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    Default FPG sends an email for birthdays

    What a nice surprise. On my recent birthday I received an email wishing me a happy birthday from FPG. Thanks FPG.

    Either I wasn't aware, or didn't notice before.

    Does everyone else know that you get an automatic email from FPG on your birthday?

    "Hello Chrissy,

    We at FPGeeks Forum would like to wish you a happy birthday today!"
    Last edited by Chrissy; January 26th, 2019 at 03:34 PM.

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Interesting. My birthday was last week and I didnít get an email; FPG must like you more than me.

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    I don't remember adding my DoB when I signed up. I don't tend to add my real details anyway for privacy/security purposes.


    But that aside, Happy Birthday, Chrissie, and a belated Happy Birthday to Mulrich

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    My birthday was last month and I didn't get an email either (sob).
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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Younguns
    us experienced folk stopped having birthdays decades ago
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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
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    us experienced folk stopped having birthdays decades ago
    I keep trying that approach but my wife tells me I have to celebrate my birthday for our kids.

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    I'm assuming it happens automatically if you complete it on your profile.

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Thank you Wuddus I don't add my year of birth for security purposes, and I have occasionally put "almost birthdays" on some sites when specifically asked.

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Quote Originally Posted by mulrich View Post
    Interesting. My birthday was last week and I didnít get an email; FPG must like you more than me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    My birthday was last month and I didn't get an email either (sob).
    Belated happy birthday wishes for you both.

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
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    us experienced folk stopped having birthdays decades ago
    I'm keeping quiet about my age, but a "youngun" I'm not.

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    My birthday was last month and I didn't get an email either (sob).
    Belated happy birthday wishes for you both.
    And to you, Chrissy!
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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    I don't put real dates as it was reported some time ago that a mathematical formula exists that can calculate your Social security number if your birthdate and birth city/state is known. Whether it's true or not, I am not sure but I have noticed similarities in ss numbers that might support the idea. I'd rather err on the side of security. Obviously this only affects US citizens.
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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    "Hello Chrissy,

    We at FPGeeks Forum would like to wish you a happy birthday today!"
    Given that this forum apparently runs itself maybe the software has evolved and attained self awareness.

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    I'm with Wuddus, I try not to use any sensitve data and I wound up not adding any birthday info for this site.
    KrazyIvan, that is an interesting theory and makes me feel better knowing how paranoid I have been over that stupid number my whole life!
    I have heard that part of it does identify where you were born as well.

    Happy Birthday Chrissy! Happy Birthday Mulrich! Happy Birthday Deb!

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I'm with Wuddus, I try not to use any sensitve data and I wound up not adding any birthday info for this site.
    KrazyIvan, that is an interesting theory and makes me feel better knowing how paranoid I have been over that stupid number my whole life!
    I have heard that part of it does identify where you were born as well.

    Happy Birthday Chrissy! Happy Birthday Mulrich! Happy Birthday Deb!
    Thank you.
    Last edited by Chrissy; April 27th, 2018 at 12:33 AM.

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Thank you, Anne.
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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Happy birthday Chrissy.

    Actually I think I got one on/near my birthday this year.

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Happy bday!

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    Default Re: FPG sends an email for birthdays

    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin_Ute View Post
    Happy birthday Chrissy.

    Actually I think I got one on/near my birthday this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Happy bday!
    Thank you both.

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