Would you like it if GAG made a new addition for just people our ages. While being an age various base here is all fine and well , if people our age have questions pertaining only to people our age we have to wade through all the opinions of those who have no experience or knowledge in this area just to get to an opinion that may actually be relevant. So what do you guys and Gals think?
2mo A large portion of comments seem to feel that this is an idea to device the site by age , and that's just not the intentions at all just a new category
I'v been asking for this for years, even before they essentially removed any minimum age and we're swamped with 12 year olds telling us same sex parents are just fine for kids, etc.
Now it would be even more important. It wouldn;t have to be inaccessible to the younge people.. but how many would want to go into a 30+ section for advice? US kids have nothing to learn from us. Just ask them.
It can be helpful to have had years of experience, but I've had some very useful comments from people younger than 30 years of age. I don't think there should be a limit or special group just because you're a certain age.
That depends. @Spiorad_Aisce and @jacquesvol are some of the nicest people I know here and give some of the most insightful answers. I do know some people in the same age group that don't have any idea what they're saying though (not going to take names)
I think rather than having an age filter maybe look at the GaG culture of answering every question - A younger person could have relative going through a similar problem - When I look at a question, I have to ask myself "Can I help in this situation?", if I can I will respond and if I can't I won't - I don't believe in filtering, I always have fond memories here on GaG in a discussion on Mental Health. I can't quite remember the particulars but one of my firm assertions was logically and convincingly torn apart by a 14 year old girl - If I had filtered I would never have learnt from her a valuable lesson.
Same or similar age = similar outlook is erroneous thinking. I don't really feel I have much in common with the older peeps here, nor the younger :) Plus I've seen quite a few younger peeps be genuinely thankful for some of the advice I've given of late (I know, more of a surprise to me)!
To me, it's not a great idea because everyone you meet knows more than you about some topics, even people much younger. Who knows more about sex, a sexually active 19-year-old or a 30+ virgin? In that example, it makes no sense for the 30+ GAGer to disregard the teenager's knowledge because of their age. Some young people can be very mature for their age, just as some 30+ people can be extremely immature.
Maybe what you should have are sections on things like parenting, divorce, child custody, etc., that will be natural gathering places for older GAGers but won't exclude the odd young person who is going through those things either.
Another thing would be an option for excluding certain ages from answering a question, the way we can already limit answers to one gender only. Like a check box saying, "Limit answers to those over 30". Don't think I'd ever use it but others might.
I understand that a lot of younger adults on gag have various opinions , wether good or smart ass. I understand that older generation sometimes find it iratating and tatsteless sometimes too. Us older people know we can go to specialist or google for our problems. But the younger adults still need our wisdom regardless wether they listen or not. I feel this is being absolutely selfish to not afford them younger adults some solid wisdom or opinions