Note to Robert Cartaino: don't look at your Data Explorer profile on your birthday. :)


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Stack Overflow:

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Data Explorer:

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UPDATE: The systems are now showing the correct age. I'm assuming that Jeff made it so that it rolls over at 12:00, as that would be the average time you were born on your birth date. Which is true for everyone, and yet true for no one, especially in practice.

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    (Waiting for Jeff to put [status-bydesign], claiming that everyone was born at 23:59:59 on their day of birth.)
    – Jon Seigel
    Jun 25 '10 at 1:26
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    If Data Explorer makes you a year older than the others, shouldn't your title read: "...Data Explorer hates me"? Jun 25 '10 at 1:31
  • @Robert: I'm in the minority, I guess, as I don't really care about my age in absolute terms (maybe I'm too young for that ;) ); but I would like the system to show the correct age (which is 27, in case that wasn't clear).
    – Jon Seigel
    Jun 25 '10 at 1:39
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    @Jon Seigel: In about 3 years, you'll come back and vote up my comment <grin>. Jun 25 '10 at 1:41
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    Hey, its my birthday too: odata.stackexchange.com/users/1 , stackoverflow.com/users/17174/sam-saffron :)
    – waffles
    Jun 25 '10 at 2:06
  • You know the correct behavior would be to ask you for your GMT birth minute, then we could really show your age properly... <me>scratching my head</me> is it really my birthday in the USA now or not ? very confused
    – waffles
    Jun 25 '10 at 2:09
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    May be system should allow adding our birthday as unix epoch date?
    – YOU
    Jun 25 '10 at 2:22
  • @waffles: Happy birthday! It's actually not quite the 25th here (~1.5 hours to go), but it is on SOST (Stack Overflow Standard Time).
    – Jon Seigel
    Jun 25 '10 at 2:25
  • @S.Mark: with microsecond resolution :-P
    – David Z
    Jun 25 '10 at 5:55
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    Its always your birthday in Iceland.
    – Tim Post
    Jun 25 '10 at 7:14
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    Happy birthday! :) Jun 25 '10 at 7:24
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    Happy Birthday Jon Seigel, and waffles
    – YOU
    Jun 25 '10 at 10:48
  • Happy birthday~
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jun 25 '10 at 14:29
  • Isn't this "too localized"? It only matters to one user, one day a year.
    – devinb
    Aug 11 '10 at 17:37
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    @devinb - are you suggesting that only one user has a birthday?
    – user27414
    Aug 11 '10 at 18:29

The age field rolls over at noon (Stack Overflow Standard Time) on your birthday.

Since this will only annoy me once/year, I'll let it go as [status-bydesign].

Also, I request that I be allowed to sleep in until noon on my birthday no matter what.


I imagine the problem is that none of the sites know what time you were born, they only know the day. So, everyone was born at 00:00:00. The inconsistency between sites would almost certainly reflect the differing timezones of the respective servers.

  • No, I took the screenshots right after GMT rolled over on SO. Now that it's gone past 12:00, it's showing the correct age, so possibly Jeff set it up to "an average time" on the day of birth.
    – Jon Seigel
    Jun 25 '10 at 12:29

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