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kkboyk
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I am genuinely interested on what made TSR members aged 30+ join this site, and still stay despite the childishness of many members.
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Being a student had something to do with it.

Also my own childishness and general idiot behaviour is way beyond most younger members,
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(Original post by kkboyk)
I am genuinely interested on what made TSR members aged 30+ join this site, and still stay despite the childishness of many members.
Initially it was to help some other posters with some Q&A's. I've since been told that the perspective of someone with a few miles on the clock is helpful, and I naively assume this to be the case.

Has to be said that when it comes to certain topics, any life experience I might have is irrelevant in the face of entrenched teenage insecurity.
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Being a student had something to do with it.

Also my own childishness and general idiot behaviour is way beyond most younger members,
It seems that TSR brings out those childish sides of people
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Initially it was to help some other posters with some Q&A's. I've since been told that the perspective of someone with a few miles on the clock is helpful, and I naively assume this to be the case.

Has to be said that when it comes to certain topics, any life experience I might have is irrelevant in the face of entrenched teenage insecurity.
Had you ever regretted this decision?
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(Original post by kkboyk)
It seems that TSR brings out those childish sides of people
No, I'm just a complete idiot.
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They're going through a mid-life crisis and desperately trying to cling onto their youth by joining a board with a lot of young people, attempting to prove to themselves in some way that they aren't that old.
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I joined TSR when I was 20 years old and just about to start uni.

That was nearly a decade ago. I just never left TSR.
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They're going through a mid-life crisis and desperately trying to cling onto their youth by joining a board with a lot of young people, attempting to prove to themselves in some way that they aren't that old.
Which, I suppose, is another way of saying that I'm a liar.
Tell me, do you object the presence of me and other old duffers?
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(Original post by kkboyk)
Had you ever regretted this decision?
Sometimes. Like when some brave person on here has called me a "peodo" or a "creep".
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I joined when I was 19 and in my first term at uni. Got made a mod at the end of my 2nd year, and then got sucked into the vortex. I was a student for 6 years, so by the time I graduated it was kind of an embedded habit!

I just deal with med school/Oxbridge advice mostly these days, and don't get involved in a lot of the more immature stuff (though I do occasionally step into a Relationships thread and inevitably regret it).
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