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Postby Folderol » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:45 pm

Where are they? I've not seen any for weeks. I find it difficult to believe there are no folks with one lately.
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Wonks » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:41 pm

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.
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Folderol » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:43 pm

Yes I know that - I'm not seeing any there though.
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Wonks » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:52 pm

You're right. I'm sure they were there about a week ago.
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:36 pm

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: :?
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Kwackman » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:45 pm

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! ;)
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Wonks » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:00 pm

Possibly a GDPR requirement?

Though Facebook still shows them.
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:22 pm

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.
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Folderol » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:17 pm

Still not seeing any burpdays :(
Can one of the website devs be given a nudge?
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Re: Birthdays

Postby ef37a » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:32 pm

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".

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Re: Birthdays

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:07 pm

If it helps, it's my birthday today - only a routine one though, the next 'milestone' is next year :lol:
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Re: Birthdays

Postby CS70 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:26 pm

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! :-)
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:37 pm

yay! happy birthday! :mrgreen:
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:11 pm

Cheers :thumbup:
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Forum Admin » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:27 pm

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,
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:03 pm

Yay!
Fank Ooo :D
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Re: Birthdays

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:43 pm

If you hadn't spotted the Birthdays already on the Forum Index page footer, they are back.
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Re: Birthdays

Postby garrettendi » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:17 pm

Wooooo! You know this means I now expect a whipround on my birthday.

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

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:29 pm

FB says I’m 106. But I have the body of an 80 year old!! Errr, that didn’t come out right.
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Re: Birthdays

Postby ef37a » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:40 pm

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!

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