In accordance with the new rules, we would like to draw your attention to the new age ratings. You can check the rules here
Here is the gist for your easy and quick understanding.
- (G): General Audiences, content that is accessible to all members as well as non-members. Unrestricted Public Exhibition means anyone can read it. The theme of the fiction should be family-friendly and should not contain long violence or nudity or any mature theme that calls for a specific age requirement of the ratings mentioned below.
- (M): Mature Audiences, content accessible to members who are 13+. Children under 12 years of age are advised to read the fiction with their parents or any legal adult who are 18+. It shall include Trigger Warnings to the extent of very Mild or Just Mention of Death-of-a-Character/ medical-illness/ mental-health-issue/ murder/ kidnapping/ bullying/ eating-disorders/ trauma/ abuse/ miscarriage etc. (eg. Harry Potter series, twilight saga)
- (R): Restricted, contents that are Accessible to members who are 17+ of age are advised to read the fiction with their parents or any legal adult. These fictions can contain violent action scenes with some sexual scenarios except nudity and description of genitalia. Trigger Warnings to the extent of Mild to Moderate Death-of-a-Character/ medical-illness/ mental-health-issue/ murder/kidnapping/ bullying/eating-disorders/ trauma/ abuse/ miscarriage etc shall fall under this rating. (eg. Fault in our stars, Hobbit)
- (X) Only readers/members who are 21+ can read it. Stories with strong/Explicit scenes, complete nudity, extreme violence, or abusive language shall fall under this rating. Stories to the extent of extreme *trigger warnings shall be posted under this rating. Trigger Warnings like suicide-ideation/ self-harm/ drug-usage/ trafficking/rape/ molestation/ prostitution/ domestic-violence/child-abuse-or-neglect etc shall fall under this rating.
If any of your stories has content that matches the description for the 21+ rating, we request you to migrate your story to the FF section. You can find the steps for migration here, or you can contact the FFEs (listed below) for any help. You can request a book cover here or upload one of your choice, and comment migration can be done here. Also, you have to use the rating feature to ensure that you have correctly marked the story.
Even though a story is rated accordingly, if it violates any rules or is reported, action will be taken depending on the violation.
We hope you will do the needful soon.
This is a message that has been posted across various forums around IF, and we would appreciate it if you could help us spread the word.
If you have any further questions, you can contact the FFEs: Koeli_Appy/Appy| Viswasruti/Madhuri| oye_nakhrewaali/Shibani.