I wasn't really born in 1863. But I just lied and told an age-gate on the website for the game publisher Bethesda that I was. And the dumb thing believed me. (This is how we keep the children safe.)
You've probably lied to an age-gate too. But how?
I asked this question on Twitter yesterday.
I just told an age-gate that I was born in 1863. I usually pick a January birthday to save time. You?
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) June 3, 2013
@stephentotilo 1-1-WHATEVER-YEAR -IT-SCROLLS-TO
— Dave Tach (@dptach) June 3, 2013
@stephentotilo Jan 1, 1900 4 lyfe
— Lik Chan (@LikChan) June 3, 2013
@stephentotilo Everyone on Steam was born on January 1st, 1901
— El Oshcuro (@DaveOshry) June 3, 2013
@stephentotilo January is convenient, but I bet you picked 1863 out of spite.
— Jeremy LaMont (@Jeremy_LaMont) June 3, 2013
— Adam Redsell (@teh_red_baron) June 4, 2013
And, look! An honest person...
@stephentotilo I use the actual date. Helps businesses make smarter decisions easier when choosing and distributing content.
— Marcelo Costa (@Marzeths) June 4, 2013