I commented on a poorly asked question today.
From reading some of the askers other posts I realised they were in their early teens, but their profile didn't show their age.
I realised then that I would have been much more patient with a very young user than an adult.
Now, I can see why profile details would be hidden for a young user, but is that the case, or are the details just not filled in.
Also, now that I've thought of it a bit more . . .
Should it matter?
When prompting users to give more details so we can better answer the question, should we just assume they're adults?
Or should we try to show everyone the same patience we would a child, even though you strongly suspect it's a time-wasting-grown-assed adult.?