Don't try to be *my* responsible parent
08.06.2005 - 00:57 / filled under default
Listeners know, that I have ranted about this before - every time somebody cries out for a rating system, so they or their kids would not be 'harmed', there is only one answer to it:
If you want to have it kid safe, listen to it first.
If you are not sure, if this could be not worksafe, don't listen to it on work.
Easy as that. Yes, I do see your wish for protecting your child and I don't judge how you raise them. But it can't be my problem to rate my podcast in every available country mechanism and based on that cultural values and views so you have an easy life. This may be given to you by others, but there IS no easy way for everyone.
And all of you out there saying "but yes, there is! PGxx etc" let me remind you: This is not available where I live. There is something similar but even a "appropriate for kids over 12" means something totally different over here in Germany. We have different cultural values and backgrounds. Things you consider to be not worksafe are fine with me.
You will never get from me any rating except (probably) the rating of "Sexual content no childs allowed around here", because if you want those badges, this is what you get from me. (Which is not totally off the line, as I know of one case, where a husband was punished, because he liked to use my soundfiles like 'New mail.)
Why this post, as this is nothing new? Because of this post. And a quote from Matt May which expresses my views on that topic perfectly in one sentence.:
Congratulations on being a responsible parent. As long as you don't try to be _my_ responsible parent by getting Apple to censor what it offers, we'll get along fine.