Originally Posted by asukabetta
- Do not instigate - I find that instigating or getting trouble with a particular stranger on the net can lead to disastrous consequences later, if you found someone offensive, report to a moderator and do not take matters to your own hands.
This is a HUGE one. I was working on a site as something equivalent to a virtual assistant, and I can't even begin to tell you the amount of users younger than 13 who would start arguments and then find some excusue running along the lines of "oh that was my sister!", but in the TOS it states that any actions made, unless you were hacked by someone, is ruled as your own. So they kinda got into even more trouble :/
Hence why when I go on gaming sims now, I try to lean towards those with a 16 and over policy onl because of ym personal experience. Of course there are those who are young and I would have never known (like Mo) because of their maturity. And I applaud those for it and think that they should be treated like an adult.
But there are some users I see on those sites that I can tel they're underage (or they're OF age and just immature) and it kinda makes me wonder what the mods are capable of doing. But I guess its a somewhat different enviornment, but either way, it's an interesting topic/thought.