For anyone who wants to continue the "Should AIM be 18+ in 2019 or T-rated" debate, feel free to post your thoughts. Here's the poll to vote: https://www.strawpoll.me/15598204
I will NOT however be accepting "kids watch porn anyway" as grounds for the debate....I have heard a couple people say that, and it makes me quite sad. It doesn't make it right, and it's not something I or Newgrounds should endorse, imo.
Would you invite a porn star or a stripper to a kids party? You wouldn't. Some argue "kids decide what they want to watch", and to that I say, yeah, but that doesn't mean AIM should be an outlet to expose kids to M-rated shit, not justifiable. I still want to do the responsible thing. That's like saying, "it's not my fault the kid stole the gun out of my hand", when it actually is, in fact. You have to watch yourself.
Don't get me wrong, I was exposed to porn and gore at a young age too, but I'm not going to throw NG under the bus by potential legal trouble with parents, you'd be surprised how much trouble you'd get into in that situation. Besides, I do care about kids. If I had a kid, I wouldn't want them to turn into a 12-year old porn-watching, spoiled, COD hate-mongering brat.
I care about Newgrounds, I know there's Mature and Adult content here, but just because it's out there, doesn't mean I shouldn't set rules, Tom Fulp still sets rules here. The porn thing I could understand in teen years, but I'd still as a parent try to prevent it, it's still the right thing to do. You don't just go "Hey son, here's my porn stash!" THINK people.
Anyway, that's my side of the debate. I gotta fix some food and go to work. Peace out till later, didn't sleep well today, probably worked my brain too hard before bed this morning with AIM. I'm looking forward to your response to this and your submissions.