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Old 11-08-2008, 05:06 PM   #21
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Sorry for the confusion, Fingers. It was, indeed, a new thought and I was using the editorial non-specific your.

When I check in with nmy mobile, I can't execute a line break for a new paragraph.
Thanks for clearing that up, Ollllo. The reason that I'd brought it up was not to be contrary, but because I have an 18 year old son who is legal where I live. He hasn't expressed an interest in brewing himself yet, but he's definitely a beer connoisseur. It's not only possible, but it's quite likely he'll be brewing before he's 21 and we all know where the best source of brewing wisdom is located.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Once the age of the person was discovered, it should be irrelevant as to whether that person is annoying or not. Not only do we have a duty to protect this site socially and legally, but the parents of these kids might appreciate it if we don't teach their little darlings how to do things they don't want them doing.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:45 PM   #22
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We not only need to allow people from other countries to post if they are under 21, and can legally drink beer where they live, but we should also allow more younger women to join up too. I mean, we should be actively pursuing them! MORE YOUNG WOMEN! MORE YOUNG WOMEN! MORE YOUNG WOMEN!

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Old 11-10-2008, 06:52 PM   #23
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We not only need to allow people from other countries to post if they are under 21, and can legally drink beer where they live, but we should also allow more younger women to join up too. I mean, we should be actively pursuing them! MORE YOUNG HOT WOMEN POSTING PICTURES! MORE YOUNG HOT WOMENPOSTING PICTURES! MORE YOUNG HOT WOMENPOSTING PICTURES!

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Old 11-10-2008, 10:50 PM   #24
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Well, it happened. Not two days after posting that my 18 year old son hasn't show an interest in brewing, he approached me and suggested I teach him. Of course it wasn't as overt as that. He sauntered over while I was brewing and suggested he 'assist' me with one so he could learn the process. I turned it around and suggested that I assist HIM with his first brew. That seemed a much better option to both of us.

Since I've decided to forgo AG brewing in this god forsaken northern weather, we'll be doing an extract recipe. He's a real hophead so he wants to do an American IPA. Unfortunately the HBS is a fair distance away so he'll have to wait for the next trip to the big city. In the interim we'll be hitting the books and finding something that will suit his palate. I have enough equipment to get him started, but if he wants to make it a regular thing he'll have to pick up a few carboys of his own.

I don't know if he wants to become a member here, but after this discussion I know he'll be welcome. Just to be on the safe side, if he does sign up I'll send a PM to the mods so they know that he's legal.

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Old 11-10-2008, 10:53 PM   #25
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I don't know if he wants to become a member here, but after this discussion I know he'll be welcome. Just to be on the safe side, if he does sign up I'll send a PM to the mods so they know that he's legal.
... just remind him that we've got no way of verifying someone's DOB...
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:11 PM   #26
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... just remind him that we've got no way of verifying someone's DOB...
Right. I guess I'll pass that on.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:39 AM   #27
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So every time I read something this guy writes I think, o **** what a d-bag, and wow, he can't spell, what a moron etc. I then begin to think how much better my day would be not having to read things he has written, and consider reporting this flagrant violation of boards TOS, to someone so I never have to hear from him again, or well at least a couple of years till he is old enough.

Would doing that make me a big d-bag or what?
I would say yes....but really im not trying to start a fight or offend you, but common if you truly let someone over the net bother you so much I cant imagine how flustered, and aggravated you might get over ones Douchey Tendencies in real life. Remember nobody likes a nark. Instead of comming down on him for his actions just ignore them. Let the Douches of the land be themselves, I mean common sometimes you gotta love them D-Bags, their fun for the whole family to rip on. Maby im biased because Im a young brewer(22) and started right before I was 21, but this is just my honest opinion and I really dont mean to start a confrontation.

I remember going in to buy my HB kit thinking I really hope they dont try and deny selling this to me, But then I realized it wasn't illegal to sell grains, hops etc. It becomes my problem after I buy the ingredients for beer if yeast decides to eat my sugary barley drink and turn it alcoholic.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:03 AM   #28
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Your motives in reporting him are irrelevant. He's the one breaking the rules. Ultimately you're protecting the continued operation of a site you enjoy. If you'll sleep better at night or feel better about yourself because I say you're not a douchebag for reporting him, so be it. If I thought someone's contributions to this site were truly out of line or inappropriate (direct personal attacks or hate mongering come to mind and are usually covered in the TOS) I would report the comments to the mods with an explanation of why I thought so, age not withstanding. The fact that he's underage only gives me more reason to report him.

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Edit- That sounds kinda harsh after I re-read it. I guess what I mean to say is whether you're reporting him for his age because of his comments or just because of his age, it's still the right thing to do reporting him. Didn't mean to sound like a douche with the feeling better comment.

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Old 11-11-2008, 02:39 AM   #29
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Y I guess what I mean to say is whether you're reporting him for his age because of his comments or just because of his age, it's still the right thing to do reporting him. Didn't mean to sound like a douche with the feeling better comment.
I don't disagree with that, but when it comes to the morality of it (which is really what is meant by the "douchiness"), then the motive does matter. In the end, the same action will be taken, but WHY you did it matters when it comes to whether or not you are a "good guy looking out for the best interests of the site" or "just a jerk that is willing to take advantage of the rules to get what he wants".

For an example, if you voted- whether for McCain or Obama- because you believe in their policies, then you are a responsible Voter (maybe not too bright, but that is a different thread ).

On the other hand, if you voted for your candidate because of their skin color or lack therof, you are a douche.

Same action, but the motivation behind the action is very relevant to the doucheness.

In this case, the OP makes it sound like he could care less about the underageness of the poster, but when he noticed it, he saw a chance to exploit the rules and get him booted- not because he cares about the site, but in a personal attempt to screw the guy over.

That, to me, is douchey.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:06 PM   #30
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Rules are meant to be broken
Forums have moderators

IMO, it is a total d-bag move. If you have enough time to go around researching peoples age and reporting them to the proper internet police, then yeah, I call d-bag.

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