The thing is, nobody is suggesting that this is a perfect policy. But when you've had your fingers burnt 100 times out of 100, you stop shoving them in the toaster.
What he meant with that was...: OFPEC have allowed people under 18 to be MODs and stuff, either before the rule was made or after, but because the person seemed to be very mature...
it never works, therefor it is no way OFPEC will allow people under 18 to become a MOD. All you and others that always whine about this rule do, is use up space at OFPEC, use MODs time because they have to answer these kinds of questions and use your own time on something silly. You could might as well go watch a wall and see if it changes as time goes by. I've been here for over 3 years, and I've seen these kinds of topics a lot, and they all end the same way, MODs say no, you wonder why. Just do yourself a favour and accept it. This is the way it is, and this is the way it will be.