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I was just wondering about what the legal issue was, so thank you for clearing that up for me.
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Did I miss something? Lol

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Ohhz wrote: I was just wondering about what the legal issue was, so thank you for clearing that up for me.


Read the entire thread & you will be enlightened.

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Ha! That is crazy. What's monsters deal? It's not like a damn drink or anything it's a fricken fish website... But what does this have to do about minors? ...

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I did read it before I posted, I just didnt understand.. I do now though.
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A kid would only deceive it if Not allowed on thus dont make it 18+ just ask for birthday when signing up... if you give them no reason to lie then they normally will not.... they will be happy to put their b day

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Joshm13 wrote: Ha! That is crazy. What's monsters deal? It's not like a damn drink or anything it's a fricken fish website... But what does this have to do about minors? ...


That came later in the thread, & really kinda derailed the original. Start from the beginning.......

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

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Joshm13 wrote: Ha! That is crazy. What's monsters deal? It's not like a damn drink or anything it's a fricken fish website... But what does this have to do about minors? ...


That came later in the thread, & really kinda derailed the original. Start from the beginning.......


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Joshm13 replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

Nina_W wrote: Every so often, we have minors on the site. Most of us cannot know who is a minor or not, but this does not prevent us from getting into heated discussions, which may even have legal ramifications.
Aside from that, assisting a younger person asks for different considerations regarding the resources they have at their disposal, and also perhaps how blunt we are in getting our point across.

To this end, we need to talk about various options for handling this.
There are a few (that I could think of):

- enforce a disclosure of everyone's age
This is not ideal. Not just because some persons are sensitive about their age, but because it is unconstitutional in a great many places to enforce this. Also, it is a simple matter to lie. We could all be world war 2 veterans or 12 if we felt like it.

- make the site 18 and over only
I do not believe this is truly the answer either. Surely everyone, even that 12 year old over there, needs to be able to find help.

- have minors display an M on their profile pic
This is Jack's (fishguy66) suggestion. I like this more than most, but I am also acutely aware that this might make some people's questions seem less serious than others, but we're a good bunch, so maybe I'm over exaggerating that concern. Again, it requires honesty on the part of the youngster, and at least a partial public disclosure of your age.

What do you guys think?


I'm confused...... The start of this thread was minors?

Or do you mean the tread on mfk was minor related?

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

this thread was about Minors posting on OFL, and the adults being careful about what we say if we saw a poster with a M.

MFK was a derailment of the original topic
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