[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Census

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 13:36:12 UTC 2008

You expect any different? Kids will be kids, and I highly doubt making them put
a birthday to make them at least 13 is any challenging task. Some websites
do the same for under 18 year olds, and I know that many 17 and 16 year olds
lie about that as well. Asking for age on the internet is about as
useless as asking
for someone's eye color. In this pseudo-anonymous environment, you can be


On Feb 12, 2008 5:51 AM, Nikola Smolenski <smolensk at eunet.yu> wrote:
> Deni Symonds wrote:
> > Don't ask don't tell? ;) I think we could say <13.5 or, we could ask for their birth date and if they are below that, save that information and ask no other questions.
> This entire discussion is centered around the fact that, if that is
> done, kids will lie about their age in order to answer questions, thus
> rendering the results unusable.
> I suggested that the questions are asked, but the results are not saved
> anywhere.
> >> Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:09:22 +0000
> >> From: thomas.dalton at gmail.com
> >> To: foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> >> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Wikimedia Census
> >>
> >> On 12/02/2008, David Goodman <dgoodmanny at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> sure it would meet it--it means we have no indication to indicate they
> >>> are under 13.
> >> I certainly wouldn't buy that, and I doubt anyone else would. If
> >> someone is 13 or under, there is a very good chance that they are, in
> >> fact, under 13.
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