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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by MacNut, Jan 1, 2015.
Glitch in the birthday system or just a bunch of baby boomers.
Aren't the Baby Boomers now in their 60s and 70s?
When was the cut off point, I thought it was 2 decades.
I think the last year to be considered a baby boomer year was 1964. That'd make all boomers at least 50 years old.
I suspect it's more that we have a bunch of users that only want to specify the year of their birth and not their birth date.
Those of us in this generation (myself included) are usually referred to as Generation X.
A 62 year old baby boomer here, and proud of it
I guess Wikipedia says this:
And I being born in 1978 fall into Generation X I guess.
Being born in 1980 I consider myself in Gen X. But there seems to be some debate about when the generation ends and when Gen Y starts.
Yeah, I've seen it vary too, and it kind of depends on who is talking about it and what they define it as. Not a big deal to me really.
Yes, I have just noticed an astonishing number of people who appear to have birthdays today at the bottom of the MR page
Me thinks Jan 1st 1970 is the most common birthday to input while registering on a message board.
This is it. Lots of people just pick a date instead of their real birthdate when registering. I can't remember if old versions of vBulletin used to have a date already listed (January 1) expecting people to change it to their birthdate but most people never did.
Ah, that makes sense - I did wonder about both the date and the year.
I don't remember seeing that many last new years. This seems unusual.
You'll probably see more next year than this year too.
I often use April 1st. I'd be a fool not to.
zomg! iPH0NE 3GS is 110!
It's also the beginning of Unix time (which was also a Thursday). I wonder if that's the issue here.
This little glitch seems to be present for January 2nd, now, as well.
It seems to be a glitch which applies to those who did not register a year of birth - who have been assigned an age of 45. Others whose birthdays are January 2, and who have clearly indicated their actual year of birth, seem to be listed under their correct age.
Funny thing is, though I'm a fairly regular visitor to MR, I don't seem to recognize even one single username in that lengthy list…..
We get a lot of users that post only once or twice and then never again. So, it doesn't surprise me one bit.
Interesting, the question now is why 45? Was the programmer born 1970? or did the site wanted to reflect a specific age range (at the time) to make it more appealing to the average demographic at the time? easter egg!
No, because Jan 1, 1970 happens to be 45 years ago as of Jan 1, 2015.
yes, why 1970 and not 1901, 1960, etc Fixed the error in my post
I've read on this thread that Jan 1, 1970 is the default time for Unix.