User ID #s

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  1. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Just curious, how does one's user ID number come about? Do bigger numbers indicate later joiners? How come some numbers are unassigned?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

    Thanks!





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  2. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Mar 27, 2000
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    Yeah, bigger numbers mean later registration.
  3. Missninfan Manager Emeritus

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    May 6, 2000
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    You could easily test that, you know....
  4. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Mar 27, 2000
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    Come on, Missy. It's hard to compare two seperate UID's and look at their reg dates. ;)
  5. Missninfan Manager Emeritus

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    You're right. :(

    Sometimes, I don't even realize how unrealistic I'm being. :(





    ;)
  6. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 26, 2001
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    The Snowboards program assigns it sequentially, in much the same way as a PM or topic receives the next available number.
  7. Vertical Former Head Admin

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    Apr 6, 1999
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    But it does skip some numbers, which is odd.

    Vertical
  8. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 26, 2001
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    Does it skip numbers, or are those numbers that are missing assigned to PM's and messages?
  9. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    Jan 12, 2001
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    "Does it skip numbers, or are those numbers that are missing assigned to PM's and messages?"

    It probably just skips numbers, as messages and PMs are seven digits and IDs are six digits.

    Amazing.
  10. Vertical Former Head Admin

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    Apr 6, 1999
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    UID numbers and message numbers are different.

    I have no idea why it skips UID numbers.

    Vertical
  11. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    Jan 12, 2001
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    It could be some sort of security thing. But how that would provide security, I don't know.

    Amazing.
  12. yodaboy Force Ghost

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    Feb 5, 2001
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    maybe the ones it skips are where made when people tried to register but their name was already taken....
  13. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Mar 27, 2000
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    Well, are the UIDs JC specific? Could someone theoretically have my UID on another SnowBoard? Or does the whole SnowBoards system share the number pool?
  14. yodaboy Force Ghost

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    Feb 5, 2001
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    No, IGN's UIDs are different, you'd have to register again for their boards.
  15. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

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    I've screwed around with UINs, and for the most part, they're in chronological order, although that's not necessarily the case - especially for those that registered in late '98 and early '99, where some '99ers actually have smaller numbers than '98ers.

  16. Mara-Jade-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 21, 2000
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    maybe that has to do with users being deleted...
  17. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    I wonder if anyone has the number "1" 8-}
  18. AdamBertocci Manager

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    "Social Security Number?"
    "000-00-0002... d--n that Rockefeller."







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  19. legacyAccount Jedi Youngling

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    I've screwed around with UINs, and for the most part, they're in chronological order, although that's not necessarily the case - especially for those that registered in late '98 and early '99, where some '99ers actually have smaller numbers than '98ers.

    that might be because of the move... ?
  20. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 19, 1999
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    Everyone who was here before the first big UBB crash has low numbers, but they aren't in order of registration date. Most of them - most - are alphabetical by name. Everyone who registered after that has chronologically assigned UIDs.
  21. Darth_Destructo Jedi Master

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    Oct 2, 2001
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    It all depends on the programe scripting actually.
    The original script could call for every single number in order to be filled, by giving an application the next available number(Example A.), alternatively, the script could allow for skipping of numbers to the but also call for every number to be filled(Example B.).

    Example A. - 1, 2, 3, 4 <------ doesn't allow for 6 until 5 is taken.

    Example B. - 1, 2, 3, 6 <------ Next available number is 4, then 5, then 7.

    Of course it's easy to look at smaller digits, but as they get bigger, it becomes more of a hassle.
    As stated earlier, it could just be a feature of the original script not to take numbers in exact order.


    The 'skipped' numbers could have been applications with errors on them, or even accounts that may have been assigned in error.
    The script might call for the programe to cycle backward when all numbers are taken, or not.

    I hope this was helpful... I'm not very good at layman's terms, not not very good in engineering terms either. :p
  22. Valiowk Force Ghost

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    Apr 23, 2000
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    I guess we could always ask zerosleep if he was still around, but I doubt that he would have come up with something so complicated anyway ;)
  23. Darth_Destructo Jedi Master

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    Oct 2, 2001
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    I do believe that she's mocking me... ;)
  24. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 23, 2002
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    Exactly, i am user #610544. Whew.
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