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Media content ratings in your nation

Postby Gandoor » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:44 pm

Media content ratings are used to rate the suitability of television programs, motion pictures, comic books, or video games to their audiences. Typically media is placed into different categories based upon the age group that said media has been deemed suitable for. In some countries, content ratings are provided via independent organizations and in others, they are provided via a governmental organization. Ratings may either serve as a guideline for consumers or legally enforced by law.

In Gandoor, we utilize two different content rating systems: one that is used for motion pictures and another that is shared between television programs and video games.

Motion Pictures

The rating of motion pictures in Gandoor dates back in 1934, when the Motion Picture Rating Bureau was established. Starting in 1935, all films that were to be released in Gandoor were required to be submitted to the MPRB, which would either classify the film 'A', for approved, signifying that it had passed the Bureau or be refused classification. Despite this, there were no laws prohibiting companies from releasing films which were refused classification, although most opted to edit their films as almost all theaters refused to show films which were refused classification.

Due to controversies that the single classification given to films in Gandoor made no distinction regarding the intended audience for the film, a second classification was added in 1963, 'AM', which stood for 'Approved - Intended for Mature Audiences'. Films rated AM were recommended for ages 15 and older, with the official description being 'This motion picture has been rated AM by the Motion Picture Rating Bureau. It contains content considered suitable for teenagers 15 years or older. Content within this motion picture may be unsuitable for those under 15 years of age'.

In early 1978, the Gandoorese Film Rating Board was created and was intended to replace the Motion Picture Rating Bureau in 1979. All films that were planned for release in 1978 were to be rated by the MPRB and films planned for release in 1979 were to be rated by the GFRB. Due to many films having their release dates pushed back or forward, however, most films released at the end of 1978 and start of 1979 were rated by both the GFRB and the MPRB. The Motion Picture Rating Bureau ceased operations on 1 January 1979 and the final film rated by them was released in early 1980.

Since its establishment in 1978, the Gandoorese Film Rating Board has used the following four ratings for motion pictures:
Rating NameDescriptionNotes
AAll ages admitted. Films rated A contain no content parents will find unsuitable for children.
OAOlder audiences. Films rated OA may contain content unsuitable for younger children.
RARestricted audiences. Films rated RA contain content unsuitable for those under the age of 15.
R20Restricted audiences 20+. Films rated R20 contain content unsuitable for those under the age of 20.The only legally enforced rating. Allowing under-20s into a showing of an R20 rated film or allowing them to purchase a copy of one on a home media format is punishable by an up-to 850 GDY fine.


Television and Video Games

Television and video game ratings were introduced in 1997 with the creation of the Gandoorese Television and Video Game Ratings Board.

Four of the ratings used for television programs and video games were introduced in 1997, a fifth one was added in 2003:
Rating NameDescriptionNotes
5Suitable for ages 5 and older.
10Suitable for ages 10 and older.
12Suitable for ages 12 and older.Added in 2003.
15Suitable for ages 15 and older.
20Suitable for ages 20 and older.Enforced by law for video games. Knowingly selling/renting a 20 rated game to a minor is punishable by a fine.


Usage and Regulation

Bar a few exceptions when it comes to film and television, all motion pictures, television programs, and video games must be rated by their respective ratings board prior to release in Gandoor.

For films:
- Documentaries are exempt from the ratings requirement.

- On movie posters, the rating must be displayed alongside the short content description, which summarizes why the film has received that rating, at a large enough size for audiences to be able to read the text at a distance of 1.5 metres. It must also inform readers that the full content summary is available at the GFRB's website.

- During theatrical trailers or internet trailers, the rating and short content description must be displayed for ten seconds on a sky-blue background prior to the start of the trailer. Trailers for films rated RA or R20 may not be attached to theatrical releases of films rated A or OA.

- During television advertisements, the rating of the film must be stated at the end of the advertisement.

- On home video releases, the rating must be placed on the front of the packaging. On the back of the packaging, the rating and short content description must be printed.

