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    Am I the youngest person here?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Duchess-Yukine-Suoh, Sep 6, 2013.

    Am I?

    I'm 13, so I probably am, but I seem to be the youngest person BY A LOT. There seems to be no other person here a day under 16, and that's quite surprising, considering how many I know who like writing.

    It's quite different from going from one of the forums where everyone is 13-16 to being with 30-70 year olds, let me tell you.
     
  2. Trish

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    You calling us old? ;)

    Yeah, real different I'm sure.
     
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    Does it count if I feel like a teenager? ;)
     
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    Thomas Kitchen Proofreader in the Making Contributor

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    Well I'm 19 now, so I'm not that much older. :D And remember that the older the other members are, the better the answers, at least experience wise. :)
     
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    Keitsumah The Dream-Walker Contributor

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    I'm 17 (just tuned so last week) but honestly i don't really think about it all that much lol. Now it occurs to me that i am only three years younger than some of my friends here, and yet i still feel as if they are eons older than i am. (probably because they taught me so much about writing that i view them as my teachers) :p
     
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    To augment Ginger's sentiment, you will come time find that as you get older, you don't travel forward through time, it travels backward over you. I'm 43, but I could swear I was 20 like two seconds ago. ;)
     
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    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I'll be 25 in two weeks. A quarter century! Dad said I'm still a kid though, and I decided to take it as a compliment.
     
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    JessWrite Word Nerd & Proud! Contributor

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    I'm 19, but only for half a year more...

    Gosh, I can't believe I'll be 20. I'm probably too young to say this, but treasure being 13! :p
     
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    Let me take this opportunity to say that the posters on this forum are very mature on the whole. Honestly, I would never have guessed that some of the members here are in their late teens/early 20s because of the high quality of their posts. I guess a writer's forum just tends to attract more mature people on average.
     
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    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    I'm 23. A young guy to some, totally old to others.
     
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    Ah, to be 23 again! :D
     
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    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    I'm enjoying it for the last few months or so. :D
     
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    I'm 38, but like others, I feel not a year older than maybe 23? Internet blurs generational differences like nothing else :D
     
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    Oops, didn't realize we were giving ages, lol. I'm 33. Some days I feel 19 others I feel 91. I rarely feel 33, lol.
     
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    21 here, so not too old, yet some days I feel like I'm too old to do anything. When I was younger, people estimated me older, now they estimate me 16, 17, 18. :cry:
     
  16. Yoshiko

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    Given that many forums don't allow members under 13 to register without parental permission (due to US federal law COPPA) you can expect to be one of the youngest members anywhere you go. This is even more true on a forum about a hobby that appeals to people of all ages like writing does. Just remember that age only suggests life experience - not writing experience.

    Oh, and I'm 21.
     
  17. Duchess-Yukine-Suoh

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    Well, that gathered a lot of posts quickly, ahaha.
    Yeah, I really don't mind that everyone is a couple of years older than me. I actually like it more than if everyone was 13.
     
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    I'm 18, so again, not too much older than you are.
     
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    And you feel sad about it? People always estimated me younger, and as a kid, I hated it. Especially when they told me that when I'm older, I'll be glad for it. Of course they were right, and I knew it, but it didn't help at all.
     
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    I'm 52. Aaargh.
     
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    I'm 44, and yes, sometimes it does seem like not that long ago that I was 22. A few weeks ago I was carded for buying beer, which had not happened in a very long time. It used to be I was annoyed, but not this time ;-).

    My husband always laughs at me, because when we go back to where I grew up, I basically consider anything "new" that has been built since I left, or was built after I graduated college. But some of these "new" things have been around for over 20 years.
     
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    T.Trian Overly Pompous Bastard Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I'm 30, i.e. old. I know I'm old because I have a gauge for it: when people think you're younger than you are and you're annoyed by it, you're young. When you're glad they think you're younger than you are, you're old. I started feeling good about being mistaken for a youngster when I was around 24-25, so that's when I became old. I do have to carry around my ID when I buy booze, but that doesn't change that fact that... old.
     
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    And when you're amused?
     
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    I'm not sure about currently active members, but we have always had quite a few members around thirteen years old. We've even had a few younger, although thirteen is the youngest recommended age. Our content guidelines have been set to be reasonable for that age and up without unnecessarily restricting the expression of older members.

    I myself am at the higher end of the scale at sixty. There are a number of members with more seasons behind them than I, but I'm still well past the average age.

    We may have lost some of the younger members due to changes in the site rules. I hope not.
     
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    T.Trian Overly Pompous Bastard Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Still old. You're only young if it pisses you off.
     

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