Off topic: ProZ.com stole my birthday
Thread poster: Russell Jones

Russell Jones  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:56
Italian to English
Nov 3, 2006

Exploring the nooks and crannies of my new profile pages, I was taken aback to find my birthdate, in the Basic Profile, given as 11 May.

Now, as I reach a milestone (or maybe a last staging post) on Sunday and am somewhat reluctantly being made to celebrate, this was most disconcerting.

It came to me - delayed response - I must be getting old; 11-5 instead of 5-11!

From the tragic events of September 2001, we all know that the date format in the US is different from everywhere else - isn't it?
But surely ProZ.com is an international site!

Wikipedia tells us, about date formats:
Middle endian (11-05-2006): used in the United States and countries with U.S. influence.
Little endian (5-11-2006): common to the vast majority of the world's countries, and the accepted international date usage.

(It also has what I guess Henry & Co. would give me as an answer:
Big endian (2006-11-5): the ISO 8601 International formal standard - but I'm going to ignore that, my birthday my privilege!)


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Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:56
Italian to English
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that sounded so sad, Russell! Nov 3, 2006

Happy birthday anyway - 30th, is it?

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Liliana Roman-Hamilton  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:56
English to Italian
what can I say.... Nov 3, 2006

HAPPY FORTHCOMING BIRTHDAY Russell!

Maybe the support team will be able to solve the problem before your birthday.

And whatever your milestone age is .... MAY YOU CELEBRATE IT IN THE HAPPIEST WAY EVER!

Cheers
Liliana


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texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:56
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Buon Compleanno! Nov 3, 2006

Buon Compleanno Russell!

I enclose this for you, Happy Birthday in 161 languages, with my best wishes.

http://www.shabbir.com/romance/bday.html

Aggiungo un augurio nella 162esima:

A prus de kent'annos!


[Edited at 2006-11-03 22:43]


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Russell Jones  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:56
Italian to English
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Grazie mille Nov 3, 2006

Marie-Helene, Liliana e Texjax

Have a good weekend (and apologies to the adopted statunitensi if my comments on American date formats sounded at all inflammatory - it was tongue in cheek).

Russell

[Edited at 2006-11-04 10:10]


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 08:56
Member (2006)
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Where's my birth date? Nov 4, 2006

Russell Jones wrote:
Exploring the nooks and crannies of my new profile pages, I was taken aback to find my birthdate, in the Basic Profile, given as 11 May.


I can't find my birth date on my basic profile... where can I see it?


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Marta Fernandez-Suarez  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:56
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here Nov 4, 2006

Hi Samuel

It is in Settings>Basic Profile

Regards

Marta


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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 03:56
Member (2002)
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Happy birthday, Russell!!! Nov 4, 2006

And thanks for leading me to this nice feature at proz. I ignored that we can add our birthday date. But the months were in written format (not number), thus there was no way of confussion. Perhaps when you inicially entered your birthdate, the format was middle endian and you didn't know about it.

Regards

Clarisa Moraña


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Agnieszka Hayward
Poland
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Happy birthday, Russell Nov 4, 2006

wszystkiego najlepszego! [fshystkyego naylepshego] = all the best

Regards,
A


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