i think there should totally be an age limit on this site, a lot of adults talk very explicitly on here including myself, or there should be an age selection we can choose from who gets to see our post, i also think its weird how they dont alow dirty pictures on here but all the explicit conversation is allowed... why not allow both? Im all for it. there's too many young kids on here, I've 13 year olds commenting on my post. Its not cool. Some of us have no business speaking with minors, especially about the usual topics i see on here. Who agrees?
Omg im sorry but i just can't with you, you keep missing the point. I dont care if they have good advice or not, its not compfortable for a lot of people like myself... let them spread the knowledge to kids their own age. That is all.
The problem with the site, is that it's free. If you find the site, and sign up, it doesn't matter what age you put, they're not going to check your i. d. or anything.. it's free. Once they start charging, (if they ever do), then they can put age limits
Without strict controls, anyone can sign onto this site and claim to be 13, or 21, or 50. There is no age verification used here. Whatever birthdate you choose will cement your age onto this site.
Yes there are some topics on here that are best left for older individuals, but then it becomes a veiled form of censorship. GAG is a microcosm of society, as is the entire internet. Young children have access to far worse material than the few risqué comments made here.
1.) Anyone can lie about their age on the internet. 2.) They can hear foul language everywhere: on a street, on TV, in schools etc. So what now, you should lock your kid up in a basement and isolate him from the rest of the world?
My stance on foul language is quite neutral. I use it myself sometimes in order to underline some emotion or stance in conversation. Besides, foul words are usually shorter and get you to the point faster, yet a sentence still doesn't lose it's meaning. I mean you can type "that food was terrible" or you can type "that food was shit" and you still get the point. Besides, calling food "shit" better underlines how bad it is than just "terrible".
Cussing for it's own sake like Jay in "Jay & Silent Bob" during intro near the grocery store is a bad of a different story. I believe if someone's using language like this, their posts are probably deleted, because while I've seen a lot of posts with some foul language in them, I've never a post where foul language is more than 50% of words. And I've been here for 4-5 years now I think.
It is the parent's responsibility to explain to their kids what is a foul language, whether they should use it or not etc. Don't try to transfer that responsibility from parents to some website online.
These kids will talk about whatever they want to talk about, do whatever they want to do. Restricting them from this site will just make them go to another site. The way I see it, I'd rather an adult give them good, prudent advice than have them get the kind of terrible, false rumor and urban legends that most of us adults remember hearing when we were that age. The less misinformation they get at their age, the better off they'll be later on.
I think there shouldn't be. If any minor wanna see explicit things, it'll find a place. Here we give advice and our opinions and they'll start to understand how the real world works. Let them participate. However, I agree with non explicit pictures.
I have no problem with them being on here. In school, Many of them are already seeing and hearing about things that us adults only dealt with as adults. The key is, To use discretion when posting. This is kind of like Facebook. I don't mind giving advice to some of our younger ones when they don't have too many good role models in the world.
It can be kinda scary, who knows if some douche bag is trying to make a quick, easy bust online and makes a case against you for discussing a sexual topic with a minor, makes you out to be a perv. Who knows.
Age is a number, whoever disagrees must be literally a fool. I keep seeing 24 year olds acting like 14 year olds and explicit content is not a problem at all, nowadays 12-14 year olds talk about the craziest explicit stuff anyway.
13 through 17 year-olds know just as much about sex as we do they just might not have had sex yet... they can be on this site learning things or on a p*rn site watching a gang bang dp with facial endings.
while i understand ur angle, i actually think it's we that need to remember that all these ages will view our posts. just because u wish to say or show something explicit, doesn't mean u have to go ahead with it. u can easily fashion ur question or response in a way that doesn't come across as extremely forward about a certain issue. also, u can block these users if it bothers u so much. GaG is about welcoming users of all ages.
I absolutely do not see any problem with underage members 13 and up talking about sexual matters and reading about them. It is what they will face in one, two, or at the most five years after the age of 13. It is what they will face in their lives in future no matter what happens. What do you want to do? make nuns hermits of under 18 girls and boys? keep them out of any sexual topic and when they get 18 they face a completely different world than the limited world they were in?
they should know. they should start to know everything as they start to grow up as a teenager. But what should be considered here is that they should be carefully guided and taken care of by any people who advice them and especially by their parents, while they should be relatively free too to express themselves and their opinions. It is only in this way that they grow to be adults.
Teenage years are a very short passing period that everyone is in between childhood and adulthood in his or her life. It is not a period to remain and it is not a period as childhood and adulthood. it is 7 years at the most, for many who mature sooner less than 5 years. And the only important thing about it is to make these years a bridge in the safest and most secure way possible to connect childhood to adulthood. Where teenagers walk on the bridge being taken care of by their parents and the society, but heading towards the other side of the bridge that is adulthood they should be informed and even experience what they will face in the future.
that is the only way to treat teenagers in the best way possible.
also contradictory opinions and bad advice will always exist. it is up to the teenager himself or herself to think, read, and conclude and find the best way for himself or herself, this is the most important part of becoming an adult.
How would you like to be banned by many sites just because you're older? If you want to see dirty images, go look at p*rn . GaG is an advice site and any truly explicit comments get removed pretty quickly. I think you worded this wrong though. You want there to be an age range restriction that you choose on your own question? I think that's a fairly good idea because tbf you can't get much advice from a 13 year old on career/sex advice for example. If that's the case, I'm for it but you should take it up with the admins, they could implement it. However, most people may decide that 13 year olds shouldn't answer their question so what they do see are outdated questions or barely any fun questions!
I think having an age limit on this site is a good idea but I honestly don't see how it would really stop the underaged kids from creating accounts. They could easily fake their age. I did it with MySpace way back which I'm sure other people did too. It's easy to something like that on internet sites...
Honestly if you do that we can lie about our age! by the way majority of the teens on here give the best advice... Also without is this site wouldn't have a chance because we literally basically took over from -20 sorry but its true you can accept it or gtfo if you don't like it join another advice site there's many because honestly we need help to and its not just y'all I think I'm done here so bye
I know I'm going to piss you off, because obviously I'm in that age range, but if you don't like us commenting on your illicit posts, which I don't do by the way, just don't respond. Does it really change your life? You don't even have to read it. But that's kind of a jerk move. I post on what I know, and ask questions on what I want to know. I don't post on those sex questions i know nothing about..
Being able to choose ages seeing questions would make no difference as you can fake your age on accounts, also the website is girls ask guys not women ask men. I have never thought of this as an adult website. I understand you are uncomfortable speaking to anybody under 18. maybe just ignore their replies to your questions or not post questions about your sex life?
The sexuality section is already closed off to people under 18. I think yr being a little but ageist when u say u don't wanna talk to minors. This is an advice website, they come here for advice. Lay off?
There is way available more easily across the web.
What worries me about younger users is they may be influenced by the really messed up people on here. The woman haters, the crazy girls who desperately need rating to feel any self worth... It's a poisonous little environment at times and I'd hate to think someone would see the views here and think they are views of the common population.
I'm an adult and even to me conversations on here are way too explicit. I don't care about sex talk at all. Sure, everyone may have some doubts here and there, but people go on writing detailed tutorials and promoting multiple partners as learning experience. More than banning the minors, adults should just be more careful about what they talk about and how they talk about things IMHO. But some if not most people don't seem to be able to talk about anything else.