Windows 10: Microsoft Plans to Remove All Windows 10 Apps Without Age Ratings


  1. Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       18 Jun 2016 #1

    Microsoft Plans to Remove All Windows 10 Apps Without Age Ratings


    Microsoft Plans to Remove All Windows 10 Apps Without Age Ratings
    Devs must submit age ratings by September 30

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    If your Windows Store app has not been updated with new age ratings, it will be removed soon!

    Earlier this year, Microsoft rolled out a new age rating system for its Windows Store, in order to introduce a more streamlined experience for developers and consumers in compliance with the International Age Rating Coalition’s (IARC) rating system. Now, the company has cautioned developers who have not updated their apps and games with the new age rating system, stating that if they do not comply, their applications will be removed from the Windows Store by September 30, 2016.

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  2.    18 Jun 2016 #2

    Cluster Head said: View Post
    Microsoft Plans to Remove All Windows 10 Apps Without Age Ratings
    Devs must submit age ratings by September 30

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    If your Windows Store app has not been updated with new age ratings, it will be removed soon!




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    Hi there

    Not sure what to make of this --one the one hand - Great - especially if you are a parent who probably knows less about I.T than your 9 year old kid !!! but on the other hand Life is a RISK and perhaps education would be better spent on teaching people how to deal with Risk --and of course part of the learning process is making mistakes.

    Of course when people like me were kids the world was a simpler (and in some ways easier place) but do we really want to make everything so sanitised that people grow up without realizing things are dangerous or how to deal with them when they are.

    Also an age rating might just be an incentive for kids to "get round the problem".

    On this issue I really can't make up my mind --I'm sure there are good arguments both for and against.

    Then you get those apps say like Photoshop -- how could you give that a rating - or even Ms Office --do you have to be over 18 to use EXCEL say -- I know when I was a youngster a spreadsheet was probably the first computer app that I ever used regularly !!! and I was a lot younger than 18 !!!. -- GUI's had barely been invented and certainly browsing the Internet wasn't even on the radar then.

    In any case perhaps any INTERNET BROWSER should be given an age rating of about 104 !!!! since it probably takes the average person an entire lifetime to learn how to use the net safely --if even that.

    If you merely ban the apps without locking the means of getting them - then the whole issue is pointless in some ways.

    Murder is illegal as we all know - but if you don't stop the means of committing it -- 'nuf said.

    Decent parenting is far more effective IMO than any amount of "artificial" control.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    18 Jun 2016 #3

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    do you have to be over 18 to use EXCEL say --
    You have to be 3 apparently. What would happen to a 2 year old's mind if exposed to Excel I dread to think.

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  4.    18 Jun 2016 #4

    lx07 said: View Post
    You have to be 3 apparently. What would happen to a 2 year old's mind if exposed to Excel I dread to think.

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    Cheers
    @lx07

    That's why my brain (or what's left of it is) addled beyond repair !!!

    Can't wait for Iceland V Hungary this afternoon --about 15% of our entire country is in the stadium !!!!!!!

    Waiting for you !!!!

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    Getting ready -- on way to the local Boozer !!!!! Win or lose it's great a tiny country is in this competition (and 1-1 against Portugal - nobody could have dreamt that result).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 10 and windows insider
       18 Jun 2016 #5

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Not sure what to make of this --one the one hand - Great - especially if you are a parent who probably knows less about I.T than your 9 year old kid !!! but on the other hand Life is a RISK and perhaps education would be better spent on teaching people how to deal with Risk --and of course part of the learning process is making mistakes.

    Of course when people like me were kids the world was a simpler (and in some ways easier place) but do we really want to make everything so sanitised that people grow up without realizing things are dangerous or how to deal with them when they are.

    Also an age rating might just be an incentive for kids to "get round the problem".

    On this issue I really can't make up my mind --I'm sure there are good arguments both for and against.

    Then you get those apps say like Photoshop -- how could you give that a rating - or even Ms Office --do you have to be over 18 to use EXCEL say -- I know when I was a youngster a spreadsheet was probably the first computer app that I ever used regularly !!! and I was a lot younger than 18 !!!. -- GUI's had barely been invented and certainly browsing the Internet wasn't even on the radar then.

    In any case perhaps any INTERNET BROWSER should be given an age rating of about 104 !!!! since it probably takes the average person an entire lifetime to learn how to use the net safely --if even that.

    If you merely ban the apps without locking the means of getting them - then the whole issue is pointless in some ways.

    Murder is illegal as we all know - but if you don't stop the means of committing it -- 'nuf said.

    Decent parenting is far more effective IMO than any amount of "artificial" control.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I agree wholeheartedly with your point of view. I was using a spreadsheet way back before DOS in the era of CPM and think your point regarding parenting is the key that is a missing element for most these days.
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       18 Jun 2016 #6

    There should be a better way to do this then force developers to make age restrictions. One major issue would be apps like Mail , Netflix, Amazon, & Hulu--I don't know how you would set an age for that. However, this new restriction might remove some questionable apps, I don't see them updating their apps with the age requirement.
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  7.    19 Jun 2016 #7

    Pretty soon when a user wants to log into a Microsoft operating system, it's going to require a Microsoft-issued retina scanner to verify your i.d. against NSA's Big Brother database lol

    Kidding, of course, but yeah this seems to be a bit overkill.
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  8.    19 Jun 2016 #8

    I don't think I am old enough to use Windows 10, with all those ads, they had better monitor those to.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       19 Jun 2016 #9

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    I don't think I am old enough to use Windows 10, with all those ads, they had better monitor those to.
    Good one


    I actually never seen an adult ad from any of the Microsoft ad servers---yet. I have seen the adult ads on some news & other non-adult websites.
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  10.    20 Jun 2016 #10

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    I don't think I am old enough to use Windows 10, with all those ads, they had better monitor those to.
    What ads? I have Windows 10 installed on all my desktops, all but one laptop and my phone and I'm not getting any ads.
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