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Your Date of Birth on TMP..... Did you know this?

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    • Yes, I did not know this and I found this a helpful topic
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  2. 2. Would you have filled in your Date of Birth if you knew what it did on your profile?

    • Yes, I would have put in my full date of birth.
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    • Yes, I would have partially filled my date of birth
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    • No, I like to keep things like this private
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  3. 3. Do you think it should be clearer about what is shown, where and how it effects you?

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Hi guys I wanted to inform some of you today of a feature many of us use on this forum but don't realise the effect it has on your data and you protecting it.

When you sign up to the forums and go to edit your profile at the very top you are given the option to fill in your Date of Birth. as seen below:

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When you fill in your date of birth this is for the forum feature which you can see on the front of the forum. As seen below.

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This is obviously a nice feature for users of TMP to congratulate each other a happy birthday which is very much harmless and fun.

However,
On every profile there is a section which tells users the Team Rank, What their are doing, the forum rank and then their Date of birth.

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This is the bit I am telling you about today, when you fill in your date of birth it is publicly seen by anyone who can view your forum profile, so this includes guests who can't make accounts. I'm kinda making everyone aware that when you fill in your date of birth you're innocently telling people a personal piece of data about YOU. TMP is not breaching any GDPR laws as you fill this data in yourself so below I will offer some solutions to fix this should you be concerned about this.

1) Only show a partial date of birth:
You are able to edit this date of birth by removing the year. On the year tab scroll to the top and click "NOT TELLING". This will hide your year of birth but keep the Day and Month which means you still will be showing on the front page but you are not showing your full date of birth.

2) Completely remove your date of birth:
Go back to your profile settings and click the blank boxes for the Day and Month and also select "NOT TELLING" for the year. This completely removes your date of birth. This also means people will not see your name on the front page when it's your birthday.

The main thing I wanted to find out is if you guys knew about this or not and if you would find it helpful to be made aware of things like this when filling in data. I have added a poll to this to find out so if you could answer the 3 quick questions I'd be grateful. 

Thanks very much guys and see you on the road and I hope I've helped you!

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Guest Forz0214

Hello,

 

Some players like to hide, we have to understand them because they may want to keep it secret, but it's nothing special or secret for me and I like to send birthday message and get the birthday message from friends.

 

 

Thank you for your interest. 
 

Best Regards.

Forz0214

 

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Guest LegendArrow3

I already knew it. However, this may be useful for new members.

 

Kind regards.

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Guest CrackPrewier

TruckersMP forum beginner's users need to look at this topic.Thank you for this useful topic.

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Guest ^^Mr.Wolf^^ ~[CZ/ENG]

Hello my dear friend :) 

Thanks a lot ! @DJ Jefferz

Definitely helpful topic for new members on the forum :)

Best Regards

Mr.Wolf_**CZ** =) 

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