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Birthdays

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:45 pm
by Folderol
Where are they? I've not seen any for weeks. I find it difficult to believe there are no folks with one lately.

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:41 pm
by Wonks
No automatic cake icons have ever appeared on this version of the forum. You have to look at the bottom of the main forum index page to see birthdays. Or have SOS friends on Facebook which might tell you birthdays if people haven't opted to share DOB on their forum info.

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:43 pm
by Folderol
Yes I know that - I'm not seeing any there though.

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:52 pm
by Wonks
You're right. I'm sure they were there about a week ago.

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:36 pm
by Folderol
Just to be sure, I've been checking every time I log in. Narry a burpday in sight. What's happening? First we lose the animated gifs, then it's the birthday cake, now it's birthday list. What will disappear next? :cry: :?

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:45 pm
by Kwackman
Maybe its because to Forum software knows we're mostly old and couldn't care less about birthdays anymore?
If so, that was a good upgrade! ;)

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:00 pm
by Wonks
Possibly a GDPR requirement?

Though Facebook still shows them.

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:22 pm
by Folderol
Wonks wrote:Possibly a GDPR requirement?

Though Facebook still shows them.
Doubtful. In your account settings you have the choice over whether you want them reported or not - simply by whether you give a birthday entry.

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:17 pm
by Folderol
Still not seeing any burpdays :(
Can one of the website devs be given a nudge?

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:32 pm
by ef37a
I for one would be happy never to see birthdays again!

It irritates the &^%$ out of me that sites often request a BDate in order to register. If pressed I usually give April One and the robot is too stupid to realize I am only 6.

What genuine reason can these sites have for requesting such information?

In the words of the Old Soldier.."Tell 'em nothing but if you have to? Lie".

Dave.

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:07 pm
by Eddy Deegan
If it helps, it's my birthday today - only a routine one though, the next 'milestone' is next year :lol:

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:26 pm
by CS70
Eddy Deegan wrote:If it helps, it's my birthday today - only a routine one though, the next 'milestone' is next year :lol:

Well, happy birthday then! :-)

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:37 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
yay! happy birthday! :mrgreen:

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:11 pm
by Eddy Deegan
Cheers :thumbup:

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:27 pm
by Forum Admin
Hi Folderol et al,

Hugh kindly brought this to my attention, so I've put my Sunday roast dinner to one side, and nipped into my office...

The list of Birthdays should definitely be there, and I've taken a look in the settings for the phpBB software we use, and both the "Allow birthdays" checkbox and "Allow birthdays to display in User Profile" options are ticked (aka checked).

So it feels like a bug's been introduced somewhere, and I will submit a bug report for our tech team to investigate and hopefully rectify on Monday.

BTW, as Zenguitar mentioned, there is no way for us to assign a birthday cake icon automagically to a celebrating member, and last time I checked the number of folks who've entered their birthday is a minuscule number, and a quick look-see tells me some of them are not exactly being truthful. Ahem...

For some reason I did think the birthday also displayed in the MEMBERS list, but it does not and I may be getting that confused with the early Infopop forum.

Anyways, we're on the case and hopefully the birthday list will appear once again some time on Monday.

cheers,
Ian

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:03 pm
by Folderol
Yay!
Fank Ooo :D

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:43 pm
by Forum Admin
If you hadn't spotted the Birthdays already on the Forum Index page footer, they are back.

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:17 pm
by garrettendi
Wooooo! You know this means I now expect a whipround on my birthday.

You guys could all chip in and get my first synth!

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:29 pm
by ManFromGlass
FB says I’m 106. But I have the body of an 80 year old!! Errr, that didn’t come out right.

Re: Birthdays

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:40 pm
by ef37a
ManFromGlass wrote:FB says I’m 106. But I have the body of an 80 year old!! Errr, that didn’t come out right.

You should give it back. Boom! Boom!

Dave.