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Re: Age confirmation


@jonsie wrote:

Terms and conditions rule 5 applies

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/custom/page/page-id/TermsAndConditionsPage

However rule 6 and 6a has me a little puzzled. Anyone throw some light on this?

 

6.      The O2 Forum terms (link) apply to use of this O2 Forum for Young People. The following special terms also apply, and vary the general O2 Forum terms where appropriate:

a)         You must be 13 years of age or older to use the O2 Forum for Young People.

 


Never heard of that forum @jonsie  (An O2 Forum for Young people)...

So do our experts frequent that one to give advice and support to these 'young people'?

(I am going to take a wild guess here...and say no they don't?) Smiley Wink

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Re: Age confirmation


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Theirs more to this forum as you know @Cleoriff

Lots of discussions go on in the off topic boards and on rare occasions the tone has been adult orientated.

Nothing obscene or undesirable BoB...that is why we have moderators surely?

Anyway this is dragging it away from my original point which I know is personal to me..

My 15 year old grandson, brighter with technology than I could ever aspire to...would love to be able to ask questions or join in phone related discussions with EXPERTS.

At the moment, he is unable to do that (unless he lies about his age)

 

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Re: Age confirmation


@Cleoriff wrote:

@jonsie wrote:

Terms and conditions rule 5 applies

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/custom/page/page-id/TermsAndConditionsPage

However rule 6 and 6a has me a little puzzled. Anyone throw some light on this?

 

6.      The O2 Forum terms (link) apply to use of this O2 Forum for Young People. The following special terms also apply, and vary the general O2 Forum terms where appropriate:

a)         You must be 13 years of age or older to use the O2 Forum for Young People.

 


Never heard of that forum @jonsie  (An O2 Forum for Young people)...

So do our experts frequent that one to give advice and support to these 'young people'?

(I am going to take a wild guess here...and say no they don't?) Smiley Wink

 

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Re: Age confirmation

Thank you @perksie for confirming what I thought...Smiley Wink

After that information you provided... I still maintain the same stance.

Young people are using smartphones and tablets more and more frequently.. Indeed, peer pressure often insists they are provided with the latest 'must have' device .

At the moment with age restrictions, they are unable 'legally' to register on this forum for help and support

I feel this needs re-assessing....

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Hi @Anonymous

Did you manage to resolve the issue ?
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Hi @Anonymous

Did you manage to resolve the issue ?

Or indeed BoB the much wider issue that developed as a result of the OP's original post....

I know anyone of any age can READ posts on here without registering or logging on....

Therefore I am still wondering why, unless they are 18, they can't join the forum to ask their many questions and gain expert advice....

As I said previously, if a parent or guardian is willing to stand as an advocate for the 'minor' then surely that would be acceptable?

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I think the 18 age limit is certainly set too high and I'm sure we have members under that age. With the advance of smartphones and their capabilities, youngsters are aquiring them at a much earlier age and can probably teach us a thing or two. There should be somewhere for them to turn to when wanting advice and the concept of a forum especially for them was a good idea. It's a shame that this wasn't implemented.

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@jonsie wrote:

I think the 18 age limit is certainly set too high and I'm sure we have members under that age. With the advance of smartphones and their capabilities, youngsters are aquiring them at a much earlier age and can probably teach us a thing or two. There should be somewhere for them to turn to when wanting advice and the concept of a forum especially for them was a good idea. It's a shame that this wasn't implemented.


Totally agree @jonsie . I have mentioned frequently about my 15 year old grandson and his expertise with all types of technology.

He certainly would be most offended if his parents or me posted a question on here, on his behalf Smiley Mad

As for the Young Peoples Forum...this would only work if the same experts on here gave their time to that one as well.....(otherwise THAT could degenerate into a Facebook type chat forum) Smiley Wink

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Well I'd be up for that @Cleoriff

Probably learn more knowledge than share it.

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