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Old 07-04-2009, 08:28 AM
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Hello, y'all

When registering, I just found a major bug. And, something would have to be severely wrong with the php.ini, forum software or server to create this bug.

Because, if I'm born on December 26th, 1995, am I 13 years old? Correct, I am. So why does the forum software try to tell me I was only 12 years old and to young to pass the COPPA, forcing me to enter 1994 as my birth year in order to bypass this bug?

I mean, it's not a huge deal, just I'd rather enter my real date of birth instead of having to lie in order to be active here. And I can't even find a good explanation for it. The only things plausible would be a drastic lag in the reception of the date from whatever timeserver is being used, a bug that occured in that timeserver or a malfunction of the php-date() script.

Greetings,

Fred
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:36 PM
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Did this happen when registering, or when trying to edit your profile after signing up? It sounds more like a simple math miscalculation in the server software than any of the (much more interesting) potential errors you've listed.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:29 PM
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I was thinking a "<" vs a "<=" type error in the math as well.
The world is not ending ... and who enters their real age anyway?

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Old 07-27-2009, 10:37 AM
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@rylab: It came up when registering.

@tokenuser: I do, obviously
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:24 PM
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As we suspected, it was a simple <= instead of < type of logic error, and has been fixed. Feel free to change your birth-year to the correct one if you feel like it
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