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Pengling Feb 19
Well this is an odd one! I just hopped online, and yay, it's my cake-day, I've been here for two years now! But, if I mouse over the cake, it says "Pengling has been here for 1 years" - I think the counter's gotten a bit confused, Liam...
Quoting: PenglingWell this is an odd one! I just hopped online, and yay, it's my cake-day, I've been here for two years now! But, if I mouse over the cake, it says "Pengling has been here for 1 years" - I think the counter's gotten a bit confused, Liam...
So you could say the cake is a lie???.......

Naaaaa the counter just wishes you wernt around as much....... I can relate to that......

J/K......
Congrats on your cake day!!!.......
Right, managed to stop myself laughing at the blowfly/prince of space long enough to answer, anyway, I'm going to take a pot-luck guess at the cause here:

So, the website appears to be detecting "cake day" by the date, which makes sense. But the actual calculation for the length of time registered used by the cake is probably a calculation based on timestamps. You registered around ~8PM, so as far as that calculation is concerned you haven't been here 2 years until 8PM passes.

So, if it's this, it should be a 2-minute fix for Liam.

(Bear in mind, I don't have access to the code so, I could be totally wrong.)
Ehvis Feb 19
Quoting: BlackBloodRum(Bear in mind, I don't have access to the code so, I could be totally wrong.)

https://gitlab.com/liamdawe/gamingonlinux

So, now you should be able to tell us.
whizse Feb 19
Quoting: PenglingWell this is an odd one! I just hopped online, and yay, it's my cake-day, I've been here for two years now! But, if I mouse over the cake, it says "Pengling has been here for 1 years" - I think the counter's gotten a bit confused, Liam...
In other words, until the bug is fixed you only deserve half a cake? That I can fix:

Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: BlackBloodRum(Bear in mind, I don't have access to the code so, I could be totally wrong.)

https://gitlab.com/liamdawe/gamingonlinux

So, now you should be able to tell us.
Interesting!

So, from:
https://gitlab.com/liamdawe/gamingonlinux/-/blob/master/public_html/includes/class_user.php?ref_type=heads#L583

We got:
 
// give them a cake icon if they have been here for x years
public function cake_day($reg_date, $username)
{
$date1 = new DateTime();
$date1->setTimestamp($reg_date);

$date2 = new DateTime();

$cake_icon = '';
if ($date1->format('d-m') === $date2->format('d-m')) 
{
// calculate how many years
$total_years = $date1->diff($date2)->format('%y');
if ($total_years > 0)
{
$cake_icon = '<img src="/templates/default/images/cake.png" alt="'.$total_years.' years" class="tooltip-top" title="'.$username.' has been here for '.$total_years.' years" />';
}
}
return $cake_icon;
}


It's doing a difference comparison between $date2 (unformatted therefore, current timestamp) with $date1 which has been set to the users registration timestamp, so we're comparing timestamps.
Liam Dawe Feb 19
Concerning.

Looking into it.
Pengling Feb 19
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderSo you could say the cake is a lie???.......
Haha!

Quoting: StoneColdSpiderJ/K......
Congrats on your cake day!!!.......
Thanks man.

Quoting: BlackBloodRumRight, managed to stop myself laughing at the blowfly/prince of space long enough to answer,
A classic!

Quoting: whizseIn other words, until the bug is fixed you only deserve half a cake? That I can fix:

Aw, you took half my cake!

Quoting: Liam DaweFixed.
Yay, thanks Liam! Now I can be proud of that cake!
Liam Dawe Feb 19
Because there could be some random timing differences when doing the date comparison, I simply moved it over to a basic year minus year. Simpler solution. May not *always* be exact with leap years and such, but generally will be more accurate on just a basic "yay it's been x years".
Quoting: Liam DaweBecause there could be some random timing differences when doing the date comparison, I simply moved it over to a basic year minus year. Simpler solution. May not *always* be exact with leap years and such, but generally will be more accurate on just a basic "yay it's been x years".
I don't think it has to be overly exact, just needs to work. Your solution description sounds good enough and fixed the issue, what more could someone want?
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