I think some things need to be clarified first …
So: Are you trying to remove / refuse to host specific content from the Content DB entirely? I mean, will it be banned from the Content DB completely or just hidden?
Or is it only about labelling? If it's only about labelling, all is fine, and you and ignore the rest of this post. XD
And isn't this whole “issue” mostly just an Android thing? If yes, it doesn't seem fair if content is being banned from the entire
Content DB only because of the Android app. I feel this topic should be addressed in Android, and in Android only.
There will be 3 places that the Content DB will be visible:
1) In the browser
2) In Android
3) In the PC version
As far I understood, PEGI has only relevance in Android. And even there ONLY if you use the Google Play. It's irrelevant for the website and the PC version. So if content is “punished” for violating PEGI 7 (or whatever), it will be removed from all 3 versions, even if it's only relevant on Android+Google Play? Hopefully not!
So, please leave the browser and PC version of the Content DB alone, and only deal with this PEGI crap where you absolutely have to (like Android, I guess).
Also, PEGI 7 still seems pretty restrictive. Are you sure only a minority will be affected? Do you have a list of possibly “ban-worthy” content? I think this question is important to answer. It would be better to know what exactly you are willing to sacrifice for that shiny PEGI 7 label.
Besides who decides what will be “appropriate” and where will you draw the line?
No, to be practical and avoid a rating high enough to mostly destroy the reach of the app. Nothing to do with 'morals'.
PEGI is partially based on moral values. Also, not everyone
is taking PEGI seriously.
A little less content doesn't reduce quality, only quantity.
As if a banned game, in which people have put in hundreds of work hours into, is not a big loss …
Also, we still don't know yet how many things would be in danger. I'm not so sure yet if it would only be a tiny minority, since we're still talking PEGI 7.
I also think it's a fallacy to think that it's not a big deal if only a few things will get banned. Banning a few high-quality things would be equally sad.
So the forums that we have had up to now are no good for sharing content? We're not losing anything here, only gaining.
I didn't say that … But Content DB is infinitely more convenient to use. I don't want to be punished as content creator because I violated PEGI 7. As a content creator, it will be of critical
importance to get your content on the Content DB if you want to be seen my the masses. It would be a great frustration to see your submission rejected because of PEGI 7.
I've explained why it is so important to move players to the official app, server owners are fed up with bad clients. Yes it has greatly improved and is better than any fork now.
It's good to hear. :)
This has nothing to do with advertising MT. If a player cannot access the playstore app due to it's rating they cannot get around that.
Lol, that's complete nonsense. Of course you can get around that. I don't know how Google Play works, but is it really THAT locked down? I mean, first your Google Play has to know your age. Guess what? People can lie about their age.
> we're a FOSS community and we shouldn't reward proprietary software developers
MT is FOSS but it isn't militant FOSS extremist, celeron55 isn't and none of the core devs are.
Refusal to host and give easy and convenient access to proprietary software isn't militant … Besides, Content DB is already refusing the majority of proprietary software. Its only exception it still allows are NC clauses, I believe, and even this exception might be removed in future.
This is a naive idealistic extremist desire. Without copyright a vast number of people wouldn't be able to earn money from their work, so that work wouldn't be done. Business and the economy would partially collapse and society would become a far worse place even in the opinions of the extremists.
Oh noes! The end times are nigh! Talk about being hysteric … You do know there are other ways to make a living that don't depend on copyright, right? Be a little creative. Also, you almost sound like as if extremism would be a bad thing. Anyway, this is getting too off-topic (sorry).
Btw, I wrote more in the GitHub issue.