prophacyks
 member, 244 posts
Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 00:05
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to SWolfe (msg # 64):

I have to agree with SWolfe, that is a bit concerning to me also. It is one thing to be on the site, and seen some other stuff to go by to judge a player. But to take their information which a player entrusts to a GM and use that off of the site. That wouldn't sit well with me either. And if I had a doubt about anyone, I just either remove or don't let them into the game. Doing extra steps like that just seems unnecessary. Now I kind of understand why people don't want to give their full birthdate on some of the RTJ's and rather just go with their age.
jase
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Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 01:05
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to CaesarCV (msg # 63):

There'll be a short delay while your access is granted, but once that's done you can continue to run your game as per normal.  Players might get access later, depending upon when they submit their adult requests, but there's nothing stopping you continuing on with the game as soon as you get access to it.  Just be mindful that others might not be as quick to request adult access as you.  You may want to wait for them, but you don't have to.


In reply to prophacyks (msg # 66):

Alas I can't help with what other people do with your details, but once this change goes in you won't have to submit your DOB to GMs.
fireflights
 member, 153 posts
 playing with Fire
 always burns
Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 01:06
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
I have personally never tried searching any of the people I meet on here by their birthday and I truly hope no one has tried with me, but seriously I don't worry about it.
pfarland
 member, 220 posts
Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 04:15
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to fireflights (msg # 68):

Same for me.  I really don't care if anyone "looks" me up.  Heck, it's why my screen name is the same here as just about everywhere else and why it's my first initial and last name.

Mind you I have no concerns over identity theft though.  My credit is so bad, they'd probably make it better by stealing it, lol.
icosahedron152
 member, 341 posts
Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 07:45
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to Shannara (msg # 61):

quote:
Once the change happens, the system will require a statement from the user when they request to join an adult game, as well as the initial statement at signup (or at changeover for existing users) when they request adult access for the site.


So I imagine when you try to submit a RTJ to an Adult game, the system will present you with a popup or something that says 'please enter your month and year of birth' (which the GM won't see) before it will let you write your RTJ, and if you don't already have access to the Adult Section, it'll redirect you to the Adult membership area instead, where the mods will vet your application. Then, once you've been approved, you can go back to the game and start the RTJ (including popup) again?

Or something like that?
jase
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Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 09:48
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Pretty much exactly like that.
ShadeShine
 member, 130 posts
 D20, Exalted, WoD
 Have Game, Will Play
Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 13:26
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Should we back up our data and stuff for Adult Games we're already in?  I feel like this is one of those kind of situations.

EDIT: Forget this, I just saw above.  I was in a hurry reading while getting ready for work.

Toodles!

This message was last edited by the user at 13:29, Thu 04 Sept 2014.

cruinne
 moderator, 6543 posts
 what DO you do with
 a drunken sailor?
Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 16:19
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Protip: New RPoL features are often available on the beta site for those who want to figure out their workings before they go live.  http://beta.rpol.net
ladysharlyne
 member, 2126 posts
 you have to risk the
 dark to see the light
Sat 6 Sep 2014
at 09:43
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Let me just clarify something here.  I do NOT check all players by their user name and it is only if I feel a player is acting as if they are underage.  Only then do I google the user name.  I don't wish to turn anyone in as under age possible until I have seen some proof.  I have perhaps done this a total of 10 times in my many years of GMing.  But we all know there are those that are underage and lie in their rtj.  As a GM we take the age and birth as being the truth.

As someone having been around RPol for years I know the legal complications and trouble the site and administrators and GMs can get into serious legal trouble.  I never ever google a user name unless I am unsure and if the person is lying I am sure they would give you an excuse if you simply asked 'are you really 18 yrs old' and they are going to tell me the truth if they are not.  I am also known to go to the Admin when a player comes of age properly and speak kindly for their return to adult roleplay.

I respect all the users and don't wish to feel I have to verify someone's real age.  I do NOT keep any info that I have seen on anyone but if something looks 'wrong' I alert our wonderful Admin Staff and they check things out and make the decision.  I too use my name ladysharlyne on all sites I am on and I like the person above that said it best as no one wants to get into my credit ratings and that's for sure!

I think that this will be a good thing when this feature comes out as it will take a lot of weight and worry off the minds of us GMs.  There will be hiccups in the beginning but hopefully it will be a system that is fair and deduces the age limitations.
Merevel
 member, 759 posts
 Gaming :-)
 Very unlucky
Sat 6 Sep 2014
at 10:09
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
ladysharlyne:
Only then do I google the user name.


