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Should there be a "Fluther Junior" website?

Asked by gimmedat (3943points) July 3rd, 2008 from iPhone

Might it be more advantageous for teen Flutherites to have a site devoted to teen Q & A? Maybe a site devoted to 13 to 17— year-olds? Good idea? Bad idea?

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xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

I think that a Fluther Junior site is a good idea but something more like 10–12, I wouldn’t want to be stuck with kid’s if they didn’t have the same interest as me. If I like politics but all of them wanted to argue about which movie is better, then I would feel that some questions will be left unanswered. Also if I need some advice only an adult can give me, I wouldn’t be able to ask it on Fluther Junior, I think the answers would be drastically different because of lack of experience and them just wanting to sound like they know what they’re talking about.

marinelife's avatar

No, despite the sometimes significant drawbacks, I like the intergenerational discussions.

damien's avatar

Yeah, I think it’s better to have everything all under one roof.

arnbev959's avatar

Intelligent people (regardless of age) = fluther

Others = yahoo answers

jballou's avatar

I don’t think there needs to be a Fluther Junior site, but as Fluther grows, I’m sure it will segment, like Digg did, and that would be perfect for a section of the site. That way you won’t split the community, because even if you want to have kid-focused questions, you still would want adults answering them, right?

gimmedat's avatar

OK, I get it. My daughter (shout out to cecildooderbop) just joined, and I don’t know how comfortable I am with some of the Q & A’s. Like everything else though, communication and filtering through our value system is key. Thanks.

marinelife's avatar

@gimmedat I think if you scroll through Q&As from young people, you will see that there is a good balance of common sense and age-acquired wisdom to the peer counsel. Your daughter will be exposed to a range of viewpoints. She is being exposed to all the bad stuff already. I think Fluther may be an advantage since teens often don’t communicate openly with adults in the “real” world the way they do here.

beast's avatar

No offense, but that’s a terrible idea. I, being a 17 year old, would be offended by that. My, and all the other teens’, answers are just as good and insightful as the adults’.

emilyrose's avatar

I have enjoyed being in on conversations with people of all ages. I wonder if the teens take our (the non-teens) advice?

jacksonRice's avatar

it’s also true that any “teen” board is just going to be filled with profanity & immature content… people tend to act the age of those around them, you know? fluther is a mostly adult site so the teenagers or young people here rise to the occasion, instead of goofing off. for the most part.

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