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adoran2
adoran2
What kind of UI nonsense is this‽

odd
odd

@adoran2 Birthday of the nation? Everything is wrong with this.

Miraz
Miraz

@adoran2 Perhaps some people have a day in their life when they feel they've been 'reborn' or come into their true selves? I could imagine, for example, that perhaps someone hasn't been living authentically and has a day where they feel their life has properly and authentically begun. For example, coming out as gay, escaping a cult, joining a different religion, transitioning gender…

odd
odd

@Miraz I never thought about that. Maybe because I hadn’t seen it before. Many consider themselves born again, it should be able to mark such an important occasion for a person. The capitalization of the one caption and the lack thereof in the other shouldn’t be so in my opinion. @adoran2

Gaby
Gaby

@adoran2 for you half-birthday? 😁

patrickT
patrickT

@adoran2 @miraz has some really good points here. I’ll just add that, though not a common use case, adoptees will celebrate multiple birthdays. Sometimes we adoptees are “assigned” a birthday when it’s unknown, which then becomes the legal DOB to be used for docs and forms. But through life we might celebrate the day we’re adopted or even for a lucky few who are able to find out, our actual birthdays.

patrickT
patrickT

@ptrck that said, I wonder what the product/developers’ intended use cases are for having that functionality.

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adoran2
adoran2

@ptrck @miraz @odd @gaby What thoughtful replies! I still find it a bit baffling though — even if you did have another day that you celebrate/remember and told your friends about, without any other context on the field, how would you know which birthday is for which? Seems easier to use the notes field for this kind of important information.

patrickT
patrickT

@adoran2 right, from the screenshot provided, the UI isn’t really helpful. There’s no indication of what the intended use for that data is. Agree, it’s baffling implementation.