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  1. 19 May '07 02:06
    The current age limit for entry into this site is 13&up, but I think the age limit should no longer exist because there's an undiscovered Josh Waitzkin(or however you spell his name out there who wants to play chess, but can't play OTB because no will want to play him, and then when he wants to play CC chess he is DENIED acsess because under 13! I would like to know what reasoning went into having a age limit in the first place. my only guess would be that they don't want to expose them to some of the topics discussed in the general forums...what do you guys think?
  2. Standard member John of Reading
    Scotch addict
    19 May '07 06:35
    Apparently this is for legal reasons. See Russ's post in Thread 14633
  3. 19 May '07 10:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    The current age limit for entry into this site is 13&up, but I think the age limit should no longer exist because there's an undiscovered Josh Waitzkin(or however you spell his name out there who wants to play chess, but can't play OTB because no will want to play him, and then when he wants to play CC chess he is DENIED acsess because under 13! I wo o expose them to some of the topics discussed in the general forums...what do you guys think?
    Josh Waitzkin must be aged about 30 something by now.
  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    19 May '07 12:42
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Josh Waitzkin must be aged about 30 something by now.
    Perhaps this thread was written in 1987 or so?

    P-
  5. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    20 May '07 06:05
    Why not drop the age limit, but have restricted threads. every member can know that young players are at the site and then there could be an "adult-restricted" area for certain threads that are about adult topics

    no really raunchy stuff should be tolerated anyway, RHP should be about chess, there's plenty of other places for other interests, right?
  6. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    20 May '07 09:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by coquette
    Why not drop the age limit, but have restricted threads. every member can know that young players are at the site and then there could be an "adult-restricted" area for certain threads that are about adult topics

    no really raunchy stuff should be tolerated anyway, RHP should be about chess, there's plenty of other places for other interests, right?
    Originally posted by John of Reading
    "See Russ's post in Thread 14633"

    D
  7. 20 May '07 19:26
    honestly if you really want to join, cant you just lie about your age?
  8. 20 May '07 19:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TDR1
    honestly if you really want to join, cant you just lie about your age?
    No one knows how old I am.
    No one can even be sure of my nationality, not even my sex, nor my true name.
    Here at RHP I am as anonymous as I want me to be.
  9. 20 May '07 20:00
    so age limit or no, anyone that wants to join is going to join. The reason this has been implemented i guess is so that RHP complies with that online act and so Russ doesnt need parents to let kids on. Its just easier with the age limit. If the younger kids arent smart enough to lie about their age, should they really be here?? haha kidding with the last part (kind of)
  10. 20 May '07 20:04
    Originally posted by TDR1
    so age limit or no, anyone that wants to join is going to join. The reason this has been implemented i guess is so that RHP complies with that online act and so Russ doesnt need parents to let kids on. Its just easier with the age limit. If the younger kids arent smart enough to lie about their age, should they really be here?? haha kidding with the last part (kind of)
    As the thread link above shows, the danger isn't the forums so much as the in-game chats. Even if a kid is smart enough to lie about his age, he might not be smart enough to tell his parents that some perv is coming on to him or he might be afraid to say something to anyone because he's too young to be here to begin with. Of course, I'm sure that in the privacy of ingame chat everyone here is a perfect gentleman or lady.
  11. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    20 May '07 23:39
    Originally posted by pawnhandler
    As the thread link above shows, the danger isn't the forums so much as the in-game chats. Even if a kid is smart enough to lie about his age, he might not be smart enough to tell his parents that some perv is coming on to him or he might be afraid to say something to anyone because he's too young to be here to begin with. Of course, I'm sure that in the privacy of ingame chat everyone here is a perfect gentleman or lady.
    speak for yourself!

    (warning to those who cannot detect a joke. please be advised that sometimes a witty remark is just that and nothing more. please vent your moral outrage in a different thread. thank you)
  12. 21 May '07 00:41
    Originally posted by coquette
    speak for yourself!

    (warning to those who cannot detect a joke. please be advised that sometimes a witty remark is just that and nothing more. please vent your moral outrage in a different thread. thank you)
    OK, I'll speak for myself. No one has ever said I wasn't a perfect gentleman during in game chat So that leaves you...
  13. Standard member c99ux
    'Sir' to you
    21 May '07 07:12
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    No one knows how old I am.
    No one can even be sure of my nationality, not even my sex, nor my true name.
    Here at RHP I am as anonymous as I want me to be.
    Especially if you paid using someone else's credit card.
  14. 21 May '07 07:46
    Originally posted by c99ux
    Especially if you paid using someone else's credit card.
    Exactly.

    Eh, how did you know?
  15. Standard member Toe
    24 May '07 11:40
    Originally posted by John of Reading
    Apparently this is for legal reasons. See Russ's post in Thread 14633
    But that law has gone the way of the dodo, see Thread 54758.