Offer a date field without the year
Just ask for month and day (no year), so birthday campaigns can be implemented without asking people for their birth year. Some people are sensitive about giving this information.
Any updates on this ticket? In an age where people are highly sensitive about the information they give away, I think it's very unnecessary to require a birth year if I'm asking for their birthday! This is pretty basic functionality.
Kelli Dochstader commented
We also have a large middle-aged female customer demographic (and many people simply do not wish to disclose birth year).
We've eliminated this field from our webform until it is possible to select MM//DD only.
Not having year would be soooo sooo helpful for a birthday campaign. Many customers don't want to give their age, but are very open to providing their birthday (minus the year)
It's not a complete resolution of this ticket, but I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of our new date formatting options. The blog post below shows how to use different formats to display month, day, year, day of week, etc.
Still doesn't eliminate the need to provide a year within the Webform field, but it makes the year much less important. It won't show up anywhere in a message, and it allows for much "friendly" conversation.
Of course the original ticket is still in the backlog, and I will update here as I receive any updates. But hopefully this gives you some options in the meantime!
- Jocelyn @ Bronto
Bump on this idea! I have a client whose customer base is middle aged women. They would love to do a birthday offer, but think it would not go over well with their customer base to ask for the year.
Anne Ducale commented