Can we make a rule blocking highschoolers from posting in the main subreddit?

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June 12, 2015
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Title Can we make a rule blocking highschoolers from posting in the main subreddit?
Author Steve_Wiener
Upvotes 67
Comments 47
Date 12 June 2015 11:02 PM UTC (5 years ago)
Subreddit askTRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/190161
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/asktrp/comments/39n6yx/can_we_make_a_rule_blocking_highschoolers_from/
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[–]abdada63 points64 points  (22 children) | Copy

Hey I saw this girl in math class and I made her my plate.

How should I say hi to her for the first time, and after that should I neg her after 2 days or 3 days?

Also I bought a feathery hat and my name is now Firefly.

[–]StoneTiger40 53 points53 points [recovered] | Copy

I lifted all summer and gained 2.5 pounds of muscle. Now my SMV is sky high. I go to the mall and the chicks drool. I'm like I know what these bitches want. I'm spinning three plates. Two of the chicks texted me their tit pics and I made out with one. My other plate is European. I Skype that plate all the time. But I had to do a hard next. Bitch found out I was16 and started hamstering

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children) | Copy

I DIED AT THE LAST PART.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (12 children) | Copy

I lifted all summer and gained 2.5 pounds of muscle

I think this has to be said more. So many dudes started lifting just a couple months ago and now think they are the next Adonis.

It's crazy. You don't go from no working out to "lel I rate my self 8/8" in six months let alone a few.

[–]StoneTiger40 2 points2 points [recovered] | Copy

I don't know. That's a bit of a pet peeve and curiosity I've had. I've lifted weights most my life. Lot of guys say they lifted six months and suddenly gained 20 pounds. Not saying its impossible but seems a stretch for a beginner just starting out who doesn't even know the right food to eat or how much to eat. Plus, when you bulk you'll gain fat. You bulk then you cut. Rinse and repeat. Never hear that. Its just "I lifted now I'm a badass."

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Lot of guys say they lifted six months and suddenly gained 20 pounds

20 lbs in six months is good. But that is giving them the benefit of the doubt. I doubt most newbies suddenly gained 20 lbs of pure muscle in six months. Recommended weight gain for muscle growth is like 1 lb or 0.5 lb per week. This is why so many people stop working out so quickly. They don't see the results after a month. Their loss.

But I highly doubt they had a strict diet or lifting hard enough to gain that much muscle mass at first.

Plus, when you bulk you'll gain fat. You bulk then you cut.

Not necessarily. Like I said, if you eat correctly then you can make "lean gains". People bulk and cut because it easier and newbies understand it right away more or less.

I have never bulked nor cut. I have never wanted to get fat just to cut down and "look shredded". I do what works for me personally (decently sized, clean meals) and I have maintained low body fat with decent muscle mass. Then again, I have been "lifting hard" and doing cardio for almost three years now with a background in sports.

[–]StoneTiger40 1 points1 points [recovered] | Copy

Very true. And my thinking was on the lines of a 20 pound gain in six months. A gain like that I think you would see a fat gain. I have seen some get a lean gain like that in six months. But they were professional athletes and I still question if they couldn't have been juicing. But you're on the money

[–]Squeezymypenisy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Roids maybe? I see a lot of that going around.

[–]Hitlers_Hairy_Anus0 points1 point  (6 children) | Copy

I believe it depends on where you are when you start. I was very underweight (135 at 5'11") and I put on the first 30 pounds easily in about five months. I know it's going to sound unbelievable, but it was very lean mass. I hit a serious plateau after that though and I got on testosterone. The weight and strength gain still isn't piling on as fast as it did in the beginning though.

Edit: Even after that mass I've put on I feel nowhere near big or "jacked" like a lot of these guys like to think they are after a month or two.

Edit 2: This isn't the first time I've been serious about lifting. I hit it hard in college then quit for about 10 years. So I had a pretty good foundational knowledge going into it. Plus the fact that with the plethora of information available online it isn't too terribly difficult to educate yourself on nutrition and lifting programs.

[–]Super-Saiyajin0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy

I was very underweight (135 at 5'11") and I put on the first 30 pounds easily in about five months. I know it's going to sound unbelievable, but it was very lean mass. I hit a serious plateau after that though and I got on testosterone.

5'11" at 165 and resorted to using steroids. This fact alone is how I know you aren't going to make it. You weren't anywhere NEAR your genetic potential limit.

[–]Hitlers_Hairy_Anus0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

lol. Resorted to using steroids. I use everything at my disposal in every aspect of my life. And I've been very successful this way.

