Another feature request April 25, 2011 9:05 PM   Subscribe

Could the 'Joined' field in your profile behave like the 'Birthday' field? Can the date I joined link to other users that joined on the same day/date?
posted by Confess, Fletch to Feature Requests at 9:05 PM (79 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I would ride this pony all over town.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:08 PM on April 25, 2011 [7 favorites]


Class of '06! Can we also have a prom? ...I guess that's a little much for a profile.
posted by katillathehun at 9:19 PM on April 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Can we have a cake next to our name on that day, like Reddit? Quarter Pounder with Cheese
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 9:30 PM on April 25, 2011


This, I like. Sounds like a reasonable pony. Or a Pony of Reason.
posted by Ghidorah at 9:43 PM on April 25, 2011


*looks*

Oh sweet zombie jeez, that'll be 10 years in one week.
posted by carsonb at 9:46 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I joined a few days before the floodgates officially opened for the $5 ransom, I think. I wouldn't be surprised to find that there's, like, maybe 2-3 of us. Sniff
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 9:46 PM on April 25, 2011


AND THE GODDAMN MAYDAY MYSTERY REMAINS UNSOLVED!
posted by carsonb at 9:47 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like it! And I'm Class of '06! It took me forever to figure out how I found this place until I finally remembered that I followed some link from anildash, lo these five years ago.
posted by sweetkid at 10:06 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't think anyone else joined on my day. :(
posted by dobbs at 10:11 PM on April 25, 2011


dobbs writes "I don't think anyone else joined on my day. :("

13868 thru 13878 Joined on your day including the following users who actually used their account in a noticeable way: gnz2001, PrinceValium, Zora Neale Hurston, and JollyWanker.
posted by Mitheral at 10:21 PM on April 25, 2011


I'm going to guess this won't work for people joined 17/11/04, and probably a day on either side of that.
posted by pompomtom at 10:29 PM on April 25, 2011


Speaking of birthdays - Happy Birthday Cortex!!!
posted by Drama Penguin at 10:31 PM on April 25, 2011


Coming up on my 5 year anniversary. At summer camp, we got a "5-year jacket" when we were there 5 years. Just sayin'
posted by JohnnyGunn at 10:42 PM on April 25, 2011


No thanks, I've got a pretty sweet birthday already and I don't want any competition for my love.
posted by klangklangston at 10:54 PM on April 25, 2011


Class of '06 represent! I would wear a MeFi class of '06 jacket whilst feeding this pony a nice shiny apple.

I think Matt is missing a lucrative sideline in MeFi jackets; speaking of which, when are the next t-shirts coming out?
posted by arcticseal at 12:28 AM on April 26, 2011


On $5 noobday I would like a fitting tribute to me on the site - maybe a crown beside my name or something similar.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:36 AM on April 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


I like this pony, though this is already reasonably easy to find. Just look for the user-numbers around yours.

Happy Birthday Cortex!
posted by Blasdelb at 4:14 AM on April 26, 2011


You know what I like about Meatbomb?

No, seriously, do you? I can't figure it out.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:17 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


As the snow flies. On a cold and gray Metatalk morn, another hungry baby user's born, in the Filter.
posted by cashman at 4:43 AM on April 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


And Baby Jesus cried.
posted by crunchland at 4:50 AM on April 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm going to guess this won't work for people joined 17/11/04

Of course not -- there's no 17th month, silly!
posted by inigo2 at 4:58 AM on April 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


Just increment/decrement your user number until the Date Joined changes. There doesn't need to be a software implementation for everything.
posted by Eideteker at 5:40 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]

I joined a few days before the floodgates officially opened for the $5 ransom, I think. I wouldn't be surprised to find that there's, like, maybe 2-3 of us.
I think when I joined it was a matter of limited signups per day and you just had to hope you got in. Of course, I'm old and my memory's going, so I could be wrong.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:06 AM on April 26, 2011


Of course not -- there's no 17th month, silly!

Quite. Whatever.
posted by pompomtom at 6:23 AM on April 26, 2011




Oh hey ... it's my second birthday!
posted by ChuraChura at 7:38 AM on April 26, 2011


Just increment/decrement your user number until the Date Joined changes.

