MR Calendar Malfunction?

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  1. emw macrumors G4

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    Ok, so call me crazy, but when did the MR Calendar go bust? I don't look in on it that often, but at least every once in awhile I'll check to see who's birthday fell when or some such thing.

    Today, I was curious to see how many people had a birthday on the 1st (since that's my daughter's birthday), and I noticed a couple of strange things:

    1. There is no calendar data beyond 12/31/2006. That is, it is impossible to get to a calendar after that date, not just that the calendar is blank.

    2. There are an inordinate number of birthdays on 1/1, so I'm assuming there's a default somewhere that leads to that.

    In any case, is there a reason the calendar's down? Does anyone else even care? I'm not sure I even care, but I am curious.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    1. I'm seeing the same thing. Can't remember the last time I checked the calendar, but it was definitely within the last year, so something has changed. Perhaps when we moved servers?

    2. It's not a default, but a lot of people who don't want to enter their real birthday simply put January 1.
     
  3. Knox Administrator

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    For some reason the calendar was limited to 2000-2006; I fixed that, but it's not something that could (well, should) have changed unless done manually, so.. *shrugs* :)
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Isn't there an option to not list the age? Or not list the BD at all.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Go ahead, blame the new admin if you like. I know you guys just promoted me so that you'd have a scapegoat when things like this happen. :D

    MacNut, go to Edit Profile and see the Privacy drop-down menu.
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    That is what I thought so why would someone just list Jan 1.
     
  7. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thanks.

    I don't believe that used to be an option (hiding the info).
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Because you have to enter one to register, so if you don't plan on telling the truth, it's easiest just to pick the first option in each drop-down menu.
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It's on the honor system, but we'd like people to be honest when registering. Clearing or hiding the date of birth is perfectly acceptable afterwards.
     

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