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How do you feel about little kids being on able2know?

 
 
Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 08:36 am
Hey guys. Are there any rules here for how old you have to be to join able2know? If not, do you think there should be? I've been looking through many different forums here and I've noticed that there are many very young users. One in particular goes by the name 'GracieGirl'. She is only 13 and I think that's a little too young to be on a Q&A site like this. She seems like a sweet girl but I don't think she, or any other kid her age should be here. Some people, me included, discuss things like sex, relationships, abuse, marriage, parenting and other serious things here and I don't think those discussions should be seen by children. Maybe I'm being a little harsh but most of the younger teens here just post spam and other useless questions and information here, and I'm not just referring to GracieGirl in particular.

I maybe overreacting because I was raised by extremely strict parents who rarely let me watch tv growing up, let alone chat with adults on the Internet but I have a 13 year old little sister and I wouldn't be happy if I saw that she was on this site or any other site like this, simply because most things discussed here are for adults and adults only.

What do you think? Feel free to bite my head off if you think I'm wrong.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 08:41 am
@KaySpence,
from the terms of service

I. GENERAL RULES AND DEFINITIONS
A. In choosing to use the able2know Web service, you are agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement between you and able2know. The terms of this Agreement cover all uses made by you of the service, both directly through able2know.org and through our sister sites ("Sister Sites").
B. able2know may change, add, or remove portions of this Agreement at any time. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof.
C. Your continued use of the service now, or following the posting of notice of any changes in these operating rules, will indicate acceptance by you of such rules, changes or modifications.
D. able2know may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the service at any time, including the availability of any site feature, page, or content. able2know may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the service without notice or liability.
E. You must be thirteen (13) years or older to use the service according to U.S. law.
http://able2know.org/about/tos/

now can anyone police the age of folks here, not really
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 08:45 am
@KaySpence,
KaySpence wrote:
Maybe I'm being a little harsh but most of the younger teens here just post spam and other useless questions and information here, and I'm not just referring to GracieGirl in particular.


one of the worst offenders for posting useless questions (a mr jgoldman10) is, according to his one words, in his 30's

i rarely know a users age unless they state it, some of the kids have been pretty cool over the years
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 08:49 am
Well Kay, since you're already posted that you were raped when you were 5, and suicidal at 9, I look at it that if you lived through that kind of environment, someone 13 or above should be able to handle reading about it.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 08:51 am
@djjd62,
So that raises the question, chronological age or mental age?
Letty
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:03 am
@Setanta,
Benet devised that IQ test to separate the educable from the non educable. His most delightful discovery was noticing the nature of a child's mistake.

Then Stanford took his ideas over for the sake of money. Those tests are flawed
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:08 am
I consider this site PG13 and a safe place for a 13 year old to chat with adults. We have our share of zany political loggerheads, conspiracy theory specialists, Martian loving Creationists, OCD's, ADD's and sexually frustrated men living in their mom's basement drawing pictures of cats and dogs, but overall we keep the real creepy riff-raff at bay. Most kids get bored with the grown-up tete-a-tetes and disappear in short time anyway.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:08 am
@KaySpence,
If a poster is interesting/challenging/amusing, I don't think their chronological age matters.



Secondarily, I would have been enormously insulted to be considered a little kid at the age of 13.
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:12 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
I would have been enormously insulted to be considered a little kid at the age of 13.


agreed
George
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:12 am
For all we know, GG is 45-year-old man who enjoys pretending to be a
13-year-old girl.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:24 am
@George,
She would be asking for "kissing lessons" or for tips on how to have an "organism" if that was the case.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:27 am
@Letty,
Indeed, Binet was testing for enculturation, to create a "metric" which could be used throughout the empire to determine the educational potential of the little brown babies and the little yellow babies as well as the little white babies. Don't get me started on the abuses of the Stanford-Binet "intelligence quotient" test.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:45 am
@Setanta,
If there is a math quiz, I'm cheating off the "little yellow babies".
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:48 am
Maybe you should think about the little brown babies. India has produced an inordinate number of brilliant mathmaticians.
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:49 am
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:51 am
@Setanta,
Good point. I'll have to inquire first about origins. These things get sooo complicated.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 09:51 am
@djjd62,
That's really cool, thanks . . . watch it again, John Entwhistle is singing the cords to himself as he plays . . .
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 10:05 am
@Green Witch,
Seriously, educators in France in the late 19th century and early 20th century were crusaders for a secular state which would improve the lot of everyone through good public education and good public service through reliable institutions. The French didn't believe in a "manifest destiny," they believed in la mission civilizatrice--the civilizing mission. In the mouths of the politicians that was probably just self-serving cant, but the educators believed in it. Binet originally devised a test for mental retardation, but it was found to be inadequate. But upon revising it, he and the members of the educational committee of which he was a part saw it as a means of measuring the effectiveness of their teaching methods, as well as the individual "educability" of the students (that's what Miss Lettybettyhettygetty was talking about).

Maurice Pagnol wrote an excellent book, La Gloire de mon père (My Father's Glory) which was a sort of an autobiographical novel. His father was one of these crusasing educators. I don't know if it is available in English, although i suspect it is. His father (an atheist) and his maternal uncle (a staunch Catholic) constantly argue, and it informs much of the novel.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 10:18 am
@KaySpence,
It does bother me a little bit - but like some one else stated how can you really know the age? Even if they say they are 13 - they could be 83 or 8. What I try to do is answer their questions as age appropriate as possible.

Children's parents should be monitoring whatever sites they are on
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 10:20 am
@Setanta,
Quote:
Entwhistle is singing the cords to himself as he plays . . .
they were lip-synching the studio version in that "video".
john was already an accomplished musician, so i doubt he was singing the chords.
it's possible they spliced in a close-up of him singing harmony for a different song...
 

 
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