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OfflineKooshster
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What's up with the age restriction?
    #3833544 - 02/25/05 05:19 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I understand that we don't want minors doing drugs but at the same time, if my little brother was planning on taking something anyway, I rather have him research it responsibly beforehand. If he's got questions about it... who's he suppose to ask?

Any kid can access these boards and read about how all of us 'love' our shrooms... yet technically no one under 18 is allowed to participate. I think that's extremely irresponsible of us... to praise about one thing to the point where it might spark interest, and then go on to refuse people under a certain age access (even though they might have important questions that we can answer).

How many of you did drugs before you were 18?


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833554 - 02/25/05 05:23 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I think a good majority of people here did drugs before they were 18, but I think the age restriction is in place to cover any liability, could be wrong though.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833557 - 02/25/05 05:24 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Rules are rules, it's for our own protection.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833562 - 02/25/05 05:24 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I don't know why this has become such an issue lately.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833570 - 02/25/05 05:26 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah, exactly. Everyone seems so anal about it to the point where if they suspect someone to be underage, they hound them.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833576 - 02/25/05 05:28 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Most kids are dumb, and make really stupid choices.

I could see a kid taking mushrooms, freaking out and going to the hospital, and telling his parents that people on the Shroomery told him taking a certain amount would be alright. What would happen then?

Kids don't know what the hell they're doing, and make foolish decisions a lot of the time, especially when it comes to taking drugs.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833587 - 02/25/05 05:30 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Also, a lot of the time they ask tons of really stupid fucking questions, that if you just think about them logically you can find a reasonable answer.

I don't want the board to be bombarded with questions like 'will I die if I take mdma and go to school and get a flu shot?'.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833590 - 02/25/05 05:31 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

No, no I wasn't taking your side :smirk:, I was wondering why people where questioning this rule so much lately. Rules are rules, it's for our and your protection.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #3833591 - 02/25/05 05:31 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah but at the same time, I can just as easily see a kid who would have otherwise got guidance from us, taking too large of a dose and freaking out. It works both ways...


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #3833592 - 02/25/05 05:31 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

HeavyToilet said:
'will I die if I take mdma and go to school and get a flu shot?'.




LOL Classic example.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833602 - 02/25/05 05:34 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

When I suggest to someone that they take an eighth, I'm assuming they are over 18 and have read all the FAQs about tripping, and have somewhat of an idea about how to handle the situation, and are generally somewhat intelligent on the matter.

I don't assume it's some kid who's never read anything about drugs before and thinks taking mushrooms is just something you do to waste a few hours.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833607 - 02/25/05 05:34 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Not only is it for our protection, this is a community that I would consider respectable, with many members who I would consider fairly intellectual. Granted some minors are wise beyond their years, it would pain me to see the shroomery suffer the same fate as other drug-related message boards.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3833612 - 02/25/05 05:35 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

A lot of these people's questions can be answered at erowid any way. this website is basically an invaluable resource, i just respect their rules and move on. i'm not going to undermine this website by coddling some little kid with his dumb questions, and make it seem okay that he's here even though he's clearly violating this website's rules.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: gdman]
    #3833614 - 02/25/05 05:36 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Fair enough guys.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3833617 - 02/25/05 05:37 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

its all liability. if a mature 17 year old comes onto these boards then none would be the wiser. why do people hound suspected underage members, cause we like the shroomery and we dont want some shit to happen to where it gets banned or some shit. but i feel what youre saying. ive meet 15 year olds that are 100 times more mature than some 25 year olds, but the government decided that 18 was adult so we have to abide by that. how old are you, only someone underage would ask this kinda question, jk.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3833620 - 02/25/05 05:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Naw, I'm seriously 19. I just noticed that people around here seem really sensitive about age and I was wondering why.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833622 - 02/25/05 05:39 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

When i first saw this post.. i knew it wasent going to be pretty  :shrug:


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833628 - 02/25/05 05:40 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

fair enough? hopefully now you have learned and can jump on the wagon on hunting these minors down  :sniper:


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3833676 - 02/25/05 05:57 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

While I don't agree completely with banning anyone you suspect to be under 18... I get what you guys mean and wont question the rules any further.


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Re: What's up with the age restriction? [Re: Kooshster]
    #3833685 - 02/25/05 06:02 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

If you think a rule is unfair you have the right to question it, but this particular rule seems to be a no brainer though. At least IMHO.


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