Mature Content Guide
Pandora's content-rating is 3-3-3, which means that mature themes and situations can and do come up in threads. We require that all mature content is flagged as such with the appropriate tags and descriptors.
What is considered 'mature content'?Mature content includes anything that is related to heavy themes such as drug abuse, graphic violence, and sex. For simplicity's sake, potentially triggering topics (suicide, addiction, mentions of abuse, etc) should also be included when deciding whether to flag your thread for mature content.
How to handle mature themesWhile we encourage players to explore all sort of themes on Pandora, please be respectful of how darker themes are handled. These aspects should not be romanticized, but handled with care, as well as properly tagged. If it's in character for your character to either not understand or even enjoy these darker themes, please add additional warnings to said posts.
Sexually Explicit ContentWhile we do allow this kind of content on Pandora, we require that players be 18 or older to write it on the forum, and that characters be 18 or older. Characters must be distinctly adult (e.g. immortal beings with childlike forms are prohibited from sexual content). While we understand that originally underage characters may come of age through passage of time within Pandora, we require that shortcuts not be taken due to the potential mismatching of calendars between Pandora and the character's homeworld. All players are required to input their birthdays on their OOC accounts, and any player discovered to be lying about their age will be instantly banned from the site. We appreciate that sex is a part of life and a natural part of some relationships, but we expect players to exercise their best judgement in ensuring that sexual themes are approached with sensitivity and tastefulness.
Flagging RequirementsAt minimum we require that you place an [M] tag for Mature in the thread's title and a Content Warning at the top of the first post.
Content WarningsContent Warnings are special bbcode spoilers that contain information about the nature of a thread's content. These don't have to be detailed, they just need to have enough information that players know ahead of time what they're getting into by reading your thread. While we require a Content Warning at the top of the first post in the thread, you also have the option to put a warning directly in the post where the content occurs.
The following is an example of what a Content Warning for a thread with mentions of drug abuse and descriptive violence might look like:
Drugs, drug abuse, descriptive violence
Below is the bbcode format you should use for Content Warnings.
[contentwarning]content warning description here[/contentwarning]
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