Note: Mature Discussion has been archived, and no further applications will be accepted.
As the name may imply, to be allowed access to Mature Discussion means not only that you are 18 or older, but also that the staff feel that you are capable of acting maturely. This assumption is initially extended to members who meet the following requirements:
1. You must be 18 years of age or older
By posting the Mature Discussion agreement, you are stating that you are at least 18 years of age. If it is later discovered that you are not actually 18 or older, the staff may revoke your access to Mature Discussion. Since we can't check ID, enforcement of this rule is somewhat subjective. The staff will decide how best to respond if a member's age is called into question. Furthermore, any member who hasn't demonstrated the ability to act like an adult may be denied regardless of age.
2. You must have 100 posts
Requiring 100 posts ensures that a member is not a stranger on the forums before accessing Mature Discussion, and reduces the likelihood of "sock puppet" accounts.
3. You must repost the Mature Discussion Agreement
For you to be accepted into Mature Discussion, you must first read, understand, and repost the agreement below.
4. Members who have had their access removed must reapply
If you are accepted and later have your access revoked, the staff will inform you whether you may reapply, and when. When that time comes, you may repost the agreement and await re-approval. This is mostly a way of reminding the staff to revisit the issue, but if you don't reapply, staff will assume that you don't want your access restored.
Note: The staff have the right to decline your request of access at their own discretion, taking into account past behavior and ban history. If the staff later feel that you shouldn't be allowed in this forum for whatever reason, then access will be removed for however long they see fit. In either case, you have the right to know why access has been denied. Staff will send a PM shortly thereafter, explaining their reasoning.
Also, if you have been rejected, do not simply ask again the next day in hopes of getting a nicer staff member. This is not acceptable. Wait before requesting again, and once you feel you meet the requirements, then you may ask to join Mature Discussion again.