What exactly is the rating limit for fanfiction?

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  1. Hermione Malfoy

    Hermione Malfoy Pureborn and Proud

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    I was wondering what the fanfiction limit is, rating wise. I write fairly adult fanfiction see, and I was wondering what exactly are the rules for it?
     
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    The membership here at TFF ranges everywhere from 10 to 70 years old with no barriers or restrictions to most areas. Most members are in the sub-20 age group, some are monitored by their parents; and for that reason we try to keep graphic references to a minimum.

    So, generally speaking, here are some pointers. Keep adult content and course language pertinent to the story. That's good advice for writing in general in fact. Graphic or excessive sexual prose (ie. porn) is not permitted. It would be good to give a warning (similar to a spoiler warning) at the start of your post.

    And most importantly, remember that the moderation team has the final word on content on the site. I would daresay that none of us are prudes, but at the same time we try to keep a certain level of decorum on the site.

    Skyanide
    TFF Forum Manager.
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Well....I think putting a rating on the thread's title helps to define what type of age group it is being aimed at and allows for users to know what's expected before they start reading.
     
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    Hermione Malfoy Pureborn and Proud

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    Okay, thank you, so basically up to the posters discretion?
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    I would suggest if its mainly adult content just giving it and adult rating or says Explicit. Something along those lines.
     
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    To a point. We're expecting members to use "common sense" and "good taste" with the understanding that the moderating staff will intervene if necessary.

    Sky.

    And Met, thanks for responding, but this section is for questions directed to staff.
     
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