Age group specific community discussion?

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

  1. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000


    Feb 24, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia & Bay Area
    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


    Aug 27, 2008
    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


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    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

    May 19, 2002
    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


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    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


    Nov 23, 2008
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If you write your posts in SMS-like language, you'll probably only get teenagers responding...
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    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


    Nov 27, 2003
    The 80yo+ forum would be worth gatecrashing. We could learn firsthand what it was like to live with rationing.

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