Towns, much like the personals of years ago, is filled with cybering and other non pg-13 behavior.
As of now, although there is now a way to easily report inappropriate content in towns, there is not a clear set of town chat regulations on the rule and guidelines page.
I admire the mods who regularly police towns, but, again like the personals, the task is far too big for any one person to handle.
I propose dedicated mods for towns purposes only. I doubt it would stop the sexual solicitations, but it may put a dampener on the more vulgar material.
I would hate to see Towns go the way of the Personals, because those who use it properly would lose out. But without better watch on the X rated content, the complaints will rise out of the more mature and civilized Gaians who wish to enjoy the community without this childish nonsense.
I really think that we need a lot more mods that are dedicated to just policing the Towns. Don't make them stand out with different colored names or anything so it isn't obvious when they show up. Yes, I realise that they can't watch all of Towns, but they could watch the most heavily populated areas. Also, they could take reports from Towns so that rule breakers there could be dealt with sooner and put less work on the forum mods.
Those of you who agree that gaia needs towns dedicated moderators, please sign here.
A note: we are not askng for rules to be changed. Cybering is already not allowed on Gaia in any way shape or form. This isn't saying the mods are lazy. This isn't expecting them to spend all their time in towns. What it is asking for is more mods working exlcusively in towns to stop the X rated behaviour.