a great resident added a comment to our infamous penis post about her attempts to be classified as adult verified. according to Linden Lab’s adult policy info. my wonderful friend who creates beautiful places and has been isl for 4+ years should definitely be able to access Adult areas. here are her words:
Hey Ener, and hey to all. I’m an Enercity resident, have been for about 8 months, and am an old timer (nearly 5 years in SL). I have had payment info on file since I started SL, as in those days Basic accounts were not free, we had to pay US$10 and use a credit card/Paypal to pay, and give REAL name and address.
I have also been a member of SLX/XStreet since May 2005, using the site to sell my wares and buy and sell $L. I am, however, not verified to view ADULT stuff inside SL…
I live in Australia and am well past the 18yo age mark to be verified, LL has transaction records from me using my CC and Paypal… seems this is NOT enough for them to let me view anything deemed AO.
So unless they have allowed me access since I bought $L on XStreet (nope, just checked), that lovely FAQ page is a farce… it says
- I have to have used RL monies in SL *DONE*,
- to use a viewer higher than 1.23 *DONE*, and
- also to ‘Select PG, Mature and Adult from the Rating dropdown’ in the Preferences/General tab *CANNOT DO*
there IS NO dropdown in my Preferences, just the statement ‘I want to access content rated: PG and Mature’ O.o
So isn’t my money good enough? I really don’t wanna give any more info to LL than I already have, for my own paranoid reasons lol… Meh…
so if you are a Linden and can address this, please let us know what is missing here? this is terribly frustrating for many, many people isl. i hear similar stories from other non-US people. please shed some light on this. thanks
addition – from facebook, another similar experience:
I’m in the same situation. I will have been in SL for 5 years next month, they have my credit card and bank info, I owned 10 sims at one point, have sold thousands of USD worth of L$ but they can’t figure out that I’m older than 18. Oh well…