- For any film which has yet to receive a rating from the GFRB, a standard 'This film is not currently rated' text is used on posters and during trailers and television advertisements.

For television programs:
- News and most sports programming are exempt from the ratings requirement.

- The rating of a program must be displayed in the top-left corner of the screen for twenty seconds during the start of a program. If a program lasts longer than a half-hour, then the rating must be displayed again for every half-hour that passes.

- On home video releases, like movies, the rating must be placed on the front of the packaging.

For video games:
- The rating of the game must be stated and shown for the first five seconds of any trailer or advertisement.

- The game rating must be displayed on the front of the packaging with the back also containing the rating and the content descriptor, along with the URL to the GTVGRB's website which contains the full description of content contained within the game.

- For games which have yet to receive a rating, a generic 'NR' symbol is to be displayed during trailers and advertisements, accompanied by a statement that 'The following video game has not yet been rated'.
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Postby Luziyca » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:14 am

The Christian Republic uses RL North American standards for media content ratings.
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Postby Justosia » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:19 am

Ratings falls under a sub division of the Ministry of the Interior. Generally the occult, treasonous bile, & overtly lewd content never sees the light of day.
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Postby Lillorainen » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:00 am

There is a content rating with the tiers of 0, 7, 13, and 16 - yet, these are friendly recommendations rather than legally binding ratings. While it is possible to keep your children from consuming inappropriate content, you shouldn't expect too much from a country where they made Cards Against Humanity a publically aired afternoon game show ... if parents fail to meet their responsibility, it's a pity, but not our problem.
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Postby Arthropol » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:37 pm

Arthropol uses a simple content rating. It is valid for movies, video games and TV shows, but is not valid for documentaries and the news.
U - All audiences
Programmes and games classified as U are valid for all audiences. It may contain small amounts of violence/slapstick violence (eg. a faked slap), nudity, and mention but not show sex. Alcohol use is allowed, but not abuse of drugs or alcohol. However, to cater to worldwide audiences, nudity and sex are often omitted. Programmes rated U include cartoons, and movies aimed at kids.

10 - Recommended age 10
Programmes and games classified as 10 are recommended for viewers over 10 years old. It may contain mild violence (eg. a punch), nudity, and covered-up sex. However, to cater to worldwide audiences, nudity and sex are often omitted. Alcohol use is allowed, but not abuse of drugs or alcohol. Programmes rated 10 include some cartoons, and movies aimed at young teens.

12 - Recommended age 12
Programmes and games classified as 12 are recommended for viewers over 12 years old. It may contain non-graphic violence (eg. a bloodless gunshot), nudity, and sex scenes with partial nudity. Abuse of drugs or alcohol are allowed to be mentioned/implied but not shown. Programmes rated 12 include many movies.

14 - Recommended age 14
Programmes and games classified as 14 are recommended for viewers over 14 years old. It may contain mild graphic violence (eg. a sword cut), nudity, and sex scenes with full nudity but no close ups of parts. Abuse of drugs or alcohol are allowed to be mentioned/implied and briefly shown. Programmes rated 14 include many movies.

16 - Recommended for Adults (in Arthropol age 16 is considered an adult)
Programmes and games classified as 16 are recommended for viewers over 16 years old (adults). It may contain any content including full graphic violence (eg. bloody gore), nudity, sex, and drugs. Programmes rated 16 include many movies.

These are guidelines only, it is ultimately up to parents and the viewers to decide to watch or not. For example, there is no punishment for a 8 year old watching a 16 rated movie; it is completely legal. Ratings are marked on the covers of all movies. Prior to the release of a movie in Arthropol, a rating must be obtained from the Ministry of Culture.
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Postby The Republic of Rio Grande do Sul » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:23 pm

In Rio Grande do Sul there is just one content rating system, the National Media Rating Department (Departamento Nacional de Classificação de Mídias - DENACEM) is used for films, television, and video games.

The National Media Rating Department was introduced in 1985 and originally only covered motion pictures. The department was updated twice: in 1992 to include television programs and in 1996 when video games ratings were introduced. Documentaries, music, and news are not rated.

