alidayvn
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Why Exactly Does Our Profile Need To Show Our Age?

Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:46 am

Quick question, why is it exactly necessary for other members to know our age?

The reason I ask is this - As a young member of this site, I routinely have problems with members questioning/doubting/insulting my knowledge, opinions, etc of the airline industry "because of my age." Yes, I do use the "Suggest Deletion" button for such posts, and many (but not all) are removed. But I still find it frustrating.

Honestly... Who cares? Why should my knowledge or opinions be doubted because I'm 17?

Alternatively, is there some way for you to not have your age shown on your profile? I can't seem to find such a feature.

I am curious if there are other users out here who have experienced the same problems.
Thanks!
 
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atcsundevil
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Re: Why Exactly Does Our Profile Need To Show Our Age?

Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:44 pm

alidayvn wrote:
Quick question, why is it exactly necessary for other members to know our age?

The reason I ask is this - As a young member of this site, I routinely have problems with members questioning/doubting/insulting my knowledge, opinions, etc of the airline industry "because of my age." Yes, I do use the "Suggest Deletion" button for such posts, and many (but not all) are removed. But I still find it frustrating.

Honestly... Who cares? Why should my knowledge or opinions be doubted because I'm 17?

Alternatively, is there some way for you to not have your age shown on your profile? I can't seem to find such a feature.

I am curious if there are other users out here who have experienced the same problems.
Thanks!

I don't think it's a requirement. I'm pretty sure you can remove it if you'd like.
 
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jaybird
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Re: Why Exactly Does Our Profile Need To Show Our Age?

Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:33 am

I didn't fill in my date of birth - so by default it doesn't show up. It's not a required field. Maybe see if you can delete the information in your profile?
 
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Re: Why Exactly Does Our Profile Need To Show Our Age?

Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:43 pm

Amazing, some have been a member on this site longer than some have been alive

This makes me sad now :old:
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