FEATURE: Age restricted stories

I believe there should be age restricted stories. Episodes new guidelines are stricter than the previous ones to cater to their younger users. This has led to many great stories being removed, and I figured there should be age restrictions on certain stories, just like youtube.

If you support drop a like and a comment.

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It sounds like a good idea in theory, but how would this be incorporated? Couldn’t people just easily lie about their age to access all stories? Also, if this was added, Episode would have to change their guidelines again, and its only going to create confusion.

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It’s indeed a good idea, but we all know it wouldn’t actually keep the 10 year olds away…

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also even if Ivy is a cringy mess full of porn and bad taste we could actually make something of it;) many more action stories would come to life and we’d finally be free to do anything with our stories

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Yeah, it will cause a lot of commotion, but I’m tired of seeing all the good stories being removed :woman_shrugging:

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Yesss, every time I write now I always get worried that I might have broken a rule without realising : (

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I agree, this is a great idea. I feel like it should say at the start of the story what age it’s aimed for. E.g, 12-15 or 16-18. However, I feel like they would just read it anyway dispite the age rating which sucks. But that’s their choice, if a 10 year old reads a story aged 16-18 with sex scenes in and gets grossed out that’s their fault for reading it :joy:

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Me too, but even if the team itself can’t respect their own rules, why do we have to be their puppets?

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yeah, definitely, but on the bright side, a lot of authors can just migrate to Ivy once its officially released!

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It would be a good feature, but there are many people out there that can’t respect the rules which sucks

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Exactly, episode have released a lot of stories that I wouldn’t call appropriate for the younger users

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I love episode and the whole concept of it but it’s just disgusting what people made of it, they don’t really realize they would be nothing without the community authors and it’s still us who get bashed by them. sigh, sigh, sigh

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That’s true. But at the end of the day it’s their choice and if they wanna go against the guidelines and read a story that’s not appropriate for them than that’s their fault, they know the rules, so more fool them :joy:

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Yes, just like Chapters.

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Support I read so much episode stories that are not pg13 either lol.
Plus I think there are a lot of people on here that are a lot older then the 12-14 the seem to want to cater to

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I agree. I believe most of the popular authors are adults.

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Support! Sometimes it’s hard to freely write in fear of not following the guidelines.

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I’m an adult too, and there are a lot of stories that are really enjoyable for me.
But yeah most popular authors or adult and/or write adult stories (which doesn’t mean really sexual)

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Support!

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It’s better than not having an age restriction. Support.

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