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Kendal
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Thanks- I just ended up using "replace all" in DW:MX and proceeded to delete the stories table, then re-insert the edited one, and then add the 10 or so chapters/stories that weren't in the backup I made...

But I'll keep this as a reference 😛

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Posted : 28/03/2005 12:52 pm
Anonymous
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you've made a good backup of the table afterwards....right?

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Posted : 28/03/2005 6:33 pm
Kendal
(@slacker)
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Haha, you bet. Won't make that mistake again! 😉

I'm a crazy cat!

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Posted : 28/03/2005 7:08 pm
Anonymous
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good show

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Posted : 28/03/2005 11:27 pm
Becca
(@becca)
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Apparently fictionratings.com is now down, though I know when I tried to register at that site, it had been not working for quite sometime. I'm thinking that a new set of 'fanfiction' ratings should be made, if anyone's interested in starting a group for that, let me know 🙂

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Posted : 18/10/2007 5:31 pm
spookymulder
(@spookymulder)
Trusted Member

I just use "All, 12+, 15+ and Mature." That seems to cover all bases.

Is there really a site for fiction ratings??? How much could there possibly be to say that would warrant an entire site? But I do agree that a standard set of universal ratings - simple ones - should be implimented. Some of the ones I come across take a minute to figure out, and sometimes require a trip to a site's tos for interpretation. (I don;t even know that nc-17 is American - or at least in widespread use in America. I had never heard of that rating until fan fiction. We just use "X" for porn last I knew lol.)

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Posted : 22/10/2007 9:36 am
Becca
(@becca)
Honorable Member

Yes there is and it appears to be back up so to speak. Go see for your self:
http://www.fictionratings.com/guide.php

It hasn't been updated for two years though, and last time I tried to register, I simply got errors.

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Posted : 22/10/2007 11:53 pm
spookymulder
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Trusted Member

lol! Those are exactly the ratings I was talking about. The ones that make no sense at a glance. They don;t seem to stand for anything, at least not the K and K+. That's why I prefer "All, 12+, 15+ and Mature." A reader/author can't claim to have been confused lol. At least now I know where those ratings came from. You'd think they would come up with something less random.

Thanks for the link!

Severus Snape: "I've never had any interest in being fair. Only in being honest." ~The Girl in the Tower By: SpookyMulderwww.spookamania.com

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Posted : 23/10/2007 1:01 am
Jacynthe
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Actually they're pretty easy to figure out

K = Kids
K+ = Older kids
T = Teenagers

and so on... 🙂

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Posted : 23/10/2007 4:34 am
spookymulder
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Kids and older kids?? LMAO I never would have gotten that because I have never seen ratings for kids outside of toys  😀 It's always just general and then jumps right to teens. (Then, of course, American movie ratings and "Rated T for teens" or "E for Everyone" from video game commercials are all I'm really familiar with.) I was thinking K might stand for Kindergarten but felt no 5 yr old was reading fan fiction. I feel rather ignorant all of a sudden  😳

Maybe I'm just old. Really, I'm not an idiot lol. I swear!  😕 Thanks for the interpretations.

I've always wanted to use this but cant come up with a valid reason -->  :mrgreen:

Severus Snape: "I've never had any interest in being fair. Only in being honest." ~The Girl in the Tower By: SpookyMulderwww.spookamania.com

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Posted : 23/10/2007 5:12 am
Tammy
(@tammy)
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On one of my archives I've got the fictionratings.com ratings, but on another I decided to use my own and went with:

Kid Friendly
Tweens
Older Teens
Adults Only
Mature Adults Only

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Posted : 23/10/2007 5:38 am
Jan_AQ
(@jan_aq)
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Sometimes people read fanfiction out loud to their children. I believe the fiction ratings from fanfiction.net are not just for fanfiction, but for all books, possibly. They have a preschool age rating.

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Posted : 23/10/2007 9:53 am
Becca
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On one of my archives I've got the fictionratings.com ratings, but on another I decided to use my own and went with:

Kid Friendly
Tweens
Older Teens
Adults Only
Mature Adults Only

I prefer yours much more Tammy as opposed to K+ for older teens.

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Posted : 23/10/2007 11:59 pm
InTheMoonlight
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I have a set of ratings that you may use if you'd like.

GA- General Audience
R15+- Readers 15 and over
R17- Readers at least 17
EC- Explicit Content

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Posted : 24/10/2007 6:24 am
mikodragonfly
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I don't know if anyone is still looking for suggestions on this - or whether mine would be of use or not 😆

These are the Ratings that I use for my site - pretty simplistic but they suit my specific needs:
(I believe I made it up after some mishap with trying to use the fictionrating site and decided it was just too much trouble... don't exactly recall what that trouble was though...)

GEN  - Suitable for General Readership over 16
MGC  - Mildly Graphic Content
R-AC  - Restricted - Adult Content/Language
XGSV - Extremely Graphic Sex/Violence - Mature Readership Only!

GEN  - Suitable for General Readership over 16
Means suitable for General readership - the "over sixteen" part merely exists to stress the point that I don't want anyone under 16 years old registering here.
"Suitable for General Readership" - Worksafe, your boss or professor or teacher, or parent might read this over your shoulder and not bat an eye.

MGC  - Mildly Graphic Content
A few curse words and sexual innuendos here and there.  A little violence, but nothing that you probably wouldn't see on your local 8pm prime time TV show.  Might raise a few eyebrows here and there.  What can I say?  People are "conservative" about certain things.

R-AC  - Restricted - Adult Content/Language
Definitely not safe for work or school... or church.
Strong language and violence is usually par for the course here.  Some sexual content to be expected but nothing too way out of the way there.
eg:

XGSV - Extremely Graphic Sex/Violence - Mature Readership Only!
Recommended for over 18 readership.  Very graphic sex and or violence.  This is usually where PWP (Porn Without Plot) would fall. When I say Violence - I mean so graphic it makes you cringe.
eg:

I updated it recently to include those explanations and included a silly little analogy on our Content Rating Guidelines page after someone said they just made no sense at all.  😆

That page is here: http://www.escape-ism.com/index.php?page=Story%20Rating%20System

I'm here...

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Posted : 29/05/2008 6:07 pm
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