Age-restricted category

Hello everyone,

Is there a way to make a category age-restricted? For example, only users who are over 18 can read and post topics in this category.

Thanks in advance!

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It’s possible using group memberships, but a better question is how you verify age.

How are you going to check the age of your users?

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Thanks for the answer!

I think a custom user field would be enough to check the age

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So what stops a minor from entering an age which makes them older? And if they can do that, how does that constitute age-restriction?

If i’m not mistaken, almost all websites / services (even those containing 18+ content) check user’s age the similar way.

Anyway, making a category age-restricted makes accessing the age-restricted content harder for minors, as they would need to register and confirm they are over 18 by entering their birth date.

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How would you go about setting up the group memberships and a custom user field for birthday? I have this same need but for younger age group. Would the group membership be via a 3rd party membership page or directly through Discourse?

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