When asked your age in order to view a video or a website, do you always state the truth?
Yes, because I'm honest
17.1% (102)
17.1% (102)
No, I've been lieing on those things for years.
41.9% (250)
41.9% (250)
I remember when the internet was invented.
10.4% (62)
10.4% (62)
The internet taught me all I ever needed to know about sex before I was 13
19.4% (116)
19.4% (116)
The people who voted for number four had neglectful parents.
9.5% (57)
9.5% (57)
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Poll: Please verify your age...

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Flap Jack452:
I usually make myself the oldest possible option, just for teh lulz.

Yeah. Did you know I was born Jan. 1, 1900? REALLY! (On other sites)

WanderFreak:
Being that I'm 22 I don't have to worry. Until they invent ultra-porn.

This, and since I can't be arsed to put in my correct birth date every time I encounter an age gate, I just scroll down quickly under the "Year" field and click on a random year from the 70's.

I'm apparently 19 on IGN, Steam, and Gamespot.

But I didn't lie about it on the Escapist.

I don't really see the point of even having them though.

"Oh no, it doesn't let me on"
"Refresh"
"Alright, now I'm 34!"

There are a lot of non-pornographic sites that are restricted. Many game official websites for some reason. I never find a whole lot of violence, even in the screen shots. Go figure. So, yeah, I lie when necessary. :P

At the age of 20, I often find it difficult to watch and do stuff I want, being a minor and all. :P

im 27. its all good...

lepthymo:

AWC Viper:

lepthymo:

AWC Viper:
i used to lie about it when i was 14 but now i have downloaded stuff and a girlfriend so i dont need porn

you downloaded a girlfriend? 0.o

yes....yes i did. was only 16 gig aswell. totally worth it.

ow sweet dude, 16 gigs, i can have a huge harem on my pc!

just make sure you dont put 2 in the same folder. they will cause a corruption and crash your computer.

WanderFreak:
Being that I'm 22 I don't have to worry. Until they invent ultra-porn.

Oh man I can't wait for ultraporn.

I'm 28 but I just can't be bothered to fill in my correct age.
my age is "old enough.".

I lied before but since I turned 18 last year, I haven't.

The internet makes it too easy to lie. Why be honest about your age if it's only going to limit your experience online.

16 and no i lie to websites about my age because i am underage for most sites that require age verification and also because i cant really be bothered telling the truth and selecting the correct date of my birth. i just say 1st of january whenever as long as it makes me over 18.

I think the age thing is not so much to stop underage people looking at the site, it's to give website owners moral and possibly legal (I'm not sure of where it stands in law) protection in case of children viewing inappropriate material.

Before the internet and being able to find anything out with a few button clicks, there were some adult material games where before you could play you had to correctly answer several random questions that only people old enough would be likely to know.

A random person:
No, because I'm under 18. Even when I'm legally an adult I won't be honest since I just want it to let me watch the video.

exactly the same haha.
well for another 6 months anyway

I'm 23 so no worries.

I'm 20, but I usually lie on those things because I am that lazy. I just select random values of day/month and a usually sometime in the 70's/80's for year.

ma55ter_fett:
So I recently came back from a trip to my local public libary, which now has a room completely devoted to computers. the books that used to occupy that room are now either cramed into the other rooms or are being sold out of the libary basement by an old women with one normal eye and one milky white one. she creeeps the hell out of me but I digress...

while I was there I visited the room with the computers, two of which have the library database on them (so you can search for books), while I was there I noticed a group of middle school age boys crowded around one of the computers and laughing amongst themselves. Seeing as I have the feline killing curiosity that has lead to lesser men being granted Darwin awards I walked over to see what they were looking at.

it wasn't porn, but there were some topless ladies in the video that they were watching. Apparently it was good enough that they weren't that aware of their surroundings, and so I was able to walk up behind them without being detected.

I gave a little cough to get their attention...

but the reason for this post is not to discuss the hormonal rages of pubescent school boys. It is about videos or sites that ask you to verify your age before you can watch/enter them. I am reasonably sure that the video the kids were watching had a disclaimer or was on a site that required you to state your age.

So the question is...

Do you truthful give your age when a website or video requires it to view their content?

This really only applies to people under 18, 16, 17, whenever the cut off age is for one of these videos

If your old enough now, did you tell a little white lie when you were younger and fudge your age?

And what was the craziest thing you have ever watched that was behind a "please state your age screen"

This question does not just apply to people watching pornographic videos; I have noticed that a number of videogame trailers on the G4 website require are verification.

