I see a lot of sincere questions asked by younger people who either get no respsonses or if there are any, they are things like "ask your mommy" or something immature like that. Why would it really make a difference? It really bugs me to see that often on here. If you have done this please explain.
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i would because i accidentally clicked the wrong year. im actually 20 :P
but yes, i want to answer young questions whenever possible. i want to give them all the positivity in the world to ensure they grow up into full, loving people who know how to treat each other. thats why im on gag.3
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Coming from someone who was here when the site was 16+, sometimes it does feel a bit odd to see questions from kids who are like.. 13. Mostly it makes me feel old.
And to be honest, there are a fair number of them that do seem immature and naive. But I mean that's just how you are at that age. I remember when I was 13, I remember how I acted on the Internet, the things I knew and didn't know, what I was curious about, etc... I'm kind of glad this place wasn't around for me then. Given the way the younger users are treated, I probably would've turned out really bitter and wouldn't have lasted long here at all, lol.
I never understand when people get all annoyed by questions from the younger users.
First off, if something bothers you or you don't have anything to say that isn't patronizing... fricking skip over it. Keep scrolling. No harm done.
Second... I think those people forget what it's like to be that age, and have little respect for those users. It's silly, but age and narrow minds can do that to you.
Third, some people just seem to think that the younger users like, don't deserve to have access to certain kinds of information. A lot of the content here is more geared towards young adults.. not kids fresh out of middle school. But that's a debate I don't think will ever be satisfied, because we all mature differently. My only advice is don't go digging for things you aren't prepared to handle responsibly. But then again lessons and experiences are all a part of growing up... this rambling is getting pretty useless.
TL;DR, this whole thing bugs me too and there's no reason not to take someone seriously just because they're younger than you. But welcome to the Internet, I guess.3