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post May 23 2017, 04:26 PM
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Guess it makes sense for me to post such a topic kink.gif and it's been almost 6 months since my last thread with a cringey innuendo so magic.gif



As usual I don't get why things seem to trend, especially in this technology age, literally all it does is spin and people only seem to get them because they are popular laugh.gif I'm more on the "don't have an opinion" option but I don't like that people get them because they are popular (sheep, baa) and businesses rake in several times the profit they are really worth. BUT I like how it's not technology and kids are actually entertaining themselves without a screen happy.gif
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post May 23 2017, 04:31 PM
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f***ing ridiculous trend imo, they're for autistic or ADHD children to aid their concentration. But they're getting banned in schools because stupid spoiled children have to have the latest cool thing and take them to school and disrupt with them rolleyes.gif
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post May 23 2017, 04:35 PM
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Don't really care to be honest, I only see them when around 6-8 year olds so it really doesn't affect me

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post May 23 2017, 05:18 PM
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Half the kids messing with them aren't autistic and are actually being distracted by them. I can't see how it would help someone concentrate.
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post May 23 2017, 05:24 PM
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I think it's a shame that kids who actually need these to help them focus or relax because like Liam said, the suffer from the likes of autism, adhd, anxiety etc are getting them confiscated because kids who don't really need them are using them irresponsibility. The quicker this trend dies the better, for the sake of those that do feel they need them.
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post May 23 2017, 05:24 PM
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Not here for this trend at all, I think it is rather inconsiderate that people are jumping on this trend. My bloody 15 year old cousin posts regular snapchats asking for people to do tricks and stuff with them which is ridiculous
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post May 23 2017, 05:38 PM
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I haven't really noticed it and it hasn't bothered me, so I'll go with "at least they're not Minions".
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post May 23 2017, 05:46 PM
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i'm in two minds about these! when i first started seeing them kick off i nearly got one myself, when i get anxious or sometimes if i'm even just sitting mindlessly i find myself scratching and picking my arms which has led to a bit of scarring, so i'm thinking something like this could be quite beneficial, but i hate how they'd become this fad now, completely taking away any true meaning like liam has already pointed out
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post May 23 2017, 05:54 PM
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I don't get the fascination. I understand and appreciate the purpose of them existing for kids with autism or ADHD, but to people who don't have these conditions, what is it about these fidget spinners that are so appealing that you'd actually go out of your way to buy one? I mean, if people want to waste their money then that's their business, I can't say I particularly care that much, but it's just mind-boggling that these things are such a craze.
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post May 23 2017, 05:57 PM
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Never heard of these in 'real life', only from people on YouTube making fun of the trend. As I've had no experience with it I'm gonna choose 'no opinion' but if I was still at school and everyone was playing with them in class I'd find that v annoying.
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post May 23 2017, 06:06 PM
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Yeah, the kids at my college I've seen with these seem to just be getting more distracted with them, even explaining to the teacher some of the tricks you can do with them!
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post May 23 2017, 06:23 PM
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I honestly haven't seen anyone over the age of 10 with one of these laugh.gif
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post May 23 2017, 06:31 PM
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I do own one HOWEVER the only reason I bought it was because it genuinely does help me with panic attacks and anxiety in public, but it's stupid otherwise - basically the loom bands of 2017 rolleyes.gif
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post May 23 2017, 06:40 PM
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One of my best friends in secondary school had ADHD and often used things like this or colourful blocks you could twist to calm herself down. They were very useful to her, so I hope this 'fad' dies down soon, or at least moves to the playground rather than in classrooms so people who genuinely need them don't get them confiscated.
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post May 23 2017, 07:02 PM
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It's classic 'but I want one!'

Kids don't understand that some kids need these to help them. They cannot understand the difference and assume it's 'unfair' if they can't have the same thing. And of course some parents will buy them anything for an easy life.
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QUOTE(PeteFromLeeds @ May 23 2017, 07:23 PM) *
I honestly haven't seen anyone over the age of 10 with one of these laugh.gif
My mum is 51 and has one kink.gif
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post May 23 2017, 08:04 PM
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Is it trending to the same degree that the rubix cube did in the 80's?

It gives the thought of it being like an object that I saw in a film called Inception some years ago.



I think they call it a totem?
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Not interested in them at all, lame trend.
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QUOTE(awardinary @ May 23 2017, 09:04 PM) *
Is it trending to the same degree that the rubix cube did in the 80's?

It gives the thought of it being like an object that I saw in a film called Inception some years ago.



I think they call it a totem?
Possibly hard to say, what with the help of the internet to get them more viral.

Also Rubix >>>>> (even tho I never had the patience for them, vague memory of swapping the stickers many years ago rotf.gif )
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post May 27 2017, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE(T Boy in Weeyals @ May 23 2017, 06:18 PM) *
Half the kids messing with them aren't autistic and are actually being distracted by them. I can't see how it would help someone concentrate.


Made this point to my class and they largely agreed which led to me BLANKET BANNING THEM. Fiddle toys can help concentrate, these just distract and focus the eyes and brain elsewhere.
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