I've seen a couple of questions concerning younger users giving advice to older me members... Why is this an issue? We have as much of a right to voice our opinions and to give advice as anyone else on GaG. Why should out age make a difference. Sure, we may not have as much wisdom, but we have voices, and they should be allowed to be heard...
I asked this question befit a while ago... But it has really been bugging me lately.
Because younger users ask "post a selfie" ; "mention your this, mention your that" ; "rate my butt" ; "I'm unicorn, what should I do?" ; "Hi, wanna chat?" ; "Ask me anything" ; "Let's play a game" etc.
And they lack life experiences, wisdom and prudence. They are still learning a lot of things which they already did. They're not enough serious and are the ones who are depressed because of studies and teenage love. They don't give serious advice. They are sarcastic and post things like "I don't know" ; "I can't tell" ; "Maybe" ; "Be yourself" etc. which will ultimately won't help anyone.
If there is only one reason why I'm bugged by the under-18 crowd, it's because most of the "DOES HE LIKE ME? DO I LOOK ATTRACTIVE ENOUGH? ARE MY BOOBS OKAY? WHAT ABOUT MY BOOBS? WILL GUYS LOVE ME? I'M 15 AND NO GUY MADE ANY ADVANCES WHAT DO I DO?" kind of questions belong to the under-18 crowd; and you can't filter by age anymore and they're taking up a LOT of space on the feed even though they're inane content.
Other than that, I have no problem with them sharing advice; although at 23, I'm pretty damn sure there were a lot of things I used to think I knew back when I was 16-18, but actually had zero clue about. Mostly to do with social relationships, and how to know how other people work. That stuff was just unknown to me.
I don't y'all but I don't you seriously either when some of you post ridiculous questions or act like the world is over because you haven't been loved by a guy by age 15 or something or when some of you act like you know everything or more then the people that have been doing said things for years.
That being said It's stuff like that, that gives younger gagers a bad name, while it's obviously not all of you do it, the few that do it give the rest of you a bad name.
I don't give judgement until I see the question or the person themselves, in which case it's more of an issue of the individual but it does get annoying if multiple questions like that pop up.
I find it very arrogant by some users to discriminate against other users - Users should be judged on the answers they give not who they are or how old they are - There is some question of under 18s answering explicit questions though I think if a ban was put in place younger users may lie about their age. I rarely read/answer the sex questions so I can have no objection to any input on other questions that I read.
I don't hate younger GAGers. I judge each and every person depending on their behaviour on GAG and while I have seen older Gagers that are more mature than some of the younger ones I have also seen GAGers around 16 that have more maturity than some older GAGers that are nearly 30. So I judge everyone individually. I have actually been impressed with the maturity and quality of answers from some of the teen GAGers here. :)
Several times I've been put down as inexperienced. My attitude is you don't have to be experienced to understand. My profile used to read something like:
I read and try to understand I listen and try to understand I look and try to understand I think and try to understand But I'll never have all the answers
To understand is to put yourself firmly in someone elses shoes and consider life from their point of view. To ask what you would do in a given situation to give the best outcome.
I feel there are some people in their 20s and 30s that consider me to be a typical 18 year old that wears a baseball cap back to front. Sorry to disappoint those people, as I do have a modicum of intelligence!!
Not hating but i would just avoid some questions which are irrelevant. Of course it is understandable that they are not as mature as above 20 youngsters but if a 14-15 year old girl or say guy asks questions like.. "Does my ass looks good?"
Do you expect an 28 year old guy saying "wow that's great. Would bang" ?
"Are my boobs small?" "Am i beautiful. Rate me?" "Is my penis too big?"
Also the relationship questions are sometimes too much because we all know that love life in teenager is all about sex and fun and serious relationship is in minority.
These are questions that are often irritating because we all were once under 18 too and today we look at teenagers and think "OH sHIT we used yo think same way too!" and realised that it was often stupid.
But o don't mind them here. Those people who love to answer will answer you anyways..
They don't. Please don't generalize. I try to treat everyone as if they are my equal. I play with my little cousins (some of them are hardly even 10 years old) as if I'm one among them. I also talk with my close friend of about 50+, entertain him, and make him feel loved. Now, the only problem I see with younger GAGers is that they are so sensitive, often hard-to-please and easily get frustrated about silly things (I usually consider "younger" as those below 30-35 years of age).
I don't dislike younger users. I do dislike that horrible teen attitude that combines the annoyance of special snowflakes, self righteousness, and is just plain annoying.
Like there was a teen girl (who was claiming to be between 18 and 24...) who was trying to say a 16 year old and a 39 year "dating" was okay and then proceeded to block everyone who disagreed with her. Does that sound like someone people should be taking advice from?
When I joined gag I was 17 years old. They still had the system to put 'under 18' as your age. So I got a lot of hate because of my age, even though I never asked the typical 'under 18 questions'. Some people even called me an old soul in a young body. Which doesn't makes sense ofcourse because I can be insightful not from life experience, but with knowledge and intelligence. Then I turned 18 (so I had the 18-24 indication). Suddenly all the age hate was gone. So it doesn't matter what you do, who you are. They will just despise you because of your age. I also want to say something about the typical under 18 questions as so they're called. I've seen just as many above 18 people and even above 25 people asking to rate their butt or something. Also, wouldn't it be nice if the elder people could teach the youth that appearance, figure and such doesn't really matter and that you should be happy with yourself and never ever hold yourself back because of your insecurities? Or the questions about young love. Teach the youth how to stand with what they want and not get influenced as much by their boyfriends demands? If you want to act tough and wise because you're older than us, then take the responsibility to share your life experience with the youth. Sorry for the long post. I always take this subject very personal.
#generalisation199 i dont hate them, i think they're great, but sometimes there is the occasional nonsensical or explicit post that does get me frustrated. i mean it's typical high school immaturity and it's to be expected but i think they should be considerate anyway, just like we all should.
there's that annoying bunch in every age so it's cool. the large dysfunctional family will continue to survive :P
I don't hate them. But I'd prefer to speak to those my age and hear their opinions. Most of my questions have little to do with kids your age. On top of that, it's unwarranted advice that irks me. I didn't ask for advice and hardly ever due to the amount on irrationality on here but when I get it from a kid which has nothing to do with the question asked, it's annoying.
I'm not sure, those kind of people are almost always so irrational, they're normally the ones who are going crazy, calling the younger users names etc. Maybe they're just upset because you're younger and already more mature than they are?
Seriously though, i'm always skeptical of people who hate something that doesn't impact their life at all, it seems like they're just looking for things to dislike and I don't take them seriously.
Tell me about it. I do really appreciate the ones that at least give us a chance though.
The other day on here this boy asked this really ignorant question (I don't even remember what it was but he was basically just complaining rather than stating a question) and after I answered him he said "why should I do what some little kid tells me?" For starters he was under 18 so um ok then and secondly in my opinion I didn't tell him to do anything. Ugh I'm so done with ignorant people 😂
They think maturity comes with age, so they automatically say, "oh well, what would you know?"
No matter how much you say "well I've faced challenges too" they'll say, "okay kid, come back when you face adult challenges."
I don't know if it's an attempt to seem better or if they honestly believe there isn't a single question a teen could have the answer to, but I think it's just best to avoid them. There's plenty of others who aren't like that.
I haven't had anything been targeted at me for answer or asking questions, but i have seen it and i think its just that there are some young GaG members that spoil it for the rest and automatically people would think the rest of us young ones are like that, dont really blame them for thinking that at times but aye if its not you doing anything, dont let anything bug you! :) :)