reptileguy wrote:Okay. So assuming that it still applies, how does it apply to phpbb boards?
Any personal information gathered about people under the age of 13 including, but not limited to, name, email address, etc, and on servers hosted in the USA, must provide a way for COPPA to be enforced. This includes companies, forums, chat rooms, email providers, etc ... anybody that collections information.
So legally, if you disable it and your server is in US jurisdiction, someone could report it to the authorities and it would have to be shut down immediately, most likely by your hosting provider.