The ratings at Sunnydale After Dark are as follows. Please do your best to label your story with the appropriate rating so that readers can make an informed decision about what to read. If you're not sure about which rating to choose, always err on the side of caution and choose the higher rating. Sunnydale After Dark reserves the right to change a story's rating if it is deemed necessary. Be aware that language you feel is acceptable may be deemed offensive in other countries or in different communities. If in doubt, err on the higher side, or contact an admin or beta to discuss it.
G: Suitable for any audience. Content should be free of any coarse language, violence, and adult themes. Remember that Spike's language is often coarser in British English than in American. If in doubt, move up a level or contact the admins.
PG: Content contains minor action violence without serious injury. May contain mild coarse language. Should not contain any adult themes.
PG-13: Content contains some violence, minor coarse language, and minor suggestive adult themes.
R: Content contains non-explicit suggestive adult themes, references to some violence, or coarse language.
NC-17: Content contains explicit language, violence, sexual content, and adult themes.
Adult Only: Content contains graphic violence and/or explicit sex scenes that may be disturbing to some readers.