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How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts??

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How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? larryramu 5/10/11 12:10 AM
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How tp change my date of birth in Gmail & orkut accounts???




~Ram Prasad
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? jithendar53 6/5/11 2:28 AM
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Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? bruce_elrick 6/29/11 10:40 PM
My profile had my correct birthday until I went in to change the privacy settings on it (who could see it).  When I did that, it unknowingly reset the month and day to the current day (Jun 29).  I could not change it after that.  I'm now part of Google+ and I still can't change it. 

It is patently ridiculous to say you can't change it.  What you mean is that Google hasn't put in the code to allow it to be changed.  Made even more ridiculous by the fact that there is a bug that caused my stored date to be changed.

Bruce
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Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? bruce_elrick 6/30/11 10:37 AM
Not difficulty in the sense that I don't know what to do, difficultly in the sense that Google has no process for dealing with the problem that has occurred.  I've created a new discussion thread (http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?tid=5ab00a838e501fd2&hl=en) for this.

As I explain in that thread, my profile had the correct month and day but, while editing the list of contact groups that were able to see that information (part of the Buzz interface, I assume, since all the extra profile functionality seemed to be introduced with Buzz), the month and day stored where updated to the current month and day.  This was without presenting any sort of date-setting dialogue.

\When I noticed that the date had changed, I tried to edit it (in the Buzz interface) but was not allowed (there is not edit function, only a create function that I must have used back when Buzz added this feature to profiles, and a privacy edit function.

To complicate things, I'm now part of Google+ and the profile edit interface is the newer one.  I've of course tried to edit it there but similarly to the Buzz interface, it only allows me to edit who can see the date, not what that date is.

Bruce
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Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? troyengel 7/3/11 7:53 AM
I have this same problem - I edited the visibility of my birthday since enabling Google+, as soon as I saved it my birthday was changed to January 1st. Serious bug, I've reported it as well.

Users should be able to edit their birthday. Period.

-te

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Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? hogar77 7/5/11 1:31 AM
I also experienced the same problem... I received a Google+ invitation, but couldn't login due to age restriction. I don't remember anymore which year I used, but the birthday was correct! Anyhow, when I went to edit my profile, birthday data was not editable, and after changing my profile from public to private it even changed the date somehow!!!

Anyway, I tried to delete the profile and create it anew, but alas, now date is not available at all!!!

So my Google+ invitation is now useless until there is no way to change birthday data for my Gmail account. If this is a restriction which will supposedly deter some kids from using gmail, they will simply create a new account with required data, but you are hindering us, normal users, who just want to retain a little privacy. If age is such a big issue, then provide a means to verify it, even with a credit card at least! (don't store the data, just use it for age verification, of course).
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? nex_lv 7/7/11 6:21 AM
I too saved Birthday visibility in profile and date changed to something random it appears. There is no way to change birthday date in Edit Profile from Google+

I've also sent feedback.
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? Geo2 7/7/11 9:29 AM
I just noticed that my birthday is incorrect in my Google profile, and like others have noted, it cannot be changed.  The day is correct, but the month is wrong (it moved from May to AprilI set up my Google account years ago, and entered the correct date, so I don't know when/how it changed.

There has to be some way to fix this.  Google, please address!!
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? Raju Purohit 7/7/11 11:55 AM
I don't understand why Google is ignoring such an important issue even after such a strong response.
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? dmcd55 7/8/11 5:15 AM
Who is this Dingus person... a person or a php script??? The answers are non-answers. Clearly there is a problem with Google Profiles. When you update your Privacy Settings your Birthday changes to some random date and you CAN'T EDIT IT.  There are numerous threads to this effect with many... maybe hundreds or thousands affected... Google... you have a bug. FIX IT!  Dingus be damned...
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? sumatibhatia 7/8/11 7:24 AM
I have faced a similar problem where, upon changing my privacy settings in Google + for Birthday visibility, my date of birth changed and is now not editable.
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? aksiom 7/9/11 4:46 AM
Same here. Changed Google+ privacy settings and my birthday changed. In my case month is correct but day is wrong.
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? jonhowery 7/9/11 12:29 PM
I have the same problem. Changed the visibility of my birthday in Google+ and it changed my birthday. I signed up for Google with the correct birthday and now it is wrong. Please fix.
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? JCold 7/11/11 10:47 AM
Bizarrely, my bday changed to my wifes(!).  Reported it also.  Sort of like a Kafka novel.  :)


Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? BoogeyCz 7/12/11 9:56 AM
Same problem. I had correct birthday date until I've changed visibility :(
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? singdizzy 7/13/11 3:19 PM
Same issue here. After editing privacy settings, my birthday changed to Dec. 19 for no apparent reason & cannot change it. Do Google+ and my mother know something they aren't telling me?


Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? leberwurstsaft 7/14/11 3:06 AM
I'm a new victim of this bug. Yay!

Please, Googlers, do something about this. It's unacceptable to lose my _correct_ birthday just because I changed the privacy setting on it. It's now a totally wrong date. Not even todays date, as some other guys noticed when their birthdates changed.

Unacceptable.
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? surr3al 7/14/11 7:24 AM
Same issue here, I changed my privacy setting and my birthday changed with it.
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? devcoder 7/14/11 8:42 PM
Same issue - May 14th to May 1st
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? rspektor 7/14/11 11:17 PM
Same Issue.  November to January 1.
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? devcoder 7/14/11 11:35 PM
IF ONLY the database people would just simply fix this issue...
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? Sarbian 7/15/11 1:44 AM
Same problem here. My profile show the wrong day and I can't edit it ...
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? hutsell 7/16/11 12:31 PM
Google (or YouTube) is completely capable of being able to selectively change any user's birthday and just as easily capable of implementing an automated system for allowing the user to change their own birthday; the reason for falsely and intentionally misleading the public: politics.

Unfortunately, while dealing with the mechanics of determining one's age for making the simple legal distinction between minor vs adult (a somewhat bogus issue unto itself), the less than virtuous have perverted the idea into needing to know the age of any adult.

There are several reasons for this occurring; from: allowing the ageist to know how much effort should be put into dealing with an account based on the adult's age, enjoying or disliking a personality, evaluating the quality of an opinion or problem, the more sinister and easily abused political/predator profiling; to: money;targeted ad revenue.

Once an adult is "verified" that should be the end. If it's that important, then require every "adult" wanting one or more accounts to submit proper documentation to insure they're identification is valid. If that's too oppressive, an alternative could be in just making a distinction between unverified (anonymous) accounts vs the verified (perhaps paid) accounts.
 
In either case, there would still be questions about authenticity; anything less is pretty much junk demographics anyway, regardless how much effort is put into controlling everything. (Happy Anniversary, Trinity Site.)
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? eteich 7/16/11 8:31 PM
Just changed birthday visibility in my profile and it changed my birthday to january 1st
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? Seriously broken 7/17/11 5:46 PM
Another victim here. (And also rather bothered at having to make up yet another username even though I told the interface to use my Google Profile). Seems odd that Dingus tells us that we can't change our dob when obviously it is being changed. How many of us are now born on Jan 1?

Bet this bug has been in there since the beginning, but it wasn't until we all started getting invites to Google+ that it showed up -- or it's Google way of keeping us off the Beta test (but they wouldn't do that now, would they? Remember "do no evil"?)
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? BiG MoE 7/18/11 11:34 AM
same thing happened to me ever since i joined google+ my birthday has changed from septermber 13 to july 19 and i cant change it back????

any help in that regards
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? KeithR 7/18/11 5:38 PM
While the distinction might not be obvious to all, this is the Gmail Forum.  The problem you are mentioning is about your Google Profile.  The valuable place to post your concerns is the reference that Dingus gave above (named differently here).
Re: How to change my date of birth in my gmail & orkut accounts?? KeithR 7/18/11 5:40 PM

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