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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The app is listed as 17+ (Mature) in both Apple and Android stores. So this content being available in the app is not the issue for me as it is rated appropriately for...not kids..

My issue is linking to visible content directly that goes against the current rules. The announcement of the collaboration would be fine here without the link to her website selling the app. The link to her website selling the app, should have been placed in the AP forums..as that is the market it is to go towards.


There's tons of angry irresponsible parents upset their child has downloaded this the market is children.. 17 yrs rated or not, these parents had to fight to get their money back and are very upset unfortunately its not all 17 + downloading this and still at 17 your legally a minor.

We feel these apps are lame with kimojis and kimojis in our opinion feel dated and on their last leg so to speak we feel this reality show host wont bring any new users and still we feel the message behind these icons is harmful to youth and society.

Is this reality show host using illegal cannabis is this host drinking double cup illegal beverage ? No we think not, but what your kids are being told by this reality show host is the opposite and that this is cool, the cannabis leaf and "DOUBLECUP" Illegal beverage could of been omitted instead it was marketed to minors, your still a minor at 17.


Password access to the shop. All parents have it. They should be using it. It works. My son wants a game or movie, he has to bring the tablet to me, show me what he wants, let me research it and if I approve, -I- am the one that buys it, locks the store up, and hands the tablet back.

No kids under 17 should be getting it.

Now the association between imvu and the app is vague for anyone not on imvu. There may be some people that like the look of the emojis and come check it out. I generally like to believe that they will know the two companies are separate with their own tos rules.

Creators allowed imvu unrestricted license as soon as they submitted products. They can use any products for this.. Creators really have no say. Don't want your products used, don't submit.. Then again, if you don't create that genre of content you don't have much to worry about. Your products will not automatically be associated with those things you are worried about. Again, people generally have brains.

Can you please stop using the 'royal we', you speak for yourself. If there are others who share your concerns, let them speak up for themselves.

My concern is the placement of this announcement, or specifically a particular link within the announcement that seems to violate the community guidelines for general audience (even under the expanded/updated guidelines). If that link was removed from here and placed in the ap forum where it belongs it would make a lot of us happier. It wouldn't be the first time imvu tailors similar announcements but adds a bit more in ap.

I hope that answered some questions and you can refine your debate some... So far the argument is based on some skewed facts which is causing it to fail some logic checks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is your issue, the announcement I hear you but my guess is its just a different situation with different guideline I can't know this, however I'm looking past this because were talking about illegal content and minors in this reality shows hosts app so how do you market to minors because remember again 17 yrs old is a minor these illegal items and not get sued?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is your issue, the announcement I hear you but my guess is its just a different situation with different guideline I can't know this, however I'm looking past this because were talking about illegal content and minors in this reality shows hosts app so how do you market to minors because remember again 17 yrs old is a minor these illegal items and not get sued?


Ask Apple and Android..

You can always report the apps to the hosting companies if you think some content requires a greater rating. That is nothing to do with IMVU though..and doesn't belong on these forums.

Aside from IMVU providing some graphics for it they have nothing to do with the running, maintenance or marketing of the app.

Here is the link to the play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps?hl=en

Search for the app, there is a flag as inappropriate link.

Not sure how you can report apps in iTunes, but I imagine there must be a way.

You might want to check the details on the ratings to make sure that the content is exceeding the set rating though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is your issue, the announcement I hear you but my guess is its just a different situation with different guideline I can't know this, however I'm looking past this because were talking about illegal content and minors in this reality shows hosts app so how do you market to minors because remember again 17 yrs old is a minor these illegal items and not get sued?


Ask Apple and Android..

You can always report the apps to the hosting companies if you think some content requires a greater rating. That is nothing to do with IMVU though..and doesn't belong on these forums.

Aside from IMVU providing some graphics for it they have nothing to do with the running, maintenance or marketing of the app.

Here is the link to the play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps?hl=en

Search for the app, there is a flag as inappropriate link.

Not sure how you can report apps in iTunes, but I imagine there must be a way.

You might want to check the details on the ratings to make sure that the content is exceeding the set rating though.




We still feel as though this reality show host has had poor choice in the way they have decided to influence our youth, we feel that this is a negative influence and society deserves better and were speaking about it because of the topic at hand and thats why it's relevant to discussion, making a report with apple or android about something like this would be plain silly they know what there doing, it's up to society to reject what they dislike and expose the wrong in the app markets or anything.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.... I dont have a problem with it myself if imvu want to bring exposure to this site they own the company and can do as they wish ~ my question were more based on if it would be something in future that would help us as creators and those questions were answered ~

....altho the link was posted in a GA forum again i guess if they own the company they can do as they wish , outside of the website site posted how do you think that something sold on apple and itunes is affecting imvu ??