Rating NameAgesGuideline Description
SPTSeguro Para Todos - Safe For EveryoneThe following contents are accepted for this rating:
Cartoon and fantasy violence, infrequent mild language and infrequent use of legal drugs
+10Suitable for ages 10 and olderThe following contents are accepted for this rating:
frequent mild language, frequent use of legal drugs, partial nudity, mild violence, and mild fear content
+13Suitable for ages 13 and olderThe following contents are accepted for this rating:
crude humor, horror, gambling, strong language, mild blood, nudity, use of illegal drugs
+16Suitable for ages 16 and olderThe following contents are accepted for this rating:
mature humor, mutilation, depictions of death, blood, gore, sexual intercourse, abuse of illegal drugs
+18Suitable for ages 18 and olderThe following contents are accepted for this rating:
seuxal violence, excessive blood and gore, praising of violence
+21Suitable for ages 21 and olderAll media with pornography content falls under this category.
BannedNo renting, selling or screening of a banned film/video game is lawfully possible.Banned media usually has content that may disrupt social order or undermine the Riograndean people's moral.


Ratings should be placed on the front of covers. Although there is no punishment for a minor getting access to +18 media, selling, renting or screening a +21 film to minors is punishable by an F$ 2000 fine (approximately $ 517).
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Postby Suhkkot » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:46 pm

Suhkkot has a very unique rating system. There is a grade from I to IV, and with five subgrades of AS, IP, HB, P, and GB.

I is acceptable for all audiences, with no parental guidance needed.
II is acceptable for all ages, with parental guidance recommended.
III is a grade that prohibits those under 15 from purchasing a ticket by themselves, a companion over 18 is needed for admission.
IV is a grade where people under 15 are absolutely prohibited from buying a ticket to the cinema or a home release. A guardian is strongly recommended if it is a home release. Such movies are banned from television.

AS denotes a movie with anti-Semitic content. The Passion of the Christ is rated III-AS.

IP denotes a movie with Islamophobic content. Aladdin is rated II-IP.

HB denotes a movie that is prohibited from being shown outside of academic context. Triumph of the Will is rated IV-HB.

GB denotes a movie with another type of racial bigotry. Django Unchained is rated III-GB.

P is a completely banned movie, usually one that contains outright lies. Modern day Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic propaganda fall under this category.
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Postby Vlasdol » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:02 pm

A/0 - Approved/View-able by every person
Popular toddler media such as "The Little Spotter" that encourage patriotism and love to The Most Holy from an early age. There are small amounts of violence, but no gore. These shows also introduce concepts like basic maths and literacy
A/5 - Approved/View-able by persons over the age of 5
Media for children, such as "The adventures of The Most Holy" these shows give more information on why Artorianism is the true religion. These shows include a similar level of violence, and also do education
A/13 - Approved/View-able by persons over the age of 13
Media for older children, more military focused to ready them for their enlistment. These shows contain little basic education
A/18 - Approved/View-able by persons over the age of 18
These shows include much more gore and violence, however, these shows are usually not entertainment, but documentaries and propaganda the news

U - Unapproved, viewing these may be considered subversion to state, punishments are up to and including death
E - Educational, shows that may be considered unapproved, but are released to the public in specific instances for education. This may include military training videos, documentation or economic reports
P - Pornographic. This comes as a shock to most people, but masturbation is encouraged, as it lowers the libido and makes people less willing to commit crimes of a sexual nature. Of course, only state-approved pornography is allowed
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Postby Vallermoore » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:15 pm

U-Suitable for anyone.
PG-Parental guidance
15-Recommended that those under 15 don't see it.
18-Recommended that those under 18 don't see it.
P-Porn, not for those under 15.
E-Exempt from classification.
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Postby Second Empire of America » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:21 am

The Imperial Ratings Board uses a uniform scale for films, television, books, video games, and all other creative works submitted for rating.

2+: Works intended for young children, such as Sesame Street.

