Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

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Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby pantagana23 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:30 pm

Has anyone else noticed that there are between 50-100 forum members having 41st birthday today?

Is this a glitch?

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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby JuPaul » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:45 pm

pantagana23 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:30 pm
Has anyone else noticed that there are between 50-100 forum members having 41st birthday today?

Is this a glitch?
Interesting. How many members are there in total? With 20,000 members, you'd expect around 55 birthdays each day, all other things being equal.
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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby The Meat man » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:58 pm

I noticed that. And their forum names all consist of a pronounceable nonsense word followed by the number 1.

You should have seen the list for January 1. There was probably twice as many "birthdays" on that day. I don't know if it's spammers, or a software glitch, or what.
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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby The Meat man » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:59 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:45 pm
pantagana23 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:30 pm
Has anyone else noticed that there are between 50-100 forum members having 41st birthday today?

Is this a glitch?
Interesting. How many members are there in total? With 20,000 members, you'd expect around 55 birthdays each day, all other things being equal.
Of the 20,000 forum members, probably only a tenth have ever posted, and of those, probably only a tenth have their birthdays listed.
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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby benben » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:05 pm

1980.....I was 15, what a great time it was!!

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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:10 pm

benben wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:05 pm
1980.....I was 15, what a great time it was!!
I was still swimming around with my dad while my parents were building their first home, in preparation for this bundle of joy :p

But really, this is pretty crazy! Has to be a glitch of some sort.
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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby rangefinder » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:18 pm

I just did a quick spot-check of some users that (in theory) turn 41 today. None of them have any posts. And I don't recall ever seeing those names in the "who is online" list.

So my guess is that they were creating via a bot to spam the board and for whatever reason, the bot used 20 Jan 1980 as the birthdate for the user.

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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby The Deacon » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:28 pm

Think a lot of the "Jan 1" dates are folks who don't want to put in their actual birth date. This many on any other day, especially all having the same year and a consistent pattern in their names, have to be the work of either a single bot/scammer/spammer or someone from Spyderco's IT team setting up test accounts.
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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby James Y » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:41 pm

I turned 17 in 1980. It was great being a teen in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s.

I’ve never listed my birthdate on any forums I’ve participated in.

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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby JRinFL » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:56 pm

Click on a few and you can see most are spammers. Happy Birthday to the remainder real folk!
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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby RustyIron » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:10 pm

pantagana23 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:30 pm

Has anyone else noticed that there are between 50-100 forum members having 41st birthday today?

It's a fact not well known except to those in attendance, but exactly nine months earlier was the 1979 Knife Collectors' Blade Exchange and Drunken Orgy. It appears the acorns don't fall far from the tree.

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Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:13 pm

RustyIron wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:10 pm
pantagana23 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:30 pm

Has anyone else noticed that there are between 50-100 forum members having 41st birthday today?

It's a fact not well known except to those in attendance, but exactly nine months earlier was the 1979 Knife Collectors' Blade Exchange and Drunken Orgy. It appears the acorns don't fall far from the tree.
that sounds like a terrifying recipe for disaster.


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