pdboddy
 member, 536 posts
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 17:55
RPOL's birthday?
Yaaay, happy birthday RPOL!
bigbadron
 moderator, 15416 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 18:06
RPOL's birthday?
Yes.  Seventeen years old.  About time it looked for a job...
Eduardo
 member, 55 posts
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 18:15
RPOL's birthday?
Wow, 17?

Congrats!

Is there a way to see how long you have been on the site? I think I've joined around 2005, but want to be sure.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15417 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 18:21
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to Eduardo (msg # 3):

Unfortunately there isn't a way to do that.
WhiteComic
 member, 360 posts
 In omnia Paratus
 Momento Mori
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 19:19
RPOL's birthday?
Happy birthday RpoL! I've been here since 2008, half of RpoL's lifetime.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1116 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 19:33
RPOL's birthday?
I came in during 2001. Was on PBW before that and people there told me of this site.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15418 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 19:40
RPOL's birthday?
June 2002 for me (I know this because I started a game then).  Also came from PBW.
truemane
 member, 2097 posts
 Firing magic missles at
 the darkness!
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 19:51
RPOL's birthday?
I tried scrolling through the changelog to suss out when I joined. I know I was here about a year (ish) before GM usernames were displayed with the game name. And sometime after that there was the major visual overhaul. But I can't find the GM name change in the version history.

I'm guessing 2005/2006 or so.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:56, Fri 25 Aug 2017.

mickey65
 member, 116 posts
 Long-time PbP player
 Love several systems
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 20:01
RPOL's birthday?
Happy birthday, RPoL. You survived robustly long enough for me to find you through a random link on the Talislanta website. Although even simple explanations are mostly now done through video rather than text, you provide a comfortable space for those of us for whom text is our thing. May you outlive the entire video gaming industry!
pdboddy
 member, 537 posts
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 20:29
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 7):

Slight tangent, but what is/was PBW?  Mostly what does the acronym stand for?
pdboddy
 member, 538 posts
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 20:35
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to Eduardo (msg # 3):

If you have some spare time and can stand to browse through search results, go to Google and search for: site:rpol.net [your username]

If you've not made a lot of posts in public forums, you should be able to find early posts and narrow down when you joined.  I've been able to narrow it down to early 2008 for me.

If you're a heavy user of the site and have 20000 posts, it might take you time and detective work. :P

This message was last edited by the user at 20:37, Fri 25 Aug 2017.

Dara
 member, 371 posts
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 21:21
RPOL's birthday?
Well in 2006 I had 6 posts in the public forums.  Still not sure how long ago I joined.  ^___^
bigbadron
 moderator, 15419 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 22:12
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to pdboddy (msg # 10):

Another gaming site - PlayByWeb.
WhiteComic
 member, 361 posts
 In omnia Paratus
 Momento Mori
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 22:14
RPOL's birthday?
I stumbled upon this website out of random when I was seeking for an Inuyasha roleplaying forum.

I managed to stumble upon the chat part of RpoL and met quite a few awesome people that I feel bad for just disappearing on them now that I remember it.

I eventually got told about the PbP part of RpoL and registered and boom! 9 years later here I am.

Still stuck on free-form based games, but out of all sites I ran into online, RpoL is the mst organized and user-friendly one.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15420 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 22:22
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to pdboddy (msg # 11):

I don't think we have anybody with 20,000 posts.  I believe the person with the most posts in the public forums currently has 15,420.  :D

This message was last edited by the user at 22:24, Fri 25 Aug 2017.

ShadoPrism
 member, 1117 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 22:29
RPOL's birthday?
Just a historical note. PlayByWeb came out before Rpol by a couple years. I found it when I first got online in 1998. A friend who played there told me of it. He had been playing on PBW since 97. At one time it was The place to game, now Rpol holds that title and most of the gamers. But it's still out there and some still use it. Me I use it to store old characters. The one feature Rpol does not have. Allot of the Mods here played there to start, same for players. Every now and then I come across someone else I know from there. Over all this site is more user friendly and that has made a huge difference between the sites.
pdboddy
 member, 540 posts
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 02:43
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 15):

Hah, well, if you can't remember when you joined, you might have some searching ahead of you.  That's a lot of posts. xD
pdboddy
 member, 541 posts
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 02:44
RPOL's birthday?
Well, I wish RPOL another 17 years, at minimum. :D  I want to be a crotchety old fart still playing here there.
facemaker329
 member, 6962 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 03:30
RPOL's birthday?
You can get some idea of how long you've been here by looking for your very first rMail message.  Not a definite indicator, because some people were on RPOL for a while before they did anything with rMail.  But you can at least point to it and say, 'Sometime before this date...'  (I know I was on RPOL for months before I ever really looked at any of the public threads, much less traded rMailwith anyone.)
bigbadron
 moderator, 15421 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 05:01
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to pdboddy (msg # 17):

Nah, I know exactly when I joined (see msg #7, above),


In reply to facemaker329 (msg # 19):

That wouldn't work for a lot of long term users, since rMail didn't exist until some time between 2004 and 2007.
LonePaladin
 member, 633 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 05:23
RPOL's birthday?
I can't remember when I joined. I regularly perform housekeeping on my stuff in here, so my rMail list only goes back to October. A Google search like the one suggested above didn't help either.

I know it's been at least 10 years, but that's all I know for certain. Why aren't accounts tagged with their creation date?
aguy777
 member, 221 posts
 Join Date:
 Fri, 29 Nov, 2013
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 05:24
RPOL's birthday?
I know when I joined, because I put it in my bio line.
Grimmond
 member, 466 posts
 Antler-care by LIV THATCH
 "RALPH" The Wonder Llama
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 05:45
RPOL's birthday?
Happy Birthday RPoL !

November 2012 for me ... as near as I can tell that was my first game ... but I think I was playing for a few years before I posted my first game ?

This message was last edited by the user at 05:50, Sat 26 Aug 2017.

facemaker329
 member, 6963 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 11:42
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 20):

It doesn't work that well for me, either, as I have no idea how long I was on RPOL before I sent/received an rMail message.  It gives me a vague ballpark...about as accurate as saying I know I joined RPOL before I joined Facebook, because I remember using MySpace to talk with the friend who first invited me to join and participate in his game...

I can't look for anything from that game.  It's long since defunct.
WhiteComic
 member, 363 posts
 In omnia Paratus
 Momento Mori
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 11:54
RPOL's birthday?
A good way to get the exact date is if you didn't delete the email they sent you upon registering on the site from the beginning. Should still be in your inbox with the email you used to first sign up and register on the site. I've been using the same email since I registered and I didn't delete the email apparently due to the fact it had my account name and password  in there in case I may have forgotten it and it was also the same email that you had to open up in order to activate your account.
willvr
 member, 1085 posts
Sat 26 Aug 2017
at 14:30
RPOL's birthday?
In reply to WhiteComic (msg # 25):

.... I almost wish I had deleted it. That's a very long time ago.
RPGuru92
 member, 167 posts
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 05:44
RPOL's birthday?
I still use PBW, better interface for phone.
horus
 member, 237 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Sun 27 Aug 2017
at 16:14
RPOL's birthday?
Happy Birthday, RPoL!  Thanks for hanging in there for this long, and here's hoping for many more years of RP enjoyment.
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 2017.

~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 2017.

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 2017.

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 2017.

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 2017.

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.