pdboddy
 member, 544 posts
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 17:00
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to facemaker329 (msg # 19):

Oi, thanks for that.  Searched my rMail, and it appears I've been here at least a year earlier than I had thought. :)
pdboddy
 member, 545 posts
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 17:03
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to WhiteComic (msg # 25):

Okay, even better than facemaker's suggestion.

Apparently I joined Christmas of 2005!
praguepride
 member, 1195 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 19:11
RPOL's birthday?
My last rMail was 2007 however I think I started up in 2006. rMail to the mods all but admitting to a duplicate account :P

quote:
I had a friend who briefly decided to try playing a game. He has since basically quit. However I have decided to absorb his character in my game as a "hidden" NPC where he's really controlled by me but the other players think he's a real player.

So I guess my questions is does this count as a duplicate account even if I don't actually have access to the account, just the character in that one game


I still remember the game that was for but I don't remember much else about it.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:12, Mon 28 Aug.

~Jaguar
 member, 3288 posts
 The Hiding Amaranth...
 http://midnightquills.net
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 23:42
RPOL's birthday?
I've been here long enough to remember the RPoll changing from default character to being forced to select one. That's dated October 2002, so some time before that..
Heath
 member, 2922 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 17:45
RPOL's birthday?
I joined July 2002.

I'm another one from the exodus from PBW, where I was at from 1998-2002.
Nerwen
 member, 1873 posts
 seek to understand before
 you seek to be understood
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 20:26
RPOL's birthday?
I've been around since May 2003.

You can get some idea of people's relative signup times by hovering over "profile" and looking at the "ui=" number. Lower numbers = higher longevity.

You can find your own number by hovering over User Preferences.

This message was last edited by the user at 20:29, Tue 29 Aug.

jase
 admin, 3566 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 09:14
RPOL's birthday?
For a long time we didn't record signup dates, so anything prior to.. errr, some date I can't remember are really rough estimates (e.g. "Before 08:00, Sun 23 Oct 2005", "Before 10:53, Sat 05 May 2007") which I only managed to get by dumping old backup copies of the user database and getting a list of who was in it.

Anyone after ~May 2007 have proper accurate signup dates, but the first 42,000 or so users only have the aforementioned rough estimates.

So I can let people see their signup dates, but if your account number is under 42 thousand and something then you'll only get an estimate.
willvr
 member, 1086 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 10:53
RPOL's birthday?
Apparently, I joined June 2003 according to my email stating 'thank you for your registration'. That's a lifetime ago...
praguepride
 member, 1196 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 16:34
RPOL's birthday?
Judging on my UI #37,827 compared to others, late 2006/early 2007.

10 YEARS WOOOOOOO
Carakav
 member, 614 posts
 Sure-footed paragon
 of forthright dude.
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:04
RPOL's birthday?
Oh, wow... my UI number is 1224! I knew I'd been around for a spell, but that's waaaayyy earlier than I expected!
Heath
 member, 2923 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:19
RPOL's birthday?
That beats me. I'm 1909.
Carakav
 member, 615 posts
 Sure-footed paragon
 of forthright dude.
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:22
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to Heath (msg # 39):

Well, I was also one of those caught-up in the great PBW exodus. I can't imagine I joined much more than a month from when you did. Possibly less.
Darbbackwards
 member, 190 posts
 My name is Brad, which is
 darb spelled backwards
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:23
RPOL's birthday?
Where do you find you UI number?

edit: regardless, found my registration email. June 2010. Wow, I really thought I had been on here longer than that.

This message was last edited by the user at 17:25, Wed 30 Aug.

Heath
 member, 2924 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:24
Re: RPOL's birthday?
ShadoPrism:
Just a historical note. PlayByWeb came out before Rpol by a couple years.


And before PlayByWeb was PBeM.com, which was play by email and has long since been discontinued.
Heath
 member, 2925 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:24
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to Darbbackwards (msg # 41):

Hover over "User Preferences" and it is the number next to UI (at the very bottom left of your screen).

This message was last edited by the user at 17:25, Wed 30 Aug.

Darbbackwards
 member, 191 posts
 My name is Brad, which is
 darb spelled backwards
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:26
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to Heath (msg # 43):

found it. thanks! #60404
Carakav
 member, 616 posts
 Sure-footed paragon
 of forthright dude.
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:28
Re: RPOL's birthday?
In reply to Heath (msg # 42):

I remember PBEM... I can't recall what it looked like, but I do remember being sad when it went away.

PBEM2 is still around though.

Last year I went around trying to find other websites like RPOL, and couldn't find any that were very active or easy to dig-through. This is definitely still the place to be for PbP!
swordchucks
 member, 1433 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:28
Re: RPOL's birthday?
Heath:
And before PlayByWeb was PBeM.com, which was play by email and has long since been discontinued.

I loved PBEM.com.  That's been a while...



October 1, 2004 looks like for me (from the email).  U#13885
Eduardo
 member, 56 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:42
Re: RPOL's birthday?
Well, since my UI is #8736 I'm guessing it was before 2005, as I first thought.

This message was last edited by the user at 17:42, Wed 30 Aug.

Carakav
 member, 617 posts
 Sure-footed paragon
 of forthright dude.
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:49
Re: RPOL's birthday?
Well, in so far as I've been around a while, I can't feel too good about myself.

It took me at least five years before I could actually stick to a game as a player for more than a few months before dropping-out, and it was only four and half years ago that I learned how to do the same thing with games that I run.
~Jaguar
 member, 3290 posts
 The Hiding Amaranth...
 http://midnightquills.net
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 22:51
Re: RPOL's birthday?
Obviously came over from our chat room RP site sometime around when Heath did, I'm 2054. This site must have been tiny at that stage...
ShadoPrism
 member, 1118 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 22:58
Re: RPOL's birthday?
Hmm, My UI is 1534, I have no idea what that translates as really.
horus
 member, 240 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 23:24
Re: RPOL's birthday?
I'm sure I'll get notified if this question is too far off-topic, but is it a good idea for folks to post their UI numbers openly like this?  I'm just thinking about security and such.
Heath
 member, 2927 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 23:25
Re: RPOL's birthday?
If you hover over anyone's "profile," it tells you their number.  What's the difference if it's posted?  It's not secret in any event.
horus
 member, 241 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 23:28
Re: RPOL's birthday?
In reply to Heath (msg # 52):

Duh!  You're right.