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Post by Adamski » April 22nd, 2012, 11:11 am

Hi all,

My 10-year-old daughter has expressed an interest in doing some reading. Would there be any issues with this, legal or otherwise?
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Post by chocoholic » April 22nd, 2012, 12:24 pm

Hi, Adamski, that's great! She'll just need official parental permission, which you can give when she registers on the forum (or rather when you sign her up yourself, if you don't want her posting on the forum quite yet). It's best if she does have her own forum registration because that's how we enter readers into the database for catalog credit. We have a number of children who have read for us. Just be aware that our recordings go into the public domain, which means that anyone can use them for any purpose they like. It's more likely that her recordings will be sold by third parties on Ebay than anything nefarious. Some parents prefer their children to use first names only (or a pseudonym).

We'll be very glad to have her here and I look forward to her recordings!
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Post by kayray » April 22nd, 2012, 3:45 pm

When you register her, don't worry about sending in the permission form, or whatever. Just write a note in your email explaining the situation and we'll handle it from there :)

(It might inspire her to listen to some of the recordings my son made back when he was little. He's 16 now and sounds quite different! https://catalog.librivox.org/people_public.php?peopleid=21 ;-)
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Post by Adamski » April 22nd, 2012, 5:35 pm

Thanks, Kara.

I just sent in the permission, and then I read your comment.

She's registered as "Sweet Pea." I don't expect she'll be doing any interaction on the forums on her own. Her interest is doing some readings, so we'll send in any submissions under her userid. Once she's activated, I'll have her do the one-minute test.

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Post by kayray » April 22nd, 2012, 5:52 pm

SweetPea is all set :)
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Post by prwells32 » April 24th, 2012, 9:49 pm

Its awesome that we have younger listeners out there. I started out quite young myself, I'm considerably older now. But if you go back and listen to some of my older recordings you can here some of my pre-voice change poor equipment recordings. :P
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Post by Hobbit » April 29th, 2012, 12:20 pm

Does anybody have any idea how many younger active forum members there are (younger as in under twenty?) I know of a couple, but I was wondering how many younger teens are involved besides myself.
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Post by annise » April 29th, 2012, 2:37 pm

We don't ask ages - but there are many - and many who have joined when young and are still going now they are "old"

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Post by philchenevert » April 29th, 2012, 2:57 pm

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 29th, 2012, 3:12 pm

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Post by prwells32 » April 29th, 2012, 4:57 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:Once a child, always a child!
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Post by JohanLiebert » April 29th, 2012, 8:50 pm

Hobbit wrote:Does anybody have any idea how many younger active forum members there are (younger as in under twenty?) I know of a couple, but I was wondering how many younger teens are involved besides myself.
Well I'm 18 but I think there are only a handful below 20... Reading [and recording] doesn't really interest teens today, unless it's Twilight or Hunger Games.
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Post by Cori » April 30th, 2012, 3:31 am

Twilight today, Dracula tomorrow.

Hunger Games today, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire tomorrow.

Neither of them are small books -- and they're both part of series. It may not be a very "literary" gateway, but I'm applauding it anyway ... when I think of the utter bobbins I read for years and years, I still marvel that I ever got beyond it -- but I certainly did. :D
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Post by Adamski » May 3rd, 2012, 9:55 pm

kayray wrote:When you register her, don't worry about sending in the permission form, or whatever. Just write a note in your email explaining the situation and we'll handle it from there :)
Hi Kara,

You've set up my daughter as "SweetPea" and now my son would like to participate as "Willy2." I'll set up an account for him right now. As with Sweet Pea, he won't be interacting on the forum directly, but would like to do some reading.

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Post by aravis » May 4th, 2012, 12:34 pm

His account is activated! :D
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