In your opinion, is the age of another user a good reason to block somebody on SOH?
No, it's silly. I don't really think there's any strong reason to block someone apart from their behavior.
I think if the person doing the blocking posts a lot of SOHAH polls, then yes, it's fine. If it's for petty reasons, no.
In that case, half the people would have blocked me because I sure as hell don't act my age. 😂😂😂
But seriously, that's stupid. But if they're ignorant, do nothing but biased polls, are abusive, and are just plain arrogant and stupid, maybe. But I am trying to keep an open mind, but this election, it's been hard.
Sometimes, but certainly not age alone. I don't think I've done this but I could perhaps think of a scenario. Name calling and utter stupidity is my criteria.
In my opinion there are only 2 valid reasons for blocking.
Direct Deliberate Harassment
(for example something like [was_________ a good president? Yes or definitely?])
Just remembered. Poll question for iPad users:
In your opinion, is the age of another user a good reason to block somebody on SOH?
If that was the case than I would have blocked @RussianThunder months ago. Instead he is one of my dearest friends here. 🙋🏻
No, not in my opinion. I really enjoy SOH being open to people as young as 12. I like interacting with people of a wide range of ages (both young and old) and experiences. The single reason I can think of to limit one's comments & polls to users on the basis of age alone would be because of "adult" content (especially given the filter doesn't always work), but that seems like a pretty rare exception.
No. Besides, how do you really even know how old anyone is? We can all say anything. Like how I am 3 years old.
I hate when certain users (you know who you are) talk down to me because I haven't passed a certain arbitrary age of what is determined to be mature vs naïve.
I was amazed that some of the well thought out, logical comments were young adults. You can tell the kids, they give themselves away!
A lot of the adults prove that they are kids, too...
No doubt! However, when young people show maturity they will go far! It separates them from the crowd...
You can block someone for whatever reason you want.
Of course you can! I'm asking whether or not it is a GOOD reason, in your opinion.
It's not a good reason for me.
🤡 (I'm sorry. Isn't that what we're supposed to do?)
Seriously, anyone can block anyone for whatever reason they choose. I, personally, find that a rather petty reason... but some ppl are petty. What's a mother to do? 😶
Nobody is asking whether or not anyone should be *allowed* to block for that reason, or if they "can".
Not a reason at all.
It's an awful reason on its own but I find it hard to believe that anyone would do that without age being coupled with some other reason for blocking a person.
Some people do block, based on age alone. Reading through these comments, you will find two examples. I'm sure there are others.
Seems like a silly reason...the exception that I would make is if a user posts mostly SOHAH polls & discovers a minor is participating, I could see ignoring that minor.
What is SOHAH?
Nevermind. My mother just told me. I don't do those polls. 😇😇
She hangs out in adult places online LOL LOL JK
My English needs work. I use two translators and read my answers to her. Sometimes I read the questions. I read that one after I asked the question. She said it was adult questions. Is that right? I don't get those on my feed.
It is. It's an acronym for Show of Hands After Hours. Several years ago when Tony was still running the app & users were posting adult themed questions, that acronym was created. At that time it was actually a filter & prevented the under 18 crowd from seeing them, but I am told that it no longer works.
For a minute I thought your mom was actually on SOH. 😁
She should be. Russian, can you persuade her to make an account of her own?
I can try. I read this to her and she laugh. I try again soon. I think she say no because why Artyom make her very busy. I try again soon. She very smart.
No, I just don't see that as a legitimate reason.
I don't intentionally block people. Age is an irrelevant reason.
Very silly reason.
No. Although I have been blocked by at least one person, I've never blocked anyone.
Why should I care about how offensive, ignorant or stupid a person is? I am capable of ignoring or responding as I see fit.
I have been pleasantly surprised, at times, to find some people who are very young on here, to be very mature. I thought some were much older than their age.
That sounds odd. I can't really picture that... "I don't like you because you're old" or young. Seems silly.
No. That's dumb.
Not age alone but often when there is disrespect or trolling involved. That's not the case with most of our younger users.
I was blocked once due to my age. I was trying to be respectful but when I gave my age, I was insulted and blocked.
The sad thing is that I learn from people on this app. Some of my views change because a person I am debating makes a good point and it makes me think of something from a different perspective I never thought of. I thought that was one of the points of this app, debating and learning. Maybe it's not and I just use it that way.
