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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.
Jacques Marais's user avatar
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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): 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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77 votes
35 answers

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! Tired of ...
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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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718 votes
1 answer

What is the association bonus, and how does it work?

I was just awarded +100 reputation on all of my Stack Exchange accounts. What is this bonus for? It simply says "Association Bonus" on my reputation overview. Also: What privileges does the ...
67 votes
5 answers

Under age users - could they just be suspended until of age?

We had a user who as far as we can tell on, was deleted on for being underage, and so all their accounts were removed. They were an incredibly useful user on Travel, and if they ...
Mark Mayo's user avatar
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49 votes
3 answers

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 ...
Brent Ozar's user avatar
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-92 votes
6 answers

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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9 votes
6 answers

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 ...
Brian Campbell's user avatar
29 votes
1 answer

What are our policies regarding underage users?

What are the age requirements for using the Stack Exchange network and what should moderators do if they encounter an underage user?
Cesar M's user avatar
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7 votes
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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 ...
Ethan Bierlein's user avatar
1861 votes
0 answers

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. Asking ...
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How do I better protect myself on Stack Exchange?

This is a FAQ proposal. Its aim is to advise and better protect users across the Stack Exchange network but especially to users who can be as young as 13. It is hoped that this guide will help users ...
Mari-Lou A Слава Україні's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer

Under age users - could they store their own data until of age?

Basically, I'm revisiting this question: Under age users - could they just be suspended until of age? Instead of immediately deleting an underage user's data, consider the following protocol: ...
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