I was thinking it looked pretty slim for the most part participation-wise, and then I saw that this bad boy joined the same day I did. The superman to my Clark Kent, though together we sound like some kind of superhero team. Even the tags of his posts read like the tags a superhero would have. Pretty sweet.
posted by cashman at 7:43 AM on April 26, 2011


Hmm... it looks like twelve other people completed the sign up process on the same day as me. Of those twelve: Eentawesting.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:07 AM on April 26, 2011


April 2, 2004, the day 133 of us jammed our way through the floodgates that were only supposed to let 20 of us in. Best stampede ever.
posted by ambrosia at 8:25 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I submit approval for this idea in the form of a pony metaphor. It's eating hay or something.
posted by codacorolla at 8:46 AM on April 26, 2011


I'm user #10279, I signed up on August 21, 2001 along with user numbers 10257-10379.
17 of those have no posts, no comments, no questions, no answers, no favorites and 10 do not exist or did not complete the process. Only 1 has disabled his or her account.

As I recall, that was a time when you could sometimes sign up, but sometimes couldn't. There are a couple who joined that day with under 5 posts/comments/questions/answers favorites. I was surprised to recognize only two or three names from the lot.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:05 AM on April 26, 2011


Are there stats somewhere for how many members join per day, on average?
posted by codacorolla at 9:20 AM on April 26, 2011


Just increment/decrement your user number until the Date Joined changes.

I did that and lasted until I got to about 50 members, then I got bored and gave up.
posted by JanetLand at 9:39 AM on April 26, 2011


Dammit pom I was hoping your link went to a "Proposed Calendrical Months" page on Wikipedia
posted by jtron at 9:46 AM on April 26, 2011


We talked about this a bit this morning in the mod meeting room (email) and the only reservation we had is that you can't opt in to participating. Unlike birthdays, you don't actively enter some information to be included in the lists. It doesn't seem critical enough to include a permanent space on a preferences page, and we're worried some people will be annoyed by being on a list somewhere without their explicit approval. You can gather this information now if you're very curious, so I'm not sure it's worth annoying some to make that process easier.

Are there stats somewhere for how many members join per day, on average?

We have some admin tools that tell how many people have been signing up over the last few days. Looks like we're averaging around 10 completed sign-ups/day recently.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:55 AM on April 26, 2011


Huh, didn't realize I'd joined on what seems to have been the day the gates were opened. Makes sense as I remember reading the site when I was living in FL, which was 1999-2000. After moving away, I didn't have Internet for a while; I remember having a houseguest with a dialup account and getting on here (and the Pro Wrestling Torch site) ASAFP.
posted by jtron at 9:56 AM on April 26, 2011


You know what I like about Meatbomb? No, seriously, do you? I can't figure it out.

He doesn't get all frothy and pissed off when people make unsolicited, bullying comments about him on the grey?
posted by jtron at 10:02 AM on April 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'd totally come to the Class of '06 prom, as long as I can bring an '07er as my date.
posted by donajo at 10:07 AM on April 26, 2011


This is just another step in the eventual destruction of Metafilter by the elistist, socialist cabal of pre-$5noobs who would rather see the site dead than allow teeming masses in. They've been plotting from the beginning but only now are we seeing the bitter fruits of their long-hidden labors. I say Rise Up, $5Noobs! Take up the reins of your fate and smash the oppressive hand of ruling class! You have only your destiny to lose!
posted by doctor_negative at 10:08 AM on April 26, 2011


Don't be silly. Without the teeming masses, who would we have to feel superior to?
posted by Karmakaze at 10:19 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can you teem independently? Or must you be part of a mass?
posted by sweetkid at 10:35 AM on April 26, 2011


I think if it's just you, you can teem, but you probably have to move right up next to whatever is to perceive the teeming, and maybe lean toward them a bit
posted by jtron at 10:39 AM on April 26, 2011


I think if you're teeming by yourself it's really just Brownian motion.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:48 AM on April 26, 2011


Is that toilet humor, mister?
posted by jtron at 10:53 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ooh, I'm exactly as meta-old as hermitosis.
posted by MsMolly at 11:25 AM on April 26, 2011


My tenth MetaFilter birthday is next week. I've spent more time on this site than in my marriage, college, and any job I've ever had.
posted by ColdChef at 11:28 AM on April 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


Twelve people signed up on the same day I did. Most of them never bothered to post a comment of make a post. Of the ones that did leave a mark (aside from me), they made a total of 14 front page posts, and 84 comments, but all gave up by the middle of August, 2005.

