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    IDEA - Birthday section on forums

    Just an idea and I don't know if it could be programmed into the forum program, but to have a birthday section on the forums that would announce (births - names of people who signed up that day), and then yearly birthdays afterthat -- (membership of 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 years beyond that). Obviously a member would have to be active to be named, so possibly if a post had not been made in 6 months or something, the member could be classified as inactive.

    Just a thought.

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    Re: IDEA - Birthday section on forums

    Something like this?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/calendar

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    Re: IDEA - Birthday section on forums

    Yes I guess it would be something like that. It would seem to me all it would be would be a simple database query that could be set up automatically. It shouldn't seem that hard in theory -- seems like in practice it might get overwhelming

    How many registered forum members?

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    Re: IDEA - Birthday section on forums

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post

    How many registered forum members?
    Members: 518,892

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    Re: IDEA - Birthday section on forums

    Little over half a million registered users. Hmm thought there would be more. A lot of people otherwise.

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    Re: IDEA - Birthday section on forums

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    Little over half a million registered users. Hmm thought there would be more. A lot of people otherwise.
    The stats are on the main page. There are about 800 new members a week.

    There was a big celebration when the .5 million mark was reached, it is in the Cafe somewhere.

    (It is a lot)

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    Re: IDEA - Birthday section on forums

    I wonder how many of those members have 50 posts or less --- meaning they ask a question, it gets answered -- maybe they ask another question and then they disappear forever!

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    Re: IDEA - Birthday section on forums

    Your own 'birthday' will be soon, Kevdog. Happy birthday.

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