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Prevent people under 18 from registering.

Post by tkosmidis » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:26 pm

Is it possible?I want them to enter their date of birth and if they arent over 18 dont allow them to register.

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Re: Prevent people under 18 from registering.

Post by Mick » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:50 pm

In a word, or two, you can't, how can you guarantee they're 18 or over? In the US they have the COPPA thing, which is catered for with phpBB, but you can still lie your way in, just don't mention you're under age.
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Re: Prevent people under 18 from registering.

Post by tkosmidis » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:08 pm

I know they can lie,but I want them to even if they lie to agree to my terms.Simple as that.

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Re: Prevent people under 18 from registering.

Post by Oyabun1 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:36 am

You would need an extension for that. Have a look in the Extensions Database. If you can't find one that is suitable you could look in [3.1.x] Extensions in Development, but note that extensions in development are not intended for a live board. If there is nothing there you could have a look in [3.1.x] Extension Requests and if it hasn't already been requested make a request there.
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Re: Prevent people under 18 from registering.

Post by southseapirate » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:03 am

I have a Firearms Forum and I need this as well. Lied or not, I did my due diligence.

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Re: Prevent people under 18 from registering.

Post by garden of green » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:43 am

Mick wrote:In a word, or two, you can't, how can you guarantee they're 18 or over? In the US they have the COPPA thing, which is catered for with phpBB, but you can still lie your way in, just don't mention you're under age.
Sorry to butt into this conversation Mick (especially as i have 3.0.12) but because of my forums content i have thought about this a few times,is there no way of just changing the code,so on sign up you are asked if your over 18,rather than over 13

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Re: Prevent people under 18 from registering.

Post by Mick » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:06 am

garden of green wrote:is there no way of just changing the code,so on sign up you are asked if your over 18,rather than over 13
I believe that this was discussed in the 3.0 forums a few years ago, try having a search. For 3.1, anything is possible but that would require an extension, you should make an extension request.

Edit: Just found one for 3.0 here, there are more.
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Re: Prevent people under 18 from registering.

Post by garden of green » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:08 am

Thank you for that

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