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Feature Spotlight: The "Adults Only" Looking For RP Forum

Posted by Kim on May 27, 2020, 12:00am

With the advent of 2.0, the "Adults Only" looking for RP forum is a bit of a misnomer! Let's take a look at how it works now:

The Looking for RP forum and the Looking for RP Adults Only forum are really the same forum, just with different filters being applied to them. It's entirely possible to view both all ages and adults-only posts at the same time, and in fact, most adults do!

You do not need to opt-in to see the Adults Only content on the forum. On your 18th birthday, it immediately becomes available to you - suddenly you will see more available RPs, from people who are more comfortable playing with other adults for any reason.
This means you always see the maximum number of RPs available to you, and that people advertising don't need to cross-post to both the "adults only" and the regular LFRP forum to make sure the full range of potential players are seeing their content. :D

So, if you're over 18, you'll see something like this at the top of the Looking For RP forum, that will let you filter as you please:

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Just tap on "All Ages" or "Adults Only" to change what you're viewing. The default is "Both" :)

Just because it's an "Adults Only" section, that doesn't mean it's exclusively for "adult" RP concepts. You can post even the most "family-friendly" RP concepts there, if you prefer to RP only with adults for any reason.
However, even though you're automatically shown the Adults Only posts on your 18th birthday, there IS a section that you have to specifically opt-in to to see: posts to the Adults Only forum that are advertising for RPs that will contain adult sexual content. These are hidden until you specifically ask to see them.

How do I get access to sexual content on the Adults Only Looking For RP forum?

Navigate to Your account menu (it appears as your username) » Account Settings » Comfort and Privacy Settings

Put a check in the box next to "I want to see forum posts flagged for sexual themes." This option only appears if you are 18 or older.

Save your changes.

Alternately, an adult who posts a topic that they flag for sexual content will have their "Allow me to see posts with sexual content" setting auto-enabled. This helps in a bunch of ways: 1) You'll be able to see your own freshly posted topic! 2) Even if you haven't fully explored the settings, you still have a very direct way of discovering what section such posts are meant to be in and how to get access to it, just by doing what you were going to do. 3) This cuts down on the number of sexual topics that are misposted in the all-ages section, and simultaneously increases the pool of people who have their settings set the way they actually want them to be.

If you HAVE opted in to seeing posts flagged for sexual content, you'll get an additional way to filter the forum:

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Choosing to "allow" posts with sexual content will allow you to see both topics that are flagged for it, and those that aren't. "Require" will show you only topics flagged with sexual content, while "disallow" will let you see the forum without any topics flagged for sexual content. You can see at a glance which topics have been flagged for sexual content, because they'll have this kissy face icon on them:

Are the rating guidelines different for the "Looking For RP - Adults Only" forum? Not very. For the most part, you should continue to think of the "Looking For RP - Adults Only" forum as being rated PG13-ish.
Yes, you can mention "yaoi" or "erotica" or even the less flowery term "sex" in properly marked topics (Ie, flagged for sexual content, and thus only shown to people who have opted-in to see that kind of ad.) But if you want to get in-depth and graphic about what you're looking for... sorry, but too bad!

The "Looking For RP - Adults Only" forum section is provided to help adults who feel safer or happier not RPing with minors, for ANY reason, have that much more confidence that they are addressing other adults. This is especially important since many members choose to hide their age/birthday on their profile. But we are not seeking to create an X-rated red light district on a semi-public forum. If you're looking to seek or request really raunchy content, you may want to seek out a private group that exists for those types of ads... Or find a website that caters specifically to that sort of thing!

Want to learn more about the Adults Only section of the Looking For RP Forum? Check out this help article: https://www.rprepository.com/help/adult-lfrp

Comments

Kruhee

May 27, 2020
11:56am

Thank you for all your hard work on the new 2.0 features. Yet another awesome feature!

zarry

May 27, 2020
10:23am

I was a little worried my posting wouldn't appear unless people were specifically looking for adults-only RP, and therefore they might mistake my preference for RP with fellow adults to be because of sexual story content. I'm glad to know the appearance of adults-only listings is automatic for the appropriately aged :)

ChocolateIceCream

May 27, 2020
2:14am

Thank you so much for this, it's truly a great and also easy feature to use!!

lowlaville

May 27, 2020
12:59am

I only post in LFRP adult forum because I do not want to RP with minors. Not because I'm looking to RP "sexual" or "erotic" content, but simply because I prefer themes of a mature nature.

Rogue-Scribe

May 27, 2020
12:41am

RPR 2.0 really nailed the filtering on this! It works beautifully!

I keep my filter set for 'both' and 'allow' to see all the topics, but occasionally change the filter setting to limit the topics if I'm looking for something more specific. It is so easy to switch the filter settings with them right at the top of the forum!