Saturday, January 12, 2008

Age Verification

I don't know about most of you, but as for myself, when I'm confronted with a website that has age verification I usually scroll down to my year of birth. So, the other day when I was accessing this website I noticed for the first time that the list of years was getting quite long. And I was like why am I being so stupid, why not just scroll down to the year of birth of those who are 18 this year.
So I did and I scrolled down to 1990 ........................................... yeah we are that old that was the first time that I actually noticed how old I'm getting :-S.................... but if you check the site you'll notice I'm still in denial :D.

6 comments:

Anglo-Libyan said...

haha I thought I was the only one :o)

which reminds me, BBC TV now shows all of its prgrams that were screened up to one week before.
some programs ask you to verify that you are over 16, strange since any kid can lie and says yes!!
still it is a good site if you like good quality BBC productions and screenings, here is the link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/

enlightened spirit said...

a gloomy clouds of thirty are forthcoming ur way, I can see them from this far distance, loool ;p

ibeebarbie said...

Salam PH,
LOL - Good point. I do the same thing and never for once wondered why I did---I just did. Next time I'm going to live on the edge and pick another date.

LOL@enlighted spirit.

PH said...

@ anglo-libyan :

"haha I thought I was the only one :o)

No, your not the only one :p .

"some programs ask you to verify that you are over 16, strange since any kid can lie and says yes!!"

Thats true, but I think the purpose of the age verification is to just relieve the website of any legal repercussions from its visitors, if they are below age. Even though some websites that have age limits register their website with a certain above age limit list so that parent-monitoring software will block them when being accessed by children.

@ enlightened spirit :

looooooooool .... thanks for cheering me up I see I hit a nerve :P.

@ ibeebarbie :

"I do the same thing and never for once wondered why I did---I just did"

Thats what happened to me,it only hit me that time. Before that I just repeated it blindly.

salaam

PH said...

@ anglo-libyan :

"still it is a good site if you like good quality BBC productions and screenings, here is the link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/"


Thanks for the link it looks good, there are similar sites for North American sitcoms and TV channels; but the problem with all of them is that you can only watch the online streams if you are in the original country of the channel. Like for the BBC link I have to be in the UK to watch it :) ...... so I guess I'll stick to downloading 'robinhood' :P.

salaam

on the edge said...

Age ... such a relative thing , until it happens to you , lol!I noticed the same thing recently also when I had to list my birth year . I keep scrolling and scrolling down until I thought to myself , well it looks like I am soooo old that they no longer list my birth year , lol ! Then I saw that there were not that many years before mine , sigh !