Born too late

Boing Boing has an awesome post pointing to Coppakids, a blog that contains kids’ explanations on why they should be allowed to register after a COPPA age check has stopped them.

I’ve seen a bunch of similar messages, as sent by players as their parents, demanding their banned accounts are restored. The writing style of kids pretending to be their parents is very recognizable. A sure sign is when the writer tries to establish his/her authority in a manner that’d never be used by an adult. One very memorable email that got immediately flagged as being from the player himself started with, guess what, “I am the father of my son.” I don’t have the text at hand, but the rest was as believable as the start. :)

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