fear of having the entire story banned? I understand the justification for keeping sexual references to minors out of stories, but being afraid to post a scene with a pair of skateboarding teenagers is just a bit much if that is the direction that this thing is going.I had a quick scene involving characters skateboarding up to the hotel that could have been construed as under 18 and I need to amend it.
The thing I dont get is why didnt they simply edit the stories or ask people to edit the stories ?
Observer has spoiled me here too editing my stories to fit in with the rules but I cant see where this latest complaint is coming from, I mean we have a no underage gainer rule in force on the stories so why would passing referances to childrens exsistence cause offense, I mean we arent writing in the GTA world here. Passing referances such as kids turned and said "look at the fat girl mommy" add realism.
Seriously this new rules needs to be fully explained because at the moment any mention even such as walking by a kid is getting deleted.
Id happily try and edit my stories to make them fit in with the new rules if they hadnt vanished already, heck even a PM explainning why it had gone would be something but its this wall of silence really and rumours running round thats getting me.I think the immediate reaction was a little black and white and that's why it's upsetting. That's natural when you have a situation like this. It will all pan out I'm sure. As for why they didn't edit the stories themselves rather than contact the authors, I'm glad they contacted me. I would much rather be asked to change something myself than reread my story and find something removed or altered. I intended on referencing Lori's first time at the hotel rather extensively and I would have been mortified if that part had been removed or changed without my knowledge. This way, I made them clearly about two or three years older than I intended them to be anyway by simply changing a couple of references to scene and their situation (they've skipped their earlier college classes rather than skip a day of school). I am still able to build on that scene.
A friend of mine put this this paradox of having a fetish section on an acceptance site like this: It's like going to a a blind person association and declaring that blind people turn them on.sorry but im with Vader this argument is being had here in the proper place with writers aware and present for it because all we can see at the moment is an A-bomb being dropped to destroy an ant hill, heck some of the stories in the weight room have truly underage characters. The story in question too is agreeable containning an underage character.
First question what are we calling underage is it the age of consent, the age of drinking or the generally accepted adult of 21 concept.
The official rules on that thread say it has to also be an underage participating character not any underage person who is mentioned in passing.
If the rules become this it will cause authors to not publish here, simple because we arent living in the world of Grand Theft Auto with no kids, and we all know not to involve young characters as gainners and without the realisim alot of stories wont feel real removing alot of the stories effect. very Brechtian but not good for surposedly erotic fiction.
Just noticed Observer even mentions in the thread underage is relative to where its being written or set so for UK people its 16 and over. Also it does appear they dont want the fiction section, now without that I think the site traffic would drop a lot plus Id say at the moment this is the only bit of the forum and original dimms concept still in tact, as this forum is becoming too sensative and political over any little thing said.
Im 20 aswell in Uni and Im going to say this and people will hate the truth but it has to be said, I realised I was an FA at about 14 and ended up on Pawg (seriously at the time curvage was still fat celebs and not a huge forum, and here and FF were 18 + only so I joined as it was the only place.)A friend of mine put this this paradox of having a fetish section on an acceptance site like this: It's like going to a a blind person association and declaring that blind people turn them on.
These liberals don't want any fiction that treat women as objects or are too out there. Well, that cuts the stories by half.
So, now it seems we can't write about young people. I am 20 years old, in college, and want to cater to my age group and write about people like me. I don't want to write about fucking 40 year old geezers.
It's not strange for college kids to date high school seniors, I know a friend who I graduated with who continued his relationship with his girlfriend after going to college and she started her senior year in high school.