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Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
I am thinking there should definitely be an age restriction for the elderly. A mandatory retirement for all those crotchety old folks. Maybe by the time I reach the double nickle this site will have wised up and will force me to retire. At least 65 or 67 years old, I mean come on! I'll tell you what, if you guys haven't kicked me out of this site by the time I reach 80 I might just quit...and if I make past my 90's and I haven't quit and nobody has kicked me out yet, well there you go then! Yep, if nobody's kicked me out when I'm 99 years old I will definitely quit, I mean enough is enough.
In a general way, I mentioned "filtering" as a way to control what the kids, people who aren't even supposed to be on the site, are exposed to.
"grown up free to access whatever information they want. " Well, at this point, I'm pretty sure most of us agree that I know better than you do.
As I said, I am not worried about my children. I am worried about the children of people like you.
Perhaps you are an idiot with a dictionary in his lap,
Seriously? Do you people really want to do this with me?
You see, this was something I was thinking about also. But, I'm not sure all the members are ABLE to do that.
Cowards and Imbeciles! Your disease it what is KILLING our lives.
I'm not sure how to respond to you without absolutely crushing you. But I will try
I'm not sure, but you may literally be the Living Embodiment of what is wrong with the world today. How cool
I'm afraid you are losing credibility with every sentence
At this point, you are just full of crap.
You have no idea what you are talking about, and I am not wasting anymore time with you. You really have no business involved in this thread. And, you should take your unrealistic views to a topic that does not involve children.
Originally posted by Kailassa
Originally posted by Kr0n0s
i misunderstood the purpose of your post until about half way through reading it.
If i do understand it correctly, youre saying that this site needs age restrictions due to the content and subject matter?
I dont agree with that at all, you are over-reacting in a big way in my opinion.
You wouldnt happen to belong to any of those groups that lobby the government to force publishers to put warning labels and age restrictions on video games wold you? im j/k
But seriously, I have two kids, a boy whos a sophomore and a girl in 6th grade and I would have no problems if they wanted to join this site.
What I first thought you meant in your OP was that this site has gone to hell BECAUSE of kids, so ill just pretend you said that.
Then ill throw my support for an age verification system and and for the policy that if you cant buy beer, you cant post on ATS
I first began to notice the viral spread of immaturity on this forum a couple of years ago and it was confirmed when several of the posters began using the same words and terminology that my 6th grade daughter uses when talking to her friends.
Originally posted by Springer
Being the father of 5 (yes, count 'em FIVE) children I do sympathize with your concern but, the reality is, the parents of this world have the responsibility to govern what their children consume.
For those who fear their children are perusing improper sites, either cut the cord, limit their access via the router or implement the parental controls most every browser comes with.
As a publisher and a businessman I rely on our Terms and Conditions of use to protect ALL of our members (be they 5 years old or 105 years old) to the extent anyone can be "protected" online. We also rely on our outstanding membership to report violations of the TAC and our exquisite volunteer staff typically removes them immediately.
ATS will not be adding any age requirements.
As has been pointed out in this thread, they are absolutely useless anyway. Even erecting a "paywall" that requires a credit card won't stop a determined youth from grabbing a parent's credit card and gaining access.
[edit on 1-7-2010 by Springer]