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Specifically, why is it that there are 2 users older than 90:

svec is 110

Ed is 257

This seems to violate the warning that is given if you try to put in a birthdate that would make you over ~90

Oops! There was a problem updating your profile:
Birthday must be after 1920/01/01

PS: svec has aged extremely well:

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There can be only one! –  gnostradamus Sep 5 '10 at 4:34
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svec has overflowed. –  Kobi Sep 5 '10 at 4:36
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svec used an old picture of when he was 90 years old. That is why it seems he has aged extremely well. ;-) –  kiamlaluno Sep 5 '10 at 5:15
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At least Richard Wilkins III created a new profile every 60 years or so. –  detly Sep 5 '10 at 5:46
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I think it's a time lord thing. –  unrelativity Sep 5 '10 at 7:16
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Related: Why are so many user ages “89”? –  Arjan Sep 5 '10 at 8:44
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+1 for the question title –  Pëkka Sep 5 '10 at 15:45
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Hey now, the undead are people too. +1 @Peter, welcome to 3k! –  Pops Oct 2 '10 at 15:47
    
@Popular - Thanks ;) –  Peter Ajtai Oct 2 '10 at 22:39

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They are user numbers 103 and 522, joining SO over 2 years ago when it was still in beta and probably didn't have all the checks and balances in place.

It is otherwise a side-effect of awarding prizes to people disclosing personal information that they don't want to reveal. That Autobiographer badge probably only really accomplished getting less accurate info.

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What, you don't believe that I'm only 9 years old? –  Ether Sep 6 '10 at 6:11
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@Ether - Nope. A 9 year old would never ever say "I'm only 9"... they would only say "I'm already 9" ;) –  Peter Ajtai Sep 6 '10 at 20:40
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@Peter, the nine year olds I know would say "but I'm nearly ten..." –  David Thomas Oct 2 '10 at 14:57
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@Ether, I believe you. The feline years/human years conversion always baffled me, but you seem like a trustworthy cat. –  Pops Oct 10 '11 at 20:51

Personally i think anybody aged up to int.Max should be allowed without discrimination.

The site also attracts young'uns, including some aged 10 or under. When my parents won't let me go down to the mall to hang out with all the hot girls i get on here and answer questions instead.

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Hopefully no work-related questions from you! –  Andrew Grimm Sep 5 '10 at 8:16
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Sure, but young people shouldn't be banned. I started using SO when I was 11... –  Maxim Zaslavsky Sep 5 '10 at 8:22
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@Andrew - don't worry, i am older than that, but i firmly believe that age is a state of mind... Age shouldn't matter on a site like this, if you've got the rep and the badge flair then you must know what you are talking about. –  slugster Sep 5 '10 at 11:09
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I'm 2147483647 years old, going on -2147483648. –  Corey Oct 2 '10 at 22:55

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