Hey guys! Okay, so as you guys can tell by the title, I want to Age Rule changed. I know we've had a blog about this before, but I want you guys who voted no, or you don't even know about the rule, to listen up. I'll be explaining a few things, and other stuff in this blog. So sit back, relax, and read:
The Age Rule
Okay, so the age rule is exactly this: You cannot be a mod if you are younger than 13. And that is exactly what I am. Under 13. And for you guys who barely use chat, a mod is a person who can ban trolls and spammers from chat. The way to tell them apart from other users, is that they have a star next to their name. Anyways, back to the rule, The rule means you cannot be a mod if you are younger than the age of 13. They did not always have this rule, however. The rule had begun sometime in July or early August. Before that, I had been a mod. So had Churchpants. But then, they decided to do it on maturity, and Church and I had been demoted and we agreed for it to be based on maturity. But, we never were a mod again after that, unless one of the admins accidenatlly made us a mod. So, the following part is to show why the age rule should be changed, or at least lowered.
Why The Age Rule Should Be Changed
Here are the following reasons why the Age Rule should be changed, which are not in order:
1. We don't want to be left out -
As you see by the first rule, it makes us feel left out. Everyone else above the age of 13 can have a chance of being a mod, but we can't? That's as if a mother pig (Yeah...Dunno why I'm using that as an example) wouldn't acknowledge one of their piglets because they had spots. It makes them feel left out. Everyone else has the oppurtunity of it, but we don't. Why? Because of our age? Remember, age is just a number. This brings us to reason #2.
2. Age is just a number, but maturity isn't -
Exactly. Age is just a number, it doesn't define you. Age will never define us as human beings, so why should it define us as iCarly wiki users? It makes us feel as if people above 13 think that people under 13, aren't mature. But we are mature. We can prove we're mature. Even if we don't act mature at times, maybe because our emotions take advantage of us, we're mature. Everyone is mature, even if they don't always show it. Mods are mature, and that's why they are chosen. So what about us? Why aren't we chosen? We aren't chosen because of an Age Rule, that 'defines' us.
3. Chat at times -
What do I mean about this rule? I mean, sometimes chat is empty with no mods. We can't have that. Yet, some of us who are under 13, like TaraBridgette, Amythest444, and Myself, are on chat late at night, times like 12 AM - 3 AM. During those specific times, there is NO mod to be seen. Trolls may come on at that time, and what can we do? All we can do is just report it on an Admin's talk page. Nothing else, except to tell the troll to stop or wait for a Mod to come on. But if we were a mod, or at least one of us, we could KB them.
4. You don't need to promote -
This one, is to show if you get rid of the Age Rule, you don't need to promote us. Really. You don't, you can just get rid of it. We feel like the only barrier between us becoming a mod, is because of the Age Rule. So, you guys can get rid of it, and if you don't promote us, we know it's not just because of the age rule.
Maybe, Lower It?
You guys don't need to need to necessarily get rid of it. You guys can lower it to 11 or 12. You don't need to get rid of it COMPLETELY. So, there.
It's up to you guys. A poll.
Should we get rid of the Age Rule?
Please Put In Your Input! (Comment)
So, there it is! My blog on why there should not be an age rule, or lower it. Comment below for what you voted for and why, or if you didn't vote and why! How do I know which side your on? VOTE!