Tip: Switch palace switches normally disappear if you replay the level. However, if you insert them as direct Map16 and use the hex edit at $00EEB2 in the ROM map, you can replay the level without a problem.
I know things were a little more lax in the past, but the staff has been a lot less lenient regarding what's too lewd or explicit for an avatar or a layout image.
This applies to absolutely everyone, it isn't selective of users. We've had various people change their profiles due to this in the past few months, staff members included.
Now, here's our reasoning:
1. SMW Central is clearly a child-friendly site, and we don't want children being exposed to questionable material and/or having it appear in their history for their parents to see. You may argue that children are already overexposed to that kind of stuff anyway, but that's a problem we don't want to be a part of.
2. On top of that, some people feel uneased by certain/all types of lewd material. I've heard an argument that it's no different than say, being uneased by ponies or anime, but it really is.
3. You have no solid reasons to expose the kind of pornography you enjoy looking at in a ROM hacking website.
We're not doing this for "opression", but for a greater good. I just want everyone to understand.
In all seriousness, I'm all in favour of this. And if anyone disagrees I'd like to point out I made a thread about how I didn't "get" anime, and many of the points I made were that I found it (and by extension, people who watch it) to seem perverted from the outside. So if you're against this all you're doing is giving me more reasoning to have a stigma against it.
(I know this is isn't limited to anime imagery, but I just wanted to get this down before the inevitable "THIS IS DUMB STAFF SUX" posts)
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i wrote this thread a few months ago but was worried I'd get laughed out because I dont actually have any sort of authority on the site as well as not personally caring (only really looking out for the site's "reputation" of sorts) so thanks for finally saying something.
Although tbf my thread was more genuine curiosity trying to figure out why people actually used lewd avatars in the first place. I never really understood the idea behind it.
While I've noticed a lot of this myself, I'll admit that this is an issue I've never really felt too strong toward either way. Regardless, you bring up some valid points, and I can understand where your concern is coming from with this.
At least the only avatar that may be a bit suggestive is my Momo avatar, but even then its probably not lewd at all (I mostly got this anyway because it was pretty hard finding a good picture of her that wasnt lewd at the same time, since you know, ecchi and all), so I'm probably safe. Still, if its actually very lewd, let me know please.
Seeing how we're going to start being kid friendly, shouldn't we do something about cursing as well while we're on this topic? After all, it's not the visual content, if anything, the actual content on the site, the posts, require a form a work too.
(Also RIP alraune layout)
Looking for anybody to port some songs from Metroid Fusion, specifically 3 songs: "SRX", "TRO" and "AGA".
Honestly I doubt any kids with internet access have not been exposed to cursing already. Lewd material is a different subject, and parents watching what their kids do are most likely not going to read an entire site scanning for swaering. Explicit images, on the other hand, are more visible to anyone.