pmheart6 (pmheart6) wrote in suggestions,

Years on profile

Years on profile

Short, concise description of the idea
There should be a way to strip years from public view, but still have them listed. (DOB/Schools/Etc.

Full description of the idea
I think its great to list years on a bunch of things i.e. schools, Birthday, etc, but I don't want people to guess my age just by looking at the years, it just seems that it is a way for you to lose your identity. It is important to have the years available because then you can have a feature to list people who are linked with you. i.e. limit by year or limit to people who attended when I was there, or are current students. So I can find my friends and network. Heck searching by year might be nice, but makes it easier to find the date unless you add some false entries for every x good entries i.e. joe went to Johns university last year..... elementary and high schools really are the ones to watch, but I would like to meet some friends from back then.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Protect Identity
  • Find friends
  • Network better
  • encourages a more complete profile

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Someone could change dates to figure out your date and still find/narrow down your personal info.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Just remove the code that lists the year with the entry
  • Continue to allow limit by year
  • Limit number of limit by year searches per week
  • Base limit on something/trust level (time as user/number of friends/paying user/completeness of profile/degree of separation of data/IP address/validated email)
  • Notify user being looked at?
Tags: privacy, schools directory, § rejected
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