Your responce to an idea????

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by ausien, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    Today I floated an idea to 77railer, sugesting that the kids he is helping with the model RR they are building, might like to comunicate with people from other countries..
    As the Gauge has members in countries all around the globe, and of all ages it might be apropiate for them to chat with us on ANY subject that they like, (in general talk) trains, culture, you know what I mean, I think it would broarden there outlook on the world and its poeple.... What do you think??... have a good one.. steve
  2. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    What about their own forum on the Gauge?
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Steve that sounds good :thumb:
  4. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    pitchwife(clark), sounds good to me. how do we set it up, as it has to be moniterd by:- I guess, the school, or maybe 77railer ? and I supose by our own mods... have a good one.. steve
  5. 77railer

    77railer Member

    Sounds good to me...they would be supervised on the pc in my room anyway....unless they did it from home which is also a possibility.

  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    First thing that comes to mind is that The Gauge doesn't allow people under 13 on it.. :(

    You could set up something on Yahoo..maybe?? I'll make sure Peter finds his way in here too :) :)
  7. psocks

    psocks New Member

    Why no one under 13? I mean really guys. HO train mean H-O here.
  8. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    If 13 is the youngest age allowed, is there someway to restrict thier access to the gauge/ say to thier own forum.and then the rest of the members could check in from time to time. and it would be a way of getting young blood into the hobby and thats how we pass on our own experance and know how... have a good one..steve
  9. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Good idea, Steve. I think that MRR'ers need to explore every avenue of "recruiting" future members in this great hobby... as long as the supervision angle is well covered !

  10. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    I wasn't aware that there was an age limit on the Gauge. If we want new blood brought into the hobby it seems like we should have some way for the younger crowd to participate.
    Perhaps 77railer could set up a seperate forum and then forward questions or comments that he deemed worthy to the appropriate forum on The Gauge. That way the kids could log on and see their questions addressed while not overwhelming the already overworked (and much appreciated :thumb: ) moderators and administrators with a bunch of inappropriate posts.
    Just a thought.
  11. 77railer

    77railer Member

    Well, probably what would be easiest on everyone is if I started a thread called Mayewood RailRoaders and I would ask questions on the kids behalf from the class computer and I could allow them to read the replys. Since I would be the one on the PC it would all be legit. Whatcha Think?

  12. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    77railer, I like that idea!

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