I also think that showing your face and age in public leads to that problem, but I personally would not care that much about it. If you have knowledge about a specific area of windows for example, the age does not matter - some people may think so, but I personally would ignore them. I can just support hamluis with his words: The key thing not to lose sight of...it's the ATTEMPT to assist that's important...not the failure/success of said attempt.
I have also started with Malware Removal at your age, and now turned 20. When I was at your age, many persons laughed at me (mostly because of my age). But that was just extra motivation to do it even better than I did before.
Currently, many users I assisted also searched help on other forums. I do not think that this was my fault, I just think that many people just want to hear a second opinion on their issues. That can be often frustrating for the helpers, but is also understandable to me.
In conclusion, that is your decision how to handle that but when I was at your age there was a german (I am from Germany) singer with the words:
Success has nothing to do with luck
But the result of blood, sweat and tears
Life repays everything eventually
I do not think you need to change yourself with editing your profile, you should take the positive side from it and do it even better and work harder and harder. I can just tell my motivation why I didn't hide anything from me in the past. I do not know if these words help, but at your age I was really sad about people which believed younger people do not know anything. And I lost my motivation with the time when I was at your age. I think the advice from the other people here are great.
EDIT: I hope it was not that much off topic.
Edited by Machiavelli, 23 August 2017 - 01:54 PM.