Has WikiTree considered creating a field for baptism date/place?

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Many old church records only provide date of baptism. Would it make sense to provide this as an option when birthdate is unknown?
in Genealogy Help by Eugene Quigley G2G6 Mach 7 (75.1k points)
Related to this, I'm trying to import a GEDCOM with almost all of my entries currently looking like this e.g.

Date of Birth: Abt. 5 Apr 1876

Date of Baptism: 5 Apr 1876

since all of my sources only give baptism date.  On import to WikiTree the birth dates are empty.

Any ideas how to handle this, as it doesn't appear to be answered in the current help files?.
Think I've figured it out

Date of Birth: Abt 5 Apr 1876 (without the '.')

shows the d.o.b. after importing.

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Hi Eugene,

It has been talked about, the state of the discussion: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Christening%2C_baptism%2C_and_burial_fields

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Eugene Quigley
Related question, but not sure it deserves its own topic: what does wikitree do with data in all those fields (and other database fields) when it imports a gedcom with fields filled in?
Jillaine, anything that can't be neatly fit into a database field is saved in the text of the profile.

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