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Originally posted by AlienCarnage
I can understand the frustration with this, however kids 16 and up can offer some good debates, not all mind you, some are quite immature in their responses.
As you can see I am conflicted on this. I would hate to oust the more mature youths just to rout out the immature ones, and at the same time the immature ones can disrupt many of the threads, but this can go for some adults as well as youths.
[edit on 9/1/2009 by AlienCarnage]
Originally posted by CX
I wouldn't want an age limit, i've learnt as much from members half my age as i have from members twice my age.
The older ones remind me to grow up at times, and the younger ones remind me to stop sounding old.
My kids have enjoyed many a topic here on ATS, under supervision of course. I like the fact that they will not be subjected to attrocious behaviour and language whilst reading a thread.
Yes there are some more graphic topics that i keep them clear of due to their age, but like i said, if they do look on ATS now and again, it's under strict supervision and most probably initiated by myself anyway.
Thanks for making this possible for me to do.
Originally posted by StevenDye
As a 17 year old... I of course say no I don't want age restrictions
I'll admit my age means I may not have lived through certain events, or may have been to young to have the knowledge on them older people have. And that my posts are not always as mature as I'd wish them to be, not that I notice until later of course .
But generally I manage to post on ATS just fine, and I do like the different opinions that come from different age groups aswell, certainly see alot of things I wouldn't have thought of on this site.
I can see the reason for wanting the restrictions, but the cons may outweigh the pros.