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Teens & forums?

Discussion in 'Webmasters Discussion' started by Bazinga!, Jun 18, 2015.

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  1. Bazinga! New Member

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    Do you think it is a good idea to hire teenagers as a staff member on a forum? Why or why not?

    Would you hire a teenager on your forum?
     
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  2. Bliss New Member

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    I see nothing wrong with hiring teenagers as moderators as long as they have proven to be responsible and capable of the job. At the end of the day, it is about the forum succeeding and the moderator doing his job, age is just a number and age shouldn't define a persons character.
     
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  3. cwvps New Member

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    Well, if a teenager is 13, that's too young. But 17-year-old teenager is okay. Of course, it depends on their personal characteristics and the sense for responsibility.
     
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  4. Teg New Member

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    As I have said on other forums, teenagers have proven to be more intellectual and mature than some adults. In cases where this is true, I'll hire a teenager. However, I limit the amount of teens and the age of teens. I typically will not hire someone under the age of 15 as they are barely old enough to be online in the first place.
     
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  5. Teapot New Member

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    I think hiring teenagers on forums are great since they can be a pretty big audience. You really have to look at the standpoint as to whether or not they are mature and can present themselves professionally during the hiring process, however. If a teenager is at least 15 years old, I say you should give them a shot regardless!
     
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  6. Joshua Farrell New Member

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    Honestly, I generally wouldn't hire any teen that are 13 or 14, simply because they haven't gotten to the point of understanding enough of the online world, to really give quality time with what their staff position would require. At ages 15 and above, so long as they are mature and they know what they are doing, I wouldn't mind hiring them, so long as they don't do anything severe, like being constantly rude to others.
     
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  7. Allenafaith New Member

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    As long as they are mature, they know what they are doing, they're serious about it, and they're nice, I see no problem with hiring teens as staff members.

    I'm only 16 myself. :p
     
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