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How Do I Rate Content I Submit?

Content rating is determined on the existence and degree of five primary factors: language, nudity, sexual situations, violence, and drug use. Please follow this guide when assigning content rating.  The following outlines the acceptable criteria for each content rating:

GeneralContent categorized as General is content that is appropriate for all audiences of all ages.
ModerateContent categorized as Moderate contains themes and imagery that are more suggestive than General but still remain suitable for minors 13 years of age or older. Overt and/or blatant depictions of mature subjects may not be categorized under Moderate.
MatureContent categorized as Mature contains imagery, themes or material that is not suitable for minors.  Excludes graphic depiction of sexual content or sexual acts.
ExplicitAn extension of the Mature rating for content containing graphic depictions of sexual content or sexual acts. This may contain dramatized sex acts or overt sexual situations.

We ask that you use your best judgement when rating your content. Please consider the intended audience and context of the content you submit. When in doubt please use a higher rating. Below is a detailed guideline for content rating criteria:

General - All Audiences
Contains no mature content. Must be suitable for all audiences.

LanguageMay contain light usage of mild expletives or profanity.
NudityContains no nudity. Must be free of nudity or partial nudity. Non-detailed drawings of nudity (e.g. cartoons, animals, aliens, characters, etc.) is permissible. However, no appearances of genitalia, implied or otherwise. Minimal clothing such as underwear or bathing suits are permissible provided they do not meet the criteria for "Moderate" below.
Sexual SituationsContains no sexual situations. Must be free of any sexual conduct or themes. Light displays of platonic affection are accepted (e.g. hugs).
ViolenceMay contain mild cartoon/stylized depictions of blood, injury, or violence.
Drug UseContains no drug use. Must be free of any drug use or references.

Moderate - Audiences Over the Age of Thirteen
Content contains mild mature content. Content must be suitable for audiences age 13+.

LanguageMay contain mild use of strong expletives or profanity.
NudityMay contain individuals who are minimally clothed (e.g. low cut tops, lingerie, or revealing bathing suits) and/or use provocative imagery. May contain partial nudity (e.g. Breast cleavage and exposed buttocks). May not include genitalia, nipples, or areola. For this item, "revealing bathing suits" means:
  • Suits which barely cover genitals/female breasts.
  • Suits which show visible bulges.
Sexual SituationsMay contain mild implications of sexual activity or themes. This includes implied sexual acts, references, behavior, or the presence of mild sexual situations or discussion. May not feature fetish material or sex paraphernalia such as sex toys or gear.
ViolenceMay contain mild violence or fantasy violence. Violence depicted must not be gory, pervasive, or sexual in nature. May contain a small amount of imagery or situations that may be disturbing to sensitive viewers (e.g., depictions of disgusting or scary content in a horror or fantasy context).
Drug UseMay contain mild drug use or implied use, including excessive consumption of alcohol or tobacco. May include incidental or comedic use of drugs such as marijuana, sativa, hallucinogens or prescription drugs.

Mature - Audiences Over the Age of Eighteen
Contains mature content of a non-sexual nature. Not suitable for minors. Will be restricted to viewers 18 and older.

LanguageMay contain persistent use of expletives, profanity, coarse, and vulgar language.
NudityFull nudity where context is appropriately educational, documentary or artistic is permissible.
ViolenceMay contain intense violence. May also include imagery or situations that may be considered disturbing or repulsive to the average viewer such as serious injury, disembowelment, dismemberment, and excessive blood.
Drug UseMay contain depictions of drug abuse and displays of drug paraphernalia.

NOTE: Photography cannot contain any nudity on Weasyl.

Explicit - Audiences Over the Age of Eighteen
Contains explicit adult or sexual content. Not suitable for minors. Will be restricted to viewers 18 and older.

LanguageEquivalent to Mature
NudityEquivalent to Mature
Sexual SituationsMay contain explicit or dramatized depictions of sexual situations, content or acts.
ViolenceEquivalent to Mature
Drug UseEquivalent to Mature

NOTE: Any depictions of bodily waste must be rated as Explicit.

DISCLAIMER: Please note all decisions on appropriate content ratings are subject to moderator discretion in conjunction with these guidelines.