Originally posted by RussWhat happens to all the 13 and under kids that are already on here?
I have made a decision about a minimum age for users of this site.
I decided, on balance, that is probably not a good idea to promote the site to children younger that 13.
This is not because of the forum content alone, but also because the very nature of correspondence chess requires frequent private communication with strangers.
This also allows us ...[text shortened]... do not want to seek parental consent for every minor that attempts to join this site.
Originally posted by RussI'm over 13, but I just wanted to know how this works. I think it is a good idea though, it might somewhat solve some of the problems that everyone has been discussing on here. I think for the most part, the youngest we have is 12, so it shouldn't be to bad. What happens to the tournys, clans, and their regular games?
If you are 13, then it is not a problem. If you are younger, then you will need to leave, but may return when you are 13.
I am sorry if this appears unfair.
Originally posted by Toemaybe credit cards, but check cards you can get before you are 18.
One slight question was for younger members subscribed via a credit card: as you can't get one till 18
Originally posted by padfootI agree. I turned 13 just a while back but most of my friends on the site are 12.
Damm this - i'm over 13 - but loads of my mates on this site aren't.
i just want to say that i am against this decision - i mean, i was pretty much just like i am now when i was 13...
am just a kid - but if you want my advice, make it no people under 9.
9 was when i still felt like a kid. *sigh*. please don't make my friends leave...
Originally posted by mwmillerThats not the point though! Several people in the community were under 13. And now they're gone.
If I understand the TOS, 13 is a little young as well. Here's what it says in the TOS:
3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract ....... <snip>
I'm not real sure what the legal age to form a binding contract is in an international setting, but I suspect it's older than 13.