Honestly, I'd take leaving as a serious option if they added more restrictions. At first I'd check to see if anyone really uses it for a week or two. But if it becomes a popular feature and almost every question is restricted in some way (gender, age or both) I'd leave. To me, GaG is a time waster. I come here to answer questions or to talk with people when I don't have anything better to do. But if I constantly find myself looking at questions I want to answer, but can't, then I see no purpose in using this site. I'm not here to just read, I'm here to interact too. If you take out the interacting part, I might as well just go read a book instead. It would be far more satisfying anyway.
most people won't leave if they made such an update. People here are more addicted to GaG than they think they are. After almost every update, there has been huge community shock, followed by backlash, yet still people stay. I remember when the site got its complete overhaul and people were complaining about it left right and center, with calls of activity dropping all over the place. And where are we today? Activity survived, and quite a few of the regulars are still here. So despite what people say about leaving, I'll only believe it when i see it
Kinda sucks though. Sometimes people can have a really good opinion or something important to say but can't due to the filter or even no they might not be taken seriously due to their age in my opinion.
Absolutely B... GAG is a "caring community"... in a community you don't block entire groups of people. You coach people to give useful, helpful opinions and try to engage the entire community to report (not just block) creepy members to the admin team so they can be taken care of. Moreover, by doing that you motivate the community to get involved in the management of the site, while just as today it's the admins who will make the end decisions. Which is fine.
Yes, they have it fixed on here where you can follow a certain age now and i wouldn't stick around for the age group block cause i think older people would suffer cause the majority of the age on here is 18-24
I even would block ages but it would be nice to have a feature where you can have your same gender only be able to see your questions. . some subjects are too personal and the opposite gender does not even need to view the subject.
I don't know honestly. I haven't been on for 3 days and a mate of mine (off here) told me about the gender blocking thing. I was like in no rush to coming back. I hope GaG stops trying to improve the site. The whole gender blocking thing defeats the whole purpose of the site and it's disappointing to see a fantastic site like this, take a turn for the worst.