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April 20, 2011 10:51:41 PM

When I view other user's details, either by looking at their page or just clicking the "Member Information" link on their posts, the Join Date value is "Tue Jan 01, 1970".

Surely this is a bug with the potential that the actual joined date isn't being stored and they'll automatically be awarded "Lieutenant", "Captain" and "Admiral" badges with just being a new member?

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April 20, 2011 11:17:52 PM
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Yes.. It is a bug / issue from the last major forum update. All member that were currently members, I believe 2008 (maybe 2007) were defaulted back to Tue Jan 01, 1970. It has never been fixed, nor do I think it will since I believe their original date was changed (one of the old Vets could provide more details, as it was before my time :D  )
April 20, 2011 11:41:47 PM

I see.

Is there a known issues thread / list that's available? I'm just posting bugs to try and be helpful but it's a bit of a waste of time for other people to have to respond to stuff that's already known.
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April 20, 2011 11:49:34 PM

No, I haven't seen a "Known Issues" list thread. No problem with you posting issues, as though they may be know but could've have been forgotten about, so never addressed.
April 21, 2011 6:40:05 AM

It is a result of the last forum upgrade. The join dates reverted based on Unix time.

You pointing out issues is always appreciated. This one, however, is a known issue, and not likely to be fixed.
April 21, 2011 7:15:09 AM


Wish there was a known bug that could change my planet joining date of 1946 to 1970. :D 



April 21, 2011 12:48:35 PM

Couldn't have all users with an Epoch join date be updated to use the date of their first post? In the majority of cases it's likely to be close to the original join date - it'll certainly be more accurate the the Epoch that's for sure!

Guess it doesn't matter that much but it doesn't look very good.
April 21, 2011 2:16:28 PM

It's on "the list" of stuffs to be fixed.
April 21, 2011 6:57:19 PM

April 2006 was deleted from my profile as well as my Honarary Resident of THGC designation. +4 points when the complicated Forum point counter switch is working. It usually works well 2-4 am when no one is posting and doing the addition is simplified.


Based on number of posts.

1. 0 stranger
2. 25 newbie
3. 50 journeyman
4. 100 member
5. 200 enthusiast
6. 400 addict
7. 700 old hand
8. 1100 nimble knuckle
9. 1600 Honorary Poster
10. 2200 Faithful Poster
11. 2900 Ancient Poster
12. 3700 Eternal Poster
13. 4600 Forum Veteran
14. 5600 Forum Fixture
15. 6700 Forum Resident
16. 7900 Forum Master
17. 9200 Forum Gigolo
18. 10600 Honorary Veteran of THGC
19. 12100 Honorary Fixture of THGC
20. 13700 Honorary Resident of THGC
21. 15400 Honorary Master of THGC
22. 17200 Honorary Gigolo of THGC
23. 19100 Honorary Guru of THGC
24. 30000 Master Historian of THGC
25. 45000 Master Gigolo of THGC
26. 62000 Master Guru of THGC
27. 80000 Master Wizard of THGC
28. 100000 Master Elder of THGC

April 21, 2011 11:43:15 PM

I liked those names. I can't remember what I was at when they switched though.

And I certainly can't remember when I joined, though I would like to know that too.
April 22, 2011 12:31:16 PM

Best answer selected by Rusting In Peace.
April 28, 2011 6:02:10 PM

I can't seem to post new topics or reply to existing topics unless I use the "quick reply." I'd have posted a new topic about it as per board policy but, well.....
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