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To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.


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My issue with this here is that said parent didn't grow up in this generation, with all this massive technological infiltration of households and society.

It's like all the people who complain about the evils of video games, are people who've never had an experience with it, who never grew up with it, and are thus unable to understand it. She's never played video games, she's never socialized extensively with such media devices.

What's worse is the way they react to it. Rather than positively attempting to have their child balance out videogames with other things that would benefit them more than videogames alone(videogames have beneficial aspects), they go around punishing("SHUT IT OFF OR ELSE", "WHATS WRONG WITH YOU?!", "IF YOU DONT GET OFF, ILL SHUT IT OFF MYSELF!", "NO WIFI FOR YOU!"). Typical. They don't even bother trying to experience it, yet consider themselves qualified to find a solution.

Things like playing games with your child, creating competitions where if you win, the child does as you say, and if you lose, you give the child leeway for the time(or whatever the deal was). If you connect with your child as a third party between the child and the console, you'll be able to positively influence them because your children will respect you better for sharing their interest. If you enjoy what they do, they'll consider your opinions to be knowledgeable because they can't claim "you don't understand/know anything". Hell, beat your kid in a video game and he'll(or she) be reminded of it every time he or she plays(or you remind him of it and get amused at his or her response).

If you really want control, then have your child lean towards simulations(any tycoon game, those air sim games etc.), RPGs(creativity purposes) or Strategy(make them think). I'm not saying other games lack benefits, but I believe these 3 to hold pretty good influences. In fact, if you know games, you can amplify their experience by making sure they learn what they're supposed to from the games, rather than just seeing them as entertainment objects.

If I was to play a strategy game, I'd explain why I did what I did and how I came to that conclusion. If I play a RPG, I'd have a story created(like how tabletop RPGs work, all those papers and stories getting created and such). Sims are generally self-explanatory, but you can go about explaining the logic or science or math behind the action.

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