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    Especially regarding views about sex, alcohol, etc.
    Feels like this is a primary school sometimes.
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    (Original post by RobML)
    Especially regarding views about sex, alcohol, etc.
    Feels like this is a primary school sometimes.
    Can you clarify?
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    (Original post by ThatOldGuy)
    Can you clarify?
    Surely you've been here long enough to know what I mean
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    Maybe because rather than socialising online they are doing it in the real world?
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    (Original post by RobML)
    Especially regarding views about sex, alcohol, etc.
    Feels like this is a primary school sometimes.
    Maybe because the typical student population doesn't use TSR? It mainly attracts a certain type of student. What do you mean by a primary school attitude to alcohol and sex, though?
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    (Original post by mscaffrey)
    Maybe because the typical student population doesn't use TSR? It mainly attracts a certain type of student. What do you mean by a primary school attitude to alcohol and sex, though?
    What do you mean by a certain type of student ?


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    (Original post by RobML)
    Especially regarding views about sex, alcohol, etc.
    Feels like this is a primary school sometimes.
    If anything Id argue its the opposite, the people here (or maybe I just know all the amazing ones) seem to think more carefully and considerately about these issues than most and are way more intelligent than half the people I meet typically (for the same age and topics)
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    Maybe Im just being the optimist as usual tho
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    Only nerds use the student room - dont be fooled by the word "student".
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    (Original post by RobML)
    Especially regarding views about sex, alcohol, etc.
    Feels like this is a primary school sometimes.
    I know what you mean, I was going to post something like this. I'm starting to see how most people are over sensitive on here. It's weird.


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    Its the anonymity. Mix that with a bunch of immature minds and you get about 70% of TSR hahahaha
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    It clearly is going to attract an atypical sample. On average, more studious, less sociable etc.
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    Pretty much my reasoning behind disregarding all love/sex based polls, the alarming majority seem to be romantically immature and sexually inexperienced or assexual.
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    What are these views? I normally find a mix of opinions on these things which I prefer to a echo chamber of self righteous students
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    (Original post by BioStudentx)
    Only nerds use the student room - dont be fooled by the word "student".
    Okay, BioNerdx.
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    (Original post by RobML)
    Especially regarding views about sex, alcohol, etc.
    Feels like this is a primary school sometimes.
    You do realise most people on TSR have never had sex, and are probably lightweights when it comes to alcohol too.

    if you're expecting sound advice on here, you're gonna have a bad time.
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    Well since you're way thirstier than the average human, it balances out.
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    because nerds who get bullied if they go outside spend their time online instead
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    Because the Internet in general does not equal real life.
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    (Original post by RobML)
    Especially regarding views about sex, alcohol, etc.
    Feels like this is a primary school sometimes.
    Whilst I agree with you,

    why should peoples views on sex/alcohol affect the quality of your TSR experience?
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    There are a lot of strange views, but I am not sure which ones in particular you mean
 
 
 
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