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#116071 - 02/20/04 11:10 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Josie Offline
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ok, thanks. smile

P.S. I dont see any reply to editor, all I see is tell us in the reading, and when I sent it it went to Yahoo. games. Is that it?

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#116072 - 02/20/04 11:21 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
JMK Offline
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Thanks, Ingie. evil That article reminds me of the salesteens at gamestores.

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#116073 - 02/21/04 12:12 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
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I'm 39 but very immature. Does that count?
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#116074 - 02/21/04 02:28 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Advpuzlov Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
Did they change the text or something?
All I see is a sentence that says

Quote:
"As everyone under 35 knows and as the mainstream press is discovering, games are now youth's unofficial pastime.
I don't see anything at all about whether games are a pastime for people over 35 or not
I was going to make that same comment but also that I think a good many people over age 35 probably know that "games are now youth's unofficial pastime." As I read further it was also clear that the author wasn't even considering the genre dear to GameBoomers. He is clueless!
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#116075 - 02/21/04 03:00 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
maryc64 Offline
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Read an article recently about online gamers. Can't remember where I saw it, but most are women over 40 some staying up until 5 a.m. to play such.
I could try and refind the article. It's too statistical in nature to be a phony, probably!
Me? 58 years old. Geeesh...we retire and they forget us in the stats! We start learning what we want to learn. We go to the web. We wander until we find suitable things.
Adventure gaming, skin care and this bedding frenzy, I am presently pursuing, grabs my interests! Travel is in there and shoes.
Ebay browsing is always fun and I even have been a seller there.
What's up with not really following up on baby-boomers and retired folk? Our interests change as we are no longer "job defined nor limited" as much as one who works might be.
Bravo to those still in work force and finding time to do some self discovery! bravo


To add>>>I filled out the comments to the editor with this biting critique:
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/fun.games/02/11/video.games.women.reut/
Duh!

Your editor isn't doing basic research.
What's Yahoo's problem/policy that such would be allowed???
There was a list of sites for "over 40 gamers."
Do your homework or don't post your editorial! It's not good practice to mislead nor program gamers to fit a profile.
Geesh. What happened to researching on the web???
Does this person have a degree in journalism or a degree in guessing and opinion?"
Don't mess with Mary or my fellow gamers over 35!!
Just don't go there! evil


Edited by looney4labs (06/19/07 01:26 PM)
Edit Reason: remove broken link
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#116076 - 02/21/04 03:37 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Zanthia Offline
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well according to them i never should have started playing gmaes as i was just around 34-35 when i started.

don't they realize they are missing out on a large portion of gamers.
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#116077 - 02/21/04 05:14 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
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What is amazing is that Yahoo's games protal is filled with people over 35, playing games like Chess, Literati, Bridge, etc. A whole community of gamers of every age.
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#116078 - 02/21/04 07:35 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
tigger Offline
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Quite true AP smile I have often nipped in there for a quick game of Cribbage or Backgammon!!

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#116079 - 02/21/04 08:41 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Ladybug Offline
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I guess I'll be a kid forever laugh laugh
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#116080 - 02/21/04 08:45 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Nanjoan Offline
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Well if that don't take the biscuit. smile
My 2 sons (one 40 the other near enough) are both avid on line gamers, I have been playing games on and off but not on line and I am 63 - according to an article in our local paper the games market for games has just realised that its us 'older' generation who play the games because we can afford them!!!!

So it would seem that we are a complete family of idiot gaming folk mad

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#116081 - 02/21/04 05:35 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
girlgeek Offline
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You know what...that idiotic statement (on Yahoo) isn't even WORTHY of a response. I don't have time to waste my mental energies on saying how ignorant it really is. Oops...I just did. Hmm...must be all of the intellectual stimulation that I'VE received from gaming causing me to refrain from idiotic statements that drip in generalization and ageism. Bwahahahaha. I'VE been accused of ageism before...proof positive that what goes around comes around.

And...I COULD make an age-prejudiced statement AGAIN here...but we all KNOW that Yahoo would ONLY hire seasoned, mature, adult GAMERS to write on such a thing. So...I won't insult that very obviously college educated, politically correct, possible MENSA member with my childish 40 year old gamers views and opinions. I won't DARE.

Oh brother....
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#116082 - 02/21/04 06:12 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
maryc64 Offline
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wave Girlgeek and others: I couldn't let it go. Look at the compy generated Yahoo response following....hahahahaha:


Yahoo!Games <games-feedback@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
Hello,

Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Games.

Thank you for your feedback. We value your comments and suggestions. We
will review your request and information as we continue to add more new
features.

Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.

Regards,

Yahoo! Customer Care

For assistance with all Yahoo! services, please visit:

http://help.yahoo.com/


Original Message Follows:
-------------------------

Name: mary

Subject: Letter to the editor

Type your feedback here:
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/fun.games/0
2/11/video.games.women.reut/
Duh!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4235270
http://www.gamespot.com/all/news/news_60
89226.html
Your editor isn't doing basic research.
What's Yahoo's problem/policy that such
would be allowed???
There was a list of sites for "over 40
gamers."
Do your homework or don't post your
editorial! It's not good practice to
mislead nor program gamers to fit a
profile.
Geesh. What happened to researching on
the web???
Does this person have a degree in
journalism or a degree in guessing and
opinion?

While Viewing: http://gamesdomain.yahoo.com/editors_note

Yahoo ID: unknown : no amt link
Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
REMOTE_ADDR: 209.166.81.142
REMOTE_HOST: unknown
Date Originated: Saturday February 21, 2004 - 01:05:23
-------

I deleted my email addy from this letter. That's all the editing I did.
I find that at times I feel like replying to such articles and info that I find online....and other times I just don't have the energy!
Kind of an energy level thing. Who's ever got the energy at the time responds to such things....

[Off topic: While teaching I once stopped about 100 kids in their tracks from rioting with my voice and what I said. The other teachers dropped their jaws. It's who has the energy at the time. We all learned that important lesson that day. Other times, it's another teacher who'd respond and take control. I stopped two girls on the floor fighting while a male substitute stood in wonder trying to figure out how to stop them. Again with my voice! Other teachers would stop fights and I'd just stand there...too tired to work up the needed adrenalin!]

Yahoo editor is under educated think and probably under THIRTY-FIVE. S/he is "agist" slapforehead too! evil
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#116083 - 02/21/04 08:31 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
clatterNdin Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
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I'll be 52 in July and I'll give up my gaming when they pry my dead cold fingers from my mouse!! devil

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#116084 - 02/22/04 02:39 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
ray Offline
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I really don't think that's what the guy was saying. I think you're all being pretty hard on him. He didn't say that NO ONE OVER 35 would know about games, he simply said it was likely that everyone UNDER 35 would. And that's true. I myself and months and months over 35, but it's very predictable that the younger a person I'm talking to is, the more likely it is that he or she will "speak games."
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#116085 - 02/22/04 08:21 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Magicscroll Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
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Loc: South Korea
Hmmm.... ray has a point. But the paragraph [ To visitors who have just discovered Yahoo! Games Domain, welcome. As everyone under 35 knows and as the mainstream press is discovering, games are now youth's unofficial pastime. We think it's about time someone made it easy to get all the information 'you' need to decide which games to buy and how to get past the boss at the end of the first level. ], I can only interpret the 'you' as 'the people under 35.' The context is widely open for negative interpretation. This is a prime example of inconsiderate and inconsistent writing. The writer must have just used spell check and didn't go over his/her writing.
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