6+: Works suitable for a general audience, such as Pokemon Star Pearl.

10+: Works suitable for older children, such as Star Wars Episode VII: Heir to the Empire.

13+: Works suitable for teenagers and adults, such as Victoria III.

16+: Works suitable for older teenagers, such as Avengers: Infinity Crusade.

18+: Works only suitable for adults, such as Game of Thrones.

We also have subratings:

A work depicting or implying any form of sexual violence is given the subrating SV, and is heavily restricted in its distribution by most private sellers, though it isn't actually illegal.

A work banned for non-academic viewing is given the subrating BA. This includes works that contain illegal speech, but are historically relevant, like Mein Kampf.

A work containing (non-professional) pornography or nudity is given the subrating N (if text or animated) or P (if live action). Neither can be viewed by minors, and works with a P rating cannot be sold for profit.

A work containing content that has been censored compared to foreign versions is given the subrating C. This is mostly films that had nudity taken out so they could be sold professionally.

A work that has been completely banned by the Imperial government is given the subrating BT. This mostly includes nonconsensual pornography and extreme hate speech that lacks academic relevance.
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Postby Crazybloxian Empire » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:04 am

Our system of media content ratings in our nation is highly complex with thousands of ratings, tailored to many media types like pictures, websites, news stories, books, movies, TV, and even speeches, etc.

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Postby Omega State » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:08 am

Our nation does not need it. Televisions, computers and cell phones have an age recognition device collecting DNA from people's thumbs, hair and etc.
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A child descends and turns on the television where the father was watching an action movie for the over 14. The television identifies the child by his touch or smell and automatically switches to a children's channel before the image of the movie appears.
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Postby Agarntrop » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:51 am

Agarntrop has two rating systems, one for games and films (the OAFGCRS) and one for television programs (the SATVRS).

OAFGCRS ratings

0c- Films and games rated 0c are designed for under 3's and have absolutely nothing that would be unsuitable for any ages.

0- Films and games rated 0 are not specifically designed for under 3's that are suitable for all ages but may have some very mild language (hell, damn, idiot, jerk etc...), occasional very mild cartoon violence, slightly tense but quickly resolved moments and very mild sexual behaviour (kissing) or references to such behaviour.

0pg- Films and games rated 0pg have no age restriction but may be unsuitable for under 6's. These may contain mild language (bloody, ass etc...), mild cartoon or fantasy violence, very mild realistic violence, mild tense moments and sexual innuendo.

10- Films and games rated 10 are restricted to children aged 10 or over for entry or purchase of DVDs or game discs. These may contain moderate language (shit, whore, dick etc...), moderate cartoon or fantasy violence, mild realistic violence, prolonged tense moments, adult themes and mild sex references.

13- Films and games rated 13 are restricted to children aged 13 or over for entry or purchase of DVDs or game discs. These may contain frequent moderate language (shit, whore, dick etc...) or occasional strong language (f**k, c**ksucker), strong or bloody cartoon or fantasy violence , moderate realistic violence, prolonged tense moments and moderate sex references or brief sex scenes.

16- Films and games rated 16 are restricted to adults and young persons aged 16 or over for entry or purchase of DVDs or game discs. These may contain unlimited strong (f**k, c**ksucker) and very strong language (c**t), strong violence in all forms, strong and prolonged tense moments, crude sex references and sexual humor or undetailed sex scenes and drug abuse.

18- Films and games rated 18 are restricted to adults aged 18 or over for entry or purchase of DVDs or game discs. These may contain unlimited violence and language, drug scenes that may encourage abuse and detailed (But not pornographic) sex scenes and references.

P- Films and games rated P are also restricted to adults aged 18 or over for entry or purchase of DVDs or game discs. However, P rated content, unlike 18 rated content, is for the sole purpose of sexual stimulation and cannot be advertised or sold in mainstream shops.

Recent releases with their OAFGCRS ratings:
Jonny English strikes again- rated 10 for moderate language and comic violence.
Venom- rated 16 for strong realistic violence.
First man- rated 13 for strong language, prolonged tension and moderate realistic violence.
A star is born- rated 16 for frequent strong language and drug misuse.

