This is more of an issue than anything else.
I wanted to gather some statistics about the members of my site, specifically I wanted to see how many members were BELOW the age of 18, how many were in the 19-30 range, the 31-40 range, etc. How many men and women. I realized it would be a slow, back-breaking process, but I was willing to tackle it to get the information I wanted.
But...I suddenly realized that if a member chooses NOT to display their age OR their sex on their profile page, then we NC's have NO access to that information!!! Am I correct in that??
So my question is, how can I better serve my members if I have NO idea of the demographics of my site??
A site that is teenager-heavy would focus in one direction, but a site skewed towards older folks would shift the focus entirely!!
This seems like a very important bit of information that is being withheld from creators! If I was making money with this stuff, I'd be DEMANDING this option!!