I think I've more than made up for their combined apathy.
posted by crunchland at 11:42 AM on April 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


God, I joined November 23, 2004--as did all the users from 19583 through 19699. If we we let this pony loose (and let's!), I hope to god I am the mayor of 11/23/2004 or all my fucking around here will be wasted.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 2:52 PM on April 26, 2011


10 people signed up on July 3, 2001, including me. Of those 10, only I have commented. I'm a little jealous of all the $5 noobs who came in with a boisterous cohort during the raffle days or when the floodgates opened. I had no idea I was part of an "elistist, socialist cabal of pre-$5noobs", could someone direct me to those meetings?
posted by donnagirl at 2:56 PM on April 26, 2011


pompomtom: "I'm going to guess this won't work for people joined 17/11/04, and probably a day on either side of that."

Yep. Holy shit. 1102 users signed up the same day as me.
posted by brundlefly at 5:17 PM on April 26, 2011


I signed up on a Leap Day, along with 4 other people.

I believe I have um, outlasted them all, and really should receive a special prize.
posted by julen at 5:30 PM on April 26, 2011


Impressive (and not so much) company on my day.
posted by newpotato at 6:01 PM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can you teem independently? Or must you be part of a mass?
I prefer to swarm like a seal salmon if you will.

A lot of people who signed up on the day I joined, didn't complete the process. They clearly didn't want to be part of a club that would let me in.
posted by arcticseal at 6:32 PM on April 26, 2011


I'd like a "joined on" feature on the profile page.
posted by leahwrenn at 7:13 PM on April 26, 2011


Done.
posted by Mitheral at 7:15 PM on April 26, 2011


klangklangston: "No thanks, I've got a pretty sweet birthday already and I don't want any competition for my love."

HEY YOU SHARE MY BIRTHDAY! :P
posted by IndigoRain at 7:53 PM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


TODAY is my 2 year anniversary. Sweet.
posted by jenmakes at 8:14 PM on April 26, 2011


I don't even have a join date. Is it my join day every day?
posted by Jeremy at 8:28 PM on April 26, 2011


Having just killed valuable work time to actually go through the numbers... my zip code is pretty empty. There are maybe 6 members that are still 'active' but most of them have less than 10 comments...

Upon further review, this pony makes me sad, and should be sent to the glue factory for its crimes.
posted by Ghidorah at 10:52 PM on April 26, 2011


My 5th Joinday is coming up in a month and a half, and as such I'd just like the thank dubold for pointing me in this site's direction.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:07 PM on April 26, 2011


This is just another step in the eventual destruction purification of Metafilter by the elistist, socialist cabal of pre-$5noobs who would rather see the site dead never change than allow teeming masses in ...
FTFY
posted by dg at 11:19 PM on April 26, 2011


March 10, 2005. I don't remember it too well. Of course, I was terribly drunk at the time.
posted by Decani at 3:19 AM on April 27, 2011


By this logic, I'm in Mefi pre-school. Cool. If anyone needs me, I'll be the kid in the corner eating the paste.
posted by Nanukthedog at 8:31 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Only one other user joined the same day as me, and he made one comment and then disappeared forever.

