bonni56
 member, 19 posts
Fri 8 Sep 2017
at 02:21
How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
How can one find out when they first signed up for RPoL?  I had somebody ask me and I had to admit that I couldn't remember when I first came to RPoL.
swordchucks
 member, 1436 posts
Fri 8 Sep 2017
at 02:53
How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
You probably joined sometime in the spring of 2010, judging by your user number and various times cited here: link to a message in this forum

The only real way to know is to find your original welcome email.

This message was last edited by the user at 02:53, Fri 08 Sept 2017.

facemaker329
 member, 6965 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 8 Sep 2017
at 05:51
How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
What he said...

There was actually a discussion on here recently about that.  RPOL doesn't keep track of your date of joining the site, on site...but the email that gets sent out after you sign up gives you a very accurate date.  Aside from that, you're stuck looking for your earliest post in the earliest game you joined (assuming you're still in the game) or looking for your earliest rMail (assuming you sent/received any shortly after you joined).

But most users are no longer in the first game they joined on RPOL...my first RPOL game no longer exists.  And there are a lot of users who signed up for RPOL before rMail was added as a feature.  So there are pretty major shortfalls to either of those two methods.
bonni56
 member, 20 posts
Fri 8 Sep 2017
at 12:41
How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Thanks!  I can use the 2010 for a general idea.  Like many my first games are no longer being run, etc.
pdboddy
 member, 557 posts
Fri 8 Sep 2017
at 12:47
How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Check to see if you have the email RPoL sent when you signed up.  Also, you could google "site:rpol.net <your username>" and sort through that to see when you first posted.
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1191 posts
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 04:51
How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Strangely, J don't have a welcome r-mail. I didn't delete it, and r-mails were a thing when I joined. Weird. Unless old rmails get deleted automagically.
LonePaladin
 member, 636 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 04:57
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.

I tried that myself, but it only showed me the results of the past couple months. I've been on here MUCH longer than that. My own guess is late '04 or early '05, based on my UI number being close to swordchucks's. (His was October '04.)
Nintaku
 member, 550 posts
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 05:26
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
DarkLightHitomi:
Strangely, J don't have a welcome r-mail. I didn't delete it, and r-mails were a thing when I joined. Weird. Unless old rmails get deleted automagically.


I don't think the site ever used welcome rMails. It's always been an email.
WhiteComic
 member, 368 posts
 In omnia Paratus
 Momento Mori
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 11:11
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
The best way is the earlier suggestion I made in another forum in community chat (which by the way I'm ecstatic to know it has pointed many in the right direction):

Your email.

RpoL sends an email the moment you sign up to verify your account plus gives you your current username and password upon first registering. It's the best and accurate way to see when you forst singed up, date and time, granted that you didn't delete the email after getting it. Other than that, there is no other way truthfully.

From what I've seen, rMail wasn't around for half of RpoL's life and even that isn't helpful because I'm sure nobody used it upon signing up that very first day and they also don't send you a welcome to RpoL rMail anyways.

Your first game is also not a way to go because campaigns end eventually and RpoL does a clean up of inactive and deleted games so it may be long gone.

Your first forum post likely is gone as well as they clear the public forums eventually too unless mysteriously. This is also a solution that doesn't accurately help because you may not have ever posted in the public forums until much later from your sign up date.

If you don't have the welcome email, chances are you deleted it and it happens. Most do, but I was one nat didn't for some reason.

Good luck!
Carakav
 member, 621 posts
 Sure-footed paragon
 of forthright dude.
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 15:42
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Or if you've been around a really long time, you just look at your UI number and compare notes with other old people.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15431 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 18:24
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
As a comparison, I came to RPoL in mid 2002, and I have a UI number around 370.
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1192 posts
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 03:18
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
What is the UI number, and how do I find it?
Carakav
 member, 622 posts
 Sure-footed paragon
 of forthright dude.
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 03:54
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
In reply to DarkLightHitomi (msg # 12):

Mouse-over the link to your profile or user preferences. It will show up in the link info.
lensman
 member, 182 posts
 Crestline, CA, -8 GMT
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 04:07
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
My ui  = 10632
willvr
 member, 1090 posts
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 04:10
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Apparently mine is 6329; and my welcome email says June 2003.
Hunter
 member, 1382 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 05:43
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
I'll have to see if I can find mine.   Edit: Nope, doesn't seem to show up in either of those places.

This message was last edited by the user at 05:44, Sun 10 Sept 2017.

lensman
 member, 183 posts
 Crestline, CA, -8 GMT
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 06:20
Re: How to find out how long you have been on RPoL
Hunter I see your profile as saying ui = 1951

This message was last edited by the user at 10:05, Sun 10 Sept 2017.