Hello leafo. I'm the derp that complained about the 'claim' option on free games, lol. I appreciate your feedback/info on that last page and it allowed me to get in touch with many indie devs that weren't aware of how that claim system works.
I'm gonna do a few feedback bits here related to this rating system you posted about.
I would like to request clear & consistent 'content descriptors' and a simple '18+' descriptor in the title of any game that is marked as having mature sexual content and/or excessive violence. All this would be down to the devs marking their games as such.
In addition, you could get the itch io community to also help by giving 'itch points' to those who help by rating/marking games with accurate community-contributed content descriptors. Devs and the rest of the community would be able to look at them and upvote the good ones. Then itch points could be used in raffles for games contributed by devs (and the winner could choose which game they wanted).
I'd love for the removal of downvoting comments/stuff on itch.io in order to deter trolls who merely disagree with the post rather than having a valid reason for doing so.
I'm strongly AGAINST censorship of any kind. Allow the community to report the devs/games that break the itchio rules/ToS and to allow adults to purchase any (legal) lewd/violent content if they want to do so. All I'd want is that each game has the 18+ thing in the title so I can see at a glance if this is one of THOSE games or if there is more than sex in the game.