First of all this is not my idea. I saw another post about this, and I've been thinking about it ever since. I am simply bringing it up again.
So do you think they should make a separate G@G site for under 18 users only?
I am an under 18 user, but i have disquised myself as an 18-24 year old user in order to avoid discrimination (which i knew i would face if i had told my true age).
I actually really want to see a TeenG@G because there would be no more discrimination. I would finally be free to be me. Plus i could converse with more people my age--the people I'm usually seeking advice from to begin with.
I want to start a petition to make this happen! I want TeenG@G! So what do you guys think? Who's with me?
That sounds like a terrible idea. Then the pedophiles would have an even easier time than they do now. Like do you know how much time mods spend pulling down and tracking down gross older people hitting on teenagers? It's a huge part of our time.
Here is my thing about teen users- Yes the skew GAG towards virgins/naive/un-experienced/etc. And sometimes they can have way too much drama. BUT this is a place where people come to learn form the other sex. At what age do you need that information more than in your teens when you are precisely what I just described?
I joined as a teen user like five years ago, and I got great information from older users on things I was too embarrassed to either ask, or would have been difficult to figure out myself- and I am very thankful to this site for that reason.
Now... I would think the ability to keep teen users from commenting may be useful. For as much as I enjoy helping teens out with their problems with my own experiences, it is admittedly annoying to have the majority of my questions answered by teens with opinions that skew my responses towards naive/inexperienced.
I am not saying this should be implicated as it could do more harm than good i. e. alienating teens from most of GAG, but I would like SOMETHING, but not a separate site.
They could also just have a separate category for teens. I think eliminating teens from this site and having a separate site for teens only would not be super helpful for every teen. Some of the advice given from older users can really be valuable to a teen who wouldn't get that same advice from other teens. For silly things like "rate me" posts, there could be a separate category for teens, but there doesn't need to be a whole different website.
sorry one moment... why do u think that as an under 18 youd be discriminated? this site wasn't designed for adults only. if it was, then there'd b no under 18 option =] dont let idiot users here get to ur head. a lot of us adults interact just fine with under 18's here and i even consider some my friends.
Great idea! To add onto this awesome recommendation, there should be some type of feature where adults who don't mind being around the teens can opt to have their questions and posts in their GAG environment.
It's a good idea but you really shouldn't fake your age. If you want accurate advise it's the only way to go. Besides the majority of the time, from your (collective teens) questions I can tell you're not 24 anyway.
Too much work for too little payoff. People here will discriminate for all sorts of reasons. Not just your age. Making a whole new website wouldn't solve anything. I've also had some experience with a teen only website and it was basically a playground for the pedos.
Yea why not. by the way who made gag? That s a pretty smart thing to do
I don't consider it a good idea. Teenagers have many things to offer to the site, plus sometimes they need guidance from older people. Plus, if there was a site like gag for teenagers, then imagine how many pedophiles would try to sign up under false age in order to manipulate younger people. I feel bad about the fact that some users have a tendency to discriminate younger people. Teenagers have their own voice and older people should not look down on them nor should they patronize them. However, you should learn to ignore people who discriminate in general. They are not worth your time anyway.
At first I thought that this is a good idea, but now don't think it is. Who better to get advice from than people who have experienced more things and know more than you. I think it's more beneficial for teenagers to get advice from older members when compared to getting advice from other teenagers. What might seem like a big deal or confusing to the youngsters of gag most of the time seems pretty simple and easy for those who have much more life experiences and therefore their advice is usually much better.
How can you learn when you're dealing with people around your age? People with little life experience and knowledge about important stuff. I see underage kids in here talking about sex, and I bet you if you follow what they say, in 2 months you'll have some STD and in 9 months you'll be a father.
If they wanna do TeenG@G, I don't care, I wouldn't use it, but I think it wouldn't be beneficial for the users, as they won't get to learn as much as you can learn from older people in here.
It's not an issue of discrimination, it's more of an issue of in appropriate content for under 18, and too many under 18 people asking questions that make legal adults uneasy answering. Those people that do answer unabashedly are creeps and need to learn not to talk to kids at all.
As a teen I would rather ask questions and get advice from experienced adults and not other teenagers. Not saying teens dont give good advice, but its nice to get opinions from a variety of ages. If there was a teen G@G I would just lie about my age and go to the adult site.