What should the new age limit for Gamespot membership be?

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#1 Darth_Tyrev
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Do you think it should be raised?
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#2 tomxizor
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15. :|
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#3 -Kirbyangel-
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No, it should stay the same.
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#4 LoG-Sacrament
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limit? like forced retirement?
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#5 JML897
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It doesn't matter, people would bypass it anyway.
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#6 RHCP87
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It doesn't really matter, people under the limit will always join anyway.
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#7 Sefion
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Stay the same

Your not kicking me off :x

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#8 muthsera666
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There seem to be a lot of immature and irrational people here, which may not have anything to do with age.
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#9 _Crim_
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Ah, if it aint broke don't fix it, I say
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#11 HillyBilly
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It doesn't matter, people would bypass it anyway.JML897

That's what I was thinking. So there's no need to change it.

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#12 LS07
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it should be the same, but we shouldn't be forced to limit ourselves because of them, there should just be a disclaimer for small children post at your own risk
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#13 tevwalker13
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it should stay the same, if the limit was a bit higher like 18 i wouldnt be on this site right now
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#14 muthsera666
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[QUOTE="JML897"]It doesn't matter, people would bypass it anyway.HillyBilly

That's what I was thinking. So there's no need to change it.

Well, for liability issues for example, maybe? I don't know...

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#15 wemhim
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No, it'd be a waste of time. Honestly, I've seen stupid people, as well as smart people, of all ages here. Some people I thought were around 23, were only 14, some I thought were only 14, were 23... On the internet, some show their more intelligent side, where as some have anonymous arrogance and intolerance, it's much different than real life. In real life, age actually has some relevance, here, people can be annoying jerks regardless of age. "LOLZ U ATHEISTS R GOIN 2 HELL U TINK DA WORLD JUS CAME FROM DA BIG BANG!!!" "LOLZ U CHRISTIANS BILEIVE IN A FICSIONEL BUK!", phrases which are common from people of all ages. On GS, nobody is inclined to be mature like in real life. In real life, people are directly interacting, face to face, they leave an impression, etc. On the interwebs, people often don't feel the need to do that. Nobody knows each other. Of course, some people(Including me), aren't jerks.
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#16 B05T0N
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18 plz
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#17 MagnumPI
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Why is there even an age limit to begin with. I'm sure most of the users underneath the age limit lie anyway.
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#18 Denjin_hadouken
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15 and up.
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#19 wemhim
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Why is there even an age limit to begin with. I'm sure most of the users underneath the age limit lie anyway.MagnumPI
Seriously, it's a waste either way. Look at pr0n...
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#20 a55assin
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It doesn't matter, people would bypass it anyway.JML897

That's not the point. With a higher age restrictions....we'd be able to post whatever the f we want. I'd be able to finish that "f" properly.

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#21 Wolf-avatar
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[QUOTE="JML897"]It doesn't matter, people would bypass it anyway.HillyBilly

That's what I was thinking. So there's no need to change it.

Theres a 10 year old in the Super Smash Bros fourm.

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#22 SOedipus
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I think it should stay the same but having a part of site for people 18 and up would be cool.
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On GS, nobody is inclined to be mature like in real life.wemhim

I kind of resent that. I strive to mature and thoughtful in all aspects of my life.

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#24 LexLas
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I personally think they should lower it a bit, like age 11. But that is just my opinion.
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#25 Wolf-avatar
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Id say anyone over 10 can join but the Off topic board would be Locked for them since people post bad stuff to commit sucide.
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#26 rudyroundhead
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AGe limit is fine where it is.
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#27 kitty  Moderator
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No, it should stay the same.-Kirbyangel-
i agree
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#28 omerdv
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14 'cause I'm 14, and I rock!!! yeah.....:D
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#29 MegaSonicZX
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Make it the same.
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#30 muthsera666
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14 'cause I'm 14, and I rock!!! yeah.....:Domerdv

So you were 12 when you joined GameSpot?

Hmm...

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#31 Kcube
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They should raise it to 21,I'm 30 and have nothing to worry about >_>
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[QUOTE="wemhim"]On GS, nobody is inclined to be mature like in real life.muthsera666

I kind of resent that. I strive to mature and thoughtful in all aspects of my life.

Well, what I mean is, by inclined, they have no real motivation, except for pure decency. So, for example, I'm respectable of others here, am I inclined to? No, I just respect others, in real life, there's an actual motivation besides being respectable, here, the only reason to is if you are actually a nice person, not to leave an impression or whatever. That's why I'm nice and mature, I don't feel the need to bully others and insult them, which doesn't have any positive affect on me, but naturally, I just choose to respect them. A lot of others however, see that it's just the Internet, so they'll insult others. Almost like crime, some people might go around beating the fudge out of others, but since it's illegal, they won't. Where as others, they won't, even if it was legal, because they're just nice. On the internet, you can get away with being an arse, but some don't feel the need to be rude to others. In real life, you can't get away as easily, so people are more inclined to be a decent person.
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#33 c00lb1u3
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Same. The forums are fine the way they are.
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#34 SolidSnake35
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There shouldn't be an age restriction. It's a waste of time.
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#35 Darth_Tyrev
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I think it should stay the same but having a part of site for people 18 and up would be cool.SOedipus

That would be cool. It would be nice to not have so many "freaking" restrictions.
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#36 CrimzonTide
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21 sounds fine to me. :D
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#37 L8erSquare
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Woot lets party it up, 21 and over style 8)
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#38 muthsera666
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[QUOTE="muthsera666"]

[QUOTE="wemhim"]On GS, nobody is inclined to be mature like in real life.wemhim

I kind of resent that. I strive to mature and thoughtful in all aspects of my life.

