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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by CC on Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:21 pm

Gram wrote:Who has altered the title of my thread!!

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by Gram on Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:39 pm

But wasn't my original posting about entering the date of birth in one's profile (rather than the consequential effect of having one's age displayed)?

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by CC on Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:02 pm

Hi Gram... I can't remember fully what your topic title was to be honest, but I seem to recall it was something like "Date of birth" 

In answer to your question...
if you really feel strongly about your age showing maybe just try entering 00/00/0000 although I have no idea if it will actually work or not as the software may reject it.

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by Gram on Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:30 pm

Yes it was, CC, Date of Birth.

The profile, in my case, cannot be saved unless a day, month and year is entered.

There is a No Choice selection for the day and the month but the profile will not be saved if this is selected.

However, back to my original assertions:

1) Why are some subscribers able to avoid entering their date of birth into their profile while for others it is mandatory?

Somebody, somewhere knows the answer to this!

2) Shouldn't the date of birth entry be optional for everyone?

I'm not paranoid - honest!

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by peugeotboxer on Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:34 pm

From time to time the forum software is either updated or reconfigured.
Maybe something changed then?

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by -mojo- on Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:42 pm

I'm fairly sure PB is right - I don't recognise the "No choice" option that's there now, and when I joined the options were different. I ~think~ there was a tick box for "Don't display age" but it wouldn't have mattered for me, as I would just have put some random date in anyway!
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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by CC on Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:58 am

Gram wrote:Yes it was, CC, Date of Birth.

The profile, in my case, cannot be saved unless a day, month and year is entered.

There is a No Choice selection for the day and the month but the profile will not be saved if this is selected.

However, back to my original assertions:

1) Why are some subscribers able to avoid entering their date of birth into their profile while for others it is mandatory?

Somebody, somewhere knows the answer to this!

2) Shouldn't the date of birth entry be optional for everyone?

I'm not paranoid - honest!

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Sorry my suggestion didn't work I suspected it might not but was worth a try.

1) As has been suggested by others the Birthday feature was added so members were aware of each other's birthdays, a section at the bottom of the forum counted down the days to each members birthday and was quite popular, members frequently wished each other birthday greetings but as a few of the old regulars left it seemed to become less popular so was removed.

The reason some members are able to avoid showing their age, is they registered before this feature was introduced, ie this field was not mandatory when registering but now is. 

2) I can't answer that personally as I don't have a problem displaying my age, to some this may seem unimportant but all these mandatory fields does help with spammers and problem members signing up, hopefully the thought is that a genuine member joining our community won't mind the inconvenience of filling these fields in.

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by Gram on Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:22 pm

You're right, CC.

I've done a quick scan of a handful of subscribers joining dates and whether or not their age is displayed.

This indicates that everyone who joined after mid Feb 13 has their age displayed.  Joiners before that date appear to have had an option.

As for my second point - I'll let sleeping dogs lie.

Thanks to all for their inputs.

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by daisy mae on Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:03 pm

When I joined had to put my birth date in then had a choice not to display, so admin can see it I believe and not the forum, that is as far as I can understand it. So if that is the case Admin can regulate who joins surely.

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by Gram on Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:42 pm

As far as I can see, Daisy Mae, you are one of the last joiners to be offered this choice.

I joined 17 days after you and there was no choice for me.

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by inspiredron on Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:49 pm

I have just discovered that I will be expelled from the forum once I exceed 99 years old.  Hmmmmm!

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by daisy mae on Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:33 pm

Oh !!!!!! dear that isn`t on.    hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins  we`ll have to have a revolt

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by CC on Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:33 pm

inspiredron wrote:I have just discovered that I will be expelled from the forum once I exceed 99 years old.  Hmmmmm!

I see you are an optimist then Ron hugegrins its club 18-99 here gimmefive

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Re: AGE Display in side profile

Post by m8form8 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:59 pm

Not many teenagers in the forum  hugegrins maybe a lot of recycled ones about though!  allthumbz
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Post by peugeotboxer on Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:10 pm

daisy mae wrote:hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins  we`ll have to have a revolt


That's all we need.................a lot of revolting members!!!!!!!!!!!!

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