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Aug 6, 2010 4:54 AM

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Why people hide their age in their profile?
 
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Aug 6, 2010 4:58 AM
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because they can
In reality,people can't run away from the outer appearance of age...
 
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Aug 6, 2010 4:59 AM

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It's not relevant. And deciding to not disclose it isn't hiding it.

Why do people want to publish personal details for the world to see?
 
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Aug 6, 2010 5:02 AM
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Why do people want to publish personal details for the world to see?

You are a female(maybe not or maybe yes).If I am not mistaken,last month I saw you didn't put your gender.
I wonder why.....
 
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Aug 6, 2010 5:02 AM
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Anyway,people can also just lie about their age in the profile...
 
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Aug 6, 2010 5:09 AM

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Some younger people do it because they don't want to be criticized, from what I have seen at least. I personally don't mind showing my age.
 
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Aug 6, 2010 5:11 AM

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MorningGlory said:
Asako said:

Why do people want to publish personal details for the world to see?

You are a female(maybe not or maybe yes).If I am not mistaken,last month I saw you didn't put your gender.
I wonder why.....


Gender isn't particularly important either. I put it back in because I took out a few others last time I edited my profile. Not like it matters, most people still refer to me as he or him anyway.
 
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Aug 6, 2010 5:19 AM

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I'm not here to make friends with anyone so that's why I'm not putting any personal info about me on my profile, which doesn't have to do with my likes and dislikes of anime and manga.
Signature? I ain't got no signature! I don't need no signature! I don't have to show you any stinkin' signature!
 
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Horo seems like a bad ass attitude character which makes me think that most guy would get hype on it.( maybe I am wrong)

Anyway, I think this Topic is too physiologically hard for me and this topic won't last long if there isn't any formal argument to be found.
 
Aug 6, 2010 5:34 AM
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Well because they have a right.They don't want to get stalk by anyone or something like that.They just do to run away form real life. Okay here a thing because I don't want to be mistaken for a pedo if I'm like talking to lil girl.Like Asako said gender not important.
 
Aug 6, 2010 5:40 AM
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Then I guess any personal information is not important anyway.then why bother putting on it?
It is like those people worshiping to God,if they know their wish only grant them fifty-fifty chance compare to an non-worshipper which is also granted fifty-fifty chance without worshiping.then why people still worshiping God??
 
Aug 6, 2010 5:42 AM

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Well, I believe there's nothing wrong with revealing your age. No one can stalk u for that.
 
Aug 6, 2010 5:43 AM

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MorningGlory said:
because they can
In reality,people can't run away from the outer appearance of age...
Except those women's ....lotions that make them look like 20 years younger.

Shadow_Puppet said:
Why people hide their age in their profile?
It's all optional. Not like someone said they have to. So it doesn't really count as "hiding" it.
 
Aug 6, 2010 5:46 AM
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Tachii said:
MorningGlory said:
because they can
In reality,people can't run away from the outer appearance of age...
Except those women's ....lotions that make them look like 20 years younger.
I don't think lotion will work on a 80years old grandpa.
( I guess you gonna say plastic surgery anyway....grosss )
 
Aug 6, 2010 5:50 AM

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Who cares? I mean, sure it may sometimes be helpful to know what age the person you're talking to is, but I don't really see a point in figuring that out. If they want to hide their age, then by all means, let them.
 
Aug 6, 2010 5:52 AM
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MorningGlory said:
Then I guess any personal information is not important anyway.then why bother putting on it?
It is like those people worshiping to God,if they know their wish only grant them fifty-fifty chance compare to an non-worshipper which is also granted fifty-fifty chance without worshiping.then why people still worshiping God??


ok now this is going off topic,we are talking about hiding age and you are talking about worshiping!?!?!?
 
Aug 6, 2010 5:57 AM

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MorningGlory said:
Tachii said:
MorningGlory said:
because they can
In reality,people can't run away from the outer appearance of age...
Except those women's ....lotions that make them look like 20 years younger.
I don't think lotion will work on a 80years old grandpa.
( I guess you gonna say plastic surgery anyway....grosss )
No, actually. But there are women in their 50s looking in their 30s. 30-40s in their prime of their youth. Etc.
 
Aug 6, 2010 5:58 AM
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Some younger people do it because they don't want to be criticized, from what I have seen at least. I personally don't mind showing my age.


This.

It can also go for people who are elder than most people. It depends whether that person is comfortable with showing their age, or maybe they just like keeping information about themselves to themselves. Personally I don't mind showing my age, I never will mind either.
 
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its just an example....you don't have to take that so serious/
i believe that this topic can relate into the religion ,or maybe i just think too much
 
Aug 6, 2010 6:16 AM
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Because they are age-shy? Umm...For real, I have no idea, oh some of them are stalkers that's why!
 
Aug 6, 2010 6:58 AM

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Why not? It's nobody's business what age a person is online.
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Aug 6, 2010 7:14 AM
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I put my age on my profile because I know that some users are curious about the people they are talking to. Others don't. People have different reasons for not wanting to show their age on the profile and you should respect that.
 
Aug 6, 2010 12:33 PM
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I'm not afriad of getting old, everyone does.

I normally don't lie on the internet unless I'm talking to someone who seems like a rapist.
 
Aug 7, 2010 10:19 PM
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I'm not afriad of getting old, everyone does.

I normally don't lie on the internet unless I'm talking to someone who seems like a rapist.


how does one seem like a rapist? thats the last thing i ever want to come across as online or in person hahahaha.

as for age its nice to get a heads up what level of maturity to expect from someone. I know not everyone acts their age whether it be older or younger, but its usually not too far off the mark. Other than that it doesn't really matter.
 
