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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig View Post
    Bolded words doesn't make sense in the context. Bolded parenthesis are, as stated in them, my edits and are grammar corrections. Please rewrite the post.
    Apparently seventeen-year-old Swedes can identify but not decode faulty English grammar. Notes taken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Duranteater View Post
    Your never too young to post, heck after your born, the first word you learn could be Serebii.
    I still don't think that would enable you to be capable of posting, let alone posting anything useful. But that's probably more biology than anything we're looking at here. (And maybe kids do learn to keyboard early. Looking at Tumblr, that DOES seem to be the case.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig View Post
    Bolded words doesn't make sense in the context. Bolded parenthesis are, as stated in them, my edits and are grammar corrections. Please rewrite the post.
    I probably should take the time to read over what i type more-often, so that more people can understand it properly
    and although my post was some what riddled with lazy and careless grammar errors, your post, allows me to highlight the point which i was trying to make.
    But i wont re-post the post.

    It sounds like you understood what i was trying to portray regardless of my spelling/grammer.
    If theirs something on any given forums in which one is obliged to comment on, in this case small grammar misrepresentations.
    Then in order to "decode"/ "interpret" that sometimes cryptic and even unknown knowledge or information, a mature sense of logic
    and reasoning is needed. If that mature sense or mature logic is not used when commenting upon any post , then the post made in comment
    of my post ( for example) may be misconstrued. As my post also could have been misconstrued by others,but those with mature logic and mature
    mental capabilities are able to correctly interpret unknown knowledge or information and receive the correct message/knowledge portrayed
    or projected through words.
    Though not all people underage are capable of correctly interpreting knowledge or information on the internet, their are some that are and some
    that can contribute great things to a number of other things. But because a lot can not, in order to prevent stunted knowledge and further misinterpretations
    of a post , some forums put age restrictions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial Moth View Post
    It sounds like you understood what i was trying to portray regardless of my spelling/grammer.
    If theirs something on any given forums in which one is obliged to comment on, in this case small grammar misrepresentations.
    Then in order to "decode"/ "interpret" that sometimes cryptic and even unknown knowledge or information, a mature sense of logic
    and reasoning is needed. If that mature sense or mature logic is not used when commenting upon any post , then the post made in comment
    of my post ( for example) may be misconstrued. As my post also could have been misconstrued by others,but those with mature logic and mature
    mental capabilities are able to correctly interpret unknown knowledge or information and receive the correct message/knowledge portrayed
    or projected through words.
    Though not all people underage are capable of correctly interpreting knowledge or information on the internet, their are some that are and some
    that can contribute great things to a number of other things. But because a lot can not, in order to prevent stunted knowledge and further misinterpretations
    of a post , some forums put age restrictions.
    Don't worry about it too much. He's just being anal about a language he's not even really perfect in himself. (Hell, most of the people on this forum aren't, regardless of whether it's their mother tongue or not.) Like you said, he managed to understand the gist of it, even if word choice caused a misunderstanding based on nuances.

    Speaking of nuances, what you mentioned about interpreting knowledge is something that is gained as one gets older and more mature through actually participating in conversation and learning those nuances through experiences. Kids just don't have that, and often don't have the ability just yet to understand why using something with an especially strong, negative underlying meaning (using racial/homophobic slurs, etc.) is a bad idea. They can and will learn, but... it can be problematic when they're in that phase of thinking they're totally on the same level as adults, yanno!


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    I forgot that "Too young to post?" actually translates in Swedish to "Ludwig gets anal-retentive about other users' typing on the Internet." -- how could I possibly forget something that important? That's a very common phrase, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiserin View Post
    Speaking of nuances, what you mentioned about interpreting knowledge is something that is gained as one gets older and more mature through actually participating in conversation and learning those nuances through experiences. Kids just don't have that, and often don't have the ability just yet to understand why using something with an especially strong, negative underlying meaning (using racial/homophobic slurs, etc.) is a bad idea. They can and will learn, but... it can be problematic when they're in that phase of thinking they're totally on the same level as adults, yanno!
    That too. Though, as far as "can and will learn," sometimes I'm not sure about will. Can, yes -- of course they can learn, but whether or not they will... that is difficult. It's either that or I'm a cynical bastard regarding the average person who says things like "TITS OR GTFO" and calls people "******s" on Call of Duty and the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenobitic View Post
    I forgot that "Too young to post?" actually translates in Swedish to "Ludwig gets anal-retentive about other users' typing on the Internet." -- how could I possibly forget something that important? That's a very common phrase, isn't it?
    Yeah, pretty much. Like shouting **** YOU into a room instead of hello; it's an easy mistake to make.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cenobitic View Post
    That too. Though, as far as "can and will learn," sometimes I'm not sure about will. Can, yes -- of course they can learn, but whether or not they will... that is difficult. It's either that or I'm a cynical bastard regarding the average person who says things like "TITS OR GTFO" and calls people "******s" on Call of Duty and the like.
    They do learn, but it's the extent to which they learn that matters. Kids undoubtedly grow as they get older, even if they're not given much opportunity to do so, but in those cases, the changes are pretty remarkably different from someone who had proper parenting/discipline and sought to better themselves in their own right.

