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  • #1964630
    CHOOSID
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    As I write and view comments I’m left wondering is this comment by a 15 yr old or a 40 yr old? How old do you think the average user is?

    #1964642
    commonsaychel
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    why dignify this with a response

    #1964646
    CHOOSID
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    5 yrs old?

    #1964653
    ujm
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    Are you asking about biological age or are you asking about age of maturity?

    #1964650

    you could put someone’s long comment into a readability score app and you will see grade level of his writing.

    #1964670
    Little Froggie
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    All sorts of personalities (and animalalities) visit and post

    #1964836
    Yt
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    @choosid is your age ur definitely a Bocher, all these sort of questions! Lol

    #1965171
    WolfishMusings
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    I have no data to back this up, but my gut tells me that I’m in the older half of the posters in the Coffeeroom.

    The Wolf

    #1965191
    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    I was so sure commonsaychel was an early 20 bachur that I would have bet my stimulus check on it. I may have a feeling about everyone’s ages, but I can be sure they are not accurate.

    #1967476
    CHOOSID
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    I doubt commen saychel is a 20 yr. old cuz on his profile it says his account was created 11 yrs. ago.

    #2011996
    aposhiteyid
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    Probably average is 15 yr old mesivtah bochurim who are trolling ywn and each have 5 accounts.

    #2012036
    5TResident
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    I’m 56. Full disclosure. Bar mitzvah in 1978, I leined parshas Tetzaveh. Shoin.

    #2012057
    aposhiteyid
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    who else would waste their time on the CR unless they have (yawwwwwwn) online class

    #2012070
    Reb Eliezer
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    I am in the low seventies. Experience is knowledge.

    #2012086
    ujm
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    How ’bout we all guess each other’s ages.

    #2012087
    Gadolhadorah
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    It takes years to develop the trolling proficiency exemplified here in the CR by some of our “senior” posters. At the outset, I would reject the notion that most of these problematic posters are bored, post-pubescent yungerleit who tune out of the morning seder to publish some outlandish bubba meisa or rhetorical question to aggravate the rest of us. Second, the level of daas torah and secular scholarship exemplified by posters on both sides of most issues discussed here generally, although not always, only comes with years of life experience and study. That leaves a few hard-core posters who seem to blindly throw out political and halachic hyperbole about Trump, misogeny, anti-vax pseudo science etc and wait (hopefully in vain) for an impassioned response. The latter group I suspect are in the 18-30 yo bracket.
    The big mystery to me, and perhaps others, are the personal profiles of the MODs who exhibit wisdom, grace, patience beyond their youthful exuberance but simultaneously in possession of an eagle eye ability to immediately spot and nuke inappropriate innuendo.

    #2012119
    Yserbius123
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    • On Fridays, Rebbi would hand out “Olomeinu” to all kids who subscribed
    • As a kid, the number of friends who had TV was about equal to the number of friends who had some sort of online service and it wasn’t zero
    • I watched as Kiddushes and Yeshiva dinners slowly started putting up mechitzas
    • Friends of mine have kids in Shidduchim, but no friends who I actually knew growing up
    #2012157
    OrangeCountyChapper
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    Hmmm. I think I saw my last “Olomeinu” 25 years before I had an internet account.

    So what happened to “Mendel the Mouse”? Did Disney’s lawyers make him cease and desist?

    #2012163
    ujm
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    Yseribus: At least you’re not old enough to remember when the boys and girls used to dance together in the Young Israel social halls.

    #2012183
    Reb Eliezer
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    I heard from a Young Israel rabbi, if you must dance together, dance with your wife.

    #2012212
    ubiquitin
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    Yserbius

    It seems we are about the same age

    all of those points are accurate about my childhood

    Except that for me Olomeinu was handed out Thursday afternoon by the English teacher

    #2012272
    ujm
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    ubiq: The chilik being that in your Yeshiva Olomeinu was considered to be a divrei chol, whereas by Yseribus it was deemed a divrei kodesh.

    /bracing

    #2012305
    2scents
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    Hmm. I dont consider myself to be old, and we also got the Olomeinu by the English teacher.

    #2012334
    ujm
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    Did you have a rotary dial phone in regular use during your youth?

