evileeyore
 member, 88 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Mon 7 May 2018
at 05:01
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Skald:
If your userid is greater than or equal to 42227 then the actual start date will be listed[/list]

Will be listed where?
bigbadron
 moderator, 15557 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Mon 7 May 2018
at 05:08
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
In reply to evileeyore (msg # 93):

Unfortunately it's listed on a screen that only Moderators can see.
evileeyore
 member, 89 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Mon 7 May 2018
at 05:24
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
bigbadron:
Unfortunately it's listed on a screen that only Moderators can see.

Copy.

I know basically when I joined, since I joined specifically for a game I'm still playing and thus still have that first, precious RTJ post.
Heath
 member, 2935 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Wed 9 May 2018
at 23:39
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
ui=1909

I joined right around May 2003.

(I also was part of the PlayByWeb transition.)

This message was last edited by the user at 23:40, Wed 09 May.

donsr
 member, 1299 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 23:49
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
I was on Play By Web.. but never  as a GM/DM..   the GMs i had  weren't very good there.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1201 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 10 May 2018
at 01:51
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
So what is my user ID oh mighty moderators ? I am quite curious to know.
facemaker329
 member, 7015 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 10 May 2018
at 04:47
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
You can find out your UI pretty easily...

Mouse-over 'User Preferences' at the top of your screen (as you read this), and the link information comes up (I'm on Firefox, it comes up at the bottom of my screen, I think that's pretty standard across browser platforms).  In the link info, you'll see a bunch of stuff but you want to look for "...ui#####..." (where, of course, '#' represents the digits of your UI.)  You can also mouse-over a link to your profile and get the same information.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1202 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 10 May 2018
at 15:16
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
AH - my UI is 1534 - so how long have I been here then ?
facemaker329
 member, 7016 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 10 May 2018
at 15:33
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Well, looking at the breakdown posted earlier, all RPOL can verify is that it was before 23 October, 2005..  There's several thousand UIs that are listed simply as 'before <this date>', with a couple of different dates (The other is in May 2007).  You've got to move well into the five-digit UI numbers (42227) before the date listings are specific.

This message was last edited by the user at 15:36, Thu 10 May.

donsr
 member, 1300 posts
Thu 10 May 2018
at 15:37
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
I had   437... Skald  got a pretty  pin point  as to my start date as ... "Before 08:00, Sun 23 Oct 2005".  Old school.  ;>

 I think they will look it up if you post your number.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15558 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 10 May 2018
at 15:46
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 100):

Yours is one of those, "Before Sun 23 Oct 2005" UIs.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1203 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 10 May 2018
at 15:49
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
ok so how old is Rpol ?
bigbadron
 moderator, 15559 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 10 May 2018
at 15:56
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 104):

RPoL went live 25 August 2000.  /info.cgi?action=version
Genghis the Hutt
 member, 2481 posts
 Just an average guy :)
Thu 10 May 2018
at 20:49
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
pdboddy:
Also, you could google "site:rpol.net <your username>" and sort through that to see when you first posted.

No good to me.  I had a different username back then.  There was this Star Wars game about a decade ago that I wanted to join.  But they had a rule that you had to post using your RPoL name, so I requested a name change and have used this one ever since.  I don't remember what my original name was.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15560 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 11 May 2018
at 03:32
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
In reply to Genghis the Hutt (msg # 106)

The Mods remember... sling us an rMail and we can tell you what it was.
GreenTongue
 member, 823 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Thu 17 May 2018
at 17:48
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
I must be old as a tree ...  UI=2666
adrasteia1
 member, 1461 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Mon 21 May 2018
at 15:47
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Mine's 36183, so it's been a good long while.
donsr
 member, 1305 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 16:09
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
if you look  back on that pages..some on has a 'general' time line  depending on numbers.

