Users unable to save profile if field mandatory but not editable

When a User Custom Field is set to:

  1. Editable after signup = false
  2. Required at signup = true

any user who signed up before the field was made Required cannot save their profile.

I’m not sure it makes sense to require a field to be filled when it is invisible! Required seems to also apply when a profile is filled in. Which is okay, unless it isn’t accessible.

Simple Workaround

Obviously making that field Editable after signup = true. But I really don’t want it visible once people have joined (in our forum this is “Why do you want to join?”).