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maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Tue, 2nd May '06 7:02 AM

KID MEMBERS IN SPLOOFUS

A previous topic included a side discussion of kids having a Sploofus account when there is somewhere [I'm not sure where] a rule that noone under age 18 can join. Is there actually such a rule? I have taken quizzes proported written by under-18 quiz makers and have found the majority of the quizzes to be well written and quite tough. I certainly have no objection to having younger Sploofus members. Is there some kind of internet regulation regarding a qualifying age for participating in on-line activities?

hunnykins
Hunnykins  (Level: 30.2 - Posts: 74)
Tue, 2nd May '06 8:37 AM

CONTEST RULES

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. You must be at least 18 years of age to play Sploofus.

Only one account allowed per person. IP addresses are checked regularly. Violating this term will result in the immediate termination of your Sploofus account(s) without notice.


lulise
Lulise  (Level: 32.2 - Posts: 248)
Tue, 2nd May '06 9:36 AM

It has been stated here on many occassions that people let their kids play using the parent's account. Plus there is a quiz section made for kids. So, even if the contest rules state otherwise, it seems okay to have kids on here.

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Tue, 2nd May '06 10:23 AM

I was referring to Sploofusers who, in the information section under the points bars, list a age under 18. I've come across several whose ages are listed as 13. This would not be using a parent's account.

joelwdonnal
Joelwdonnal  (Level: 117.9 - Posts: 268)
Tue, 2nd May '06 11:16 AM

My stepson and grandson both have accounts and neither one are 18 - these accounts were created in Dec of 2004. They have also createdd quizzes too - didn't know they couldn't have accounts - and I agree if no kids why do we have a kids quiz category??? Doesn't make sense to me.

lulise
Lulise  (Level: 32.2 - Posts: 248)
Tue, 2nd May '06 11:36 AM

I understood that you were referring to kids having their own accounts. I was just saying that having the kids on the parent's account seemed to have started it all. Now the kids are registering to the site on their own. Everyone knows it and nothing is being done so I assume that it is not a problem and that it is okay.

aimee12
Aimee12  (Level: 58.6 - Posts: 96)
Tue, 2nd May '06 11:50 AM

Kids on here don't bother me at all - my sister has an account and is almost 12 yr. old - although very mature for her age. She likes to answer the question of the day and some of the more "kid-friendly" quizzes... I don't think there should be an argument against kids on the site who aren't doing anything wrong. Rather, have an issue with accounts held by kids or adults who are abusing the site....

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 133.9 - Posts: 3777)
Tue, 2nd May '06 12:23 PM

Just a wild guess, but I think it could have been a problem back when there were prizes. Now, with all the various laws in different states making prizes next to impossible, kids are probably not the liabily/problem they once were.

groupw
Groupw  (Level: 144.4 - Posts: 153)
Tue, 2nd May '06 2:30 PM

My daughter has her own account and she's 13. I seem to remember seeing 18 somewhere long ago, but with a kids category I would think that kind of over rules the restriction (I hope).

vettage
Vettage  (Level: 41.0 - Posts: 241)
Tue, 2nd May '06 4:20 PM

I agree with Aimee. Having worked for public schools for over 20 years, I simply cannot see any harm in kids maybe learning something,...anything that can be useful later in life. Even something like an expanded vocabulary doesn't hurt anyone. As long as the privilege isn't abused, let 'em have at it.

As far as the Kid's Corner area,...hmmm, I sure see a lot of names of people on the leaderboard doing rather well on them. Myself included,...
I'm not above snagging an easy 100 points. LOL


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