    So you're right, let me rephrase myself -- some people don't learn enough to make a significant difference.


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    It's the parent's fault for not monitoring their kids activity on the internet, sites should not have to have age restrictions. This all based on the same theory for not having video game ratings: the government cannot simply determine that a child of 'x' age has reached maturity 'y' to be able to handle the content. Everyone matures differently and consequently can handle different things slightly before or after a peer.
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    This is a tricky question because I can see both sides. On the one hand, I don't want to be like parents saying THINK OF THE CHILDREN OH GOD THEIR POOR LITTLE MINDS, but on the other many forums get into more adult topics that kids might not be ready for. On another forum (one I actually post on far more frequently), the mods banned a poster when they found out she was only 11. In this case it made a lot of sense because the forum sometimes has fairly frank discussions about sex, and tons of sex jokes. Here, it kind of seems like people of any age can be welcome. I mean, I'd hope so, anyway, it's an effing Pokemon forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Quagsire View Post
    This is a tricky question because I can see both sides. On the one hand, I don't want to be like parents saying THINK OF THE CHILDREN OH GOD THEIR POOR LITTLE MINDS, but on the other many forums get into more adult topics that kids might not be ready for. On another forum (one I actually post on far more frequently), the mods banned a poster when they found out she was only 11. In this case it made a lot of sense because the forum sometimes has fairly frank discussions about sex, and tons of sex jokes. Here, it kind of seems like people of any age can be welcome. I mean, I'd hope so, anyway, it's an effing Pokemon forum.

    It actually depends a lot on the maturity, but I do believe if they are not a legal age on a forum with much mature content, then they shouldnt be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow_V-Creator View Post
    It actually depends a lot on the maturity, but I do believe if they are not a legal age on a forum with much mature content, then they shouldnt be there.
    Well, yeah, pretty much. Although, again, this place should be safe for all ages. I mean, we have a swear filter, for christ's sake.

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    I am in the cyber security field and privacy is a big issue right now. Do Not Track is a huge piece of legislation that is being pushed through Congress right now. Basically meaning you cannot track the activities of what an individual does under a certain age.

    The internet is a funny place, and kids growing up are so connected to the internet with all of their devices. Every one has their own cell phone. I think kids are too well connected these days, and the world has become a tougher place because of it.
    I'm only 27 but the world a decade ago was definitely a completely different place, and 20 years ago? Geez, I have stories lol.

    Steelers Fan, it's interesting that you bring up the point that the government has no determination in concerns to a certain age being mature. But they actually can and they have. Voting age, the compulsory age to sign up for the draft, the age in which you can drink alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marioguy View Post
    I can argue that anything you consider to be pornography is just art. Now there's no more porn on the internet.
    Porn is art... Oh this is so quote worthy!
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    I believe that if you're able to handle other people's opinion and criticism, then you should be allowed to post on a internet forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkGengar View Post
    I believe that if you're able to handle other people's opinion and criticism, then you should be allowed to post on a internet forum.
    There are plenty of people 18 and over who can't do this. There are plenty of people who are middle-aged and elderly who can't do this, either. If this were the deciding factor, the userbase of SPPf would probably be a tiny fraction of what it currently is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiserin View Post
    There are plenty of people 18 and over who can't do this. There are plenty of people who are middle-aged and elderly who can't do this, either. If this were the deciding factor, the userbase of SPPf would probably be a tiny fraction of what it currently is.
    Not to mention, I think that a lot of folks in most debate forums wouldn't be able to. I understand the basic idea and that you should get out of the kitchen if you can't stand the heat, but that's just asking for trouble.
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    Lol, lying will always happen.
    When I was like 9 I lied and put my age as 13 when I joined Neopets.
    I regret nothing.
    Although, that was Neopets and nothing explicit was slipping through the cracks there.
    I enjoy Serebii and all the innuendo lurking around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilyshortcake View Post
    Lol, lying will always happen.
    When I was like 9 I lied and put my age as 13 when I joined Neopets.
    I regret nothing.
    Although, that was Neopets and nothing explicit was slipping through the cracks there.
    I enjoy Serebii and all the innuendo lurking around.
    Did the same thing. Except, I put 15 so I could join the harry potter thing. I tried to sign in like two years ago and I couldn't. They asked for my birthdate, and I couldn't give the right one. =p

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    I joined Serebii Forums when I was 8. Let's look back at history and see what I was like when I first discovered, "forums".

    My first ever post
    My first ever club.
    Trying to predict the English names of the 4th Gen Pokemon.
    My first ever comic.
    My first ever forum game.

    As you can see, I was a bit of a noob at first but I did just fine. I think it's more of on how intelligent you are, rather than your age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Elliot View Post
    I am in the cyber security field and privacy is a big issue right now. Do Not Track is a huge piece of legislation that is being pushed through Congress right now. Basically meaning you cannot track the activities of what an individual does under a certain age.

