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    When you build a register page on a web site, what kinds of info do you ask from your

    I'm building a register form. I know I need name, email, DOB, username, password. What else do I need?

    I know it depends on what kind of site but I'm just trying to get some ideas.

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    I never ask for DoB unless it's necessary, and it usually isn't.

    It really depends on what you want to capture and what you want the user to do. In some cases, my registration is as simple as an email, password and confirm password. In some cases, it's name, address, telephone, email, and possibly additional information depending on the situation.

    Like you said, there really isn't a way to answer this question because it depends on the type of site and what you require from the user at the registration phase in order to perform user-related tasks properly.
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    The reason I'm asking is because I may post ads according to age, gender, location, ect. I'm looking for other demographics that may help in posting certain kinds of ads as they visit the sites I have.

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    Give them a dropdown menu of ranges for age.
    18-29
    30-45
    46-60
    Etc.


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    You have to be very careful with that. Personally, I don't provide any of that information to any site unless I absolutely have to in order to use the site. Given that it's information that isn't really relevant to my usage of the site for the most part (I'm married, so dating sites are out...that's about the only time either is of any relevance that I can think of), Serving ads? Hey, I'm all for someone making money if it's something I use, but I'm not going to go out of my way to provide demographic information to make that happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    ...It really depends on what you want to capture and what you want the user to do. In some cases, my registration is as simple as an email, password and confirm password. In some cases, it's name, address, telephone, email, and possibly additional information depending on the situation.

    Like you said, there really isn't a way to answer this question because it depends on the type of site and what you require from the user at the registration phase in order to perform user-related tasks properly.
    Quite right - and I would add - ask for the bare minimum that you need for what you want to do - the less the visitor has to give the more likely they will be to do so.
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