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Not a Bug how old can you be in XenForo?

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by erich37, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    how old can you be in XenForo?

    111 years of age?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why are you reporting this as a bug?
  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    isn't this an obvious abuse of the system ?
  4. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    There are people of 111 years old...
    I doubt they use xF but the chance exists of course :)

    Not a bug I suppose..
  5. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    It's not unusual to see a site that let's you register with a date as early as 1901. It's definitely not unique to XF.
  6. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    if it's not a bug....... is there any way to limit the age to 100 ?

    what woud you guys do with a user who just registered at your forum with age of 111 ?
    I just deleted that user.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why do you want to limit the age?

    What does it matter whether someone puts their age as 111?
  8. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Why would somebody register and put his ahe at 111 ?

    Either he is 111 years of age. Quite unrealistic.
    I would say the user wants to show to everybody else how bad your system is and how it can be cheated.

    Well, at least my point of view. Just move to "Off Topic" if you don't agree with my opinion. Just wanted to help.
  9. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Show how bad the system is? Because they have the option of selecting their DOB? How is the system bad when the user is the one to select the date?
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I think because they can choose an obviously false date.
  11. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    How is it obviously false? No one lives over 100 now?
  12. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Maybe a .001% chance that someone over 100 is using his site, seeing as there aren't that many known people to live that long.

    While it isn't a bug, and really doesn't need any fixing, the OP's point is that an obvious fake date can be chosen.
  13. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I'd argue this 'til the end. It's not obviously fake, unless the person signing up has some kind of ID with them. Who is to say what anyone's "real" age is. I think the post is pointing out "flaws" that aren't even there.
  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

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  15. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    certainly, if you run a forum for an "old aged home" :p

    .....or if you have a page like Facebook with 500 million users, you might get 5 users with the real age of 111.
  16. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Telling someone they're too old to do something isn't very nice!
    erich37 likes this.
  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Is your real name erich37?

    If not, why are you trying to show how bad the system is and how it can be cheated?
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  18. ShadyX

    ShadyX Well-Known Member

    Any forum software allows you to input any date of birth you wish, I could register as an 83 year old on any forum when I am obviously not 83.

    Any system that uses a date of birth can be cheated, there is no way around that.
  19. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    You are right, sorry!

    It seems I still have a paranoia, as I had a lot of spam-accounts registered at my forum recently.....

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