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    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
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    Teen Forum (was Suggest 'Teens' Forum)

    I'd like to humbly propose a 'Teens' forum on Chesschat.

    It's not so much that we're swamped with teens, but more that:
    - we'd like to be swamped
    - we'd be ready for them if they turn up mob-handed
    - teen lurkers might be encouraged to sign up
    - existing teens can identify themselves to teen lurkers
    - teen posters should have no fear of 'fitting in'
    - parents can see the 'teen-ness' of it all
    - moderation in those areas can be locked down and stop prats like me over-stepping the mark (and giving mods pause for thought) despite best of intentions

    Do it! Don't even think about it! Is good. Is Don.

    Carry on!
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    haha
    good idea!

    I just lurk because i'm too lazy to post


    "mob-handed" ?
    Yes, because all the chess teens all over australia are planning an attack on the chesschat forums!

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    Yes

    Yeah, good idea Gunner. That would help Tony K find who the other teens in Chess Chat are! Night all.
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    thanks adamski but i do not attack forums and i never will as i love this site.
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    I'm in favour of the idea ... anything that makes the chess community better for younger folk works for me ...
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    hey youngsters hold ur horses!

    They shouldn't be allowed to enter here unless with proof the 've done their homework first!

    Cheers and good luck!
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    I always do my home work at school (hehehehehe)

    It is so EASY!!!!
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    What, you do HOMEWORK?
    I stopped doing homework a long, long time ago
    Haven't failed anything yet =D

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    i have to i want godd grades! besides i wish to enter a godd university in the future... More money i guess
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    lollllll
    I'll start doing hw when it matters
    but for now, i'm getting As on my report, so no problems there

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    hmmmm ok you 've both convinced me! Carry on Duggan, your turn!
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    Bump



    and so... is anything happening?

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    Hi Miranda

    The Squad (admins and mods) will have seen this. They may have even opened a thread in the moderation forum (which we can't see).

    They will make the right decision at the right time. They will (are) be cosidering things that haven't been raised and/ or explored fully in this thread.

    They will not want to open a thread just because a few people thought it was a good idea at a moment in time. If the idea has (enduring) support, I am sure they will agree.

    Are you a junior/ teen? If so, your input will be of great value to them. I know you have posted on this matter, but it is up to you and other junior/ teens to convince them!

    Final word. If you do want it and they do provide it - for heaven's sake make sure you use it and encourage others to do so!

    Good luck

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    One would be most grateful for some morsel of feedback from the shining lights when they deign appropriate. Thank you and carry on!
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    hm reservations and ideas

    Ideas toward the introduction of such a forum.
    I would recommend the following:


    A logical curfew (say 20:00 - 20:30) to be strictly imposed
    Language used by juniors to be strictly monitored
    Homework, assignments and other school projects to be completed before juniors indulge in forum participation
    Parents to know about the existence of the forum.
    Non junior chatters not to be allowed to enter the juniors forum, unless they are invited by juniors (say for a chess lecture, or other related activities) and after permission granted by the administrators.
    Topics of discussion or threads of the forum to be approved by the administration

    Cagles
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    From this day (13-11-20) onwards, I will only be posting, shouting and reading none other than chess related posts.

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