Hi girls, it's the blondie giraffe here again. I need to confirm the rumours that have been going around, as I know there is already chatter going on about it.
Lovelia has been suspended from the site with immediate effect, for a serious violation of our Core Rules. She has accepted her suspension in a reply to my email, and wanted other users to be aware, so they don't feel she has abandoned them. And I also apologise to any users that this upsets. I did not take the decision lightly.
I suspended her because she has admitted to a number of users in Chat that she has been using the site since the age of 15. She lied by claiming she was 18 when she joined. We require all users, and all characters they write, to be 18 years of age and over. We do not allow images or links featuring children either.
The fact that Lovelia claims she is now 18 is irrelevant. By signing up here, you agree to obey the Core Rules. She deliberately ignored them for 3 years. I couldn't allow that to be overlooked, else it would set a precedent for others to do the same, and it would make the Core Rules pointless if we're not prepared to enforce them.
Please also remember that every user has a responsibility to alert us to these things. By actively ignoring, hiding or encouraging the presence of a user or character who you know is or was underage, or discouraging other people from reporting them, you are also breaking the rules. Same goes for the rules about pedophilia, incest and bestiality. If anyone is posting such material, we HAVE to know. We are putting ourselves at risk of serious trouble if it looks like we're not dealing with things like this promptly. We need everyone's help for us to maintain the integrity, reputation and existence of the site. So please don't be afraid to approach us about such things.