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Require birthday for registration?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by upnet, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. upnet

    upnet Active Member

    I notice a lot of members signup with phoney birthdays. I wonder if some people are deturred by the extra attribute of the form - a requirement to enter a birthday. Any supporters out there of removing the requirement to enter a birthday on registration? Seems like people don't have time to be bothered with such things these days.
  2. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    We don't require it. Anyone can lie to game a system so why ask?
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  3. RichardGaspa

    RichardGaspa Active Member

    We don't require a birthday when completing a registration, however, that said folks that do give us at least a month and day of birth at registration are glad they did. We give away goodies every now and then to members who have 100% completed their registration to include uploading a custom avatar. Sometimes it pays off to submit the solicited information when requested.
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  4. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    I only use the important fields.
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  5. upnet

    upnet Active Member

    What kind of goodies do you give away? I annoy them with a notice until they upload an avatar.
  6. upnet

    upnet Active Member

    Simple is good I think. I wonder how many guests get deterred by long registration forms.
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  7. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    As user, I loathe too many questions in the registration page.
    sometimes I abandon the page or if I really need to complete the registration process, because I need something in that forum I'll fill that info with lies.
    my favorite football team, my favorite music, my favorite color, my birthday, my location aggg really annoying :mad:
  8. Newt

    Newt Active Member

    Same here. Even wish we could get rid of the two password fields and send a system-generated one instead :whistle:
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  9. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

  10. Newt

    Newt Active Member

    @rafass @RichardGaspa gents may I invite you to support this suggestion here, so with your help and a handful of other braves we might make registration even easier (and increase conversion rates at the same time) (y)
    Thank you kindly
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  11. saucylost

    saucylost Member

    Since I want to only have adults on my forum, I require a birthday. Not one person had listed their real birthday though. :cautious:

    I have a badge that awards on someone's birthday and I've had to manually award it each time because people won't put then info in correctly. :rolleyes:
  12. keith.arvixe

    keith.arvixe Active Member

    I remember for a very long time there was a piece at the beginning of registration for forums that pretty much said that you agree that you are above the age of 13. If you were younger than that your parents had to email the admin to say it was ok.

    I don't require it anymore as that is the past of forums.

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