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For the age policy of Stack Exchange (a minimum of 16 in the European Union, 13 worldwide).

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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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SEDE doesn't age well (aka don't let users input their Birthday on SEDE and stop showing their age)

Stack Exchange has removed anything related to age from their live database recently, following the GDPR, in the database level, including in the tables used by SEDE. However, SEDE itself still let ...
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What is the minimum age at which you could work for StackOverflow?

Just asking for a friend who's two years younger than I am.
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Misleading note on profile editing page

According to this post, age is no longer publicly visible (except for the Stack Exchange Data Explorer and Data Dump). What about the indicative text?
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What do I do when a user states “I am 12”?

I came across a question, which lead me to a user profile1. One thing stood out like a sore thumb: I'm an .. and 12 year old boy I immediately flagged the account via the "contact us" link, as the ...
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Isn't it time to remove the age from network profile? [duplicate]

Since the big profile makeover about two years ago, age is no longer displayed on user profiles. However, it's still visible in the network profile: I can't see any point leaving it there when ...
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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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Would it be possible to setup SE sites specifically designed for children, what do you think?

Yesterday my daughter watched me acting on my favorite SE site. She essentially said: "Hey, that's cool. Can you recommend me a me a site there, where I could go to with my bunch of questions I ...
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Are 95-year-olds not allowed to use SE? [duplicate]

I tried setting my birthday to an old age to see if it would work, but I was stopped by a message that said "Birthday must be after 1920/01/01". According to this article, 1.9 million people in the U....
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Age differences

I realize that Stack Exchange sites accommodate a variety of people, whether they are professional or enthusiast contributors, whether they are 13 or >60. But does SE have encouragement strategies ...
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Are moderators required to report users younger than 13?

Users younger than 13 are deleted immediately once SE is informed about the case. The reason for this is COPPA, the US law intended to protect children online. The guidelines as far as I understand ...
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Birthdate field in bio does not allow older than 94 years? [duplicate]

I notice that entering an old date in the "birthdate" field returns the error "Date must be later than 1920/01/01" which is actually not true, because you can enter a date of 1920/01/01. Also, are ...
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How should Ask Ubuntu handle old questions and answers? [closed]

Ask Ubuntu will be 4 this year and as we toddle off into the future, we leave a trail of posts behind us. Some are historically excellent, some were never that good and never got answered, and some ...
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'Age' field in data explorer is inconsistent with main site [closed]

This appears to be a re-occurrence (or it never was fixed) of this bug: Age calculations are wrong in the data dump export Basically, when running a Data.SE query, the age field seems to be always ...
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Age not updating on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I am having a similar issue reported in this question: Age not updating on profile. I had a birthday several months ago, but my Stack Overflow profile still says the younger age. This seems to be a ...
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Child friendly zones to maximise the pedagogical potential of Stack Exchange sites

Whilst helping my daughter out with an English Language challenge, the power of social networks to educate, through the proxy of Dad became apparent. It occurred to me to question: How can we make ...
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User inactivity due to… well, death. Profile info (Age) keeps adding years [closed]

My question, I guess, is not that common. I am not even sure it is a question. Anyway, here what pushed me towards asking this... Last year, I was constantly bumping into one user w/ name David. He ...
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Should the age of the asker temper our answers?

I commented on a poorly asked question today. From reading some of the askers other posts I realised they were in their early teens, but their profile didn't show their age. I realised then that I ...
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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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Minimum age for SO Meetups

I've been asked by a user who wishes to remain anonymous what the minimum age for attending today's meetups is.
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Bug in age on Stack Exchange profile?

My age is correctly reported on my SO profile but on my main Stack Exchange profile page I appear to have aged somewhat. (Or perhaps it's a homage to Douglas Adams.) Anyone else suffering from this, ...
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How come somebody's 257 years old? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: It's nice to know that Stack Overflow also attracts the older demographic https://stackoverflow.com/users/522 Need I say more?
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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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It's nice to know that Stack Overflow also attracts the older demographic

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 ...
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How do I use Stack Exchange if I'm under 13 years old?

I was just reading the Terms of Service, and noticed something: You must be at least 13 years old to access or use the Network or Services, including without limitation to complete a Stack Overflow ...
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Display a “Happy Birthday” message when a user logs in on their birthday

Today is my birthday. I was disappointed to see that when I logged on to SO I was not greeted with a "Happy Birthday" message. Can we display something (maybe through the notification bar?) when ...
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Age calculations are wrong in the data dump export

I'm still 29, and this shows correctly on StackOverflow and the rest of the "trilogy" because I entered my correct birth date. The data dump says I'm 30. I know this is happening to other users as ...
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Remove “age” field or remove requirement of “age” field for Autobiographer badge

I would like the Autobiographer badge, but I don't want to put my age on my profile. I think asking for your age is just a little too personal to have on a programming / IT / computer website. At ...