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Minimum age on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I am a young person and I want to know what is the minimum age for Stack Overflow users, because if I type in my true age I don't want to be deleted or blocked from Stack Overflow due to my age.
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An age penalty is not fair [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Must be above 13 to use Stack Exchange sites? Why do I have to be 13 years old?! I'm a developer just as much as anyone else! Stack Overflow always calls it "A day in the ...
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My account is gone? Was it deleted? Why? [duplicate]

My account is (or at least was): https://math.stackexchange.com/users/169330 But now for some reason it is gone. All my old questions are still there but now they say "user(some weird number)" instead ...
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Choose your own swag - the craziest contest idea ever! What were we thinking?

Contest Has Ended Thanks to everyone for participating. I will be contacting those who participated for shipping details and item verification within the week. Keep a lookout for the email! ...
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Age limit is too strict [closed]

There is a restriction on setting your birthday: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: - Birthday must be after 1920/01/01 I realize the number of 90 year old users is small, but ...
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3answers
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Why have so many users given '1920' as the year of birth? [closed]

When I started data mining the StackOverflow database, I found a surprising number of users had set their birthday in a way that made them 89 years old. I blogged about it and gave a full list of ...
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6answers
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NSFW proposal on Area51 [closed]

See flags for deletion reason There is a proposal on Area 51 that definitely does NOT fit with the family-friendly nature of StackExchange, given the current level of integration (site footer, ...
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6answers
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Over eager downvotes and close votes [closed]

It seems that in the past year or two, the StackOverflow community has become too eager to downvote or vote to close a question that is not phrased perfectly at first. This tendency scares off a lot ...
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Are users under the age of 13 now allowed?

I was browsing Stack Overflow, and I came across this question, asked by a user claiming to be under the age of 13, in this case, 7 years old. As far as I know, children under the age of 13 are not ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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1answer
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Why do users in the European Union have to be at least 16 to participate in SE?

I noticed this new paragraph in the Terms of Service: If you are located within the European Union, you must be at least 16 years old to access or use the Network or Services, including without ...
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3answers
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How is age useful for Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange? [closed]

Last time I was asked for my age on the web was when I created my email account. How is age helpful in user experience? Why is there an age section?
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2answers
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Kid's questions about programming

Should one direct an 11 year old to ask questions about programming on StackOverflow? Is there another site in the StackExchange network that is better suited?
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Is there a council of the elders? [duplicate]

When a question is put "on hold", I verified three or four times (when my answer was ready), most of the "close" voters seem to be rather older programmers. It's not that I'm interested, but I can see ...
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...