Talk:Purity test

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While I appreciate the documentation of the evolution of purity tests from the apparently original sexual purity test, I'm surprised that there are no references here to the purity tests conducted by would-be manufacturers of PC clones. You know, the meetings with a technically savvy inquisitor asking the potential recruit about any exposure to the original IBM BIOS, with a lawyer present for liability reasons.

I'll research for a section about these purity tests. Is anyone reading this? If so, who might know the canonical name for this type of purity test? --Brad Eleven 13:55, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Not only is this information unsourced, it appears to be almost completely made up and wrong. If nobody objects I'm probably going to stubbify this article and replace it by what little I can source. As far as /I/ know purity tests first became popular as one of the very first Inetnet memes via usenet in the early to mid 1980s. They flew from newsgroup to newsgroup, email box to email box, in various ever expanding versions. They were never indended or used seriously, and despite the test's claims they were usually taken alone or discussed in small private settings rather than as a parlor game or a serious attempt to assess anything. The statement that one tries to achieve a score of 70% seems random. Wikidemo (talk) 09:09, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

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One more problem with these so-called purity tests is that they ar not clear on whether marriage makes you "impure", that is, if you did some of these "activities" within marraige, are you supposed to answer "yes" or "no". For example, one question commonly asked is "Have you ever been completely undressed by a man?". In my case, the anwser is technically "yes", but the only man who does it to me is my husband. I certainly don't feel anything "impure" or "wrong" about it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.99.104.0 (talk) 13:00, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

The correct answer in your question would be 'yes'. Purity (or Impurity) in the context of these tests is without regard to marriage. You've been undressed by a man, and someone else taking the test may not have; therefore a lower Purity score. Ghoti (talk) 20:38, 26 March 2010 (UTC)