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How old are you?

by taha syed / March 2, 2006 11:06 AM PST

Hey guys!
I wanted to find out about people who listen to BOL, so I thought this would be a good way to do that. We can find out who the youngest and oldest BOLers are. There aren't any prizes, just for fun (unless anyone wants to give out a t-shirt, you know who I'm talking to).
Well, I'm 14, so beat that!! (actually DON'T) Wink

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(NT) (NT) 20
by AndyInTN / March 2, 2006 11:27 AM PST
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Not a great question in forums...
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / March 2, 2006 11:48 AM PST
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I know you probably meant well, but asking the age of forum participants could be a prelude to nefarious activity. Let's just keep it on tech talk.

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I don't mind sharing my age ...
by barret55 / March 2, 2006 1:54 PM PST

... which is 32, as of Monday. Guess TMV didn't get my memo to say happy birthday to me on their show .. Guess I'll have to be more creative next year .. Happy


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I think the concern is for underage.
by MacHugger / March 2, 2006 3:53 PM PST

Especially in light of the recent media smear of I think this is a rather safe haven on the internet for such things but I understand Tom and CNET's concern.

-Kevin S.

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by taha syed / March 3, 2006 11:45 AM PST

sorry about that tom, but i dont see how dangerous ages are. sfter all you say people's name all the time in the podcast from the forums/flickr or frapr. so sorry, wont happen again.

p.s Cool, I won!! Happy

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No worries
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / March 4, 2006 1:47 PM PST
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We try never to say a person's last name on the show unless they've already said it themselves in a call.

Having someone ask for ages is harmless 95% of the time, but even if the original question is harmless, it can lead to someone not harmless coming across it and starting something harmful. So I'm just being extra careful.

And as you say, it's a message board, so who's to say you're telling the truth anyway?

I'm a 23-year-old Basque female myself.

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I knew it!
by rosscbrown / March 4, 2006 11:31 PM PST
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"I'm a 23-year-old Basque female myself.! - I knew it!

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I'm not worried!
by rewerb / March 2, 2006 9:58 PM PST
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I'm not worried, but want to make it fun (Sexual Predators can't do easy easy easy algebra). My age is "X"


If you can't figure that out in say, ten seconds without paper, then you are officially a sexual predator.

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by rosscbrown / March 3, 2006 12:12 AM PST
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I better g turn myself in Sad i cant do math - thats why I'm taking philosophy at school instead.

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by Veronica Belmont-20381073359499778927797251280312 / March 5, 2006 4:14 AM PST
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omg i just laughed out loud.

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old enough
by bozeman / March 2, 2006 10:21 PM PST
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old enough to remember things like Peter Frampton, bell bottoms, and when typewriters were how you got homework done, computers were something that took up a floor.

But I think Tom is right, it boggles my mind how the new generation has taken to the net. I would be careful of stating your age, especially females. I don't think crime is rising, but I think it is getting easier for creeps out there to track you down.

Suffice it to say, I think this group goes from like 10-50

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Good guess,
by Stan Chambers / March 3, 2006 12:20 PM PST
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But, I'm 60, going on 15. There are several who frequent these forums who are quite a bit older than myself.
That's exactly what I love about the forums. You can benefit from such a wide range of experience and knowledge.

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College student/ security guard
by college4christ81 / March 6, 2006 4:50 PM PST
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I am 24 years old. Happy

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