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    Hi all,

    As I have browsed the forums I have not found a "Young Members Page". I think this would be very beneficial to share our progress and methods or even just talk. I would suggest the group be for ages 18 - 29. Let me know what you guys think.

    Thanks

  • #2
    You did ask for input:

    Your age range sounds appropriate. But the obvious downside is that "young members" are most likely NOT guys who are restoration veterans, and may not even be tugging at all. So if you want to ask questions (and questions about restoration are one of the primary reasons for membership on this forum), and you want real, experienced answers, then you'd be asking guys who have an opinion based on what they "heard" or "read", or, based on what they just made up because they have a keyboard. (We have at least a couple of those here, and I'm sure they'd love to join a group like this).

    Interesting: you've presented an issue that has been the perennial challenge for restoration forums. Is it important at all to consider fact and accuracy, or is a forum just for interaction only, as long as there isn't any contention, with questions and answers only an excuse to start that interaction. In other words, you'd be able to say anything you want, make any claim, suggest any action, offer anything as "fact", without hearing any counterpoint or caution. You can tell which side of the issue I'm on : ) It appears that the admin(s) are on your side of the issue. So....I think you're in luck.
    Last edited by Info; 06-16-2017, 07:25 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Info View Post
      You did ask for input:

      Your age range sounds appropriate. But the obvious downside is that "young members" are most likely NOT guys who are restoration veterans, and may not even be tugging at all. So if you want to ask questions (and questions about restoration are one of the primary reasons for membership on this forum), and you want real, experienced answers, then you'd be asking guys who have an opinion based on what they "heard" or "read", or, based on what they just made up because they have a keyboard. (We have at least a couple of those here, and I'm sure they'd love to join a group like this).

      Interesting: you've presented an issue that has been the perennial challenge for restoration forums. Is it important at all to consider fact and accuracy, or is a forum just for interaction only, as long as there isn't any contention, with questions and answers only an excuse to start that interaction. In other words, you'd be able to say anything you want, make any claim, suggest any action, offer anything as "fact", without hearing any counterpoint or caution. You can tell which side of the issue I'm on : ) It appears that the admin(s) are on your side of the issue. So....I think you're in luck.
      Some of these points you've brought up could be re-worked into a Pinned Item as the introduction to such a section. I started restoring my foreskin at age 14. I would have loved to have been able to just talk about life to other teens doing the same and not just about foreskin restoration but other interests, career aspirations, etc.
      View My Progress Gallery @ https://foreskinrestoration.vbulleti...ooded-progress

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      • #4
        Well, it's up to Ron, of course, it's his website. I've stated in the past why I think there should be an age requirement (at least 18). This issue is one reason why, and it's not the most concerning. There are other obvious reasons, examples being sexual predation, fraud, and just the usual potentially harmful "suggestions" from malicious trolls . And I know that anyone can say they are any age, and be something very different. But that's the point. To state that you are a particular age, and then try to cause harm, is an additional count when otherwise it might be hard to prove intent. Just sayin', and just thinking ahead. Otherwise, there are a ton of social media sites which would serve to separate what you describe, from anything having to do with restoration or intactivism.

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        • #5
          The forum software allows the creation of private sections (like our Dark Side which requires an asserted age over 18, rubber-stamped by an admin). It also allows creation of private "Groups" (see main menu above). If anyone has an idea about how to vet underage applicants as authentic I'm all ears.
          -Ron Low
          Service@TLCTugger.com
          847 414-1692 Chicago

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          • #6
            I don't know much about how the forum works but I can see how being underage on this forum could cause some problems. If there was a way to not allow adult members to privately message underage members it would be great for keeping the safety of the underage users. This would still allow them to post on forums and get the information they need about progress and the answers to their questions without having to worry about people creeping.

            I just know that I would be very grateful to have a forum like this if I was a young teen starting to restore. This isn't a forum based on trying to have sex with other members. I would consider this forum more of a medical style forum where we are all trying to get to an end goal of getting something back that was taken from us.

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