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Membership Categorgy restictions by age

It would be great if WA allowed the restriction of certain membership categories to be restricted by age. We have a number of membership categories which include Cadets (Under 16), Juniors (Under 22) and Seniors (Over 60).

It would make membership management simpler to either flag or prevent reapplication within the wrong category. Obviously a date of birth field would need to utilised to be able to allow this to happen.

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  • Ed Emond-Worline commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd like to see a DATE validation option to ensure members are 18+ as required by our Bylaws. Simply add a verification option to the existing DATE filed - something like: Must be equal to or greater than X where X is a number I enter such as 18, 21, 55.

  • Natasha S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also have two memberships that are age dependent. It would be nice to have the ability to limit them.


  • Dale Koetke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dmitry, I have the age limits in the description but still get 3-4% of my members signing up into the wrong group. The age limit is always a little complicated as it depends on the members age as of a cutoff date (not at the date they register). At least in my case, having this in the description is insufficient.

  • RedMountainMakers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would second this.

    In our case, at a makerspace, we're going to eventually be using the WA APIs to build out a pass card access system to power tools and CNC equipment, where we don't want anyone under 18 using that particular equipment without supervision. Having an automatic age rollover would be useful.

  • cmason5797 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our club would find this feature very helpful. We have a student (youth) membership level and an adult membership level. The problem is not so much that we think people are going to purposely select the less expensive level, but that there is no mechanism to automatically upgrade youth memberships to adult memberships (and really no incentive for the member to go in and make this change) when the member ages out of the youth level. With 1,000 members, it's hard for us to keep tabs on this.


  • Dmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I wonder if this really requires special functionality - to me it seems that it would be enough to include this restriction into level description.

    If people chose to ignore it and apply anyway, date of birth field would not stop them - they would simply enter fake date.

    Anyone else, thoughts?

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