Welcoming Teen Grid Organizations to the Main Grid in Featured News A group blog by Secondlife Posted October 12, 2010 Oh dear, I think this is a little out of control. I don't mean to be condescending or "holier than thou". I know very well I'm just a kid and you guys have much more life experience than I do. I suppose I feel obliged, however, to partake in a discussion that is basically centralized on teens. I feel like there should be some voice other than simply the deluge of hostility towards teens and the teen grid that is displayed here. I fully awknowledge the legal issues. There are tons of loopholes in this proposal. In fact, I never thought there would be a merge--I was sure LL would just slaughter off the TG and just keep MG. I even saw them trying to pump TG back up (though, that would have taken far too much effort) before a merge, because of all the potential lawsuits. I think that the merge idea seems half baked and leaves a lot of questions--questions that trouble adults for tons of valid reasons--unanswered. I never said that this merge is what is "best for the grid". I don't even know if it is "best for LL". Most teens are devastated about the loss of their world. This is a lose/lose situation for almost everyone on each side. I think it's stupid and irrational to say things like, "Oh, well, the MG is just full of just pervs who are sad to lose their SLex", just as it is stupid and irrational to say things like, "Oh, well the TG is nothing but griefers and copybotters". No TGer can summarize the whole of MG, just like no MGer can summarize TG. There's no "innate knowlege". That's just how it is-- a native of Seatle knows Seatle better than a native of Boston. Yes, I got frustrated on my previous posts, because the simple dismissal of "oh who cares you're just a kid" is one that is just an easy way to blow off one side of the equation. Yes, who cares, we're just kids, and yet, we are the other world entirely involved in this. You must take into account the whole picture when discussing this issue: you must consider as many facets as possible. No, I'm not more experienced than you. No, I don't have more education. I just strongly believe that the easy way of arguing about the merge--the way that involves simply ignoring a huge chunk of the matter, no matter what chunk it is--is wrong. If that seems condescending, I'm sorry. I don't mean to be bratty, either. So: I apologize if I seemed rude, arrogant, or snobbish. I really don't want to come off that way. I don't want to tell you what to think or how to feel about the merge or about teens. But this thread, like the GD, is very hostile for what I feel are sloppy reasons.