Tam (tameiki) wrote in suggestions,

Display proof of age 18+ on profile

Display proof of age 18+ on profile

Short, concise description of the idea
Have a one-line statement for LJ users who are 18 or over for all adults on the profile page so the date and year of birth need not be shown.

Full description of the idea
Upon creating a new LJ account we are asked to provide our date of birth. In certain communities for adults only, new members are asked to provide their date of birth to show they are over the age of 18.

I do not feel comfortable putting that information out in public. Since LJ already has access to this, would it be possible to create something on our profile page to automatically simply state:

This user is 18+

This way, no personal information is made public, just a general statement saying this person is a legal adult (per US laws), and underaged LJ users will not have access to certain LJ comms.

Thank you for your consideration.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Some people do not like to place full date of birth (month/date/year) on their profile page. With this one line statement that this user is above the age of 18, the user is able to join adult comms that require verification of age. The maintainers of the comms can see at a glance that this journal user is an adult per US laws.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • There should be an opt out option available for those who do not want this information revealed.
Tags: adult content, birthdays, communities, community maintenance, community membership, § no status
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