I do not think I will ever sign up for your adult games then. Try googling my name I dare you. It will be dance schools, Spanish women and...Peophin ??? To be fair one entry in the first two pages belongs to me... a Gaia account I stopped using 6 years ago.
elecgraystone
 member, 812 posts
Sat 6 Sep 2014
at 15:18
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to Merevel (msg # 75):

Yeah, google my name and at best you get my month/day of birth. Someone checking my age would be out of luck.
Shannara
 moderator, 3483 posts
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 DON'T PANIC!
Sat 6 Sep 2014
at 15:27
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
A little note to nudge the thread back on topic -- which is changes to the Adult section of RPoL.
Merevel
 member, 760 posts
 Gaming :-)
 Very unlucky
Sat 6 Sep 2014
at 18:46
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Sorry about that Shannara.

Personally, from what I have read of this thread. It gets a big thumbs up from me.
Verisimilitude
 member, 109 posts
 I PF, M&M2e, SW, FS, & ED
 U can 2. Ask me how...
Mon 15 Sep 2014
at 06:38
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Well, it's been two weeks... any word on the progress for this update?
bigbadron
 moderator, 14672 posts
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Mon 15 Sep 2014
at 06:48
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
"Two weeks" was only an approximation.  As soon as there is any news on this change, it will be posted.
Verisimilitude
 member, 110 posts
 I PF, M&M2e, SW, FS, & ED
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Mon 15 Sep 2014
at 06:52
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
That would be a "no" then... gotcha.  Thanks.
Tzuppy
 member, 865 posts
 Fate, WoD
 and Indie RPGs
Mon 15 Sep 2014
at 07:41
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
For what is worth, new policy is up on beta site. I've tested it a bit, so it usually means that it will be up pretty soon.
jase
 admin, 3402 posts
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Wed 17 Sep 2014
at 00:21
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to Verisimilitude (msg # 79):

Based on some feedback I'm tweaking the way age statements are recorded and handled.  Haven't had the time to finish or test the changes so there will be a delay.
EmeraldDragon
 member, 437 posts
 Sanity is a Lie
 Blessed are the Awaken.
Sun 28 Sep 2014
at 05:33
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Other then the technical standpoint of, "My adult games wont fuction for a few days onces this update goes live" Something that is, lets be honest here, required for the system to work at all, I see no problems with this, and find it a great addition to the RPOL system.

It takes the pressures and blame off the GM and puts it on the person who wants to join adult games. Can they lie... yes, but I imagine that lying to site admins about your age is a pretty bannable offense.

And honestly if you search the internet via RPOL name to get a judge of someone, you may find out that some people share names, and other people have multiple names... as much as that bugs me, I am guilty of it as well, and as such it would be a waste of time.
weasel0
 member, 3 posts
Sun 21 Dec 2014
at 18:59
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to jase (msg # 83):

Any new word as this is an awesome feature to have?
bigbadron
 moderator, 14737 posts
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Sun 21 Dec 2014
at 19:26
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Nothing new yet.
jase
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Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 04:22
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to weasel0 (msg # 85):

Glad you asked... so I could eventually reply.  (c;

Development unfortunately stopped due to about half a dozen major (real life) events.  Some good, some bad (all stressful, I won't go into gory details) but it meant I had no time or energy to devote to RPoL.

Life has some semblance of normalcy now and I'm now trying to recall where I left off so I can then finish the tweaks I was making.  Then there's some testing to do on all the changes to the next version, and when I'm happy everything will work as expected the new version will be rolled out.

I won't give estimates this time as that'd just be mean, I really have no idea!  (c;
Mr Crinkles
 member, 1125 posts
 Men buy the drinks,
 but girls call the shots.
Sun 25 Jan 2015
at 11:59
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
In reply to jase (msg # 87):

   FWIW, Thank You.
wanderer83
 member, 1 post
 age 32
Sun 19 Jul 2015
at 06:12
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
This is a change in the right direction. I'm not interested in giving my birthdate to every rando who thinks they can run an "adult" RPG. This is why I've never joined one. Month and day aren't even necessary to determine if you're over 18 except when you are right on the cusp, anyway. I'd prefer if you only required a simple "I am over 18 and legally allowed to view adult material in my location" statement, personally, but this is fine.

Anyway, take your time, but in the meantime, can I possibly just put X's in the month/day field if I RTJ an adult game?
bigbadron
 moderator, 14865 posts
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Sun 19 Jul 2015
at 06:22
Re: Changes to the Adult section of RPoL
Until the change goes into effect, the rules of this site still requires you to give either an exact age, or a full date of birth.  So giving a date of birth with X's in it would mean the GM has to deny you access to that game.