Just because you don't agree with it doesn't mean I'm going to fail.

[–]Super-Saiyajin0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

I don't have anything against steroids.

However, what you did, I've seen time and time again. A guy hops on gear after 6 months of lifting, sure he gains a few pounds but as soon as he hops off the juice, he's right back to where he started (DYEL MODE).

There's a reason everyone advocates reaching your genetic limit first.

[–]Hitlers_Hairy_Anus0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

That's still a mighty assumption. I'm on my fourth cycle at this point and spent a ridiculous amount of time researching before ever stabbing myself. This isn't my first time around the block lifting wise. And I always "make it" despite your initial concerns.

[–]Super-Saiyajin0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Alright then, prove me wrong. What is your current weight and bodyfat %

[–]cleftscout0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I've been working out for about 6 months.

When I started, I was 5'8" 135 lbs and inactive, little to no muscle tone, I would bike a few tomes a week 20-30 mile rides.

After 2 weeks of dedicated, uneducated lifting in my basement on a decent set up for upper body for noobs and casuals, I dropped down to 130, gained some muscle tone and lost some of my excess body fat and had barely visible ab definition.

After that, I started to gain muscle, I got back up to 135 and my friend who tied a national record his last competition took me under his wing and I've jumped up to 147 (I just weighed myself this morning on kind of a shitty scale) on a bulk and was 145 before I started.

I believe they could gain 20 lbs of muscle if they were as inactive as me and taller, with good genes for it especially.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

That European sounds like a real cunt

[–]Super-Saiyajin9 points10 points  (4 children) | Copy

Reminds me of people who say they "hooked up."

I always assumed hooking up meant fucking but apparently it can be just making out!

[–]abdada8 points9 points  (2 children) | Copy

I discovered a few years ago the opposite: making out now can also mean fucking.

[–]Super-Saiyajin0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

That's only in "Hamster" talk though!

[–]abdada6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

Nah young dudes have said it, too.

And, get off my lawn!

[–]takatz1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

in high school my friend that i made out with told someone we hooked up because apparently it only means make out where shes from. a lot of disappointed friends cause she was a bitch.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children) | Copy

I have bought a tophat, have put on mascara, painted my nails black and am wearing a codpiece, am I peacocking right? The black kids at my school keep making fun of me though.

(No joke that once worked though, not for school ofc but I was like 15 and went to a rave.)

[–]homicide_device15 points16 points  (2 children) | Copy

As a constant lurker only, this needs to be done 100% I feel like 18+ should be a real thing. I love regular TRP because it's like a lexicon of information and rants, and the continuous contributions from veterans are typically solid as fuck. AskTRP however seems to have an issue with completely clueless people asking answers to the simplest questions.

I feel AskTRP is better utilized for questions that:

  1. Cause discussion; like this: http://www.reddit.com/r/asktrp/comments/39l61p/are_you_emotionally_attracted_to_girls/

  2. Involve field reports and tweaking game. (addendum to this: Only in particular conditions. I read some of these and I think, you should have known the answer to this after typing it all out and reading it again, man. Why post this and then reply to a comment going - "Yeah man, I knew I fucked up there." I get it's a forest for the trees thing, but you know where you fucked up, chief. Just read it first.)

It's also infuriating to constantly sift through posts like this: http://www.reddit.com/r/asktrp/comments/39m796/how_to_help_my_brother_urgent/

But, like I said, I don't post, I just love the content.

Sincerely,

An Avid reader.

[–]RPmatrix1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

But, like I said, I don't post, I just love the content.

lol, yeah I used to read Playboy for the editorial content too!

[–]mustang_mike17 points18 points  (2 children) | Copy

I'm tired of having the front page flooded with this junior level shit from people who clearly have not read the material or old posts.

That's a completely separate issue, my friend. It might be that high schoolers are more prone to shitposting, but they're also the group that needs TRP the most. You know that "If only I would have known this shit 10 years ago" feeling you had when you first learned about TRP? That's what we're talking about here. Banning a group is the wrong way to go about it.

That being said, I think we should police the main sub and get rid of shitposts regardless of who authored them. I'm pretty sure the mods are doing this already, but if you don't think they're doing a good enough job then that's a different discussion to have entirely.

[–]Steve_Wiener[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

I said block them from posting in the main, not ban them. They are free to read without posting "the three rules of TRP" or "you gotta fuck bitches right" or "this is what trp is about" bullshit.

[–]iluminatiNYC1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

That's a completely separate issue, my friend. It might be that high schoolers are more prone to shitposting, but they're also the group that needs TRP the most. You know that "If only I would have known this shit 10 years ago" feeling you had when you first learned about TRP? That's what we're talking about here. Banning a group is the wrong way to go about it.