SATVRS ratings

TV-G- Suitable for all.Nothing worse than what would be in content with an OAFGCRS '0' rating would be expected in a TV-G show.

TV-PG- Parental Guidance for under 7's. Nothing worse than what would be in content with an OAFGCRS '0pg' rating would be expected in a TV-PG show.

TV-11- Advised 11 and older. Only allowed on after 8pm. Nothing worse than what would be in content with an OAFGCRS '10' rating would be expected in a TV-11 show.

TV-14- Advised 14 and older. Only allowed on after 9pm. Nothing worse than what would be in content with an OAFGCRS '13' rating would be expected in a TV-14 show.

TV-16- Advised 16 and older. Only allowed on after 10pm. Nothing worse than what would be in content with an OAFGCRS '16' rating would be expected in a TV-16 show.

TV-18- Advised 18 and older. Only allowed on after 11pm. No limit to content for TV-18 shows.
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Postby Xmara » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:27 pm

The Xmaranese Universal Rating Organization (Xmaranis Tiyezerko Daraka Sanhátan) is the media rating organization that grades all forms of media in Xmara for age-appropriateness.

In addition to rating codes, Xmara also has a color coded based rating system where the casing is a certain color based on the rating (only applicable to DVDs, CDs, video games). Movies, TV shows, video games, music, books, and apps all follow the same rating system.

T- Trabi (means infant in Xmaranese): Acceptable for anyone aged 0+. Cases are pink. Shows air on infant channels.

Y- Yereka (means child): Acceptable for anyone aged 5+. Cases are blue. Shows air on children's channels.

HY- Haleya Yereka (older child): Acceptable for anyone aged 10+. Cases are green. Shows air on children's and family channels.

N- Nastolatek (teenager): Acceptable for anyone aged 13+. Cases are orange. Shows air on family channels.

V- Vayaska (adult): Acceptable for anyone aged 18+. Cases are red. Shows air on designated adult channels.

X- Xogran (restricted): Acceptable for anyone aged 21+. Cases are black. *Note: These are NOT allowed to be sold in main shops. Only adult stores are permitted to carry these. Shows are not permitted to be aired on television or in main movie theaters.
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Postby Ai no Konoshima » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:24 pm

We do not have content ratings in our nation as we do not have a concept of "age-appropriateness"
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Postby Vanderlands » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:03 pm

TV & Movies

FV : Friendly viewing , All ages admitted. Basically this rating means that there will be no content parents will find unsuitable for children.
PG 8 : Some scenes may unsuitable for younger children.
PG 13 : Some scenes may have crude humor, Mild violence , Mild fright , Gambling, Mild profanity , Mild nudity
16 : Mature Humor, Blood , Gore , Violence , Mild sexual references and scenes , Nudity
21 : Sexual Violence , Sexual Intercourse , Extreme Gore & Violence , Drugs
21X : Pornographic content , unsuitable for audiences under 21.

Video Games

K Suitable for ages 5 and older.
8 Suitable for ages 10 and older.
12 Suitable for ages 12 and older.
16 Suitable for ages 15 and older.
21 Suitable for ages 20 and older.

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Postby New Transeurasia » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:59 pm

New Transeurasia's Television Rating Council(ТРС), Computer Entertainment Rating Council(РКРС), and Film Rating Council(ФРС) use different systems to rate content for certain ages. If content is educational, it recieves an О rating, for all 3 councils.

ТРС ratings:
Д, rated specifically for children
8, rated for ages 8+
13, rated for ages 13+
17, rated for ages 17+
В, rated for adults 21+

РКРС ratings:
ВСЕ, all ages
М, ages 8+
П, ages 13+
П-15, ages 15+
З, ages 18+

ФРС ratings:
М, all ages
М-РП, all ages, though parental guidance is recommended for ages younger than 8
П, recommended for ages 11+ only
П-16, recommended for ages 16+ only
В, viewing is highly not recommended for ages below 18.
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Tchud
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Postby Tchud » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:19 am

We don't have a system of ratings for media here - either the censors ban it for everyone, or it is unrated.