Aug 7, 2010 10:20 PM
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Because I dont take seriously.
Although I only get surprised
 
Aug 7, 2010 10:23 PM

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...Do you have any idea how creepy people can get on the internet when they find out you're 18? Seriously? The second you're considered legal, it's like free game for creepers (And I get to look forward to that in 2 days... Whoo...)

Either way, does it really matter?
 
Aug 7, 2010 10:26 PM

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no one needs to know how old I am. If they needed it I would give it out but otherwise there is no point. I know how old I am so I shouldn't matter.

Ah, that makes me sound super old. >.<

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Aug 7, 2010 10:31 PM

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I find it as unnecessary information, really.
I just put things like that up for anyone interested in knowing who they're talking to. Though, despite my gender being up, people still refer to me as he/him :P.
So I guess its the fact that information like that is often overlooked by most people, so it wouldn't matter if it was in the open or not.
 
Aug 7, 2010 11:29 PM

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Yeah. I think more people should put their age info in their profiles, along with their physical addresses, pictures, and phone numbers. :333333333333333
 
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Yeah. I think more people should put their age info in their profiles, along with their physical addresses, pictures, and phone numbers. :333333333333333


along with pin number and...
 
Aug 7, 2010 11:35 PM

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RoyalStranger said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
Yeah. I think more people should put their age info in their profiles, along with their physical addresses, pictures, and phone numbers. :333333333333333


along with pin number and...


People don't want phone numbers anymore. It's all about the Facebook links these days.

On Topic: Adding your age is up to the individual. Doesn't matter if they do or don't have it.
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Ha ha, Internet is sure funny thing full of funny people :D
 
Aug 8, 2010 3:47 AM

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I have no particular reason for not specifying my age, just didn't feel like doing so. I did on other websites/forums and never had a problem with it.


Kipcha said:
...Do you have any idea how creepy people can get on the internet when they find out you're 18? Seriously? The second you're considered legal, it's like free game for creepers (And I get to look forward to that in 2 days... Whoo...)

I don't get this and the stalking thing, are there really stalkers here on MAL ?
 
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Heika said:
I have no particular reason for not specifying my age, just didn't feel like doing so. I did on other websites/forums and never had a problem with it.


Kipcha said:
...Do you have any idea how creepy people can get on the internet when they find out you're 18? Seriously? The second you're considered legal, it's like free game for creepers (And I get to look forward to that in 2 days... Whoo...)

I don't get this and the stalking thing, are there really stalkers here on MAL ?



I'm stalking your profile right now -.-
 
Aug 15, 2010 5:48 AM

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Because they are like Batman. The one who hides his face. Which means they don't want their identity to be revealed. But who cares, it's just age.
 
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Umm... Child Molesters? JK Because they can?
 
Aug 15, 2010 9:46 AM

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Hmm just noticed I'm hiding my birth year by default. I guess I never really stopped to think about it. It does not bug me if people know that I'm 22 years old. I guess because all people can do when they look at your profile is judge what they see. Having my age up there just gives them another reason to judge. Still, I care not.I will put my birth year up there now....

Kipcha said:
...Do you have any idea how creepy people can get on the internet when they find out you're 18? Seriously? The second you're considered legal, it's like free game for creepers (And I get to look forward to that in 2 days... Whoo...)


Oh and ^ is pretty true. I have been on a lot of forums and people tend to change when they realize that you are not a 15 year old girl....
 
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RoyalStranger said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
Yeah. I think more people should put their age info in their profiles, along with their physical addresses, pictures, and phone numbers. :333333333333333


along with pin number and...
pictures of themselves.
 
Aug 15, 2010 10:01 AM

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Because I'm me and my age doesn't matter here.
 
Aug 15, 2010 10:15 AM

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This is internet, what matters is your mental age. And that's not something you can hide while being active on the forums. I put my age everywhere because I just don't give a damn about it, and it's less trouble than answering directly to people who might want to know.
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Aug 15, 2010 10:20 AM
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It shouldn't matter. Age is just a number, we're all just here because we love anime :3
But sometimes it's kind of creepy to think that you might be talking to someone much older than yourself, so it's nice to know the age of the person you're talking to ^^'
 
Aug 15, 2010 10:49 AM

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It kind of works to the opposite effect. Rather than think they wouldn't be taken seriously by posting their age, not posting it showcases to me that you're either ignorant to the internet and the way things work, or you are a little irrational towards your use of "privacy."
 
Aug 15, 2010 11:55 AM

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Because they are obviously ashamed of it for whatever reason.
 
Aug 15, 2010 1:24 PM

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Shadow_Puppet said:
Why people hide their age in their profile?
to make themselves feel better...
what else?
 
Aug 15, 2010 3:43 PM
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Shadow_Puppet said:
Why people hide their age in their profile?
to make themselves feel better...
what else?


you're too old go away. :p
 
Aug 15, 2010 3:45 PM

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Maybe for the same reason that most people hide their gender or location.
I don't, cause I don't see what the big deal is about people knowing that.
 
Aug 15, 2010 3:46 PM

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why would you be embarassed about your age?

unless your freakin 80+ or something lmao
 
Aug 15, 2010 3:52 PM
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The only reason I find it useful, is so I can know how mature someone is. I have a foul mouth by nature. If I know I'm talking to a younger person, I'll hold back on how I talk. I don't speak to a 12 year old the same way I do a 40 year old. Overall, I really don't care if they show their age or not. None of my business.
 
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The only reason I find it useful, is so I can know how mature someone is. I have a foul mouth by nature. If I know I'm talking to a younger person, I'll hold back on how I talk. I don't speak to a 12 year old the same way I do a 40 year old. Overall, I really don't care if they show their age or not. None of my business.

But lets say someone has their age set as 20. How do you know that person is really 20, and not 10 or something?
 
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