There has been a few questions about creepers messaging young girls of late. We advise them to block and set profile to private meaning only followers can PM. I have been on other sites that have an automatic block on messaging under 18s unless you are a follower.
Would you be in favour of GaG introducing this automatic block or not?
Most Helpful Girl
I would be against. Even though I get so many grown men messaging me to sext or have video sex I have had good conversations with people and wouldn't want that compromised. I've saved a life or 2 from suicide on here, and have made a couple friends and I feel like if there was an automatic block I would have been deprived of the good conversations. If I get creepy messaged I give them a piece of my mind and move on.2
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Most Helpful Guy
Any extra limitation to users under a certain age, will either 1) drive them away, ruining the future base of this site's existence, or 2) make users lie about their age
Let's be real; all the changes to GaG over the past two years (i've been here for five), are based around making this site feel more like a social media site, enticing the teen demographic.
Cmon... the GaG admins lowered the minimum sign in to age THIRTEEN instead of sixteen. That's all u need to know.
I know u want to protect the teens here, but there are creep-ass, dangerous strangers all over the real world. Plus schools and these teens' elders are doing a better job teaching them about internet safety.
This website is a business at its core, and alienating the foundation of your site's future is a stupid move (although you mean well).0