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There are two big updates to the warning system that you all need to be aware of.
The first and smaller change is the renaming of the Substance Use/Abuse to Substance Abuse. This will be a new focus for this warning, in that it should be used for Abuse rather than Use as well. Please read the tutorial here for details on how to use this warning.
The second and larger change is a reclassification of the profanity ratings. The Mild Language and Strong Language warnings are now combined into one, Contains Profanity. This warning can be used at any rating - 12+, 15+, or Mature - and a separate list of profanity allowable at each rating is in the new combined Contains Profanity staff tutorial here.
We have also changed the ratings on several curse words. Several words were removed and will no longer need a warning and several others were downgraded in rating.
For your existing stories: You'll notice you can still see the old Mild Language and Strong Language on your story shells. If you leave them alone, they'll stay like that (which is perfectly okay, and you will not be in trouble for leaving them). As soon as you click "edit" on your story shell, you will need to make sure the new warning is applied.
You may update your stories' ratings to reflect the new profanity lists, or keep them at the higher ratings they are now. Remember you will never be rejected for having too high of rating/warnings on your story. None of the words were upgraded in rating, only downgraded, so you will not need to bump your story to a higher rating, only a lower one if you choose.
WeasleyTwinMom on 2014.04.26 - 07:44PM
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