    The internet is a funny place, and kids growing up are so connected to the internet with all of their devices. Every one has their own cell phone. I think kids are too well connected these days, and the world has become a tougher place because of it.
    I'm only 27 but the world a decade ago was definitely a completely different place, and 20 years ago? Geez, I have stories lol.

    Steelers Fan, it's interesting that you bring up the point that the government has no determination in concerns to a certain age being mature. But they actually can and they have. Voting age, the compulsory age to sign up for the draft, the age in which you can drink alcohol.
    You're completely right about that, it was definitely different 10-20 years ago. Example, I got my first cell phone when I was in my 2nd year of college. Yes, I was 19 years old, imagine that. When I was in high school, there were less than 10 people that owned them. Nowadays, if you don't have a cell phone in school, you're a total reject, and you get bullied.

    I support the fact that websites put in an age restriction. I know that it's easy to lie, but then again, it's a parent's job to monitor this stuff. And I've seen parents actually creating their 10 year old's Facebook page. And then, those children turn around and "friend" their parents friends. What does that teach the child? That it's ok to break the rules and lie.

    I was already a teenager by the time the Internet made its way to my area (that's what happens when you live in the boonies) and the things I did back then (at 15 years old) were totally irresponsible, and if I could go back, I would never do half the things I did.

    While we may not agree with it, age restrictions are put in place for a reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iris Mist View Post
    You're completely right about that, it was definitely different 10-20 years ago. Example, I got my first cell phone when I was in my 2nd year of college. Yes, I was 19 years old, imagine that. When I was in high school, there were less than 10 people that owned them. Nowadays, if you don't have a cell phone in school, you're a total reject, and you get bullied.

    I support the fact that websites put in an age restriction. I know that it's easy to lie, but then again, it's a parent's job to monitor this stuff. And I've seen parents actually creating their 10 year old's Facebook page. And then, those children turn around and "friend" their parents friends. What does that teach the child? That it's ok to break the rules and lie.

    I was already a teenager by the time the Internet made its way to my area (that's what happens when you live in the boonies) and the things I did back then (at 15 years old) were totally irresponsible, and if I could go back, I would never do half the things I did.

    While we may not agree with it, age restrictions are put in place for a reason.
    I understand what you are saying. The thing is i think it's ok to post on forums as long as you can contribute and you can take criticism. I mean don't let really young kids post, but from a sutible age. Other things like facebook i think there should be an age limit. I know people who got it when they were 10 or 11. i'm 14 and i still don't have it. I don't really like the idea, nut with everyone else on it you sort of get left out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fitzy909 View Post
    I understand what you are saying. The thing is i think it's ok to post on forums as long as you can contribute and you can take criticism. I mean don't let really young kids post, but from a sutible age. Other things like facebook i think there should be an age limit. I know people who got it when they were 10 or 11. i'm 14 and i still don't have it. I don't really like the idea, nut with everyone else on it you sort of get left out.
    I know people that are 60+ and still don't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParaChomp View Post
    The interwebbs is a cruel, cruel place. Don't believe me? Apparently the majority of it is pornography.
    Is that a bad thing?

    I think they shouldn't be denied because people think kids are too young to be being on open public forums, but I think there should be an age restriction because of immature little kids thinking they are pro-trolls or something, not that that will change anything because they lie about it anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zibdas View Post
    If you are an animal, every animal photo withoud clothes is pornos.

    Therfore ParaChomp's statistic is correct.
    But he's not (technically we are all animals, though, but not in your perspective of the word). And I'm pretty sure that you saying 99% of the internet is pictures of animals is a pure lie.
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    There isn't much you can do to keep children off the internet by putting age restrictions on things since they can easily be bypassed most of the time.

    You can't judge someone's maturity or responsibility from their age, at least not with teenagers. And adults could be immature and irresponsible too.

    So there is a lot of inappropriate stuff for kids on the web, but the internet is also a great place to learn. Because I know that I learnt a lot from the internet and by being on Serebii. I was twelve when I joined here and it was absolutely horrendous. I went and posted terrible sprite artwork, couldn't take criticism, got into some discussion with someone and my posts hurt to look at with all the mistakes and capitals everywhere. (At least I wasn't a troll.) But the internet is how learnt English, which is not my native language. I have a lot of knowledge from reading around here and today, two and a half years later, I still feel like I have some advantage over other people in my class that are actually older than me. And that's thanks to things I've read and come across on the internet over the years. I'm better at taking criticism nowadays, too. Hopefully.

    Still, age restrictions should be there in some cases, absolutely at sites with explicit content. And even when anyone can lie about it, it's at least a warning. It's ridiculous that some parents just let really young children on the internet, though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by EzzPeon View Post
    So there is a lot of inappropriate stuff for kids on the web,
    Give examples and explain why those are examples rather than non-examples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlogiston View Post
    Not to mention, I think that a lot of folks in most debate forums wouldn't be able to. I understand the basic idea and that you should get out of the kitchen if you can't stand the heat, but that's just asking for trouble.
    I agree, it's nice to say that, but you have to be realistic.

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    I can see advatages and disadvantages to it. I mean, it could keep people safe and all that crap, but sometimes some of the smartest comments come from some of the younger people.
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