Should we add a re type the birth year line?

+9 votes
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Due to typos, a lot of people are being locked out of profiles they have just created.  Maybe there should be a re type the birth date line.
in Policy and Style by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (182k points)

2 Answers

+1 vote
How about limiting it to cases where the person would be pre-1500.  But it''s a good idea; at least if it didn't cost too much time or resources to implement.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (408k points)
If the person is pre-1500, it is not a problem.  This would nearly eliminate the need for people to ask for someone to change the birthdate so they can get back into their own profiles.
+2 votes
Sure you meant this but it should be birth or death year.  A better filter may be that (Death minus Birth) is really large or negative ... hmmm, that would mean if you biffed both years, in a similar fashion, you may have to ask for help ... but it would catch the single biffs.
by Bob Jewett G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
I meant anything that would prevent a new member from locking himself out of his own profile and quitting because it is too complicated already.

 

Also, I made typos on orphaned profiles and now their privacy level is closed.

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