Improving age verification
nalexander at mozilla.com
Tue Aug 19 10:34:10 PDT 2014
On 2014-08-19, 10:25 AM, Ryan Feeley wrote:
> Hi all,
> Currently our sign-up form makes users feel older (born 1990 or earlier?), and excludes some kids born in the magic year: https://accounts.firefox.com/signup
> Finally… here are three proposals to improve our age verification:
> Remember that The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) is a United States federal law that requires that we use a “neutral" age verification mechanism.
> I believe option #1 and #2 are neutral, but I’ll require legal input for #3.
> Which do you prefer: #1, #2, #3, #3a or leave it the same?
Entering YMD (#1) on mobile is out of the question. Unbelievably
terrible with keyboards, Swype, auto-complete, etc.
I could be convinced that #2 without the day field (what do we care?
round!) is worth it. But maybe we just go for a larger year range.
#3 is a lot of effort for a really small win. In general, my political
features are not unduly ruffled by denying folks in the cusp year access.
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