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Why not underage players?


  • 6 years ago · #1

    firestare500

            I was just thinking, chess.com does not allow kids under the age of 13 to play on this website. Why not? There are many young good chess players! chess.com should be open to all!

  • 6 years ago · #3

    sstteevveenn

    I think they can, but with supervision.  It might be a legal requirement for sites like this, in some countries.  There are lots of weirdos on the internets. 

  • 6 years ago · #4

    firestare500

    really? I never saw that kind of option when you sign up. They should atleast make an option for 12 and under to email their parents for a conformation that they can play.

  • 6 years ago · #5

    fzweb

    I think chess.com allows everyone to play. There was a survey saying how old you were. I think about 10% said under 13.

  • 6 years ago · #6

    sstteevveenn

    I think the idea is the parents make an account for them, so they know when they are on the site.  It might be a requirement for all internet forums.  It certainly seems sensible. 

  • 6 years ago · #7

    emilyispsycho7

    yeah they allow everyone to play cause i played a 9 year old once and he was telling me his mom was watching him

  • 6 years ago · #8

    firestare500

    oh, that makes sense lol, all 3 of your comments

  • 6 years ago · #9

    Tr4mpldUndrfooT

    I am almost possitive that EVERY site I have ever signed up on requires you to be above the age of 13. like Ih8sens said it's just probably the law. It's probably just a generic sign up because when messing with the law it's always best to go with what you know works. That's how I see it everywhere and if I ran a sight, the last thing I would want to do is try to make it more grade school friendly because kids lie anyways and why risk my own butt with some dumb legal stuff. Internet laws are funny.

  • 6 years ago · #10

    kco

    sstteevveenn wrote:

    I think they can, but with supervision.  It might be a legal requirement for sites like this, in some countries.  There are lots of weirdos on the internets. 


     You mean like cheater_1 ?

  • 6 years ago · #11

    unHOLYdoNUTS

    Pretty much every site that asks you for personal info when signing up for an account will force you to acknowledge that you're 13 or older.

  • 6 years ago · #12

    sstteevveenn

    kco wrote:

    sstteevveenn wrote:

    I think they can, but with supervision.  It might be a legal requirement for sites like this, in some countries.  There are lots of weirdos on the internets. 


     You mean like cheater_1 ?


    Well with the fancy dress you have to wonder...  Sealed

  • 6 years ago · #13

    lithium11

    My cat was responsible for my last loss =/ and she's only 2

  • 6 years ago · #14

    sstteevveenn

    Convert it to human years, and I think you're safe.  Smile

  • 6 years ago · #15

    dwaxe

    Every single social site requires you to be of 13 years of age.

    The kids will just lie, anyway. I used to two years ago.

  • 6 years ago · #16

    Rael

    You guys are mistaken. That's just chess.com's policy to save members the humiliation of being beaten by anyone under the age of 13.

    Can you imagine? Yikes. If I got beaten by a 9 year old... oh Lord. I don't know. The very thought.

    Looking across at his or her precocious little eyes, the smile full of baby teeth, while you keep a stone poker face of pure dismay even as your whole soul is a single silent scream.

    What's worse, I'm sure that somewhere out there exists just such a tyke...

    /shudder
    //so yeah. Uh... no one under 13! It's uh... the law!

  • 6 years ago · #17

    sstteevveenn

    haha, do you play otb?  Nothing quite like being beaten by someone who has to get home to finish his homework!  Yell

  • 6 years ago · #18

    shiggsyo

    Well it's just as easy to lie. If you're not smart enough to just add a few years to your age for the fourm, you probably aren't smart enough to win games of chess against experienced players.

  • 6 years ago · #19

    dwaxe

    shiggsyo wrote:

    Well it's just as easy to lie. If you're not smart enough to just add a few years to your age for the fourm, you probably aren't smart enough to win games of chess against experienced players.


    That would mean this guy is smarter than he really is.

  • 6 years ago · #20

    kco

    He is definitely under 13.! Lie , lie, you lie cheater_1 !!


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