Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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HB for kids
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really gizmo - but lost my password
techno bob, Nov 13 2001

No connection. http://www.halfbake...m/user/quarterbaker
[angel, Nov 13 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

My QuarterBakery blog - (Half baked halfbaked ideas, and ideas for sale) http://quarterbakery.blogspot.com/
Does exactly that, but not public! (I swear I didn't see this before) [pashute, Jul 01 2010]

Old Quarter Bakery in Jerusalem http://www.travel-i...photo-israel68.html
So the idea is "baked" but you get the picture of your pastery. (Thanks Google!) [pashute, Jul 01 2010]

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       ...and in some cases, the child without.
hippo, Nov 13 2001

       I was just thinking of something like this. A trainer bakery, where people could post ideas without the pressure to be original, practical and suchlike. People with incomplete or second-rate ideas could go there and discuss them without being torn to pieces. There would be a ban on sarcasm, flamage and newbie-assaulting. Meanwhile us grown-ups could continue being rude, sarcastic and destructive.   

       Or do you just mean a place without the clown porn and lava lamp dildos?
pottedstu, Nov 13 2001

       I'm sorry but I'm going to have to fishbone. It's both patronising and a bigger target for trolls.   

       If the aim is to keep it safe for kids then you have to moderate it - carefully and heavily.   

       If it's to keep the kids out of halfbakery by giving the HB and adultcheck or some such then you're eliminating the chance of some brainy 12 year old masquerading as an adult (as in «Ender's Game»). That truly would be a shame.
st3f, Nov 13 2001

       [admin: If you have forgotten your password, send e-mail to <bakesperson@halfbakery.com> and ask for help.]
jutta, Nov 13 2001

       I'm glad *I* didn't post it now. I guess we all dream of an arcadian childhood paradise where we can run free without nasty people jumping on our heads and shouting "baked" or "loser", but that pretty much describes most childhoods also (apart from the people shouting "baked", unless you were a chimneysweep or something).   

       I still don't think there's anything necessarily wrong with something for kids if they could still come here as well, but I'm not sure if they're better or worse off without the trenchant criticism of the adult halfbakery. I'm sure kittens could contribute as well, but they *would* need a separate site.
pottedstu, Nov 13 2001

       I agree with st3f to a large extent. I don't really see why kids, or anyone else for that matter, should be excluded. One of the great things about the internet is that you can say whatever you like and nobody can make any pre-judgements based on your age or appearance or whatever. They just have to take your words at face value and react accordingly and if, in the process, you discover that you really *are* a bit of a thicky or that you don't fit in then what the hell, you can just log in on some other website for a bit. It's a tremendously liberating and, mainly, consequence-free environment and although there are certainly areas of the net where you wouldn't want kids to visit, I can't see the halfbakery as falling into that category.
DrBob, Nov 13 2001

       DrBob - [[there are certainly areas of the net where you wouldn't want kids to visit, I can't see the halfbakery as falling into that category.]] - I agree - apart from explaining what a 'lava lamp dildo' (mentioned earlier by pottedstu) is, to a child.
arora, Nov 13 2001

       Perhaps someone could explain it to me too.
DrBob, Nov 14 2001

       Maybe it should be "Prebakery" for kids, as in pre-school.   

       Give them a chance to come up to half speed.
bobzaguy, Nov 15 2001

       A bakery training program. Presented with a series of ideas, candidates should be able to reply "baked", "WIBNI", "rant", "redundant" without hesitation.
pottedstu, Nov 15 2001

       Ah, now that's something I could vote for, pottedstu. A 1/2bakery aptitude test. Nothing compulsory but just an item on the help menu done as a multiple choice quiz for entertainment value (most of the definitions for things like that are on the help page anyway so there'd be no excuse for failing).
DrBob, Nov 15 2001

       I'd vote for that... I tried a link tonight but I don't really know how to do that. If us "newbies" fail the test can we have a symbol next to our names to denote that we are only learning? Maybe a bag of flour .
arora, Nov 17 2001, last modified Nov 18 2001

       Just fishing around in here and found this. Please note that this idea post-dates my initiation here.

Or are you suggesting that I need to relocate?
quarterbaker, Dec 20 2001

       [st3f] your dreams have come true! oooooooooooeeeeeeooooooooooooo
ninjafishcake, May 29 2003

       Well it's been a while since anyone annotated here but I would just like to say I love this idea! But still I am against it. I welcome kids at the halfbakery. There's nothing they don't already know, nothing to shock them, I assure you.   

       Come on kids, post your thoughts here!
zeno, Aug 24 2005

       How old is kids? I'm 14 and I've been posting since I was 13. I'm sure that there are more younger than me.
dbmag9, Jan 29 2006

       Gizmo, Sorry, I was referring to pottedstu, because your summary was so short, I missed the details by 3/4!   

       >of something like this. A trainer bakery, where people could post ideas without the pressure to be original...   

       And also the place for ideas you want to sell, without developing them.
pashute, Jul 01 2010


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