I have had great debates with LibArtie and RagingMystic, for example. It was respectful on both sides and I learned something. I don't care about their age. They can be 10 or 80. We can learn from everyone.
I don't think age is a reason. Maybe when a person does that they are afraid to lose a debate to a younger person but the debates I have been in, I don't think had winners or losers. They were just respectful debate/conversations.
So....no. It's a terrible reason.
"I thought that was one of the points of this app, debating and learning. Maybe it's not and I just use it that way."
It's definitely one of the points of this app.
I'm always impressed with most of the younger people on SOH. Doesn't matter what their political, sexual views are. RT is a great example. Mattwall1 was a fav. At 73 I've learned a lot.
Amen, rons! We've got some sharp and amazing young minds here, and I appreciate -and can still learn- from them all!
RussianThunder, you're a great example for users of any age on SOH.
Rooms, well said, buddy.
Argh, autocucumber, that was supposed to be Rons, not Rooms...🙄
I've had very similar experiences. A while back I was having a peaceful debate, citing sources and backing up everything I said, until suddenly the person asked my age and when I told them it shouldn't matter, they essentially told me that my arguments are not valid until I'm older than 35, and then I'm pretty sure they ignored me because I never see them anymore. Pretty disappointing, but I've also had great discussions with older people. Soh is a mixed bag and I like all the different perspectives.
I'd also like to mention I like the diversity of experiences on here from older users. When we have open dialogue between young and old people, a mix of optimism and experience, we can really get some good thoughts going. (Not saying all old people are cynical, but that's the stereotype.)
It is Cyan, and I like that. We have former submariners, former school bus drivers, retired teachers, retired nurses, stay at home mom's, hotel managers, high school students, college students, Jr high students, fishermen, ranchers, computer technicians, shopkeepers, cashiers, waitresses,....you name it and we have it. I think the youngest I have seen is 12 and the oldest 80 (I think).
I like the mix of experiences and the views of the generations.
Thank you orgblu10
You're welcome, RT.
So! Merry Xmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Solstice, and Happy Bah Humbug. Think I covered it!
Yeah. Thanks rons. You could've gone totally PC "Happy Holidays" generic, and included ME. You see, you made well wishes to those who celebrate all the mainstream commercial holy days, but what about Festivus for the rest of us?!
Oh, SO triggered!
Ah, yes! My aluminum coat hanger tree is deck out too. Point is I wish all to have a wonderful few weeks of days where people are usually smiling. I'm very liberal when it comes to peoples personal beliefs.
I know you are. Your heart is in the right place! I just had to share the pain of disinclusion👈🏼😱! Yes, I am one special snowflake. I, too, have my Pole in place, and am SO looking forward to The Airing if Grievances! Festivus miracles to ALL!
You are what you are and so be it. As long as you are good to others thats what counts.
That's a horrible reason.
I voted bad reason, but really it isn't a reason at all, except for the obvious exception involving AH polls.
Great minds...see my answer.
I don't like where this is going
Why do you say that?
Because I'm 13 an I'm assuming it's because someone is too young
I agree with you. That's a very silly reason to block somebody. See RussianThunder's comments above.
From the results so far, most people agree with you and me.
The maturity on the other hand is
That is a good point and anyone of any age can be immature. We can all have days where we are fed up and act immaturely. At least I know I have.
Yes, immaturity from adults can get a,second chance. The kids, no.
Absolutely, age is not necessarily a factor when guaging maturity.
I don't know, I'm usually respectful of try to be. The other day I posted a poll that came across like a spoiled immature self indulgent brat. I was just at a bad place in my head that day and a little thing built up in my mind until I was nearly crying with rage. It was stupid, looking back.
I would hope if people knew me they would know I'm not usually like that and give me another chance. I have my moments where I'm little more than 4 years old, I guess. Lol
Well, hopefully, people didn't bail on you in droves. Usually, folks simply tolerate others. No matter the tantrum. I have people in my list that have been there for years that are more than a little annoying and have always been that way 😉
Good. I feel better. 😀
We will see if you are annoying..I added you. LoL
Ahh....."follower beware" LOL 😂😇
Thanks. I followed back.
Had to check, not currently following either