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Forum Crashed very hard today and I need some help.

Discussion in 'MEMBER RULES, GUIDELINES & ANNOUNCEMENTS' started by JonSidneyB, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. tso

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    +1 :)
     
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  3. cerbera147

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    I think a simple email with a quick explanation of the problem should do it. Ask them to fill their birthday or some such information and hopefully they should do it.

    Just include an idiot's guide ;D

    Perhaps say something along the lines that it is compulsory for any buying or selling on EDCF.
     
  4. deeker

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    +2. Less fluff in my Inbox
     
  5. jnathan

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    Jon,

    There are multiple ways of expressing time in unix. What you're seeing is the equivalent of a time_t structure being initialized to 0.

    One solution would also be to update all birthday columns in the appropriate database table such that all users whose birthdates were on January 1st 1901 would be incremented by one day (starting with the second such user) so that, while they'd still be wrong, only one user's birthday would be on 01/01/1901.

    -Jeff
     
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    I understood jnathans post as meaning: enumerating all the users with the default birthday, cycling through the list and incrementing the default birthday (from the last iteration) on each iteration.

    So user 1's birthday 1901-01-01, user 2's birthday 1901-01-02, etc.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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    I'm coming on this thread a bit late, but just thought I would add, it would not bother me at all to not get birthday reminders. In this day of identity theft and all, I (and probably lots of other folks) are hesitant to put our actual name and birthdate into any public server if it is not needed.

    Do you know how VB is actually storing the birthdate? Does it allow nulls? Since Unix dates are typically stored as Julian dates (# of days since 1/1/1970) it seems like they may be storing it as a string or doing some other manipulation of the Julian date. It would be nice if VB allowed just skipping the email if birhdate is null OR if the calculated age is over 100 (probably not too many centenarians active on the board!)
     
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  11. JonSidneyB
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    I forgot all about this and have done nothing about it. The hard part about it the first time was I could not get in to fix anything because it was so busy. I am going to turn it off before new years day.
     
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    AdminCP => Scheduled Tasks => Scheduled Task Manager => Birthdays => Disable

    According to Google.
     
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    I think I set my birthday when I joined the community. My birthday is on the first though... Hope it isn't an issue!

    Sent from my MB865 using Tapatalk
     
  14. JonSidneyB
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    Yep, I can turn it off and on easy enough. I just need to remeber to do it. When it gets bogged down trying to send out that many messages I cannot connect to the server.
     
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    G'day Jon

    I rarely set my birthday when joining forums. But when it is a necessity I always use 01/01/1962 .. 1962 being the only correct info.

    I really don't like putting my real birthdate out there..mostly due to good old fashioned paranoia :laugh:

    Although it is paranoia with a background. A small handful of music related sites Ive been a member of in the past got hacked and the hackers declared they had access to ALL our info.

    Sooooo... just in case.. I never list my real birthdate and other small etc's
     
  16. JonSidneyB
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    Change it to 01/02/1962....then it wont slam me.... Wait, it won't matter, I will have it turned off.
     
  17. soli

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    Can you (or another admin) not just turn it off now? I'm sure no one will be upset if the forum doesn't send them an email.

    Just post your admin password here and I'm sure some kind soul will sort it ;)
     
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    I went to turn it off and it was already off. I bet Scrib or Val turned it off for me.
     
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    Birthday confirmed
     
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    My birthday is tomorra! Please send all gifts to me via the EDCF store LOL

    ;P