I wish there was at least an option to turn it off so if someone wants their age to show then they can, but then the people who don't want it to show can turn it off. Since I'm 14 I get comments like "I wanted answers from people who are grown and know what they're talkingn about" or if it's a question about something sexual people go "sorry this questions isn't appropriate for you" and every once in a while I get "You're only 14, why should I be listening to you?" Just because I'm young and inexperienced, doesn't mean I can't have advice or a good opinion about something. And I don't want to put my questions on anon all the time.
I see why seeing the ages are a good thing now. Because you may end up giving the wrong advice t someone who is too young to be doing what you said. And you would have no idea. It's just kind of aggravating for someone as young as me because people never take me seriously.
Nope, it doesn't bother me. I can understand your frustration but honestly, I'm glad the younger users real ages are shown. There's a big difference between a 14 year old and a 17 year old when it comes to posting sexually related posts. I like being able to make the distinction rather than only seeing "under 18" beside their username.
I seldom discuss sexual things with people as young as you. for most things it would be just wrong, and on many others it can seem wrong, even if it isn't. So I am happy that ages are shown. The only problem I see is that as an anonymous user, a 13 year old could be seen the same as a 17 year old.
The two most important things as to whether I get into discussions with youth your age is the topic, like I will not discuss oral sex with a 14 year old, and the apparent maturity of the Asker. I will often Answer honest questons by someone quite young if they are very mature, as you seem to be. But of course, I still won't go into certain areas, regardless of how mature they seem.
I know you want to be taken seriously, and people should be nicer about how they say these things, but the reality is that advice from a 14 year old when you're in your 20s or 30s isn't helpful, because no matter how smart a kid you might be, you ARE a kid and you can't possibly understand grown up affairs.
And as frustrating as I remember it being to be talked down to at your age, there really are things that most of us would feel very uncomfortable giving you advice about, since they're things that are not age appropriate.
Yes. I find it slightly disrespectful of GaG displaying such personal information. I would of liked to expose such information to certain people not the whole general public of GaG. I hope they do something about it, sooner then later.
But I would assume, people know how old I am now, so even doing the option of turning on/off can't undo what has already been done.
No of course it doesn't bother me. I can understand why you don't, I wouldn't like that either if I was your age and people though I was too immature and things were too inappropriate or having nothing to contribute. Don't listen to those people though. They are the immature one and they're the ones who have nothing to contribute.
I like the age showing. Anon it shows as 45 & up which I hate. Wish it was no age or over 18 for anon. I don't feel anon when it says 45 and up given Im a minority, not hard to figure out its me even as anon.