Age group specific community discussion?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by yoyo5280, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    Have the normal community discussion forum, but inside have sub-forums for posters of different age groups...

    just a suggestion for the mac teens out there...any opinions

    age (15)
     
  2. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Nah, that creates segregation and clicks... as wells as making other people feel uncfomfortable posting under a "teen" forum when they are not teens.

    Not the best idea, IMO.
     
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't mind talking to some people of my age (15).

    I think that you can have sub-forums (For just age-related matters *cough* sex advice *cough*), and then have a regular Community Discussion where talks go on like normal.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Cool, I was thinking of test driving a new signature possibility ...

    Internet predators were rumored to be roaming the forum, but they looked more like a feral bunnies to me.

    If that ever happened, I guess we'd be buried in feral bunnies.
     
  5. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    To a minor degree, it is segregated of sorts. The gaming forums and a couple others are frequented by the teens. But to have just a "Teen" only one, would not keep out those that aren't teens, and as noted, comically, predators are around. An item to take seriously these days. And by the way, 49 here.:rolleyes:
     
  6. RogueVasion macrumors regular

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    I mean, I guess that they could block them out via password, but that's too much work.

    If you want to have age specific groups, run a separate chat room, where MacRumors members can chill out and talk with people their own age.

    But really, everyone here is pretty pristine and I think talking to vast age groups makes it much more interesting.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you write your posts in SMS-like language, you'll probably only get teenagers responding...
     
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I happen to think MacTeens is a well-run website. Their forums have only a few thousand members so it's a small community, not a huge one like MacRumors. I'm not a teen and not a member there but I don't mind mentioning them for anyone interested in a site with a teen focus. MacTeens has been around for over 10 years, going through a few rebirths in the process. The people running it have changed, but the focus is still on teen Mac users. But don't leave MacRumors, teens; we need you here too! :)
     
  9. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    The 80yo+ forum would be worth gatecrashing. We could learn firsthand what it was like to live with rationing.
     

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