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Author Topic: Age Restriction  (Read 3137 times)

Offline theantidote

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Age Restriction
« on: February 11, 2005, 10:52:27 PM »
Is it possible to make a mod that stops people who are under 18 from seeing stuff they shouldn't be? There are ways to restrict guests, why can't it be in the same algorithm? I help out at a site where they post some naughty phone wallpaper sometimes and we need a way to restrict younger people from certain areas. We don't care if they lie in their profiles because we just want it to be legal, and its not our fault if we restrict them or put up a warning.

Offline Jack.R.Abbitâ„¢

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Re: Age Restriction
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2005, 11:02:23 PM »
There is really no way to know how old a person really is since you can at best ask them.  If they need to be 18+ to get in, they will simply say they are.  You can't know the truth.  Because of this, the "age restrictions" thing gets a lot more complicated.  If one is going to try it, it needs to be fully compliant with the COPPA guidlines or it is not worth doing.  I think if you search this forum for "COPPA" you'll find a lot of info about this.