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Author Topic: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing  (Read 3327 times)

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Offline Jeffreyj

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Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« on: June 29, 2006, 05:01:18 AM »
I noticed that most people don't put there age or location on their profile. I think the reason for this may be that when you go to put in that info, you are asked to put in your birthday. I don't think many of us would want to that for security and fraud reasons. However, if it simply asked for you age, maybe more of us would put it in there(?) Just a thought. When I post a response, I feel that if I knew the age/location of the person would be most helpful. My response would be different if I knew the person is 18 vs. say, 40. Just a thought.
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Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2006, 07:23:37 AM »
That's fine if you want to stay 40 forever.  The birthday is used to track truthfully someones age, I guess. 

Jeffry, I notice that you don't practice what you preach. 

The thing that irks me is when people put other peoples pictures as their avatar.

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2006, 09:58:36 AM »
Guess I really never noticed that but I don't care about sharing my age,it's just another fact of life.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2006, 10:13:59 AM »
kc: based on what jeffrey wrote about fraud/security, .......drum roll please.....he's probably apprehensive

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Offline ademas

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006, 11:23:21 AM »
I work part-time for a credit union, and that's exactly why I don't post my birthdate online.
There's only a handful of qualifiers we use to confirm a person's identity over the phone, and birthdate is one of them.
And I must come clean about my avatar.  It's not me.
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Offline Terry

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006, 11:48:35 AM »
With my having grown up in the Dont trust anyone over thirty generation. I could care less about anyone's age. Im not here in this forum to get laid (at least not today) Im here for the information and the camaraderie with persons from all walks of life and from all over the world who share the same situation in health and living with HIV/AIDS matters as I do.

I guess I could say from Jaser (the youngest) to myself and a few other of the way over forty crowd.

What Id really like to know is what happens to Gay people after they reach forty that seems to make them so undesirable? It didnt happen to me. I still have to beat them off with a stick. Or is it that I chase them with a stick? HeHeHe! Senior moment!  ;D

Terry

Offline PDXRon31

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006, 12:05:49 PM »
I'm 31 from Portland, Oregon. So what's it to ya???  ;D
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006, 12:17:01 PM »



........"or is that I chase them with a stick?" So that's what they are calling walkers these days. Am I senile? Didn't we just go through the "how old are you" thread a couple of weeks ago? Do you have to keep reminding how old I am? God damnit you kids get off my lawn!

Methusala >:(

Offline MoltenStorm

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2006, 01:52:58 PM »
My theory is through my observation of gay men, most of them tend to put an emphasis on youth = beauty = desirable. Apparently, once youth goes, the other two go as well. I've personally never subscribed to that method of thinking, but I've noticed it.

side note: I was shocked yesterday when I saw how old Jaser is. I thought, "Oh my god. That's got to be REALLY hard."

Back to Birthday Posting:

My opinion is that there are other more important numbers that you're not being asked to put in your profile. The birthday really isn't going to hurt.
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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2006, 02:48:41 PM »
If they put AGE in the profile info I predict a large # of 69 year olds.
I know how people are.

Lwood,
who stopped counting at 19, because he ran out of digits.
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Offline Cliff

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2006, 03:04:44 PM »
My theory is through my observation of gay men, most of them tend to put an emphasis on youth = beauty = desirable. Apparently, once youth goes, the other two go as well.
True for straight men too.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2006, 11:59:24 AM »
And I must come clean about my avatar.  It's not me.

 :D  :D  LOL! THANK GOD!  :D  :D

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2006, 02:38:41 PM »
20 year old female, northern Michigan.


 there you go!
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Offline Life

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2006, 06:05:16 PM »
Just as long as your write to me as if I were a five year old, works for me... :D

Offline allanq

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2006, 06:32:59 PM »
It would be nice if you could enter the month/day part of your birthdate separate from the year. People who want to reveal their age but not their actual date of birth could fill in just the year. People who wanted others to know when their birthday was, but not their age, could fill in just the month/day.
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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2006, 02:35:10 AM »
Allang...thanks you hit the nail on the head. That is the logical solution.Thanks , as always interesting input.
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Offline Ann

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2006, 06:15:21 AM »
Jeff,

The only reason the software asks for your birthdate is so it can be automatically updated. Nobody can see your birthdate, it is translated into your age. Not even us moderators can see your birthdate - so for all you nervous nellies out there... feel free to enter your birthdate in the knowledge that only your age will show in your profile.

And dats the troof. Pffft. :P

Ann
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Offline BB

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2006, 08:38:37 AM »
Hold everything for one minuet. Identity theft is very profitable and I bet any decent hacker could slip into the data base at aidsmeds and abscond with any info desired.

Some time ago we had a flurry of questions about personal info spread out over several posts. Many people caught on and made mention of this fact along with a warning to everyone who posts on this site. Now we are going to put sensitive info into a system, publicly displayed or not, that probably isn't as secure as on line banking.

Why take the risk?!

I would not mind putting out some vague info about myself or even some very specific info, like the most recent picture of me that I use as my avatar!  ;D  But, I really don't like someone keeping some very specific info about me on a web site that isn't secure, locked, hacker safe, whatever the term used. Most personal info is probably out there anyway, but why make things easier for some jerk hacker criminal!

Just say'en

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Offline Ann

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Re: Profile info/just a thought on the age thing
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2006, 08:50:55 AM »

Anybody want to steal my identity? They're quite welcome to my bills and the 1.50 I have in my bank account at the moment. :D

Seriously though, I don't have a clue about hacker issues, but I wouldn't think that an hiv website would be any hacker's first choice for lucrative pickings. After all, they want a payout for their efforts. I suppose for those of you who actually have bank balances worth nicking, maybe you should be more cautious.

Or am I being incredibly naive and financially flabbergasted?

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