..its a image and sold as a image far as i know and varsha said (( IMVU products/catalog are not involved or accessible to the users of that app on an ongoing basis. )) ....so explain how imvu children are affected by this app ???

...And who is the " we " you speak of ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many people, I talk to people about the negative effect these symbols can have for youth depicting vulgarity and many things listed above , please read my prior posts for a more detailed idea of what these symbols are, and what they mean the correlation is simple the header of this thread and the mentions of both this reality show app brand and the stickers, so who downloads things like this , kids do and many times without permission, Do we want kids to look up to this symbolism No, do we think it's harmful? Yes. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think this app is harmful, sorry.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't think this app is harmful, sorry.



Don't be sorry there's a ton of people out there that don't know or see the ramifications of advertising cannabis, and unprescribed items , imo we feel 100% this is a threat long term and more importantly this is irresponsible coming from a person with the power to influence, these symbols shape the youth and this is a fact, we broke down the meanings of these symbols and imo they spell chaos, I don't want this reality show host app experience for any minors I know. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't think this app is harmful, sorry.



Don't be sorry there's a ton of people out there that don't know or see the ramifications of advertising cannabis, and unprescribed items , imo we feel 100% this is a threat long term and more importantly this is irresponsible coming from a person with the power to influence, these symbols shape the youth and this is a fact, we broke down the meanings of these symbols and imo they spell chaos, I don't want this reality show host app experience for any minors I know. Crying or Very sad


Who is "we"? You shouldn't be speaking for others.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats to IMVU for landing Kim and Kanye as clients. You did a great job on their emoji's. I'm not a fan of either, but perhaps this might attract others such as athletes or movie stars, that I might be more interested in.

Regarding some comments on here on the use of emoji's by "kids". As far as I'm concerned, IMVU allows the age of 13 and up to join. Even though IMVU considers me an adult after the age of 18, I'm still in my teens till I reach 20. Please don't call us "kids".

From the last I looked as a teen in America, we have the right to choose for ourselves, even if that choice is wrong. We should be allowed to make our own mistakes. You can't protect us from everything. There are a lot worse things going on the internet than these silly emoji stickers to worry about.

I saw one new emoji sticker that was a dancing banana. It's very cute and funny, but I have no desire to run out and find a girl named Chiquita and take her as my dancing partner nor find someone named Dole to hang out and do drugs.

These are just funny stickers, designed to make people smile. I don't see the harm in smiling. If you are seeing something else, then maybe you should look away. Maybe pointing our lips upward is not for you.

For everyone else, go send a sticker and put on our happy face! It does make you feel good!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:35 am    Post subject: Congrats to IMVU for landing Kim and Kanye as clients. Reply with quote

Very well said, Nick! Smile IT appears this thread is becoming quite redundant..and and an accumulation of words already mentioned . How does an announcement turn into a soap opera ;questioning each other, who meant what,or said this, who told me that............seriously? What was announced by Varsha was meant for all to read; and if she said anything outside of that; that also should have been mentioned here for all to read, to clarify what has been misinterpreted by some. Lets move on , people ....!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

but but but alpha ... we have to post .... how else are we gonan rig T stats and get 3 points on T levels ? arguing pointlesly about some ones stickers is one way to do it ... Wink hahahahah
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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but but but alpha ... we have to post .... how else are we gonan rig T stats and get 3 points on T levels ? arguing pointlesly about some ones stickers is one way to do it ... Wink hahahahah



...wrong , you don't get tier points in imvu news,announcements and release notes ..only cc general ,stickers , texture and developing forums
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can use "we" as I wish, your a minor until you turn 18. so we still disagree with the symbols used such as illegal cannabis and illegal pharmaceuticals and more this is an irresponsible choice and should be illegal to market to kids.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANDZELICA wrote:
but but but alpha ... we have to post .... how else are we gonan rig T stats and get 3 points on T levels ? arguing pointlesly about some ones stickers is one way to do it ... ;) hahahahah



I don't know or care abt points but what I do care about is kids and minors being told these symbols are cool and something to aspire to, this is not cool and is a danger to society and population, ex. would you rather babysit a bunch of 12 yr old pre teens highly addicted to a kimoji game who follows this reality show or a bunch of 12 yr olds that are gifted science scholars , this symbolism we believe has a negative effect and its why we speak about it, and the sad part is they allowed these symbols to be marketed to youth
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