First post, by Malik
I've come across many sites, that request you to enter your age before you're able to view a particular site.
I'm just wondering :
1. What is the purpose of this?
2. Even a 10-year old kid can "create" his birthday there to view the site if he wants to. How can entering your age in an open, non-verifiable manner deter whatever reason it existed in the first place?
3. Are there any other reasons for this?
From what I can understand, it's a matter of protecting the rights of the poster/hoster of the said websites. Something like "we won't be responsible, if a minor is viewing this page - the minor falsified his age" sort of thingy. Am I right?
And maybe to circumvent any possible lashes from parents / guardians of minors who visited the sites, just in case they wanted to initiate a lawsuit or something? Just to safeguard the company/host, I guess?
EDIT : Last night I entered my age before seeing a game site at Steam. So, remembered to post this topic. And is there a reason to avoid entering your actual age? Is it okay to change your actual birth date there? Again it's too "open" and doesn't require a formal validation of the entered age. I'm just wondering what's all this about.