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frogpond
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Are we supposed to change our age in our profile as we add on the years, or does is Snopes mainly concerned that we have the correct age for when we first signed up?

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Canuckistan
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AFAIK, it's supposed to reflect your current age, not the age when you signed up.

You can only be 19 for so long. [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Canuckistan:

You can only be 19 for so long. [Razz]

Speak for yourself...lol

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frogpond
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According to a previous boss, you stop adding years at 30 . . .

I'm asking because of my tendency towards forgetfulness - I once drove around with an expired license for 5 months. I mostly wanted to know if it's a profile locking offense - of course if your profile is locked I guess you do stay at that age forever!

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I have a birthday coming up in a few weeks, I'll check to see if it automatically updates, though I'm betting it doesn't.

Also, the feature that converts dog years to human years is broken.

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It doesn't update automatically. My understanding is that you're supposed to change it every year.

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I'm pretty sure mine updated automatically. At least, I don't remember changing it.

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Mistletoey Chloe
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Well, when I posted about my "friend" who was turning 40, snopes helpfully updated my profile age for me. So there is precedent...

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robbiev - singin' off key
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quote:
Originally posted by Canuckistan:
AFAIK, it's supposed to reflect your current age, not the age when you signed up.

You can only be 19 for so long. [Razz]

But you can be 29 forever!

Robbiev -29 for the 9th time- 427

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I'm pretty sure I had to update mine myself.

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1) The Age field doesn't automatically update.

(I'll occasionally update a profile manually if I notice that the birth date and age fields don't correspond, but that doesn't happen very often.)

2) It would be nice if you all kept your age fields up-to-date, but as long as you entered your real age at the time you registered, you're not going to suffer any penalty if you don't update it every year. I realize that a lot of members fill out their profile information when they register and then never look at (or edit) their profiles again.

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ILS
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I enjoyed the woman who was celebrating the 6th aniversery of her 29th birthday.
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quote:
Originally posted by frogpond:
According to a previous boss, you stop adding years at 30 . . .

I'm asking because of my tendency towards forgetfulness - I once drove around with an expired license for 5 months. I mostly wanted to know if it's a profile locking offense - of course if your profile is locked I guess you do stay at that age forever!

5 months? Bah. My dad's record is 4 years on an expired license, and 2 on expired plates.

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quote:
Originally posted by Casey, playing Let's Bake a Squeal:
quote:
Originally posted by frogpond:
According to a previous boss, you stop adding years at 30 . . .

I'm asking because of my tendency towards forgetfulness - I once drove around with an expired license for 5 months. I mostly wanted to know if it's a profile locking offense - of course if your profile is locked I guess you do stay at that age forever!

5 months? Bah. My dad's record is 4 years on an expired license, and 2 on expired plates.
I had an aunt who never had a license yet she drove a car from the day she turned 16 until she died in her late 40s (death was not car related).

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My sister celebrated the 15th aniversery of her 39th birthday this year.
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Canuckistan
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quote:
Originally posted by robbiev427:
But you can be 29 forever!

Yes! That's a relief! I'll never age again.

(What? I am 29. Really.)

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Ieuan ab Arthur
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Hi All:

I'm glad this thread reminded me about the age field in my profile. I just updated it in recognition of the 17th anniversary of my 29th birthday last week.

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "Immature forever" ab Arthur

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NickFun
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Accirding to my profile I am a ripe 124.

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bthyb
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But I really am 29, and everybody is going to think I'm lying and that I'm older!

No fair.

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My boyfriend's 29...his 30th birthday is next Saturday. I'm still wondering if he's going to admit to being 30, since he's been dreading this day for years.

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Canuckistan
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quote:
Originally posted by bthyb:
But I really am 29, and everybody is going to think I'm lying and that I'm older!

No fair.

If it makes you feel better, I know your pain.

This is the only year I'll be 29. And be telling the truth about it.

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quote:
Originally posted by NickFun:
Accirding to my profile I am a ripe 124.

It's fine with me. But every now and again one of these profile gags ends up as a new thread in the technical forum: "Why's my account locked?!!!1111!!!11???"
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I went and looked at mine and its 5 months late, not that I wanted to stay 26 mind you.

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Ironically, I get upset when my sister hits the milestones. She's 4 years older. By the time they come around for me I've some to terms with it.

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quote:
Originally posted by ILS:
I enjoyed the woman who was celebrating the 6th aniversery of her 29th birthday.

Ahh. But did she enjoy you?

Pogue

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I've just checked my profile and my current age is correct. I don't remember updating it manually, but perhaps I did. When you get to my age you begin to forget things, often in the middle of

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Astra
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I can't recall manually updating my age, but it always seems to be correct. I also entered my birthdate - perhaps having that optional field filled in allows for the autoupdating?

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