Linden Lab Attempts to Clarify
LL is trying to clarify their definition of "adult" content, and devise a way to separate the mild inworld areas from those with an emphasis on sex and/or violence. It's not an easy task, obviously, but they seem to be approaching it with common sense and wish to provide an SL experience that will be predictable.
Currently there are PG and Mature regions, however those are like tweed and it's possible to stand in a PG region and look at a Mature area two metres away. Mature regions can have anything in them, so might or might not have anything that might fall into new Adult parameters, and of course PG is meant to be mild. By the new guidelines a couple's bedroom with full accoutrements would not be relegated to a triple ecks sim, which is good. Things such as focus, advertising, intent, sales, and so on will define the content, and as I understand it will involve a move away from tweediness to something like two-tone shoes.
I admit I skimmed and have no great in-depth knowledge, however the requirement to access the areas that will be designated triple ecks in some way seem to've been changed to Payment Info On File from Age Verified. I believe most people had their spidey sense triggered way back when as the "Integrity" (these evil things as frequently named the opposite of what they are i.e. "Patriot Act") portion of "Aristotle" was meant to be doing the verification, so I'd assume there was no stampede towards verification.
In everything it's not the black and whites but greys on the border that cause the most grief, so everyone is currently busy asking questions with a variety of hypothetical and more than hypothetical examples. Someone asked something like: If a couple has a sex bed in their house that's ok, but what if a building has several free-to-use sex beds contained within its walls - then what?
Presumably anything triple ecks will be able only to advertise in a separate segment of Search, which would be nice, as anything streamlining that unwieldy utility would be a happy thing in my book. It wouldn't entirely fix Search, which is clogged and ruined by people who set keywords for anything under the sun when they have, say, office furniture for sale, but it would help a lot.
It would be impossible to, instead, separate all the rotten scammers and unethical people and put them in their own area, sadly - just like in real life the sleazy walk among us. Wouldn't that be great, though?
posted by - 12:46 PM