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I have a CCK Select list in my user profile (profiles as nodes), field_country, with a list of all the countries in the world and another one for birth date.
When I set field_country as required it will be set to the first country in the list (Afghanistan).
So if someone goes through the registration quickly (most people do) they will for example have todays date as their birthday and come from Afghanistan.
Is it possible to have a required select list where the user has to do an active chose (hence no default setting of the select list)?