I'm here today to propose that we set up our own on-wiki policy about banning users who say they're a certain age in Special:Chat.
I'm going to write for a while about my opinion on the matter.
If we accept the things I've written in the paragraph above, it seems to imply that either there is no point in banning users for saying that they're under the age of 13, whether they are or not, and therefore we shouldn't hand out bans based on age.
So do we need to stop children from coming in by banning them, after the reveal that they're under the age of 13? Per TES:CHAT, it is already against the rules for any mention of a user's age to be made in the chat, as it is decidedly a "personal detail." Is this enough, or do we need to do more?
These are the points I would like to put forwards:
- Special:Chat is not an appropriate place for minors.
- It is already against the Chat's rules to reveal or request any personal information.
These are the questions I'd like to ask the community:
- Should we ban users for saying that they are under a certain age in chat? What should that age be?
- Is the current legislation in TES:CHAT about it being against the rules to reveal your age already enough?
- How should we approach the bans? Is somebody saying "I am twelve years old" one time, enough to solicit them being banned from chat?
I'm not going to start a vote at this time. This thread is for discussion only.