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teens ( 20-) adults(20+)
Debate Score:103
Arguments:81
Total Votes:113
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what should be the recommended age for this website

I myself am 14 years old but many of the people I argue with appear to be much older than me so I set up this debate to find out how old the average debater on CD

also when arguing can you put your age please

teens ( 20-)

Side Score: 65
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adults(20+)

Side Score: 38

I am 16. There should be no age limit because:

A) People would just put in a different age.

B) As is frequently evidenced by Qymosabi (apparently 47), age implies neither intelligence nor wisdom.

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)
aveskde(1899) Disputed
2 points

B) As is frequently evidenced by Qymosabi (apparently 47), age implies neither intelligence nor wisdom.

Have you seen the outpouring of debate topics about underwear, twilight, pop stars and movies? Those are teen debates, and they verge on spam.

Besides, teenagers have under-developed brains and limited experience which makes them kind of spotty opponents.

3 years ago | Side: adults(20+)
2 points

Have you seen the outpouring of debate topics about underwear, twilight, pop stars and movies? Those are teen debates, and they verge on spam.

The underwear debate was created by somebody aged in excess of 20 years.

Twilight is popular among 20+s, and the users who created those debates did not specify their ages.

Pop stars are popular among all age groups between 5 and 50 (and possibly even more).

If you don't like movies then you, sir, have no soul.

Besides, teenagers have under-developed brains and limited experience which makes them kind of spotty opponents.

Whilst adults are so intelligent and experienced that

A) Everything they manage runs smoothly.

B) They never write childish, transparent jibes masquerading as impartial opinion (!).

C) They never attempt to solve their problems with violence.

D) They are incapable of making bad decisions.

E) They are all omniscient.

F) They are not at all jealous of youth.

G) They never show contempt for that which they once were.

H) They communicate with each other telepathically, eliminating the need for mobile phones (stupid teenagers).

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)

Have you seen the outpouring of debate topics about underwear, twilight, pop stars and movies? Those are teen debates, and they verge on spam.

The nude debates verge on spam? They are spam.

3 years ago | Side: adults(20+)
Axmeister(4295) Disputed
1 point

"Have you seen the outpouring of debate topics about under"

I am a "teen" and most of my debates contain issues concerning the world.

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)
2 points

EnigmaticMan is a prime example of why there should be no age limit and part b of his answer is one of the best answers I have read on this site.Bravo

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)
aveskde(1899) Disputed
1 point

EnigmaticMan is a prime example of why there should be no age limit

He argues like a teenager so I don't see the point...

and part b of his answer is one of the best answers I have read on this site.Bravo

It actually isn't a good answer however because men like Qymosabi are exceptions. You don't measure a crowd by exceptions.

3 years ago | Side: adults(20+)
1 point

I agree with you. Age is just but a number. I am 19 and i am a writer and a student in pre law along with being a public speaker. I think you can be 19 and think better than a person older your age or you can be older and think better than a 19 year old. I think also that we all go through different things in life that gives us strong but worthy perceptions of things which unfortunately not all of us has.

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)
aveskde(1899) Disputed
1 point

I agree with you. Age is just but a number.

Remember that we're dealing in generalities. Of course exceptions can exist, but as a rule a 19 year-old is vastly less mature than a 25 year-old.

3 years ago | Side: adults(20+)

Opinion is opinion no matter the age of the contributer, there is some juvenile stuff posted from people far in excess of their teens and there is some logical and well thought debates posted by those in their teens. So it logically stands to reason that excluding people based purely on age is discriminatory, I myself am twenty eight and I don't feel like younger contributers are bringing the site down, if you don't like a debate, don't contribute, simple.

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)
1 point

To be personal, and honest, we should be making this site as available as possible to any age group. We should be less concerned with age, and more concerned with content.

It is rather stereotypical to suggest that it is the majority of Teenage users of this site who are spamming, abusing other members of the community, and basically running a-muck in the various debates that are open to all. I neither suggest the same for Teens or Adults, because to be quite honest, we can't really tell the difference. I could call myself a 20 year-old and there could be no way of knowing if I really was. In saying that, do we declare, then, that age makes no difference on this site? You decide :P

Another thing to keep in mind is that (and this sort of goes on from what I was saying before) both age-groups are both conformative people and very much individuals, yet, more individual here than anything. We all have differences which separate us, and this is what truly makes something like Create Debate unique; the fact that it allows for a point of view to be shared and argued against, regardless of age, gender, race, etc. The unique nature of the site is what compels such interesting responses to one-another.

As a side note: I'll say that I'm 16, honestly. Believe it if you really want to.

3 years ago | Side: It Hardly Makes A Difference
1 point

I like using this site and I'm under 20. Therefore, I support this side of the debate.

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)

I don't think there is a targeted age for this website and I don't think there should be an age limit. I am 16 and I find this site useful for school and information. I also find this to be a good pass time.

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)
1 point

This website seems to be attracting a primarily teenaged crowd, because we're old enough to care but too young to realize we shouldn't. Setting an age limit would needlessly alienate a significant portion of the "community".

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)

There should be no recommended age at all, because that is the sole purpose of this website. I am 15 years old, in the debating team of my school and this is the website I just visit every day after school because there are new topics, interesting ideas and arguments, in short, a debater's heaven. There is a lot to be learnt from this site, and I'm not just talking about teens but also the adults. Because really, age is not directly proportional to intelligence, even a fool would know that. So I think everyone(kids, teens, young adults, adults) should be allowed to visit this website, learn from it, post their own views and log out having learned something new and interesting each day. I admit most of the people here may have more intelligence than me but that is just why I am here, TO LEARN! For, to quote a Chinese proverb, 'Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere' :)

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)
1 point

There shouldn't be a set age for this site. People can claim to be any age, anyway.

3 years ago | Side: It Hardly Makes A Difference
1 point

I agree that this an argument rather than a debating site (fightclub). However, and in view of the toothless reactionary ranting taking place, maybe there should be several categories: 1) the over sixties, retired and from Florida; 2) the somewhat very conservative mid-thirties; and 3) the more modern 0-30 model.

I'm a bit kidding and just 16.

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)
1 point

i think teens should be able to get on here.i am in debate at my high school and this site seems to be good practice in seeing into the minds of people across the world.i realize this isn't a "debate" site,but its obviously useful.

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)
1 point

i dont have an issue with teenagers being here, but i have an issue with the fact that this website is advertised as a "debating" website, which is not true.

This is an argument website.

So the downside to allowing teenagers and school kids in here is that they might associate debating with the rants and opinion based garabage spouted by morons and bigots of every age and kind.

3 years ago | Side: adults(20+)
sayyad99(746) Disputed
1 point

Excuse me? Maybe you should take a look at some of the arguments and see how immature many adults have acted in here and how many teenagers have acted like adults.

3 years ago | Side: teens ( 20-)


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