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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! Sep 5, 2010 at 4:34
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    svec has overflowed.
    – Kobi
    Sep 5, 2010 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. ;-)
    – apaderno
    Sep 5, 2010 at 5:15
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    At least Richard Wilkins III created a new profile every 60 years or so.
    – detly
    Sep 5, 2010 at 5:46
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    I think it's a time lord thing. Sep 5, 2010 at 7:16
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    Related: Why are so many user ages “89”?
    – Arjan
    Sep 5, 2010 at 8:44
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    +1 for the question title
    – Pekka
    Sep 5, 2010 at 15:45
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    Hey now, the undead are people too. +1 @Peter, welcome to 3k!
    – Pops
    Oct 2, 2010 at 15:47

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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, 2010 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" ;) Sep 6, 2010 at 20:40
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    @Peter, the nine year olds I know would say "but I'm nearly ten..." Oct 2, 2010 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, 2011 at 20:51
  • @DavidThomas all the pre-18 kids say their age trying to round up (almost 18, 17 and a half etc), and everyone else is that age right up to the minute of the time they're actually born.
    – Nelson
    Sep 11, 2015 at 16:13
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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! Sep 5, 2010 at 8:16
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    Sure, but young people shouldn't be banned. I started using SO when I was 11... Sep 5, 2010 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, 2010 at 11:09
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    I'm 2147483647 years old, going on -2147483648.
    – Corey
    Oct 2, 2010 at 22:55

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