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Whenever I want to access my profile, be it on SO or SE (but not on meta.SO, SU, apple.SE,...), I get greeted with this nice screen:

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Log out and in does not help. I can view other user profiles without problem.

Have I been a bad kitty? Do others have the same problem with their profile page or is it just me?

Edit: Ok, not all SO profiles work, check out some of the top users (not to mention that John Skeet's profile page works flawlessly).

Seems to be fixed now. Great job, that was quick!

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We're aware of this and working on it... –  Rebecca Chernoff Feb 29 '12 at 0:10
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I really want to know: If I keep clicking this link over and over and over, does it actually log the error every single time I click it? –  animuson Feb 29 '12 at 0:10
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"That's a nice profile you have there. It'd be a shame if anything...bad...were to happen to it." –  Jack Maney Feb 29 '12 at 0:12
    
Happening to me also (also happening when i view some other user profiles but not all others) –  Manatherin Feb 29 '12 at 0:12
    
Visiting all of the StackExchange websites during this "problem" is actually quite entertaining. Is "Server Fault" using the cover to "Missile Command" to display the error? –  LarsTech Feb 29 '12 at 0:14
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I'm so sad you beat me, my question clearly had more humor value ;-) –  The Unhandled Exception Feb 29 '12 at 0:15
    
@TheUnhandledException: I'm sorry... here, you get an upvote (▲) :) –  Felix Feb 29 '12 at 0:19
    
Presumably it only happens on profiles where the age is listed. Mine still works. –  mmyers Feb 29 '12 at 0:21
    
@mmyers: It goes without saying Jon Skeet is the exception. –  pimvdb Feb 29 '12 at 0:25
    
Yeah, mine works. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Feb 29 '12 at 0:25
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up vote 44 down vote accepted

The author of this question did not take the community's advice around leap years and it's now Feb 29th in UTC land.

A fix will be pushed momentarily, but our love endures for the man.

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That is hilarious. –  Adam Davis Feb 29 '12 at 0:19
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I'd fire the guy that did that...oh, wait. –  LarsTech Feb 29 '12 at 0:19
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@LarsTech: Aha! Jeff claimed he was leaving voluntarily, but now you've uncovered the real story. –  mmyers Feb 29 '12 at 0:21
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If SO had been launched like 5 months earlier, you'd have noticed that sooner... –  Felix Feb 29 '12 at 0:22
    
Would it be possible learn about what the exact problem was? –  Felix Feb 29 '12 at 0:40
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@Felix new DateTime(birthday.Year, now.Month, now.Day); –  Jarrod Dixon Feb 29 '12 at 0:50
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And all of us had probably looked at that code over the years... a better solution is to get rid of Feb 29th :) –  Jarrod Dixon Feb 29 '12 at 0:51
    
Ha, the little things... thanks! –  Felix Feb 29 '12 at 0:52
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I vote for no more Feb 29th for the next 3 years! –  Jin Feb 29 '12 at 16:22
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Does this mean that the profile was broken only for those of us not born in leap years? This bug is great for so many reasons. –  NickC Feb 29 '12 at 17:06
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