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Julia The Bookworm

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« on: December 23, 2015, 10:57:00 AM »

I've noticed over the past few months the forum's content has been getting a little adult lately.
I know the active memberbase is small and ageing, half of us, myself included are eighteen or over.
But, this is the official forum of a young adult author whose books, like Leviathan attract readers under the age of thirteen.
Things like sexual Innuendo, language, and other mature subjects are starting to get a little out of hand.
I think we should start using the IRC channel or, Internet Relay Chat channel ( Thread about that channel linked here:  http://scottwesterfeld.com/forum/index.php?topic=5254.msg1822454#msg1822454)
for discussions of that manner. The you can also have private conversations in the IRC channel so if you want to vent to someone but ran out of PMs you can use this to instant message.
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 11:15:46 AM »

In case the forum does that thing.
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2015, 11:20:15 AM »

Hear hear
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 11:26:58 AM »

In what way have things gotten too mature? Aside from maybe some RPs, the worst I've really seen is something like Ghost posting the Lenny face.
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 11:32:04 AM »

What about that comic you posted earlier? If you just glanced at the workout one the last panel kinda looks like the guy and the devil are about to have anal sex.
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 11:33:10 AM »

Oh, right, that. Yeah, I think they actually did. Fair enough. I thought you meant the first one and not the link to the source. I mean, does that really count since it was a link to an external site? And it wasn't like it was in the sections about Scott's books that younger kids would look at.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2015, 11:39:35 AM by Catvomitsky »
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 11:38:29 AM »

I really liked that comic XD but if someone wasn't paying attention to the speech bubbles like, if a parent was glancing over someone's shoulder?... that might not go well.
Could someone PM me more links to that? I wanna read more. XD
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 11:40:44 AM »

I edited my post btw in case you didn't see.

And I do too, but I can't find anything other than that imgur page 8-8
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 11:44:31 AM »

Those are the only ones of those I've ever seen anyway, even on tumblr.

Also, the IRC thing confuses me but I like the idea
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2015, 11:47:58 AM »

Can it be used on mobile with wifi? That's pretty much the only way I get on the forum :P
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2015, 11:56:23 AM »

Oh, right, that. Yeah, I think they actually did. Fair enough. I thought you meant the first one and not the link to the source. I mean, does that really count since it was a link to an external site? And it wasn't like it was in the sections about Scott's books that younger kids would look at.
Yes, but gradually as they get more forum new users may want to explore the other sections.
And it still counts as  on the forum if you do have an external link in your posting that link ln a publicly viewable section of the forum.

Clare, if you want any help with IRC let me know. :)

Cat, you can download free apps  for using IRC on a tablet / smart phone. I use androIRC for my tablet, it works well!
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2015, 12:56:36 PM »

My Internet is too slow and patchy here to install apps, but I'll check out the IRC when I get home.
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2015, 04:40:02 PM »

:/

I know that in the RPs cursing and such is allowed, as long as we have disclaimers regarding the content......but I never noticed the other content being that bad.

Then again, I don't go on a lot of the other Forum sections anymore....
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Re: Thread content
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2015, 08:22:10 AM »

With roleplays it's fine as long as you have a warning in the thread's first post about whatever's going to be in it and it's not graphically violent or graphically sexual you're fine.
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