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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... Feb 29, 2012 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 StaffMod
    Feb 29, 2012 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."
    – user164207
    Feb 29, 2012 at 0:12
  • Happening to me also (also happening when i view some other user profiles but not all others)
    – Manatherin
    Feb 29, 2012 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, 2012 at 0:14
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    I'm so sad you beat me, my question clearly had more humor value ;-) Feb 29, 2012 at 0:15
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    @TheUnhandledException: I'm sorry... here, you get an upvote (▲) :)
    – Felix
    Feb 29, 2012 at 0:19
  • Presumably it only happens on profiles where the age is listed. Mine still works.
    – mmyers
    Feb 29, 2012 at 0:21
  • @mmyers: It goes without saying Jon Skeet is the exception.
    – pimvdb
    Feb 29, 2012 at 0:25
  • Yeah, mine works. Feb 29, 2012 at 0:25

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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.
    – Pollyanna
    Feb 29, 2012 at 0:19
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    I'd fire the guy that did that...oh, wait.
    – LarsTech
    Feb 29, 2012 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, 2012 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, 2012 at 0:22
  • Would it be possible learn about what the exact problem was?
    – Felix
    Feb 29, 2012 at 0:40
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    @Felix new DateTime(birthday.Year, now.Month, now.Day); Feb 29, 2012 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 :) Feb 29, 2012 at 0:51
  • Ha, the little things... thanks!
    – Felix
    Feb 29, 2012 at 0:52
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    I vote for no more Feb 29th for the next 3 years!
    – Jin
    Feb 29, 2012 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.
    – Nicole
    Feb 29, 2012 at 17:06

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