Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Should there be an upper TSR age limit? Watch

    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    I do consider their opinions. When I ask for them. I just don't appreciate having them thrown on me.
    So many contradictions. I'm sure if I looked through your post history I would find countless examples of you "throwing your opinion" on people, not that there's anything wrong with doing so. It's your apparent failure to differentiate between someone giving well-intentioned advice and telling you what to do that I don't understand.

    It would be near impossible to maintain a relationship if one person was only allowed to voice there opinion when asked. I know you have a boyfriend, so my bet would be that if you think about it, you will realise that people will have given you good advice, whether you asked for it or not.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by pane123)
    So many contradictions. I'm sure if I looked through your post history I would find countless examples of you "throwing your opinion" on people, not that there's anything wrong with doing so. It's your apparent failure to differentiate between someone giving well-intentioned advice and telling you what to do that I don't understand.

    It would be near impossible to maintain a relationship if one person was only allowed to voice there opinion when asked. I know you have a boyfriend, so my bet would be that if you think about it, you will realise that people will have given you good advice, whether you asked for it or not.
    A discussion forum is different though, by joining you're expecting people to debate stuff...

    You can voice your opinion, just don't try to "advise me". For example I don't have a problem with someone saying "Personally I'd do x" but saying "You should do x" is a problem. It's about how you say it
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    Yeah but at least give them a chance to find it on their own?
    But the offer to help find it quicker is nice, surely? All it takes is a no. If they then continue and tell you what to do then yeah I'd be annoyed.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    But the offer to help find it quicker is nice, surely? All it takes is a no. If they then continue and tell you what to do then yeah I'd be annoyed.
    I don't think so, I find it annoying, awkward and irritating. I don't "need" their help. I don't want it. Leave me alone.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    A discussion forum is different though, by joining you're expecting people to debate stuff...

    You can voice your opinion, just don't try to "advise me". For example I don't have a problem with someone saying "Personally I'd do x" but saying "You should do x" is a problem. It's about how you say it
    Someone telling you what they would do and telling you what you should do are completely different, meaning the last 100 or so posts in this thread have been a complete waste of time.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    I don't think so, I find it annoying, awkward and irritating. I don't "need" their help. I don't want it. Leave me alone.
    "Can I help you?" is annoying, awkward and irritating? That seems like an exaggeration.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by pane123)
    Someone telling you what they would do and telling you what you should do are completely different, meaning the last 100 or so posts in this thread have been a complete waste of time.
    I did say it depends how you word it. Some people claim to be giving advise but in reality come over as far more rude

    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    "Can I help you?" is annoying, awkward and irritating? That seems like an exaggeration.
    Seriously, I have walked out of shops on the spot before because of it. I will travel further to avoid it. Can't stand it
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    No, I think just like it's refreshing to see two opposing views from users regarding matters, it is also equally refreshing for TSR to be a linking platform for all types of students from all the different age groups, backgrounds, etc.

    We all share one thing in common regardless of our lifestyles and circumstances, and that is we are students or at least users of TSR. Therefore one's age should not be a factor restricting them in participation, I believe instead it should be embraced.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    I did say it depends how you word it. Some people claim to be giving advise but in reality come over as far more rude



    Seriously, I have walked out of shops on the spot before because of it. I will travel further to avoid it. Can't stand it
    I see. The one question is fine to me, but I did once walk out because this woman was following me around and made it really awkward.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    I see. The one question is fine to me, but I did once walk out because this woman was following me around and made it really awkward.
    Yeah, I just find it weird, it makes me feel pressured. That's why I don't like it
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    Yeah, I just find it weird, it makes me feel pressured. That's why I don't like it
    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    I see. The one question is fine to me, but I did once walk out because this woman was following me around and made it really awkward.
    You'd ask for the help if you wanted it, surely? Also find it annoying.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    yes, i think it should be 102
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Spring24)
    No, I think just like it's refreshing to see two opposing views from users regarding matters, it is also equally refreshing for TSR to be a linking platform for all types of students from all the different age groups, backgrounds, etc.

    We all share one thing in common regardless of our lifestyles and circumstances, and that is we are students or at least users of TSR. Therefore one's age should not be a factor restricting them in participation, I believe instead it should be embraced.
    Thank you, and I agree. Regardless of the various paths this thread has traversed, I'm encouraged that the majority embrace contributions from all ages.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    I did say it depends how you word it. Some people claim to be giving advise but in reality come over as far more rude
    Honestly, I think that says more about the recipient than the giver.

    I'm sorry that, as a business woman, you were unable to respond to my 'small business' and 'machine gun' posts.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by pane123)
    Someone telling you what they would do and telling you what you should do are completely different, meaning the last 100 or so posts in this thread have been a complete waste of time.
    Sadly, I have to agree.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Stinkum)
    I feel very uncomfortable with that. I consider myself quite old at 22, I certainly wouldn't go up to start a conversation with a 13 year old in real life, so why shouldn't the same rules apply on an internet forum.
    Or maybe it is way to communicate with people who you would not normally due to prejudices and random social barriers. As long as you don;t do anything inappropriate then I don't see the problem. I also talk to some young teenagers in real life anyway.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Nah, students can be of all ages. Parents sometimes want to ask about university choices so it makes sense that parents are allowed too. Although if you have literally no connection to students then it may be a tad odd.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    I don't think there should be an upper one, but I think we should look at introducing a lower one - I think that 14 should be a good age, as a) I rarely ever see questions or threads aimed at KS3 or earlier b) Some of the content - particularly in health and relationships - is a bit mature, some are actually quite detailed IMHO.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by just a dad)
    Fair question, perhaps I should have said upper limit for ex-students.
    If all we had on here were new and current students, nobody would ever get answers.

    Thank you for kicking around to help out!

    Folk that call older people peados are just showing their age.

    You continue doing your thing, sir.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by willmackie)
    If all we had on here were new and current students, nobody would ever get answers.

    Thank you for kicking around to help out!

    Folk that call older people peados are just showing their age.

    You continue doing your thing, sir.
    Out of rep, but thank you.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Useful resources
    AtCTs

    Ask the Community Team

    Got a question about the site content or our moderation? Ask here.

    Welcome Lounge

    Welcome Lounge

    We're a friendly bunch. Post here if you're new to TSR.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.