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Happy Birthdays

I can understand the premise that wishing people Happy Birthday is a good "corporate" thing in theory ....... but when it is done through "Admin Helper" I think it negates any real sentiment. It is so obviously a computer generated thing and what AO normally does so well is the personal touch.

I think that we should stop it - anyone else agree?


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Re: Happy Birthdays

I totally agree Paul - have been thinking it myself for the last week or so.
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Re: Happy Birthdays

Agree its not a "personal" touch imho
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Re: Happy Birthdays

I'm with Paul on this one too.
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Re: Happy Birthdays

Have to agree with all of the above too .
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Yup
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Don't worry it's already been brought to the attention of the powers that be

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it forgot me on my birthday
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No She didn't

If you choose not to display your Birthday you don't get a message
 
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Finish it! Birthdays suck anyway! Come to mention it so does Christmas BAARRRR HUMBUG!!
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Yep, get rid of it.

Should it read REP instead of yep
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If you choose not to display your Birthday you don't get a message
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Aren't we a sensitive bunch?!?
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Aren't we a sensitive bunch?!?
Sensitivity has nothing to do with it

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Aren't we a sensitive bunch?!?
how could you say such a thing?






oops... just proved your point
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Re: Happy Birthdays

Can I say that I don't particularly like the new automated Happy Birthday [HB] feature too.

Reasons, my own sensative or is that sensible?:-
  • Listing several members happy birthdays in a single thread seems a bit too impersonal and artificial.
  • Not all who are listed in the Birthday panel bother to post or look in WOT, therefore 8/10 cats members or even more don't post in WOT and therefore don't see the automated HB thread or wishes, let alone mostly strangers wishing them therein.
  • Often creates clutter of "unknown" HB threads.
  • We already get a nice happy birthday message in email form anyway.
  • It's nice to see someone real actually go to the bother of starting a thread.
  • It's also nice to see someone complain that no-one started a HB thread, mostly due to the fact they hide it, in options - it's almost traditional here now.
  • If it's not broke, why try and fix it?
  • An individual might want to personalise a message to a single individual but in a multi birthday thread that becomes difficult let alone awkward.
  • For the above reason, I don't post in automated HB threads because I like to personalise rather than wish the whole world a HB every day.

I could go on, but that's enough from me for now.



Sorry, but IMHO, it's rubbish, let's go back to what it was.


Or stick up a HB Panel thread such the techies/others outside WOT get to see the HB thread so they can wish and receive these HB wishes. Not a preferred option, but why subject WOT to "all" HB automated threads?

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Sorry, but IMHO, it's rubbish, let's go back to what it was.
What He Said !!
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What He Said !!
Just as Kurzon and Nomes said, a multi person Birthday Thread just doesn't work.

Mind you on the old system if no one Posted for you would it make you feel, sad , unwanted, unappreciated and unloved ??? ( Feel free to add any more " Un's as required. )
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Sorry, but IMHO, it's rubbish, let's go back to what it was.
I totally agree
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Re: Happy Birthdays

Burf' Days. Waz' Zem? Stick em' where the sun don't shine as far as I'm concerned. Just need a good funeral to celebrate the passing of, and show true apreciation of someone.imo.

And who pays? No pressies, or stupidly overpriced cards to buy, with daft soft words on them. Well ok, I'll accept the odd In Sympathy, if it's genuine, but I bet it ain't, most times, for me at least
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Re: Happy Birthdays

I totally agree with Paul, Nomes and K !

The Admin Helper isnt really helping the situation - Its a nice idea, but I feel its better to have a single thread done for people so its more personal touch to that person......Its like buying a birthday card and addressing it to loads of people! Its just not right.....
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Merry Christmas!

birthday.gif <-- can we add this smiley!

cheers.gif <--- and this one!

What I'm disapointed about it that I have been trying to chat her up all this time, thought she was trying to be 'hard to get'
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Right then! Happy Birthdays to me, Zed, all 68 so far, and any others that are possibly likely in the future. So that's it. Save you all the effort required for the future. Ain't that really considerate of me?
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