Omg i love you, i made a post just like this and a lot of people just kept missing the point of what bothered me. All they did was talk shit just like they are here... fuck em. I get what your saying. I dont agree with children joining in on my sex discussions or commenting... and people are like, they need to learn some day blah blah but i dont think its appropriate for them to see stuff about what size women prefer, fanatasies, or even just the dirtiest shit you know? Thats not something they need to join in on, i don't agree with it... nor do i think us adults should discuss those kinds of things with kids. Basic sex ed and practicing safe sex is not what im talking about here, im talking dirty stuff you know? I. agree with you.
I don't see the point of blocking an age group given that all members self report their ages when signing up for an account with GAG. Block an age range and you will see an increase in posters who are 18 years and one day old.
Would we also be able to block non sexually explicit information?
I'm sure most people wouldn't use the feature much anyways. Most people probably don't know what would be crossing the line for sexually explicit. And it's probably a different line for some people. I'm assuming most the explicit stuff on here is meant as a joke or for a reaction, so limiting the amount of people to see it would give them less of an audience.
But perhaps I don't know what questions you're talking about that's sexually explicit. Do you have examples of them?
Such a feature would probably just push many users to lie about their age and easily get around the block. It happens all the time on sites that have age restrictions. Heck even when the age requirement here used to be 16 there'd still be younger users signing up pretending to be over 18. The point is, on the Internet trying to keep people from something almost always fails. They'll find a way to get what they want, if they really want it.
Anyways, it's possible to block certain topics, so if there's anything younger users don't want to see in their feeds, there's always that option.
I see nothing wrong with them having access to adult content and information. Some of it may be helpful to them. That's pretty much the point of this site, many people come here with questions and curiosities they aren't willing to address irl.
The only thing I can think of, would be to maybe treat explicit content, anything in the sexuality topics I guess, the way spoilers are treated on forums... in other words they're hidden until you click to show it, or hover over the text, or whatever. So if such a feature could be applied to under 18 users, they would have the choice to view it or not. But blocking them completing from viewing adult content seems pointless. It's not going to change how they act or think.
What you do on the internet is your own responsibility. If you can't handle something, then you shouldn't be doing it. It's a lesson that people learn all the time online.
Honestly, I think so. Of course these adolescents like to believe that they know everything and they like to tell themselves they are mature for their age. If I wanted to go ask 13-17 year olds for advice then why would I come to GAG? -_- I will be 23 years old this summer and 9/10 times, an adolescent’s contribution to my question is impartial or incomplete due to the simple fact of prematurity and an underdeveloped brain.
Even if you block them, they will still read everything. WHY do so many people need to deny the fact that's the truth? I'm not saying I agree with under 18s knowing all of those things... I'm just saying there's no reason to deny the fact that you can't stop them... On that note, the age of sexual consent in most states (and even quite a few countries overseas) is 16-17, so what's considered to be appropriate sexually doesn't always automatically apply to only over 18s, or even most of the time.
Although, I do think that the Asker should be able to do on their Q's whatever they want... So I guess it would be a good feature to have, as long as there were similar things you could do for the other age groups too.
Personally, I think not. The only reason being even if it is an explicit question meant for a certain audience, what's to say they aren't in the same situation looking for a way out. If the feature allowed 16+, Id understand. 13-16 should have questions that aren't explicit.
Hell no. We'd just get a bunch of dupes on here. This is the internet age, if kids have internet and they want to see something, you bet your ass they'll see it.
Allowing kids to come here and access everything with their real age displayed allows us to keep it in mind when replying to them. They're less likely to be bothered with a fake account to cover their age, if their real age is already displayed. At most they'll go anon before they ask and that a GOOD THING.
I think you're making this black and white when it's a gray area. Instead of hiding and shielding kids from sex, they need to be taught information. If they have questions, this may be the only place they can get answers from real people. Some take it over the top, I agree, but I'd rather have them learn than to have no information and make a mistake.
I believe that blocking off the under 18's to certain questions would be ok, as long as it isn't an automatic thing. There should be maybe a box to check when making the questions to make it an over 18 question. It really could make things a lot safer.
I think it depends on the question, yes most are not for minors but the age of consent is 16 here, so if your asking for experiences that's one thing but I can understand why you wouldn't want help or advice from people my age
This is just a pointless idea. Anyone can lie about their age on here... You aren't asked to prove how old you are. You give a month, day, and year then suddenly a 13 year old is 22. more than likely lots of people lie about their age on here... So why even bother about it. Don't try to solve a problem that doesn't exist
No. That wouldn't be right. I'm 14 and I've given great advice and received MHO. Some kids are just immature.