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So the birthday field is used to display age in full years, ok, but what is the reason to fill out Real name and Email fields if they're not shown publicly? I know my name, so what's it for?

  • I can only speculate but maybe it is used when the team needs to verify your identity for example if you claim you've lost access to your account? – rene Jul 30 '16 at 9:01
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    Sounds like and important security feature. If that is true, then it should be made explicit. – user1306322 Jul 30 '16 at 9:02
  • If a moderator needs to contact you they can send you an email. – Robert Longson Jul 30 '16 at 9:24
  • But I log in with my email, so they should have it already. – user1306322 Jul 30 '16 at 10:40
  • @user1306322 there are other options than e-mail/password (e.g. Google) to log in. – Glorfindel Jul 30 '16 at 10:44
  • The birthday used to serve in order to show age. This was nullified after the profile page redesign, which removed the age so birthday is now the same as real name, which is explained in the dupe. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jul 30 '16 at 12:02

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