Zach (zach) wrote in suggestions,
Zach
zach
suggestions

Require users to enter full date of birth when registering

Title
Require users to enter full date of birth when registering

Short, concise description of the idea
Require users to enter full date of birth when registering

Full description of the idea
Currently, when registering for an account, users are required to check a box, which, if left unchecked, will allow a user to register an account. Some people skip over this, or just read it and lie about it. Users will see that they're being asked whether they are 13 or not, which will make them believe that by checking the box, they will not get an account.. so they just lie about it. By asking for a date of birth, it will require users to enter information about their age, which the server can allow or deny. If the server denies it, flag the user (either by a cookie, or flagging the email address).

An ordered list of benefits

  • Less underage users
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • n/a
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Change create.bml to ask for a DOB rather than the checkbox, and create a function to change a DOB into an age. If the age is less than 13, deny, and flag the user.
  • Tags: account creation, birthdays, § implemented
    Subscribe
    • Post a new comment

      Error

      Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

      default userpic

      Your reply will be screened

      Your IP address will be recorded 

    • 21 comments