1. Standard memberflexmore
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    23 Sep '06 15:31
    i would like to see a way for little kids to register at rhp ...as little kids.
    imagine a little kid wanting to play chess ...

    unfortunately there is concern of abusers making contact so:

    just let the kid play chess - leave everything the same but:
    1/remove the forum button,
    2/remove the recommended button,
    3/stop all messages.
    4/remove the profile description and picture.

    what else would have to be done?
  2. Standard memberIM4Y2NV
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    23 Sep '06 15:401 edit
    Originally posted by flexmore
    i would like to see a way for little kids to register at rhp ...as little kids.
    imagine a little kid wanting to play chess ...

    unfortunately there is concern of abusers making contact so:

    just let the kid play chess - leave everything the same but:
    1/remove the forum button,
    2/remove the recommended button,
    3/stop all messages.
    4/remove the profile description and picture.

    what else would have to be done?
    I bet there just might be some money to be made in a 12 and under sister to RHP.©
  3. Standard memberflexmore
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    23 Sep '06 16:07
    Originally posted by IM4Y2NV
    I bet there just might be some money to be made in a 12 and under sister to RHP.©
    imagine if sometimes my 6 year old boy made moves for me ... i spose russ would ban me as: 3(b) "consult any third party to assist you in any game" 😕

    so of course i would not let my little boy make my moves for me 😉

    but maybe he could play on his own ?
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    23 Sep '06 16:09
    Originally posted by flexmore
    i would like to see a way for little kids to register at rhp ...as little kids.
    imagine a little kid wanting to play chess ...

    unfortunately there is concern of abusers making contact so:

    just let the kid play chess - leave everything the same but:
    1/remove the forum button,
    2/remove the recommended button,
    3/stop all messages.
    4/remove the profile description and picture.

    what else would have to be done?
    Good idea - but I believe there are legal reasons that would prevent this happening.
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    23 Sep '06 16:46
    I don't see any reasons that children should be banned from RHP.

    Are they immature? So are some of the grown-up members too.
    Are they inexperienced? So are some of the grown-up members too.
    Are they childish? So are some of the grown-up members too.
    Are they just legaly underaged? Let their parents vouch for them.

    I am sure there are a number under-aged members already here at RHP. They behave (most of them) and we have no problems with them. Let them stay.

    There are others that have no social skills at all, who, without showing any intelligence, calling other members idiots, just for having another opinion than themselves, and destroys the good spirit at this fabolous site as RHP actually is. And they are grown-ups, not mentally but in chronological years. Them, we should throw out. Not the under-aged.

    This is my humble opinion.
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    23 Sep '06 18:59
    I think this is a very good idea - Just this week I've asked for Timeforchess to be taken off the banned sites list at school so kids in my school chess club can play. The reason it was banned was not because of kids playing games in lessons but because the site had forums which they treated as chatrooms.

    Giving under 12's (or under 16's) the ability to play but not chat in forums would keep everyone happy.
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    23 Sep '06 19:301 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I don't see any reasons that children should be banned from RHP.
    Russ did not decide to forbid children for no good reason.

    "This also allows us to comply with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) because we do not want to seek parental consent for every minor that attempts to join this site.

    -Russ
    "

    Thread 14633

    I think flexmore's suggestions are excellent and could very well enable RHP to allow children to play and still comply with any restrictions, such as the one cited above.
  8. Standard memberRed Night
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    23 Sep '06 20:13
    Originally posted by horsey
    I think this is a very good idea - Just this week I've asked for Timeforchess to be taken off the banned sites list at school so kids in my school chess club can play. The reason it was banned was not because of kids playing games in lessons but because the site had forums which they treated as chatrooms.

    Giving under 12's (or under 16's) the ability to play but not chat in forums would keep everyone happy.
    Wow, that's fascinating. And, of course, no school district in the world would want children to have access to the RHP forums.

    I think you're all on to something.
  9. Standard memberGatecrasher
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    23 Sep '06 20:46
    Originally posted by flexmore
    imagine if sometimes my 6 year old boy made moves for me ... i spose russ would ban me as: 3(b) "consult any third party to assist you in any game" 😕 so of course i would not let my little boy make my moves for me 😉
    We're watching you. Any sudden improvement in your play and you're nabbed.
  10. Standard memberflexmore
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    24 Sep '06 03:173 edits
    Originally posted by Gatecrasher
    We're watching you. Any sudden [b]improvement in your play and you're nabbed.[/b]
    Oh you do not have to worry about me ...

    When I am about to move my rook and he says "No dad, move the pawn to that square", I am allowed to make the move that I want to make aren't I? We parents are always in control of our kids - aren't we? They do what we say don't they? And when i go into the kitchen to get dinner I am sure he would not sneak in a quick move for me while I am gone.
  11. Standard memberflexmore
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    24 Sep '06 04:271 edit
    Originally posted by flexmore
    i would like to see a way for little kids to register at rhp ...as little kids.
    imagine a little kid wanting to play chess ...

    unfortunately there is concern of abusers making contact so:

    just let the kid play chess - leave everything the same but:
    1/remove the forum button,
    2/remove the recommended button,
    3/stop all messages.
    4/remove the profile description and picture.

    what else would have to be done?
    5/ the ads on the side for non-subs need to be changed too ... no adult advertisements
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    24 Sep '06 13:23
    Originally posted by flexmore
    5/ the ads on the side for non-subs need to be changed too ... no adult advertisements
    Cool idea. Sounds like another sister site could solve all of this - might be easier than having an option on all existing sites, and filtering adverts, etc.

    Have one of my 10 precious rec's.
    Gezza
  13. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    24 Sep '06 15:18
    As long as you's are talking about a sister site, i guess the idea has merit.


    If the forums go, so do i.
  14. Standard memberRed Night
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    24 Sep '06 16:11
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    As long as you's are talking about a sister site, i guess the idea has merit.


    If the forums go, so do i.
    That's VERY interesting.
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    24 Sep '06 16:24
    Originally posted by flexmore
    i would like to see a way for little kids to register at rhp ...as little kids.
    imagine a little kid wanting to play chess ...

    unfortunately there is concern of abusers making contact so:

    just let the kid play chess - leave everything the same but:
    1/remove the forum button,
    2/remove the recommended button,
    3/stop all messages.
    4/remove the profile description and picture.

    what else would have to be done?
    Great idea! Recommended!
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