Pervy Hoodie Fancier (dancingrain) wrote in suggestions,
Pervy Hoodie Fancier
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Separate Birthday and Location in Showing User Info

Title
Separate Birthday and Location in Showing User Info

Short, concise description of the idea
Separate the boxes for allowing one's birthday to be shown on one's info page, and showing one's location.

Full description of the idea
Currently there is a single checkbox that allows both birthday and location to be displayed, or neither. I see no reason at all why these two things should be connected, except in that they are both pieces of information a person might want to keep private. Why not allow people to choose to make just one public, rather than all or nothing?

An ordered list of benefits

  • Allow users more options for privacy.
  • Eliminate a seemingly random association between birthdays and locations. IE, better logic.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Someone would have to code it; I don't know how difficult that would be.
  • If there is some logic to the connection between birthdays and locations - perhaps some assumption that people who want to keep one private will want the other private too, even if they don't realize it - separating them would mess that up.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Change the checkboxes on the edit user info page to allow a user to reveal either, both, or neither of these two aspects of information.
  • Do whatever coding work, probably involving at least one new database line, to make that happen.
  • Tags: birthdays, location, privacy, profile/userinfo, § implemented
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