Use "Age Group" Radio Buttons Instead of "Age" for Lodge Reservations SD637
Is it better to use radio buttons for the age groups [i.e. one for Adults (age 14+) and another for Youth (age 13-)] when reserving a lodge stay than asking for actual age? What are the pros and cons?
Using radio buttons is better when one person is making a lodge reservation for another and does not know their age. I suspect with will happen a lot, especially for lodge admins who add hosts and other volunteers, as well as people who might bring a friend.
This actually makes the development of more flexible price ranges easier and less effort, because there's no longer a need to determine age range based on age. It may be best to do this first or together with "Add Additional Price/Age Options for Lodge Status."(Edited by admin)
These are better than age because of privacy and HIPPA compliance concerns. Another option to mitigate this is to show "Age if under 18" like we do for activity and course rosters.
David Maltz commented
I'll anti-vote for this item. It's fine if people just approximate the age when registering. I'd spend the developer cycles on other projects (In particular, making the pricing system more flexible so there can be toddler (0-2) child (2-5) and youth (5-13) pricing. As the Mountaineers encourages more family and child participation, this will be important for cost-conscious families)