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All submissions become the property of Elder Wisdom Circle. Your name, e-mail address, and any personal or identifying information will not be shared with anyone outside the EWC. All users of the Elder Wisdom Circle are assured total anonymity. If your letter is selected for publication, it will appear under an alias and reference to identifying information such as location, places or names will be changed or removed. We honor "Do Not Publish" requests, just note the phrase at the start of your letter. The EWC will contact you only once with a reply to the specific request you have initiated, no other contact will occur. If you want to 'opt out' and have your request and all related data permanently deleted simply use the 'Contact Us' page and note 'Opt Out' in the comments field, your request will be processed within 24 hours and a confirmation sent via e-mail.
Need advice? Not sure where to turn? This is the place where people in their teens, 20s, 30s, and beyond connect with Cyber-Grandparents for confidential, personal, and compassionate guidance. Ask our Elders for advice and get a FREE and PERSONALIZED e-mail response.
The Elder Wisdom Circle responds to each and every request, but we are PROHIBITED from offering a few types of replies, please read the following:
A) ANY type of question that requires medical, tax, legal or investment opinion or advice of any nature is strictly against our non-profit charter and by-laws and cannot be answered.
B) Our Elders are primarily based in the US; we will not be able to answer letters that require a comprehensive understanding of foreign cultural norms, career or educational structures (outside the US).
C) Questions submitted with insufficient information or detail to allow a proper reply will not be answered.
D) Obscure questions that require specialized knowledge not likely held by the general American population cannot be replied to.
E) Requests to assist with homework, projects, business plans or similar tasks will not be entertained.
Requests submitted for prohibited letter topics will receive NO reply.
1) Click the link above, and then fill out and submit the advice request form. For the best possible response, be detailed when describing your request for advice.
2) Your letter will be matched with the most suitable Elder, or your letter will be sent to the Elder you chose. (Selecting a specific Elder is OPTIONAL and is not necessary to receive a reply.)
3) In a few days, a personal and private response will arrive in your e-mail inbox!
How do I request a response from my favorite Elder? You may request a specific Elder or Elder Group by entering their pen-name in the advice request form.
Can I make sure that my letter is not published? We value your privacy. To ensure that your letter is not published, just type Do Not Publish at the start of the letter. And for letters that we do publish, any personal, identifying information is removed.
When will I get a response? Once your request is received, it will be answered as soon as possible - generally within a few days - but response times can vary depending on volume.
Why haven't I gotten a response yet? The Circle replies to EVERY valid request, but response times can vary depending on the volume of requests. We appreciate your patience. You may also wish to check your Spam/Junk folder in case our reply landed there by mistake. If you submitted a question for a prohibited topic (see above) you will not receive a reply.
Note that requesting a specific Elder or Elder Group may delay the response; however, if your preferred Elder is not available for several days, an alternate Elder will be asked to reply.
I need A LOT of advice!...How may questions can I ask? You may ask as many questions as you like! However, to ensure a timely response for all of our advice seekers, we ask that you submit one question at a time; please wait for a reply from your first question before submitting another.
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