 Mine is  437 I quote Skald  "... and you're "Before 08:00, Sun 23 Oct 2005".  Old school.  ;>"

but look up  above  you'll see the general Time line, and the Mods  can see for sure when you signed on, if you ask.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15564 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Mon 21 May 2018
at 16:51
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
In reply to donsr (msg # 110):

Actually, what the Mods see is what Skald said (unsurprising since he's a Mod) - for some we can give an exact date/time.  For others (older accounts) we can only give you a "before X/Y" type measure.
donsr
 member, 1306 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 18:07
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
yep yep...its a good figure and  gives  us a date or near date to 'hang our hat on"..
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1356 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 20:07
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Wouldn't it be easier to post the highest id that came "Before Sun 23 Oct 2005." Then people with lower numbers would know they fall into that group without taking up mod time.

---
Also, rpol is 18 years old! Wow it's a grown up now. :)

Still can't drink though.

This message was last edited by the user at 20:07, Sat 26 May.

bigbadron
 moderator, 15573 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sat 26 May 2018
at 20:29
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
In reply to DarkLightHitomi (msg # 113):

You mean like Skald did, further up the page?  :)

Skald:
I just worked out the cut-offs by trial and error:

  • If your userid is less than or equal to 27662 then start date will show as "Before 08:00, Sun 23 Oct 2005"
  • If your userid is between 27663 and 42226 then start date will show as "Before 10:53, Sat 05 May 2007"
  • If your userid is greater than or equal to 42227 then the actual start date will be listed

donsr
 member, 1316 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 20:41
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
yeah a Mentioned we had a Ball park list...I'm Glad I was Luck to have  a  number they got a fix on.
Skald
 moderator, 816 posts
 Whatever it is,
 I'm against it
Sun 27 May 2018
at 05:14
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Yeah ... I was thinking I'd have to repost the cut-off details once they scrolled off the last page, and we didn't even get that far !  :P

What I'll do is put up a summary of how to find out what your user id is, restate the cut-offs and add a note to rmail the mods where actual start date is available, then close this thread off to stop that note eventually disappearing off the current page ... all for the benefit of those equally curious.

THEN I'll make a note of this thread's path so we can point to it if/when the topic comes up again.  Yes, there's probably a lot of Lawful in my Alignment.  :>

Thank you all for playing !  <grins>
Skald
 moderator, 817 posts
 Whatever it is,
 I'm against it
Sun 27 May 2018
at 05:23
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
For those who want to find out how long they've been on RPoL ...

Firstly, check the date of the email that RPoL sent you when you first signed up.  Note this would have been sent to your nominated private email address, NOT via RPoLs internal rMail system.

If you don't have that email, then ... you'll need your user id:

  • On a desktop computer, you can hover your mouse over the User Preferences link and have a look at the status bar at the bottom of your browser (depending on your browser, you may have to enable the status bar) - your user id is the number next to "ui"
  • On a desktop computer or phone/tablet, you can click on the User Preferences link to view your user preferences then look at the address bar at the top of the screen - again your user id is the number next to "ui"

EG in http://rpol.net/usermodules/profile.cgi?ui=12345&gi=134 the user id is 12345

The date you joined RPoL is listed on a screen that only Moderators can see, and even then, is only accurate for dates after Saturday 5 May 2007:

  • If your user id is less than or equal to 27662 then start date will show as "Before 08:00, Sun 23 Oct 2005"
  • If your user id is between 27663 and 42226 then start date will show as "Before 10:53, Sat 05 May 2007"
  • If your user id is greater than or equal to 42227 then the actual start date will be listed

If your user id is greater than or equal to 42227, then you can send an rMail to the moderators and we'll look up the date for you (you'll appreciate the other million and one things we do will take priority, but we will get back to you, when time permits).



UPDATE ... just head on over to the responsive site and check your user profile there as that now includes your sign up date (again with the same caveats that your user id has to be greater than or equal to 42227 for an accurate date) - http://responsive.rpol.net/usermodules/profile.cgi.

BIG thank you to jase for that helpful tweak.  :>

This message was last edited by the user at 11:00, Sun 27 May.