No offense, but most adolescents give piss poor, sh*tty advice. They like to think they know everything and that they are mature for their age. Yet the reality is most of them haven't yet experienced the issues I may have. Realistically, I would NEVER go to a 15 or 16 year old for advice -_- It's annoying how these children are so nosey and try to force their presence where it may not be wanted by lying about their age. The whole vibe shifts when you have a teeny bopper displaying their prideful immaturity on a post and I just want nothing to do with it.
Is there anyway to make this possible? What do you think?
Yes, GAG should create a way. I'm an adult and I would like adult insight, not adolescent insight.
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No, GAG should not find a way. I'm a nosey adolescent and I want to pretend I'm all grown up by speaking on issues I haven't encountered.
No, we shouldn't exclude them. You are 18-24. You don't know nearly as much about the world as you think you do. Do you really think people in their fifties respect your opinion as much as the opinion of their peers? No they don't. Every generation thinks people even a few years younger doens't know what they are talking about. It has always been like that.
Young people need to be allowed to participate in more mature conversations if they are going to learn anything. They may not always know what they are talking about, but that is typically because they give the same crap advise they are being given all the time. It can help adults to realize that their own children need better advice than what is often being given. It also gives others a chance to talk to the young person, and explain something better to them, so they can start to look at it from a better point of view.
Even if they did get banned young people would just lie about their age. I would think with all of your years of wisdom, you would have figured out by now, that you can't keep young people off of a web site by using age restrictions. So all you are doing is being incredibly rude to young people, when there is no reason to be, and nothing to gain from it.
I mean I think I do pretty well for my part, it's really a double edged sword, you have teens with bad advice, and teens with good advice, just like any other age group, some people won't take advice from someone who's under 18 and that's cool, I get it, but I think completely dismissing well thought out advice due to age is a little close minded, solid advice is solid advice, no matter where it comes from, whether it be a 16 year old or a 60 year old
Im 17. I give helpful opinions as far as i believe. Occasionally, yeah, i will give a stupid or nonserious answer, but for the most part i will give a good opinion. Though i have to agree a lot of the users under 18 give shitty advice.
"You don't know what I've been through, you don't know my life." -Anyone (not a serious quote) In all seriousness, you are generalizing and hating. A teen is the same as any adult, it all depends on mental maturity and physical brain development level. It kind of seems as if you're the one being nosey, because at your age, you should've learned to ignore idiots (as you're referencing, teens). So far, I've come across only 1 of what you described in the question description.
Ohh see who's being childish and immature now I'm 13 years old, just because I'm young doesn't mean I'm dumb or not mature I have experienced a lot of bullshit in life that believe it or not, I bet you never experienced I chose B because its stupid when people assume people my age aren't mature, smart, or experienced. Asshole
If someone under 18 is mature, respects all people, doesn't ask obnoxious questions than those are the ones you want keep Now you got know there are some old men as well as old women are using under 18 accounts not all them are under 18 in middle of day when they should all be in school. Some young guys are under 18 and they will open up female accounts to get off but anyone under 18 or older should not be asking obnoxious questions/ post so before we point fingers to one age group i think they all need to clean up their act on here with the sex questions.. There is ones under 18 always trying to get older men in trouble i know one i got one blocked cause she's a bitch i went on google she has been banned from so many sites cause she is pure hater. Maybe GaG needs to have a pernanent banned with certain members who are always violating the rules and such.
I like to think this place is a haven for all ages to talk. Yeah, I mean some people aren't as experienced in life yet, but thay doesn't make their advice not worth listening to.
Just because someone is eighteen does not make them qualified to answer. Everyone has different life experience. I'm certainly not the brightest person here but I like to think someone is affected by my advice.
That being said, some of the questions are annoyingly hypersexualized. I'd maybe prefer some sort of feed blocking tool like the bozo filter on Facebook that would weed out,
"I'm thirteen and my dick is three inches is that average?"
