No offense but you're really pissing me off. You don't call the shots. The site was just fine with with the 16 year olds everyone because guess what there were barely any of them. Just about everyone agreed that 18-24yr were and to be honest still are asking the "lower quality questions".
Now they've lowered the age range and I will admit some are botuered by this and the minors are also asking "lower quality questions" buy here's the difference WE ACTUALLY NEED THE ADVICE more they the adults ever will! So if you have a problem I'm sorry but deal with it! You didn't seem to have a problem when they asked the exact same questions.
Nope, because teens have questions too. girlsaskguys. Not womenaskmen. This is a good place to ask the questions that we have. Many of the adult questions are just men and women debating over penis size anyway.
I don't think the quality went down. Just more adult users are more paranoid now on what they can say. It does suck that with how society views what you can say to people at a certain age. It really messes things up with communication and getting info and advice out between anyone under 18 and above. It's caused some what of a rift between the those age groups. Since you could get in trouble for what you say to people under 18 if your above.
I'm an under 18 and I would like to believe that I give just as good advice as any 18+. I'm always thoughtful with my answers and want to help people. Similarly, I joined this site because I want my questions answered, if you think what I ask is immature you aren't forced to read it or comment.
The minimum age to join now is actually 13. There's nothing asking us to prove our ages upon signing up though, and many under 18's come on here saying they're 18+ just so they can ask certain kinds of sex questions.
I find the most low quality or messed up and hateful questions come from users who are over 18.
People under 18 need advice, give good advice and sometimes behave better than us. Therefore, it's fine for them to be here. It's not because of the underage that the quality of this site went down. By underage, I mean at least 16 years old. Allowing 13 year old teenagers in here is pushing it. Certain contents on gag are a little to inappropriate for people that age. We must be careful and be as appropriate as possible with the minors.
GaG is a business. They need the teen demographic for continued growth as a website. Besides, they have questions too. It's just that moderation sucks here and as a side effect more people are regulating what they say.
That said, even if 18+, you can't regulate who comes on here.
1) The teenage demographic, needs this type of unfiltered advice the most. Too many parents shelter their children about dating, sex, and relationships... and don't give them the real spit. Us internet people, lacking an agenda and a personal in-person relationship with these teens, are more likely to give them the unfiltered truth to help them.
2) For a forum site like this, the teen demographic is key in order to establish a loyal customer base. Teens tend to bandwagon off of each other, especially with social media and mobile technology accelerating this "spreading of the trend". They are telling their friends on kik, tweeting about it, sending screenshots on Snapchat, etc... thus they are offering free advertisement of GaG to their peers. This is exactly why this site is exploding with new teenage members. Making the site 18+ is bad business. The grumpy-ass adult users are a minority, a secondary market in this case, and their disapproval and eventual leaving of GaG, is a necessary sacrifice, for the influx of teen members with teen loyalty.
Many users here on GaG emotionally spaz about the influx of teen users, and of the various website changes.
Am I the only non-admin GaG user that thinks like a businessman, and understands the business implications behind the transformation of this website over the years? This site wouldn't exist anymore if the personnel running GaG weren't business-conscious in a long term mentality!
No I don't mind the under 18 group. I think there questions are better to answer than adults who should know better. I think the group that has some of the most insane question or irritating at time comes from 18-24.
I have no problem as long as creeps aren't signing up and saying they are age 13 just to try to get a 13 year old girl and they are actually a 30-45 + year old man/ woman cause yes it can happen.. What pisses me off about GAG is the all the users with fake pictures who are Trolls, Catifsher's, Pervs, Haters if anything they need to make this site more safe for all people especially for those who are age 13 and I can tell a fake on here they stick out like a sore thumb so not hard to find them and as far as haters i got over 80 some blocked well they put their self where they are i didn't do it... I do not tolerate haters one bit I'll send a police officer to your door if you anyone sends me hate i am not no one to piss with.