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I had written a suggestion as a ticket, as it did not fit in the "Submit Suggestion" box via ingame. A GM suggested I posted it in the forums, for the GMs to take care of it here and not the ticket venue. So here is the suggestion:

What I am suggesting may or may not be able to fit not the suggestion box via in-game "Submit Suggestion".

I would like to suggest a new feature for the Parental Controls option. What I had thought about was an option to disable some realms or realm types for children to be playing on. For example the RP servers tht are on WoW, have a LOT of ERP (Erotic Roleplay) in them. This kind of thing should not be allowed on RP servers, as a lot of under-aged children (under 16) play on these servers. I have met a few people over 30 who ask these under 16 year olds to engange in Erotic roleplay with them. It is vulgar and demeaning to children.

I know of a few 8 year olds who play WoW, and when an older player asks them for RP. It usually ends up in ERP, which is an unsafe environment for the child. I think this suggestion would help WoW as it negates child pornography, which too much of ERP with minors has been going on, since I started playing on RP servers back in 2011/12. When I RP with someone, I had to ask their age before engaging.

I do hope you see the direction I am going, in concerns of safety for children who play the game. I have a 6 year old daughter who has been playing. But I have her on PvE servers, which is more safer. I still believe having an options to opt out servers would be best for them. Thanks for taking the time to look through this "Suggestion".
This would actually be a good post for general.

03/23/2014 04:10 PMPosted by Sämijø
For example the RP servers tht are on WoW, have a LOT of ERP (Erotic Roleplay) in them. This kind of thing should not be allowed on RP servers,


It isn't, please report any of this activity you see via the right click method, they even have a sticky devoted to this reporting method.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/12188438877

Please note, even if it is not allowed, there are not enough GM's to monitor the entire game, zone for zone and server for server, and still respond to tickets in a timely manner, so reporting is the most viable method,.
You could always post it as such:

Block RP servers with parental controls due to ERP.

See how simple that is? No extraneous details that could take away from the suggestion and would easily fit in the in-game suggestion tool.
There is also a block chat method


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as well as the in game option to filter in game chat as well.
03/23/2014 04:21 PMPosted by Flatspriest
You could always post it as such:

Block RP servers with parental controls due to ERP.

See how simple that is? No extraneous details that could take away from the suggestion and would easily fit in the in-game suggestion tool.


That may be true yes, but a lot of GMs probably DON'T know what's going on with RP servers nowadays because they are really busy dealing with hackers, harassment complaints and such. The GM I spoke too with the ticket system said I have a lot of really good points about this. And as I mentioned, suggested I put it up in the forums here. Whether a GM posts or not, we'll see.
03/23/2014 05:40 PMPosted by Sämijø
Whether a GM posts or not, we'll see.


GMs don't post on any forum.

The Customer Support Moderators are not liaisons to the Developers or other decision makers at Blizzard. Nor do the Developers read this forum for feedback or suggestions.

This forum is for in game, policy and account issues. It also is ,primarily , a player to player forum. Blue responses are not guaranteed. This forum is not a direct means of communication with Blizzard. This is not a complaints forum, suggestions forum, nor feedback forum.

For Suggestions and feedback Blizzard wants the players to post in the forum most appropriate to their issue, General being a "catch all" of sort for issues that have no particular forum.

The Developers actively look for such feedback. Just because there is not reply, doesn't mean it hasn't been read.
03/23/2014 05:46 PMPosted by Thunderwulf
Whether a GM posts or not, we'll see.


[quote="121863623968"]GMs don't post on any forum./quote]

Actually GMs "do" post on forums, go read a few with the Blue tag beside them.
03/24/2014 08:14 PMPosted by Sämijø
Actually GMs "do" post on forums, go read a few with the Blue tag beside them.


Those are not Game Masters. On this forum, those are Support Forum Agents.
03/24/2014 08:14 PMPosted by Sämijø
Actually GMs "do" post on forums, go read a few with the Blue tag beside them.


If you feel strongly about this you should post it on the General forums as the Community Managers pass feedback onto the developers.

The Blue posts you see on the Customer Support Forums are Support Forum agents who know policies and basic information that can help people get the game working and answers for questions. They do not have an avenue to pass feedback onto the developers like the Blues on the general forums do.

Good luck mate. :)
I hate to break it to you... but blocking RP servers won't prevent your child from seeing inappropriate content for them.

See, ERP (and loads of other inappropriate content) happens on ALL realm types.

There is no replacement for good old fashioned 'on hands' parenting.

If you are bringing a young child into this online world (or Facebook, or xboxlive...) they are going to see/hear/do things that are inappropriate and they are not necessarily prepared to understand them, or you are not prepared for them to experience them.

Blizzard can not micromanage your child's upbringing.
I wanted to clarify a few things here. Game Masters do not have an interaction with the forums at all and those that do post on the forums are either Forum Support Agents or Community Managers.

That being said, as this was previously mentioned by Thunderwulf, Development and our Community Managers do not read the CS forum normally and we do not serve as liaisons with them. I recommend posting any constructive thoughts or ideas on this via the General Forums so that can at least be viewed and considered.

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