I'm sure I've given better opinions to any question than you ever have, so no, but nice try. I don't see how you can call anyone immature if you're making a post whining about it and generalizing an entire age bracket to be know-it-alls. I'm on here to help people, and I don't see why my attempt to help rid someone of their problems/questions should be refused just because of my age. If I don't know the answer to a question, I'm not going to answer it, simple as that.
I don't see how you could automatically assume that anyone under the age of 18 is immature and has nothing to offer to you. I truly hope you'll mature and learn to respect all people's willingness to help you.
I have conducted an experiment about this before, I made an extra account with 18-24 age, I would talk the way I always do and give the same advice. On this account I was told I was a stupid child, on the other account my advice was appreciated and accepted. Really shows something about how society connects intellect to age and how older people think they are above the younger ones... Your question is very childish, first off you started with "No offense", you realize that makes it no less offensive. On your poll, the answer that agrees with you says a semi-sophisticated "Yes, GAG should create a way. I'm an adult and I would like adult insight, not adolescent insight". Whereas the answer that goes against your opinion says a very mimicking "No, GAG should not find a way. I'm a nosey adolescent and I want to pretend I'm all grown up by speaking on issues I haven't encountered" (You spelled nosy wrong, by the way). Oh well , imitation is the greatest form of flattery ma'am. Maybe you should think before insulting someones intelligence.
I'm of two minds on this one. On one hand everyone needs to learn how to behave on the internet. They learn by watching the community flow around them and see how people they like or admire react in certain situations. I mean, they have to figure out life isn't like a middle school hallway eventually right? And G@G is a pretty good place for them to learn since there's active moderation and a positive and supportive community.
On the other they can be so freaking annoying omg. I just want to reach through the computer and rub their smug little noses in their asinine answers. Uggggh. And the worst part is you don't want to just destroy them because they have to learn and it's not nice to make kids cry.
The other day there was an under 18 asking that if she was 15(but her bday is in 4 months okay) and the guy she likes is 23 is that too much of a gap since it's "not like 10 years". And all these little girls were like yeah sure! You do you if you feel mature enough. And it was like NO you're a kid! The other posters are kids! You are waaaay too young and should RUN from a guy that old when you're a teen.
I wish there was some way to balance out the two experiences :/
While there are a good quantity of minors on this site who tend to give fairly unhelpful and not very well thought out opinions, there are still many who are perfectly capable of giving intelligent input on many topics. Perhaps minors don't have very much experience in things like dating and such, but there are other topics that come up on this site that I have seen many minors speak intelligently on, and often far better than some of the adults on here. So I really think its far more intelligent to block people on an individual basis rather than blocking all individuals in a certain group just because some of them tend to be unexperienced.
Life boils down to two things, common sense and logic. As long as you have that, you're more then capable of advising someone (no matter what your age is). I don't believe you need to experience something, to understand it. I also believe that experience can make a person jaded and corrupt their view about things. So, though experience is a bonus. It's not necessary to answer certain questions, because most of then are just common sense.
I've been on here for 3yrs and I've seen more immature adults who think they know everything, then I have young people. Maturity isn't about age, it's about the person. So, there are young people capable of giving wise advice. So, I don't think you should block young people from answering, that wouldn't be fair. I promise there are more young people with pearls of wisdom to give, then there are adults (at least on this site anyway). Personally, I think the whole blocking thing general in childish but that's just me.
I've been told many times by users that I'm very mature in my opinions and that I'm helpful and they respect me and my opinions. How is "no offense" going to cover up the fact that most people under 18 are more mature than you seem to be? If you think we're so immature, maybe you should take a look at that useless rant you just posted for the people of the internet to see, just so they can judge you and think you're whining about people younger than you. If we're so annoying, just leave.
I was going to agree with you-I try to be tolerable in this site, (but of coarse some times my youth does show with smart answers) and help others. For the most part, I answer questions I know something about, and not sex/marriage questions I have no experience with.
