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snowbear
March 18th, 2008, 01:13 AM
I've noticed that most days out of the year, there are about 30 users with birthdays. However, on the forum page, under ten are listed, and you have to click through to see the rest.

What determines the birthday listing? Is it number of posts? Last date of activity on the site? Throwing a bunch of cheese, and whomever it hits are the lucky users?

Just wondering...:lol:

Raederle
March 18th, 2008, 08:56 AM
Is it the members who choose to have their date of birth public? If I'm right, do I get a cookie?

PseudoScot
March 18th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Hmmm, that's interesting. I'm one of those with a private birthday date [not ashamed of my age!] and I would like to know that my birthday is completely hidden. Sure, you'd have to go thru some extraordinary steps to find it, I guess, but I'd hope that it doesn't show at all even when people go hunting...

Wanita
March 18th, 2008, 10:12 AM
I just know they show in order of age, so unfortunately on my birthday, I'm listed first! :p

CountessDeJager
March 18th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Is it the members who choose to have their date of birth public? If I'm right, do I get a cookie?
:cookie: :cookie: :cookie:

Raederle's got it. From what I've seen by perusing, the people that have a publicly listed birthday have it showing on their user page and it gets listed on the LHC homepage on their day.

Raederle
March 18th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Oooh, and I got three cookies, too. :D The Countess is generous and kind. :flowers:

Teacherbear
March 18th, 2008, 09:00 PM
I noticed the same thing, Snowbear.

snowbear
March 18th, 2008, 10:12 PM
Awesome. Thanks, all, for helping me figure this one out! :)

intothemist1999
October 19th, 2008, 12:59 PM
So...to follow up PseudoScot's question...your birthday WILL show up on the complete list if you push the purple button (which I just discovered)? Even if it's not public on your profile?

snowbear
October 19th, 2008, 02:34 PM
So...to follow up PseudoScot's question...your birthday WILL show up on the complete list if you push the purple button (which I just discovered)? Even if it's not public on your profile?
What purple button are you speaking of?

PseudoScot
October 19th, 2008, 02:35 PM
To the left of the birthdays on the forum homepage - there's a purple button which is click-able [I only found it because intothemist1999 mentioned it]

Tabitha
October 19th, 2008, 02:37 PM
That IS weird - there are only three people showing on the front page, but when you click on that purple button next to their names, loads more names show up. Surely if those people had wanted their birthdays private, that privacy should be absolute? I hope so - I've got my birthday set to be invisible.

mira-chan
October 19th, 2008, 02:55 PM
All the names on the viewable list have their birth date public. The difference on who shows up and who is hidden under the button appears to be whether they visited LHC that day or not. Those who visited get listed in full view, those who didn't are hidden until the button is clicked.

ETA: One correction, the name also shows up if they have had any activity on the profile today (someone else posting on it.)

snowbear
October 19th, 2008, 04:53 PM
To the left of the birthdays on the forum homepage - there's a purple button which is click-able [I only found it because intothemist1999 mentioned it]
Oh, that thing. I don't think of it as a button. That explains my confusion! Thanks!

Koala Kim
October 19th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Now see, I could have answered this but am late to the party again. :p

But here's some :cookie: :cookie: :cookie: for Raederle anyway! :sun:

LisaJaney
October 21st, 2008, 06:39 AM
Huh? Birthdays show up? What on earth are you talking about? Where are the birthdays? How do you guys FIND this stuff? :silly: (you KNEW I wouldn't have an answer)

Seriously, I don't nkow the answers to all the questions, but my guess is that if your birthday is private, it will remain private. My money's on age or post-count, personally. I only know that mine shows up every year, and I have BOTH those things working in my favor: I'm old AND I talk alot. ;)

Sherri
October 21st, 2008, 06:50 AM
Oh, that thing. I don't think of it as a button. That explains my confusion! Thanks!

Whaaa:wail:, I can't find my button. I feel like my DD2 that is what she calls her bellybutton. lol
Maybe someone took it :suspect:

Sherri
October 21st, 2008, 07:27 AM
I found my button. All is well. :cheese:

Raederle
October 21st, 2008, 07:40 AM
Now see, I could have answered this but am late to the party again. :p

But here's some :cookie: :cookie: :cookie: for Raederle anyway! :sun:

OOoh, more cookies. The lovely KK is kind and generous. I accept your cookies gratefully and offer chocolate.

Koala Kim
October 21st, 2008, 07:55 AM
Whaaa:wail:, I can't find my button. I feel like my DD2 that is what she calls her bellybutton. lol
Maybe someone took it :suspect:
:laugh:

I found my button. All is well. :cheese:
Yay! Sherri found her button! :cheese:


OOoh, more cookies. The lovely KK is kind and generous. I accept your cookies gratefully and offer chocolate.
I will happily accept the chocolate. Let's have a seat on that porch of yours. ;)

snowbear
October 21st, 2008, 01:21 PM
Huh? Birthdays show up? What on earth are you talking about? Where are the birthdays? How do you guys FIND this stuff? :silly: (you KNEW I wouldn't have an answer)

Seriously, I don't nkow the answers to all the questions, but my guess is that if your birthday is private, it will remain private. My money's on age or post-count, personally. I only know that mine shows up every year, and I have BOTH those things working in my favor: I'm old AND I talk alot. ;)
It's at the bottom of the main forums page. WAY at the bottom.

Raederle
October 24th, 2008, 08:01 PM
I will happily accept the chocolate. Let's have a seat on that porch of yours. ;)

Seems like everything's well arranged, now. And, look, I found some strengthening beverages to help enjoy a lovely Friday evening.

Koala Kim
October 24th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Seems like everything's well arranged, now. And, look, I found some strengthening beverages to help enjoy a lovely Friday evening.
I am so there. :cloud9:

LisaJaney
October 27th, 2008, 06:10 AM
(Just for the record, I was teasing about not knowing about the presence of Member-Birthdays, lest someone think I am truly THAT nescient. I'm a LITTLE better than that. Not much, but a little ;) )

Delila
October 27th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Hmmm, that's interesting. I'm one of those with a private birthday date [not ashamed of my age!] and I would like to know that my birthday is completely hidden. Sure, you'd have to go thru some extraordinary steps to find it, I guess, but I'd hope that it doesn't show at all even when people go hunting...

FWIW, mine's set to private and does not show up on the calendar, I just looked myself up to see what would happen.