Well i dont lie as I dont have to, but i lie because I CBF putting my age in, i just move the year down far enough and click submit.

Before i was 18 i always put my date as 1/1/(insert random legal year here) and i still do.

I usually type type in / select anything just in order to get to the content more quickly.

In fact, with drop down menus for the selection of the year, i tend to appear younger than i actually am, since scrolling down to 1981 takes longer than to, say, 1990. I'm curious if websites that preset the age in those menus to 1/1/current year have a statistic for the dates entered - you wouldn't beleive how many people are born on January, 1st :D

That said, although i know about the legal necessarity for such age "verification" measures, i find them first of all annoying, and i'm glad Gametrailers finally checks the user account for the birth date so i don't have to enter it every time.

All the time. And it's still another year until I'm 18.

i was already 16 when the internet start it way into peoples home, and back then, they didnt bother to put the age check pages. when i first saw one, i was already over 18...

but i used to have a fake ID to enter bars at 15 years old

No, why would any one click that button?

if its porn and a 13 year old goes on it for porn im pretty sue he knows its porn so why would a button asking him for his age change anything, unless hes stupid and thinks the internet police will find him if he lies

No, cause me, and my parents too, thinks that Age =/= Maturity.

Like most people here, I don't have to (Class of 2003 rocks!)

Also, question for anybody who cares to think about it:

How many people do you suppose answer this poll while lying about their age ON THE ESCAPIST?

There's something a little creepy about the notion that at least one of the people posting on this thread is a 15 year-old kid, pretending to be a 31 year-old woman looking for company.

Godavari:
I'm 16, and I've been to /b/.
And that's all I have to say about that.

I am NEVER going to let my kids on /b/. I found /b/ when I was 19 and it still fucked me up.

WanderFreak:
Being that I'm 22 I don't have to worry. Until they invent ultra-porn.

like PANDAS!
well i used to lie but since in 13 im a-okay

No i usually don't use my actual d/m/y it's tedious, heck even though i'm 18 i'll still put down that i'm 88 to view a video

Im old enough to view adult material, but im sick of game trailers, sites etc asking for age, so I always put in a random age 18+ Even though I am 18+

No, I always put January 1, 1990 or 1989- depending on which one is at the bottom of the drop down list (without scrolling)

Even though I'm older than 18, I just can't be arsed to put my real birthday for a silly video game trailer.

Also: I'm hesitant to vote, because you spelled lying wrong and I feel like if I pick that option I'm supporting your mistake.

Your poll is a bit flawed. When I was under 18 I didnt "always" state the truth, even though I did do so most of the time.

BonsaiK:

APPCRASH:

BonsaiK:

Topless ladies can be viewed by anyone of any age. In fact the very first thing most people see when they come out of the womb is a topless lady. So anyone blocking access to such a thing due to age is a hypocrite.

Yep, I remember when my niece was born at the Brookings Medical Clinic Memorial Strip Bar.

Unless you're bottle-fed, when you're born, one of the first things you get to see (after the inside of a vagina) is an exposed breast. You get that nipple thrust right up in your face and then you're expected to suck on it. Then for the next 18 years of your life, your crazy country does its best to make sure that you never get to see that nipple ever again, because it might "damage" you or "desensitise" you somehow. Pfft.

In america you lie to the system, in soviet Russia the system lies to you!

ma55ter_fett:

So the question is...

Do you truthful give your age when a website or video requires it to view their content?

This really only applies to people under 18, 16, 17, whenever the cut off age is for one of these videos

If your old enough now, did you tell a little white lie when you were younger and fudge your age?

And what was the craziest thing you have ever watched that was behind a "please state your age screen"

This question does not just apply to people watching pornographic videos; I have noticed that a number of videogame trailers on the G4 website require are verification.

I lie all the time because putting my ACTUAL Birthday in there takes too long. Other than that, I AM 25, so it doesn't matter...

DeadlyGlitch:
In America you lie to the system, in soviet Russia the system lies to you!

WIN!

Youtube, because retards flag videos that are entirely appropriate.
Apart from that, I don't think so.
All the porn I've ever accessed has never required that.

I had a site once that redirected you if you were under 18, or over 120. Well, I was apparently born in the 1700's so.....

I'm 19, so technically I COULD put in my real age, but for the sake of convenience I usually just put my birth date as 1/1/(whichever random year I scroll down to.)

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