But, then I saw some of the responses you gave to people. They were defensive and superior, as if you know everything. In fact, I found them as pointless and rude as some of the ones us under 18s give. The whole purpose of this site is to get view points from people of all ages to your questions, not block them because you don't value their (yes, sometimes useless) opinions.
We can be annoying. Definitely. But so can people older. I'm not trying to offend you, or the people my age, but I'm just calling it how I see it.
I disagree... I feel as though adolescents are capable of offering a unique and perhaps innocent view on things. I don't believe our opinions should be disregarded due to our ages. Our experiences and thought processes may differ from yours. i agree that some people under the age of 18 are disrepectful but people above the age of 18 are disrespectful as well. I wish your poll had given options. If one was to choose an answer in the poll it would essentially only tell the age group of that person, which is why i chose to respond.
I apologize, for the people who have been obnoxious, rude, immature, and give bad advice. But don't you think that it's quite rude to just sterotype the rest of us as 'Typical teenagers." I believe never once has any of us said that we were geniuses, nor did we say you had to follow our advice, but it doesn't mean you have to be obnoxious, rude, and immature as well. Who knows maybe one day a younger person may give you fantastic advice and you would have ignored it and regretted it. Please try to reconsider this again sometime in the future. Besides people are always going to find there way to do this anyways. Not to mention there is also the freedom of speech that everyone is aloud to have. Since your an adult shouldn't you be the bigger person as well instead of doing something like this? Beside growing up, is "LEARNING from your mistakes you may or may not make" I sincerely hope you will consider all this in the future miss.
oh... thanks by the way IF PEOPLE HAVE EVER ASKED WHY I BECOME ANONYMOUS ITS BECUASE SOME OLDER PEOPLE HAVE TOO HIGH OF A CONFIDENCE TO THINK THAT THEY can't LISTEN TO WHAT YOUNGER PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS... Oh when you have kids and you come asking 4 advise, I hope no one under 16 responds cause no advise is better when it is from someone who just experianced it
Adolescents ared not to all nosey. Yes I seem nosey for answering this, but its on my feed. Not all under 18 people are nosey and obnoxious. If you were raised the way I was, with discipline and respect, then no you won't be that way. There are a lot of people in today's society that do and say stupid things because they want to fit into a community that is ridiculous. I certainly know that I haven't experienced things that adults have and I can't pretend to be someone who knows everything because I don't. It leads to a pile of trouble. If you feel there are some adolescents that truly get to you, that's understandable, but not all teenagers are wreckless and absurd as they are told to be. There are still students, like me, who can't stand the immaturity of my classmates, that work a responsible job, that have high expectations, and can remain classy wherever I go. No, I'm not faking this comment either, its how I feel. So don't always jump too close to a far conclusion. We aren't all like that, even though there are many that are. Please.
Umm no? The old people need to learn something and we're saving them from turning monochrome.
Hmm, I'm sorry you feel that way, but all of us are not like that. Every time I give out advice I, put myself in the position of the asker and answer their question to the best of my ability. You don't have to take our advice, but calling us whiney and nosey is really ignorant.
You were once a nosy adolescence so yeah we might be annoying but everyone put up with u so suck it up and deal with us. I may want an under 18 advice my all you old hags acting all wise and godly. You put up with me I put up with u that simple
I feel like in this situation you're assuming that all teenagers at that age won't know anything about something you're possibly experiencing. Everyone has a different life situation. What may have taken you years to experience could have been introduced into a younger persons life much earlier. Yes I agree that some people that young are very ignorant and believe they know everything but not all are. Say you have a very insecure gurl who comes here to try and help people by giving them advice, or even a boy, how do you think it feels for them to be added to the masses of ignorant children their age? As I said not all people are alike and this question is very rude to people that age who are mature and may know more about certain things than people older than them would.