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  • #21
    I'll give her another chance. Maybe she learned her lesson.


    • #22
      Well, she is a little nicer, but I've never seen the "sis, bro, hun" thing used by a young person before. Strange. Do you think she's actually the low end barn owner (hoarder) and there is no 12 year old?


      • #23
        Writing style alone is more mature than 12, imo
        COTH's official mini-donk enabler

        "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl


        • #24
          agree The use of the word viable in a previous post before ban was flag enough for someone else. I tweeted the Mod, over general writing style language and claim of 12 yo
          -- * > hoopoe
          Procrastinate NOW
          Introverted Since 1957


          • #25
            Whenever some new poster starts out like this one has, my first thought is always that it's some bored person entertaining themselves by posting outrageous stuff just to get everyone all stirred up. The "sis," "bro," and "hun" certainly read like someone trying to provoke a response.
            "Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything
            that's even remotely true."

            Homer Simpson


            • #26
              School is still out for the holidays.....

              I am trying to give good advice anyway.


              • #27
                You can tweet them??? Man someone HAS to explain Twitter to me one of these days...
                COTH's official mini-donk enabler

                "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl


                • #28
                  Originally posted by TheJenners View Post
                  You can tweet them??? Man someone HAS to explain Twitter to me one of these days...
                  You and me both. I never knew tweeting a mod was an option.

                  You can send them a private message here.... does tweeting some how get to them faster?


                  • #29
                    I don't think a real 12 year old would admit that her trainer recommended against it. And the pool thing is just silly. I don't know a single horse crazed barn brat that wouldn't know that was wrong. They'd be more likely to suggest their bedroom, lol! Seems like a troll to me.


                    • #30
                      Originally posted by Moonlitoaks View Post
                      I don't think a real 12 year old would admit that her trainer recommended against it.
                      I find it just possible: and it fits with the rest. Presented for sympathy - the meanie trainer is obviously envious of the 12-y-o's astounding talent and afraid of the competition. :P (Edit: and wants to take advantage of said astounding talents in order to prop up her own business.)
                      No matter where you go, there you are


                      • #31
                        Originally posted by skydy View Post
                        As much wisdom and good advice that COTH members can give to young people, we have to remember some of the truly weird folks that we've had and still have on these forums. It's not a place for 12 yr old kids who can get PMs from those adults.
                        i completely agree.

                        Anyone can read and learn from the forum without getting an account. But without an account you can’t post or get PMs. A pretty reasonable compromise to try to limit risks to children.
                        "So relax! Let's have some fun out here! This game's fun, OK? Fun goddamnit." Crash Davis; Bull Durham


                        • #32
                          I am pretty sure this is a troll getting posters riled up for fun- hence "bro", "hun" and "sis". No 12 yo I know actually uses that kind of language....


                          • #33
                            Originally posted by demidq View Post
                            I am pretty sure this is a troll getting posters riled up for fun- hence "bro", "hun" and "sis". No 12 yo I know actually uses that kind of language....
                            I think "bro" and "sis" are out there in general internet forums with enough frequency that a 12 y.o. could adopt them.

                            But I haven't seen anybody but MLM 'bossbabes' I haven't spoken to for 20 years use "hun"...

                            Whether it's an overconfident child or a middle-aged troll, they probably shouldn't be here.


                            • #34
                              I’ve seen bro and hun. Not sis in this context. That was weird.


                              • #35
                                A 12yr old, or an adult pretending to be a 12yr old (which is very creepy and a favorite ruse used by pedophiles) has no business being on this forum.

                                However that is obviously not my call to make.


                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by demidq View Post
                                  I am pretty sure this is a troll getting posters riled up for fun- hence "bro", "hun" and "sis". No 12 yo I know actually uses that kind of language....
                                  I'm not going to speak on whether or not the user is a troll (I don't understand posting the exact same topic twice??) but for what it's worth, there are a few major social media influencers with younger audiences that use this type of language. I wouldn't rule it out that there are young people out there on the internet who use the slang.

                                  It is all very odd, though.


                                  • #37
                                    Originally posted by skydy View Post
                                    A 12yr old, or an adult pretending to be a 12yr old (which is very creepy and a favorite ruse used by pedophiles) has no business being on this forum.

                                    However that is obviously not my call to make.
                                    Right and it was banned first time around.

                                    This seems same questionable poster, new name.

                                    I expect it has been already flagged again.


                                    • #38
                                      It has been flagged,but it has been up yesterday and all day today.


                                      • #39
                                        Maybe it’s really someone over 12 and they just used that excuse?


                                        • #40
                                          COPPA makes it illegal to allow users under 13 on any site that collects personal data (which this one does when you make an account) without parental permission. I can't imagine why someone would then pretend to be 12, as that pretty much guarantees a ban as soon as the mods get to it. I think the modding has been a little light over the holidays, as there are a few other threads that I'm surprised have remained open.