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Today is my birthday. I was disappointed to see that when I logged on to SO I was not greeted with a "Happy Birthday" message.

Can we display something (maybe through the notification bar?) when someone logs in on their birthday?

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+1 for exemplary tagging from the man behind the "Stop stupid tags" question. –  Jørn Schou-Rode Apr 24 '10 at 9:12
Happy birthday, btw, and another +1 (somewhere else) to express my support towards the feature request. –  Jørn Schou-Rode Apr 24 '10 at 9:18
How is this too localized? AFAIK almost every SO user has a birthday. –  Motti Apr 29 '10 at 8:39
What working calendar says it's still 24 April 2010? @mot –  random Apr 29 '10 at 8:40
@random: Fair enough, but it looks like the "feature-request" part went relatively unnoticed, which isn't attached to a specific date. –  GManNickG Apr 29 '10 at 14:45
What was the feature request anyhow? –  random Apr 30 '10 at 1:35
@random: Just throw in a little "Happy Birthday!" banner on the sites on someones birthday, nothing important. :) –  GManNickG Apr 30 '10 at 5:04
hey I edited your question to make it more clear that it was a feature request, so it can be reopened. I open you don't mind. (imo it was already clear from the tags and the old text, but apparently not to everyone) –  Andreas Bonini Aug 21 '10 at 23:21
@Kop: Oh sure, no probs. –  GManNickG Aug 22 '10 at 6:38
Did you get cake? –  Andrew Grimm Jan 12 '11 at 11:38

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We don't hate you. Happy Birthday! My pony smiles for your birthday. I think it's a good idea to have a message show up saying happy birthday.

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Stack Overflow has detected that you are a robot and therefore not born. Sorry.

But Happy Day Your Algorithm Began Being Computed!

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I thought the GMan's race was unknown? –  Billy ONeal Apr 24 '10 at 16:08

Rejoice, for unicorn tears are the most valuable things on earth given their rarity and sheer power. Much better than silly phoenix tears and their lesser healing properties.

I hear tell that the Philosopher's Stone came about when someone forgot poor Socrates' birthday. And then it really was a happy birthday.

Other notable forgotten birthdays: Jon Skeet, Chuck Norris. I hope you're getting an idea of what a gift you've been given

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Good point! ---- –  Pëkka Apr 24 '10 at 9:39
Jon Skeet's birthday is perfectly willing to come to your house and beat you up, which is pretty hard to forget. –  David Z Apr 25 '10 at 1:12

People should get +200 rep on their birthday. Just sayin'

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As long as it is taken from them at the next day. –  perbert Apr 24 '10 at 16:24
@voy, I would update my birthday information every day of every year –  juanformoso Apr 30 '10 at 1:17

It's Saturday where I'm at. You should've told me that your birthday was yesterday, I would've brought punch and pie.

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It's still today where I'm at! –  Ether Apr 24 '10 at 15:35

Enjoy the day - er, I mean yesterday. We didn't mean to miss it...

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Happy Birthday anyway! :D and I hope it was a good one, even though we @ Meta Stack Overflow missed it!

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You should get +50 on your birthday. Just sayin'.

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I think he already got +110. –  Pëkka Apr 24 '10 at 12:42
Yes, but on MSO. That's like getting scratch tickets for your birthday :) –  user27414 Apr 24 '10 at 13:09

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