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Postby Aikoland » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Aikoland has one single rating system utilized universally for television programs, films, and video games. Documentaries, news programming, and most sports programming are exempt from the ratings requirements.

The ratings are as follows:
3
7
12
15
18

The 18 rating is the only one which is enforced by law, as it can include pornographic materials.
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Postby Mangahhan Super Region » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:13 am

We have a system of Media Ratings in MSR, Namely the National Media Rating System (NMRS), the goal of this programme is to educate viewers what they could only watch and the dangerous of too much violence and sexuality on media.

R = Rating

R-A - Suitable for all ages
R-B - Parental Guidance or 7+
R-C - 13+
R-D 15+
R-E - 18+
R-F - 21+
R-G - Shouldn't be viewed at all.

Special Classifications:

T- type

T1 - Sexuality/Nudity
T2 - Violent/brutal scenes
T3 - Ideological motivated scenes
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Postby Radiatia » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:56 am

There are no rating systems at all in Radiatia.

There was an attempt by the state of Vatfer to introduce a ratings/censorship system to prevent violent films, television and video games falling into the hands of minors. In an unprecedented move, the state government was sued by a video game publisher and the case made it to the Supreme Court.

In the landmark ruling, Xika Games vs. The State of Vatfer, the Supreme Court sided with the former, stating that censoring or rating media for any reason other than national security, including having an age-based rating system, conflicted with Radiatians' constitutional right to freedom of expression.

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Postby Silver Commonwealth » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:37 am

All of our media content is approved by the Ministry of Communications, before it airs in the public, or is shown at cinema.

Basic categories

U - Generally suited for all audiences

+13 - A bit darker content, which is not recommended for smaller children, although still doesn't go over the top that much.

+16 - Suited for more mature teen audiences. Similarly to other categories, you need a passport, in order to verify your age, before buying such content.

+18 - Adult-only content. Buying such a content for children and teens is illegal, and it is illegal for teens and children to buy such content themselves, or watch it in cinema. Requires password to access in TVs, and internet. (Password can be achieved after registering, and verifying age)

Special categories

Educational materials (EM)- Those are specifically made for education, and instruction manuals. Things in this category include army training manuals, crafting tutorials, tips for a nuclear war, etc. Generally accepted for all categories, but some from the materials are M rated.

Banned political content (BPC)- This content is banned in general, even for adults, and if an one is found, it can be confiscated, but the viewer, and/or publisher - even sentenced to death, depending on the severity. It mostly includes anti-government propaganda.
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Postby Eskaai » Mon May 20, 2019 12:43 am

Eskaai uses one system for TV programmes and films, and a different rating system for video games.

Television and Films (Televison a Muviénjle Iderźelnyzk Erźelojn Prgiemkal (TMIEP)
Translated: Television and Film Internal Ratings Program

A (Alje- All): Suitable for all audiences.
JET (Jujniá Edukatjonel Televison- Young Educational Television) Educational programmes to teach young children under 5.
ET (Edukatjunel Tjelevison- Education Television): Educational programmes to teach children over 5.
T (Tzivu- Teen): For teenagers over 13. Contains mild language and violence.
TT (Traszjo Tzivu- Older Teen): For teenagers over 16. Contains medium levels of violence, language and gore. Adult permission needed to purchase, as well as ID.
P (Pivontsze- Adult): For adults over 18. High amounts of violence, language and/or gore.

Video Games (Videjo Spulún Erźelojn Prgiemkal (VSEP)
Translated: Video Game Ratings Program

U (Univyrszal- Universal): Suitable for all.
PJ (Pivontsze Jatzsinver- Adult Guidance): Adult supervision needed for children under 13.
V (Vilentsza- Violence): Only avaliable to adults and teens over 16. Contains major levels of violence, sexual activity and swearing

Pictures:
TMIEP:
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The first two on the left are with borders which are seen on DVD covers. The rest on the right are seen for a few seconds after the title sequence of a programme.

