Are you in favor that discussion will be set by AGE category?

Philippines
January 27, 2007 10:17am CST
I've been thinking while I was browsing various discussion here in myLOt is there a real need to separate new discussion by age category?Maybe if this will take effect this will become much easier to browse good discussion because you are looking into same age interests and points of view rather than browsing them all. Don't know this is just a thought but if this discussion works then we have to appeal and request to myLot admin. Why not?
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
28 Jan 07
I don't think we need to seperate discussions by age categories. I have friends of all ages and they post interesting discussions. If it is one that does not pertain to me, well I just don't join the discussion. I find the best thing for me for finding discussions now is having the notify on my friends and having their discussions come to my email. Then I can go through them and see what I want to answer or what is not a question related to me.
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• Philippines
28 Jan 07
Thanks linda I will keep that in mind.
• Indonesia
27 Jan 07
well, mylot already put tag on mature content, to prevent minor on answering or reading topic that not suitable from people below 18 or 21. But i don't agree with classification things, why should they classified poster according to their age ? sometimes older people still get best response from young but mature and experienced person. Just let anyone from any age to join the discussion, and later on the topic starter could just choose which response is the best response, just that simple =)
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• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Thanks for the reply. Since I was new here I'm not fully aware of the *mature content* tag or maybe I just overlooked it. The purpose of the age classification for me it for easy browsing and in able for the member to look first his/her age post and search afterwards for other discussion that interest her/his but it doesn't mean they are not allowed to comment or post to all discussion not of thier age category. A matter of organizing topics for easier browsing in able for us to save time. I mean no harm about this.
• United States
27 Jan 07
No, not at all. Some people are more mature then others yes, but it doesn't mean there should be discussions for an age group. I personally am pretty mature for my age, and yes I see a lot of stupid posts, but what is to say they are younger people posting them? Good discussions can come from anybody, not people a certain age.
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• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Hi hionmentho! You have a point there, but let's accept the fact that there are certain discussions that are just for matured people not only by age but also by experienced. cheers to us.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I can see where there might be some advantages to separating out age categories, but overall I think that the way you can post under specific topics of interest is much better. My friends range in age from 17 years to over 60 years, and all post a variety of discussions. Most of the discussions are of interest to me, otherwise they would not have been added to my friends list. If I know nothing about a subject that they start or have no interest in it, I won't post to it. I fins that there are great opinions on just about all subjects from a varied age range. People have so many different backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses, levels of education and maturity, and interests that it would be hard to categorize all of that into an age group. Why don't you try looking for discussions through your interests category? Maybe then you would find more of what you're looking for.
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@bethmt (419)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I'm not really in favor of this because I don't like to categorize or pigeon-hole people and honestly I don't see interests as falling into a specific age range. More and more society has been breaking away from these types of age barriers and to have an age category would be a way of taking a step backwards. People of all ages have much to share with eachother and this open sharing and discussion can foster greater understanding, encourage new ideas, break down stereotypes and be a way to share wisdom and inspiration. It would be a shame for this to be taken away at MyLot.
@Asylum (48028)
• Manchester, England
4 Feb 07
This may have been a practical approach about 20 years ago, but I think that it is a totally wrong approach today. The age difference has lost it's significance to a great degree and the majority of topics will now attract a cross section of people from 16 to 70. I cannot imagine what possessed them to suggest age as a controlling factor, what age group would computers come under?
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@ginagee (843)
4 Feb 07
I thought the idea was for everyone to be able to talk to whomever they wish, is this the beginning of changes here. first age, then interests, then what?? countries, level of English understanding???? I think we should be able to enter any discussion we want. So my answer to this is NO, NO, NO keep it open!
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
27 Jan 07
I agree with you, in fact I've raised the same subject in a previous thread.
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
thanks mipen2006! We really share the same sentiment. Nice to know there are members who feels the same too with regards to organizing topics for discussions.