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Ever since the profile redo, the age was shown in the network profile, but not in the per-site profiles. So if someone wanted to see the age, they had to go to the network profile. However.. It's vanished! The field is still there in the profile editing, however. It doesn't appear as if this was implemented: Isn't it time to remove the age from network profile?

So... Where is it?

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  • Hmmm a change to se.com was just pushed out earlier today. Maybe we finally removed it.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 20:34

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That was an oversight - we removed Age from Profiles ages ago, but still had the code in. When looking at removing the code completely, I saw that SE.com still uses it, and we removed it there as well now.

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  • So the only way to see age is to go to Area 51 now?
    – Mithical
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 21:05
  • Age really should not matter, so it's a good thing. @Mithrandir. Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 21:06
  • @ShadowWizard - yah, but if you're removing it, might as well remove it everywhere.
    – Mithical
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 21:07
  • @Mithrandir Area 51 is.. different. But feel free to start a new feature request asking to remove it there. :) Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 21:10
  • Removed it from Area 51 as well, good catch. It is still in the SE Data Dump because people use those for larger scale data analysis. Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 0:17
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    Is this now also removed from the database itself, as result of GDPR? It broke SEDE... Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 8:24
  • @ShadowWizard define "broke SEDE"? what exactly are you seeing? but: yes, gone Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 11:24
  • @MarcGravell all existing queries that contains the age column now throw error, and there are thousands of those, many linked around in many places. Why not just clear the data and leave it blank? Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 11:27
  • @ShadowWizard There are also many queries that filter and group by this. I opted to not silently break these. Since SEDE is also the source of the data dump, we also don't want a forever null column propagating there. There's also having to explain "well...it's there but..." every so often. Given that users are able to fix the queries on their own, I'm okay with this decision. Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 12:03
  • @NickCraver thanks, can you please also post it as answer here? Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 12:30
  • Also curious about "chain of pings" here... has Michael pinged Marc to come and take a look, then Marc called Nick? :) Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 12:32
  • I just happened to see it in our chat. I look through about 34 info feeds for items each Monday morning. Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 15:29

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