Well, what I mean is, by inclined, they have no real motivation, except for pure decency. So, for example, I'm respectable of others here, am I inclined to? No, I just respect others, in real life, there's an actual motivation besides being respectable, here, the only reason to is if you are actually a nice person, not to leave an impression or whatever. That's why I'm nice and mature, I don't feel the need to bully others and insult them, which doesn't have any positive affect on me, but naturally, I just choose to respect them. A lot of others however, see that it's just the Internet, so they'll insult others. Almost like crime, some people might go around beating the fudge out of others, but since it's illegal, they won't. Where as others, they won't, even if it was legal, because they're just nice. On the internet, you can get away with being an arse, but some don't feel the need to be rude to others. In real life, you can't get away as easily, so people are more inclined to be a decent person.

Ah, I see. I don't really differentiate myself from one location to the other.I try to be like Atticus Finchin To Kill a Mockingbird: The same person in private that I am in public.

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#39 wii60_3
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The age and moderation is unbalanced
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#40 omerdv
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[QUOTE="omerdv"]14 'cause I'm 14, and I rock!!! yeah.....:Dmuthsera666

So you were 12 when you joined GameSpot?

Hmm...

I can't remember, there's a chance I was younger, but I didn't use the forums untill like 3 months ago.....

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#41 wemhim
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[QUOTE="SOedipus"]I think it should stay the same but having a part of site for people 18 and up would be cool.Darth_Tyrev

That would be cool. It would be nice to not have so many "freaking" restrictions.

Judging from the way people act, we need those restrictions almost as much as society needs cops to find murderers.
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#42 wemhim
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[QUOTE="wemhim"][QUOTE="muthsera666"]

[QUOTE="wemhim"]On GS, nobody is inclined to be mature like in real life.muthsera666

I kind of resent that. I strive to mature and thoughtful in all aspects of my life.

Well, what I mean is, by inclined, they have no real motivation, except for pure decency. So, for example, I'm respectable of others here, am I inclined to? No, I just respect others, in real life, there's an actual motivation besides being respectable, here, the only reason to is if you are actually a nice person, not to leave an impression or whatever. That's why I'm nice and mature, I don't feel the need to bully others and insult them, which doesn't have any positive affect on me, but naturally, I just choose to respect them. A lot of others however, see that it's just the Internet, so they'll insult others. Almost like crime, some people might go around beating the fudge out of others, but since it's illegal, they won't. Where as others, they won't, even if it was legal, because they're just nice. On the internet, you can get away with being an arse, but some don't feel the need to be rude to others. In real life, you can't get away as easily, so people are more inclined to be a decent person.

Ah, I see. I don't really differentiate myself from one location to the other.I try to be like Atticus Finchin To Kill a Mockingbird: The same person in private that I am in public.

Me too, as much as I can be at least.
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#43 muthsera666
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[QUOTE="muthsera666"]

[QUOTE="omerdv"]14 'cause I'm 14, and I rock!!! yeah.....:Domerdv

So you were 12 when you joined GameSpot?

Hmm...

I can't remember, there's a chance I was younger, but I didn't use the forums untill like 3 months ago.....

Well, you joined in 2005, which was two years ago...

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#44 Renegade_Fury
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16 and that's still pushing it. 18 would be a dream come true.
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#45 blazinpuertoroc
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does it really matter? its called putting in a fake age
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45:|
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#47 Film-Guy
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[QUOTE="omerdv"][QUOTE="muthsera666"]

[QUOTE="omerdv"]14 'cause I'm 14, and I rock!!! yeah.....:Dmuthsera666

So you were 12 when you joined GameSpot?

Hmm...

I can't remember, there's a chance I was younger, but I didn't use the forums untill like 3 months ago.....

Well, you joined in 2005, which was two years ago...

get him:o

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#49 tevwalker13
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Gamespot would loose alot of members if they raised it.ThaT-Masta
yeah and alot of the good ones at that
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#50 MagnumPI
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[QUOTE="JML897"]It doesn't matter, people would bypass it anyway.a55assin

That's not the point. With a higher age restrictions....we'd be able to post whatever the f we want. I'd be able to finish that "f" properly.

It's not about age. It's CNET policy. Even ifwe were all 18 or above they could still restrict what we say. They are not obligated to restrict or scensor us now. It's just their rules.

I thought there should be a scensor option.Each user coulddecide weather he or she wantscertain words to appear scensored or unscensored.YOU CAN EVEN SET YOUR VERY OWN COPY OF WINDOWS to scensor words. A forum doesn't need to do it for you. You can enable it from your machine. Windows can do it for you.

You know what they told me? They told me nobody needs to see that stuff. So they are deciding what you can and cannot post. They need to scensor it but they feel NOBODY should see unscensored words. They don't think scensorship should be an option amongst each user.

You can reverse it. If windows can't there was a program that would unscensor sites that force scensorship upon all users. They were around back in the 90s. Which is funny because back in the 90's no one cared. Nothing was scensored.