Birthday/age no longer shown by default

Discussion in 'Site Discussion (no testing in here please)' started by Agg, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Agg

    Agg Staff Member

    I noticed the system was displaying age/birthday by default in people's profile which is probably not what most people want, so I turned it off. That will (probably) only affect new users from now on though, so try turning it off in your profile if you signed up before this change.

    To do that, mouseover your name near top right on every page, then choose "personal details" and untick the "show year of birth" box, and also the "show month/day of birth" if you don't want your birthday known.

    I think it's a still a good idea that we ask for birthdate/age to (at least make an attempt to) stop little kiddies from signing up.
     
  2. looktall

    looktall New Member

    That was one of the first things I changed in my profile.
    Having it on by default is a Bad IdeaTm.
     
  3. Agg

    Agg Staff Member

    Hence this test setup. But why didn't you report it as an issue? ;)
     
  4. looktall

    looktall New Member

    I didn't think it was an issue as such.
    I just thought it was a silly thing for the forum software to do.
     
  5. Agg

    Agg Staff Member

    Fair enough. But for future reference that is the kind of thing I am interested in hearing about. :)
     

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