Probably a spammer lying in wait. I will watch for him, and then get him banned, and then WALLA the date will be mine alone, a birthdate for a very special snowy snowflake.
posted by pineapple at 8:55 AM on April 27, 2011


There are a truly impressive number of failed attempts to join the same day I came along. All the way from 99446-99500 just about. There are a few unused profiles, approximately a JILLION does not exist pages, me and wansac.
posted by stoneweaver at 12:04 PM on April 27, 2011


Woo hoo! I was the only person to sign up on August 17, 2004. Do I get a badge?
posted by penguin pie at 1:11 PM on April 27, 2011


Why would I want to know who signed up the day I joined? They're all just a bunch of uncool $5 noobs.
posted by A dead Quaker at 3:46 PM on April 27, 2011


What's with the does not exist profile pages? There are several to either side of me. Do many people actually start the process to join and then don't complete it? Does that mean they didn't pay their $5? Or are these deleted users?
Really...just curious.
I lurked for quite awhile before joining 21 June 2008.
(Hey rest of the world, where does the comma go in day month year format?

Man I'm a questioning pain when I can't sleep! lol
posted by Librarygeek at 10:59 PM on April 27, 2011


Traditional punctuation has the comma after the month. More modern style is to not use a comma at all. As long as you have the date in the correct dd mmmm yyyy format, the location of the comma doesn't really matter.
posted by dg at 1:00 AM on April 28, 2011


It's gonna be my fifth Joinday on Saturday. Who's throwing me a party? I like meringue.
posted by anotherpanacea at 4:11 AM on April 28, 2011


What's with the does not exist profile pages? There are several to either side of me. Do many people actually start the process to join and then don't complete it? Does that mean they didn't pay their $5?

Bingo; they do the first bit, which reserves the userid, but they don't drop the fiver so the profile never goes active.

There's basically no "deleted users" other than test accounts earlier in the site's history that I can recall. There might be a couple of weird exceptions, but it's not standard practice; for most purposes, we'd just ban an account and it'd be visible still with a note to that effect.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:03 AM on April 28, 2011


Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to have the user number reserved after they pay the five bucks?
posted by dunkadunc at 7:06 AM on April 28, 2011


But that would rob us of the occasional weird joy of seeing someone finish a signup like two years later!

Also I think that was just easier at the time when Matt implemented the system waaaaay back in the day.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:22 AM on April 28, 2011


It's gonna be my fifth Joinday on Saturday. Who's throwing me a party? I like meringue.

I read this as "I like merengue", and I thought, "Man, that WOULD be a good party."

Well, either way, really.
posted by pineapple at 7:40 AM on April 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I like merengue too!
posted by anotherpanacea at 1:59 PM on April 28, 2011


julen: "I signed up on a Leap Day, along with 4 other people.

I believe I have um, outlasted them all, and really should receive a special prize
"

You should get to absorb their Quickening
posted by I am the Walrus at 8:53 AM on April 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


mmmmm strawberry quik-ening!
posted by Eideteker at 9:10 AM on April 29, 2011


cortex: "Bingo; they do the first bit, which reserves the userid, but they don't drop the fiver so the profile never goes active."

This was me. I registered my account, but didn't actually pony up the cash till quite a while later. I think I have having trouble with paypal or something.
posted by brundlefly at 9:33 AM on April 29, 2011




Only 48 people signed up the same day as me (#s 20444-20396) {I thought it would be more!} I distinctly remember waiting around for ages and missing the random times I could have gotten in before then and then jumping on THE SECOND I KNEW ABOUT IT because I thought paying the 5$ and being let in wouldn't last long.


[still active: phytage, rabbitsnake, mudpuppie, mr.curmudgeon, Carbolic hi!, mike_bling, R.Mutt, bruzie, Toekneesan, whm, Thoth, ManInSuit] 12 not including me

[possibly lapsed:bigbadem, bjorng, wrongbutton, GeorgeHernandez, nickp, Axandor, YurikoKinje, Ranger03, bigtimes aw:(, TonyRobots, BadSeamus, papakwanz, mountainmambo, kenneth, TheNakedPixel, Mac The Fork, ejaned8] 17

[noncomplete:astroboy, martman5665, CrisTUFR, katota, fredskid, jhunt, UnLogikal, ogion, katspank, deadlyIIdiva, themactech, Rocketeer, Jttrey3, justintime, gasssflap, joseph.johnston, tikkamonkey, most unlikely, mr_yeti] 19

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