VSEP:
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All 3 have borders as they are only shown on game covers.
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Postby TURTLESHROOM II » Mon May 20, 2019 10:02 am

TurtleShroom wrote:The job of the Board is to produce a "clean version" of every item they are given, [if need be]. That means cutting out swear words with beeps, removing suggestive content or replacing the word with a beep or a different word.

The State is forbidden to censor any form of written media beyond the removal of swear words (simply inserting the word <censored> where the obscenity was). All "cuss words" are defined in a federal code that is available online.

Music is not censored other than the removal of swear words and swearing context/suggestive content, which are replaced with those famous "beeps". Sometimes, if the song is nasty enough, a whole verse will be removed.





FILM

TURTLESHROOM II wrote:All film productions (except Halloween-themed films) are regulated by the Holiness Board of Censors, which screens media based on its morality. Its job is to remove sexual immorality, cursing, and unclean themes from media. It does not, however, censor political speech or certain genres, which contrasts it from most other nations.

  • PX - Christian-based film or film covering religious themes. Edited for accuracy but subjected to significantly lower standards of censorship. (Example: "Passion of the Christ", the best selling film in TurtleShroomer history, was wholly uncensored due to its PX rating.)
  • S - Halloween-based content (S for "spooky"). Regulated by the All Hallows' Eve Commission for screening in October. Independent of the Board of Censors. (Examples of "S" films include "Paranorman", "The Shining", and "Psycho".)
  • H - Holy. Content was clean enough not to need censorship in the first place. Equal to G-rating. (Example of "H" films include "Frozen" and "Finding Dory", and the entire "Star Wars" series.)
  • H2 - Holy, extremely minor edits. Immoral content had to be purged, but few edits were needed. Other than a removed few curse words, a part of a scene, or a fully off-screen sex scene, the movie is intact. (Examples of "H2" films include the "Independence Day" and original "Ghostbusters" series.)
  • C - Censored. Whole scenes (or a whole scene) had to be removed due to immorality. The plot, however, is intact. (Examples of "C" films include "Pitch Perfect" and "Hitch".)
  • RC - Rewritten. The contents of scenes had to be actually edited. (Examples: a rape scene was converted to a violent beating, or a suicide was converted to an accident.) Efforts to keep the same plot are put forward, and is mostly successful. (Examples of "RC" films include "The Dictator" and "Pixels".)
  • U - Unholy. U-rated films are banned from distribution in TurtleShroom. Possession of U-rated films is subject to fines and destruction of the film(s). An U-rated film conviction is such a petty misdemeanor that it is usually sealed from someone's record. It cannot carry jailtime. Contrast with X/XX/XXX-rated films. (Examples of "U" films include the "South Park Movie" and most content you see on DVD that reads "UNRATED". "U" films can also include Nazi, Marxist, and violent terrorist propaganda. Fraud is also reported here, which infamously placed Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" and at least one Micheal Moore film on the banned list, with much controversy.)
  • X - Lesser vice. The film is porn and is criminalized under TS anti-pornography laws. (Examples of "X" films are obvious.)
  • XX - Greater vice. The film is porn and features "alternate" sexual behaviors, such as sodomy/gay porn, necrophilia, sadomasochism, most fetishes, or other such nasty behaviors. The film is criminalized under TS anti-pornography laws. (Examples of "XX" films are obvious.)
  • XXX - Capital films. The film depicts child porn, beastiality and/or furry porn, rape of any kind, or any combination of the same. Voluntary, knowing possession, creation, or distribution of a XXX film are punishable by death. XXX films can also contain content that is too shocking or abominable to be tolerated. (Examples of XXX films include "Human Centipede", many types of Hentai, and any child porn.)





TELEVISION

TurtleShroom wrote:Television has a strict watershed. Anything with any sort of sexual/homosexual/graphic/suggestive content can only be shown between the hours of 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM. At the start of any of these shows, and after each commercial break, a warning is shown to the viewer for twenty seconds.