Read my mind. How do you expect the youth to get guidance without, ya know, actual guidance? Ideally the older generation should be able to steer things onto the right path without things getting out of hand.

[–]Maikumizu6 points7 points  (2 children) | Copy

More of a need for /r/TRPHigh than anything else.

[–]hoj6 points7 points  (1 child) | Copy

lol i couldnt even imagine how dumb the posts on that sub would be

[–]Maikumizu4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Hey now, all of these babies need someone to look up to. If TRP needs to be the daddy they never had so they can grow up to be men, so be it.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

Once upon a time, AskTRP didn't exist. And people at TRP got annoyed by newbie questions and newbie field reports. However, you can't just tell all new people to TRP to go die in a fire unless you want to become an ever-shrinking, elitist echo chamber.

So TRP members created AskTRP explicitly to get newbies away from TRP, while keeping high-level theory and good field reports on TRP itself. So what you're getting annoyed at is explicitly the purpose of AskTRP. If you don't like it, stick with TRP itself.

To be fair, it might be constructive to sticky and/or link the required reading more clearly. Right now we're linking to the rules, but directly linking to the required reading and/or to the red pill handbook might be worthwhile. But don't ban newbies from this sub. And setting a required age will just lead to people lying about their age.

[–]Steve_Wiener[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

By "main" I meant the main TRP subreddit.

[–]Endorsed Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

No. Because as annoying as they are, any help they receive they become eternally greatful for.

[–]Kill_Your_Ego4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Perhaps start commenting on them "read the sidebar" when they are low enough quality. Then report the post to the mods and ask them to have it removed.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

We were all 16 years old once

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

No. Let the mods do their job. Help the youngsters where you can. We're all gonna make it.

[–]Super-Saiyajin1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

LOL

[–]RPmatrix1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

LMAO with some of the posts here!

As much as I too get a tad pissed off with the dudes who come here expecting to be spoonfed ALL the answers in a couple of posts, we ALL had to start somewhere and RP knowledge is Life changing, so IMO we shouldn't ban anyone, just re-direct them and advise them on what they should do IF they want to make the most of TRP and it's members advice

I think this is the best option for the moment

Perhaps start commenting on them "read the sidebar" when they are low enough quality. Then report the post to the mods and ask them to have it removed.

I think this is a good idea, as it's only fair to the RP community that it's a minimum requirement to have at least read the sidebar material and not post the crap we've all seen

But I dont think we should 'ban' anyone from asking sincere questions once they have done that,

[–]CalvinHobb3s0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Just make it where you have to confirm your DOB before entering the sub!

[–]goldenturk0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Please.

[–]TexAs_sWag0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

You're currently in asktrp. If you are offended by shit going on in the real trp, are you supposed to air your grievances here or there? Honest question.

[–]Steve_Wiener[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

because this is ASK TRP

[–]Poster_Porter0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

If you want to make it so anyone under 18 can view, but can't post, alright, I can see your valid thought there. However, me only being 15, I'd like to view TRP freely. TRP has set me on the right track for becoming a better man. Been focusing more on school, getting more exercise. From that, I've learned the need to get things done, don't be lazy, keep dedicating yourself to improvement, etc. I would be at a loss if the whole thing was just banned to me in its entirety. I would seriously hope if you have to do anything, only stop us from posting. Along with me, many younger people would have to go learn on our own, which at this time, we can't do. We're not men yet. We want TRP to become that man we should be.

[–]ModAerobus0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I am not part of the TRP moderation team, but I can tell you that anything low-effort, off-topic, troll, or irrelevant should be removed.

As far as I know, it is of the TRP moderation team's position that posts like you describe should not be taken down. If you see such posts and you dislike it, downvote and move on. You are free to vote and express your dislike.

If they see repeat offenders, i.e. members who constantly show that they aren't getting it, they will most likely be temporarily banned, and possibly permanently banned.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Why the hate?

We are all trying to learn and become the best version of ourself's. I know that, you know that, everyone does.

I get what you are saying, I also cringe sometimes when I read those posts, but hey, that's why free will is so awesome.

If you don't like it don't read it, if you don't like it then downvote it.

Let's not be like Reddit and ban things that hurt our feelings or sense of logic.

[–]dreckmal-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Hmm... Tutorial time...

Notice the small up and down arrows along the side of posts there? Turns out, they are useful for exactly what you are talking about.

Jesus... isn't there a rule about concern trolling?

You would have better served the community by coming up with an interesting topic.



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