- Jul 1, 2006
Do you have a age requirement in order to join your forum? I'm thinking about making it a requirement to be at least the minimum age of 18 to register on all three on my forums.
I go 18+ just for avoidance of headaches, even though 16+ wouldn't be a legal drama in my country.
I’m guessing you have a large membership to have all that implemented. Does it work out well?No age limit for membership, but you have to specify anyway as part of profile completion. Upon completion, exceeding a membership duration (3 months, as deterrent for making duplicate accounts), postcount number with age now exceeding 16 opens access to 2 unmoderated private member-only sections not meant to be participated in by minors (high intensity debates and naughty talk - excluded from searches and trending).
The reason we ask for age threshold is really so as to have a better idea of how to better serve specific age groups, especially across their entire membership. More than the scasm between desktop and mobile, age groups shed a lot of light in how people's interests and activity leve changes over time. Older folks tend to appreciate a "slow web" experience and need theirs preserved so as to retain them as active members as they hold nostalgia for desktop-era forum communities, while youngsters are the most passionate and need more frequent or immediate gratification. Its an interesting difference I rarely see elabnorated on and it could be very enlightening to differentiate activity level by age bracket (keep in mind today's seniors were your young newbies before). Web scripts give very basic statistics, none as detailed as social media provides (woltab and more recently invision do).
Most, of the time I know the peps on my boards, but the chance someone wants to gain access I require 21 as the age, and have a questionnaire for them to fill outDo you have a age requirement in order to join your forum? I'm thinking about making it a requirement to be at least the minimum age of 18 to register on all three on my forums.