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11-05-2007 @ 8:33AM
Here here@13 Most people who indulge in erp demand intelligence and maturity from their partner. They expect detailed and well thought out responses. In short, it's pretty easy to tell the maturity level of the person you're talking to. Obviously, maturity does not equal age in all cases but in many it does. I'd venture to say that most 12 yr olds don't have the maturity or linguistic ability to participate in erp.It seems like many of you have forgotten what it was like to be a kid. Kid's are having sex, they're curious about it, at the very least they're masturbating (oh...the horror). I know I was and I'm sure most of you were. With all the dangerous sex related thing on the internet, I think WoW erp is the least of a parents worry. You said yourself in the article that most people do not want to know anything about the other person, they just want to deal with the characters. Usually, it's all done in the third person as well. It's all "he' and "she" not "you" and "I." Isn't that better than having the kid in a sex chat room with some 50 year old pervert trying to get personal information from them? Isn't it better than having kids surf the internet for porn? If someone gets in a situation they aren't comfortable in, all the have to do is /ignore because in the end, it's just words. Yes, there are some who participate in erp that take it too far, but that can be said of every community to one degree or another.And parents do have a big responsibility like others said. When I lived at home, I was not allowed to have a computer in my room. We had a family one in the living room. That's a pretty easy way to keep your kids from doing stuff you don't want them to.Sex is not evil. I don't understand while everyone always acts like it is. Erp does not hurt anybody when kept in the right channels. You are right about that, it should be kept in privat channels, never in public. *steps down off her pedastal*
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