TURTLESHROOM II wrote:TurtleShroom censors films and most media on a broader scale and with more specific ratings than it does with television programming, which is a luxury good. Almost every TurtleShroomer alive owns a landline and a radio, but television consumption isn't anywhere near that.

Like with films, books, and music, all content is rated by the Board of Censors, which targets obscenity, sexual immorality, or swearing (etc.) without stifling criticism of the state or political dissent (etc.).

The ratings for television programming differ from films and are as follows:
  • PX - The content is religious, and thus uncensored.
  • S - Spooky. The content is regulated by the All Hallow's Eve Commission and is aired during the approach to Halloween Halloween.
  • H - Holy. The content was clean enough to not need censorship in the first place.
  • C - Children. The content is acceptable for human children ages eight and up, or turtles and mushrooms that have not reached sexual maturity.
  • GM - Gentlemen. The content is acceptable for adolescent humans and higher, or for turtles and mushrooms that have reached sexual maturity and are approaching mental maturity. While content may have been censored, themes deemed acceptable for television but not for children remain.
  • A - Adults. The content is acceptable for adult creatures. While the content has been censored in order to be deemed fit for television, the themes or purpose of the content neccesitate barring it from children.
  • U - Unholy. The television show is forbidden from distribution in TurtleShroom.

Rule concerning X, XX, and XXX content are the same as movies.
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Postby Veekhuyal » Mon May 20, 2019 5:01 pm

(I have already posted this on a similar thread, but I will elaborate slightly this time, because why not)

All television shows, motion pictures, and video games are submitted to the Motion Media Ratings Board (insert Vèkhuyarhing translation once I make all the words). This is a non-profit organization ran by a coalition between the television, movie, and video game industries in Vèkhuyal, however the ratings are backed by the federal government.

The ratings are as follows:

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Ganyù (People)Suitable for all audiences.
Möghetȕ (Young Teens)Suitable for anyone 8 years or older.
Shokeshù (Teens)Suitable for anyyone 12 years or older.
Jedomù (Young Adults)Suitable for anyone 16 years or older.
Whijoqù (Adults)Restricted to people 24 years or older. Identification is legally required for purchase or public viewing.
Vèkhuyaganyù (Vèkhuyal People)Approved for all audiences, even if the content is unsuitable for some audiences. Primarily used for educational materials.
?The MMRB either is not finished with the rating process for this content, or the content has not been submitted for rating. Either way, proceed with caution.


As for rules on how to display the ratings, the MMRB requires the following:

Movies:
  • On print advertising, such as posters, the rating must be displayed in the bottom left-hand corner in print large enough so that anyone can see it at a reasonable distance, without the rating taking up the entire ad.
  • During visual advertisements (trailers), the rating must be displayed for 5 to 10 seconds at the beginning of the ad, on a different color of background depending on the rating of the film. Short content descriptors can be displayed.
  • On home releases, the rating must be displayed on the front and back of the case, with short content descriptors placed on the back. In addition, the rating must be displayed for 5 to 10 seconds prior to the films showing.
  • On digital streaming services, the rating must be shown before the movie plays.
  • In all cases, the viewer must be informed that more detailed information can be found at mmrb.org.vek/film

Television:
  • The rating must be displayed in the bottom left-hand corner during the first 20 seconds of the show, and again for every hour of the show. This rule also applies to advertisements for the show.
  • On home releases, the rule is similar to home releases of movies.
  • The viewer must be informed that more detailed information can be found at mmrb.org.vek/tv

Video Games:
  • During visual advertisements (trailers), the rating must be displayed for 5 to 10 seconds at the beginning of the ad, on a different color of background depending on the rating of the game. Short content descriptors can be displayed.
  • Once released physically, the rating must be displayed on the front and back of the case, with short content descriptors placed on the back.
  • On digital distributors, the rating must be displayed on the store page and alongside the game on the checkout page.
  • In all cases, the player must be informed that more detailed information can be found at mmrb.org.vek/games

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