Maturity ratings

Maturity ratings overview

Important: The Mobius Grid maturity ratings are:

General (“PG” in some older Third-Party Viewers)
Moderate (“Mature” in some older Third-Party Viewers)
Adult

What are maturity ratings?

Maturity ratings designate the type of content and behavior allowed in a region and affect search results.

There are three maturity ratings in Mobius Grid: General, Moderate, and Adult.

To access Adult search results and regions, you must be at least 18 years old.

General

A region designated General is not allowed to advertise or make available content or activity that is sexually explicit, violent, or depicts nudity. Sexually-oriented objects such as “sex beds” or poseballs may not be located or sold in General regions.

General regions are areas where you should feel free to say and do things that you would be comfortable saying and doing in front of your grandmother or a grade school class. Institutions such as universities, conference organizers, and real-world businesses may wish to designate their regions as General. Likewise, their users (and others) may wish to employ Mobius Grid's General search setting to focus and filter search results appropriately.

Some landowners and Residents desire a Mobius Grid experience distinct from the activity that occurs in Moderate and Adult regions. Region owners who wish to host this sort of Mobius Grid experience can (but need not) designate their regions as General.

If you are a region owner and you feel there is some ambiguity as to whether your content and activities are allowed in General regions, it's probably best to designate your region as Moderate.

Moderate

Mobius Grid's Moderate designation accommodates most of the non-adult activities you can do in Mobius Grid. Dance clubs, bars, stores and malls, galleries, music venues, beaches, parks, and other spaces for socializing, creating, and learning all support a Moderate designation so long as they do not host publicly promoted adult activities or content and do not use adult search tags. Groups, events, and classifieds that relate to this broad range of activities and themes generally should also be designated as Moderate.

Residents in these spaces should, therefore, expect to see a variety of themes and content. Stores that sell a range of content that includes some “sexy” clothing or objects can generally reside in Moderate rather than Adult regions. Dance clubs that feature “burlesque” acts can also generally reside in Moderate regions as long as they don't promote sexual conduct, for instance through pose balls (whether in “backrooms” or more visible spaces). However, if any of these businesses use adult-oriented search tags, the region may be categorized as Adult and blocked from appearing in non-Adult search.

Adult

The Adult designation applies to Mobius Grid regions that host, conduct, or display content that is sexually explicit, intensely violent or depicts illicit drug use. A region must be designated Adult if it hosts, advertises, or publicly promotes:

  • Representations of intensely violent acts, for example depicting death, torture, dismemberment or other severe bodily harm, whether or not photo-realistic (meaning that images either are or cannot be distinguished from a photograph).
  • Photo-realistic nudity.
  • Expressly sexually themed content, spaces or activities, whether or not photo-realistic. We broadly define what is “sexually themed” to include any sexually oriented activities and conduct.

Groups, event listings and classified ads that reference these themes or content must also be designated Adult. Mobius Team will enforce these rules but cannot monitor all ephemeral content and conduct within Mobius Grid. Therefore:

  • Regions, groups, and event or classified ad listings that employ search tags plainly suggestive of adult behavior or content require the Adult designation, and will be viewable only by Residents that are at least 18 years old.
  • Mobius Team will conduct proactive monitoring and rely on abuse reports that identify adult content or conduct that is promoted or advertised publicly. Where adult content or conduct on a region is publicly advertised or promoted, that region must be designated as Adult (or such content must be removed). We will re-designate such regions if adult content is not removed.
  • Mobius Team may take into account whether apparent or reported adult content or conduct in a particular region serves only an extremely limited or passive function, or an important educational or cultural function, and therefore would be appropriate for all Mobius Grid audiences.
  • As with all reported activity in violation of our policies, we will actively review all reports of adult conduct and provide Residents with a channel for rebuttal.

Parcels that host adult activities or contain adult content must be on:

  • A private region that has been designated by its owner as Adult.

Region owners are responsible for designating a region's maturity level. Occupants of regions will be expected to locate in a region suitable to each occupant's content and conduct.

For more information on what qualifies as adult content, see Adult Content FAQ.

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