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Nate says...

YWS employs a content rating system so as to tell members what to expect in terms of language and content before they start reading. For instance, this topic is rated 'E' since it contains no offensive content whatsoever. Below is an explanation of the content ratings:

E: For everyone, even Ewoks. You could read it to a teddy bear and not have to worry about a thing.

12+: Maybe the topic deals with something serious or contains a couple of low-key curse words.

The topic has some minor mature content. If it's talking about a mature situation or an act of violence, it should be rated 16+.

18+: A topic should be rated 18+ if it has any of the following elements:
    - Graphic content
    - It is sexually explicit
    - Has strong language

If you have any questions about what rating your literary work needs, err on the safe side and go for the tougher content rating. After you post it, send the name of the work along with a link to any moderator (someone in light or dark green) and ask what it should be rated.
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