    Did you have a pen pal that you communicated with via postal mail?

    Do you remember paper food stamps?

    Do you remember when calling out of state cost 25 cents a minute and calling Israel cost $3+ a minute? (Still in the early and mid ’90s.)

    Do you remember the nuclear threat from the Soviet Union?

    Do you remember the G & Sons store in Brooklyn or Alexander’s in Kings Plaza?

    Did you ever use CompuServe, Usenet, IRC or Gopher?

    Do you remember when pizza and the subway cost a dollar?

    Do you remember using tokens when driving through the toll booths?

    Do you remember when very few people knew about the Internet and very few people had a cellphone (or “car phone”)?

    #2012340
    AviraDeArah
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    “do not look at the vessel, but rather what it is inside it”

    Lemay nafka mina?

    #2012368

    im 150 like jooe

    #2012398
    Reb Eliezer
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    My email is still Juno.

    #2012404
    Reb Eliezer
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    I remember in Hungary the way we cleaned carpets before vacuum cleaners by placing it outside and hitting it with a wooden racket like a tennis racket. My mother would kasher her chickens. We buy a live chicken at the market, take it to the shochet, pluck it, singe it by dunking it into hot water to remove the left over hairs, kasher it in salt for a half an hour and then rinse off the salt.

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    #2012421
    Reb Eliezer
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    For Pesach, we would go to the farmer with our own pail to milk the cow.

    #2012418
    ubiquitin
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    ujm

    Your’e right.

    I can’t even imagine the rebeeim handing out something in English.

    #2012414
    Reb Eliezer
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    There is beautiful Midrash Shmuel from the Arizal on
    אל תסתכל בקנקן אלא מה שיש בו.
    ונקה לא ינקה has the shem Hashem in it plus קן קן. Have betochen in a Hashem, even if the vessel is not full.

    #2012427
    Reb Eliezer
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    Before shaving machines, my father would put powder on his face, letting it stay for a while and remove it with a wide plastic stick to shave which stunk almost ike a skunk but he did not smell it.

    #2012432
    ujm
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    Anyone old enough to remember when NYC had trolleys?

    #2012474
    Reb Eliezer
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    I do in Booklyn. The little subway token used also for the bus was 15 cents and the ferry 5 cents.
    The rent my father paid in Crown Heights for a 3 room apartment was $52 and another place $78. A two pound bread was 56 cents.
    We as children traveled everywhere in NYC with bus or subway without being afraid.

    #2012481
    Yserbius123
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    @ujm I had Prodigy which was the big competitor to AOL, CompuServer, and GEnie.

    Reb Eliezer @laskern Most of my Rebbeim clung to Juno for way longer than I thought it would be around. I think they all eventually got email-only services set up through some Yeshivish technology organization .

    #2012522
    ujm
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    Juno was liked since it was originally a pure email only service that you could dial in directly to Juno’s servers with your modem, and there was no other internet access.

    #2012595

    wow i thought everyone was in their late 20s like me.

    #2012636
    ujm
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    When the coffee room first started there used to be a handful of highly active high school teenage girls posting here.

    #2012731
    aposhiteyid
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    wow nochum u grew so old in so little

    #2012729

    @reb eliezer your from crown heights?

    #2012923
    Reb Eliezer
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    I lived in Criown Heights a block from 770 around 50 years ago before I got married. Something I remember by the farbrengen in 770 (gematria beis meshiach 412 + 358 = 770) when someone wanted to drink wine, he would lifted up and after the Rebbi noded with his head, he can drink. In the Beis Hamedrash, by the daled ames of the Rebbi no one stood and it was cimpletely empty.

    #2013006
    midwesterner
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    Tokens for the bridges? Do you remember the books with coupons that you had to hold out the book and the attendant would tear out the page?

    #2013033

    Wow @reb eliezer i was never zoiche too see the rebbe as i only came crown heights after the rebbe was niftar. i missed the rain.

    #2013035

    *train

    #2013081
    ujm
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    Do you remember when people traveled to Eretz Yisroel by ship?

    #2013256
    Reb Eliezer
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    Above should be lift it up not lifted up.

    #2013280
    yonahg123
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    ask me if i care

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