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Gender as a required field


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Just wanted to mention that there are plenty of people who find being required to state their gender objectionable. There is no reason for an online store to require this.


And there are way too many online stores for me to waste my time on one that starts out with this.


Incidentally, there are also people who would be unhappy with the date of birth thing.


Just a heads up from "a typical potential customer" type.

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Both of those fields can be switched off in the admin and are only shown as default so that you know they are there. There are times when either or both of those fields could be required.

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Also there are a large number of sites that use the birthdate field for promotional purposes, in addition to demographic information.


You can make the field optional by changing the minimum value in admin to 0.


That idea came from BirdBrain and is a great idea.


Just remember that there is very little to osc that you can't change to fit your own needs. :)

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