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How many new members have joined TCS this month?_______
post #2 of 23
304 in August! I think. lol
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Originally Posted by Rianna View Post
304 in August! I think. lol
That is what I got too
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Originally Posted by Catkiki View Post
That is what I got too
Please note the wording of the question. Note that the word this is italicized.
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
How many new members have joined TCS this month?_______
i got 11 - for september.
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
i got 11 - for september.
It isn't September yet...
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Am I missing something here??? Arent we still in the month of August? At least for another 9 hours....
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I did a search for new members after 2008-July-31 and got 304

I did a search for new members after 2008-August-31 and got 4

I think maybe it has to do with GMT... some timezones are into the next day already.
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Originally Posted by Marianjela View Post
I did a search for new members after 2008-July-31 and got 304

I did a search for new members after 2008-August-31 and got 4

I think maybe it has to do with GMT... some timezones are into the next day already.
ETA... I think I know the answer to this question, but since it's not September yet on *my* timezone - or Lee's.... I dont think I'm eligible yet.
post #10 of 23
well, I did a search for AFTER 2008-07-31 and BEFORE 2008-09-01 and it still says 304

which doesnt makes much since it showed 4 new members signing on AFTER 2008-08-31

SO... maybe the "after" option includes that very day.... meaning we'd have to do search beginning with the first day of August.
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Originally Posted by Marianjela View Post
ETA... I think I know the answer to this question, but since it's not September yet on *my* timezone - or Lee's.... I dont think I'm eligible yet.
OK guys, I have two TCS members standing right here by my side. They both agree nothing is wrong with my question and have both given me the correct answer. This is August. Still August here in Dallas and was still August when the question was posted. Also the question asks how many members have joined this month. So, reworded that would be, How many members have joined in the month of August. Not in July.

Hint: Had I asked How many members have joined in the last month, the answer of 304 would have been correct.

I now expect the correct answer in minutes.
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
OK guys, I have two TCS members standing right here by my side. They both agree nothing is wrong with my question and have both given me the correct answer. This is August. Still August here in Dallas and was still August when the question was posted. Also the question asks how many members have joined this month. So, reworded that would be, How many members have joined in the month of August. Not in July.

Hint: Had I asked How many members have joined in the last month, the answer of 304 would have been correct.

I now expect the correct answer in minutes.
Lee, I think the confusion is because when you do the search for new members is says AFTER... so people assume that anything after July 31 would include Aug 1, but not July 31... but I think the search does include July 31.... which means the search has to be done one day later. Too bad the search option doesnt say "on or after". It kind of makes you assume the "on" part is not included.

Anyway, I think I have the anwser - I suspect someone will be coming along with it soon. I'll wait for the Kwery

PS- my computer is running SUPER slow for some reason today. Aggravatingly so. But I plan on reading up on your guys meet-up yesterday, I seen the thread for it. I cant wait to hear all about it.
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i repeal my answer on the grounds that i have a migraine today
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Marianjela View Post
Lee, I think the confusion is because when you do the search for new members is says AFTER... so people assume that anything after July 31 would include Aug 1, but not July 31... but I think the search does include July 31.... which means the search has to be done one day later. Too bad the search option doesnt say "on or after". It kind of makes you assume the "on" part is not included.

Anyway, I think I have the anwser - I suspect someone will be coming along with it soon. I'll wait for the Kwery

PS- my computer is running SUPER slow for some reason today. Aggravatingly so. But I plan on reading up on your guys meet-up yesterday, I seen the thread for it. I cant wait to hear all about it.
I would love to get on with the Kwery but am still waiting for an answer to the Kwiz. You have given the answer away but not answered it. All somebody has to do is answer it. Yes, the purpose of today's KatKwiz was to clear up a point about the operation of TCS. Since you have given away how to find the answer, I await the answer.And you are right, you cannot answer since it is still August.
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Originally Posted by Marianjela View Post
Lee, I think the confusion is because when you do the search for new members is says AFTER... so people assume that anything after July 31 would include Aug 1, but not July 31... but I think the search does include July 31.... which means the search has to be done one day later. Too bad the search option doesnt say "on or after". It kind of makes you assume the "on" part is not included.

Anyway, I think I have the anwser - I suspect someone will be coming along with it soon. I'll wait for the Kwery

PS- my computer is running SUPER slow for some reason today. Aggravatingly so. But I plan on reading up on your guys meet-up yesterday, I seen the thread for it. I cant wait to hear all about it.
I think you hit the nail on the head. I know I assumed that when I put July 31st, the search would start on August 1st.
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Originally Posted by Marianjela View Post
Lee, I think the confusion is because when you do the search for new members is says AFTER... so people assume that anything after July 31 would include Aug 1, but not July 31... but I think the search does include July 31.
That is what today's KatKwiz is for, to clear this confusion up. AFTER July 31 is interpreted as after midnight on July 31 so specifying after July 31 in fact includes July 31. Bingo! OK, this contest is open to all players, even if you have already answered. First in wins.
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I think you hit the nail on the head. I know I assumed that when I put July 31st, the search would start on August 1st.
Me too :shrugs: if I were to answer my first thought would've been 304. I guess that's what we're here for. I didnt realize that when it says "after" that day was included.

Guess that's why we love the Kwiz.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Marianjela View Post
Me too :shrugs: if I were to answer my first thought would've been 304. I guess that's what we're here for. I didnt realize that when it says "after" that day was included.

Guess that's why we love the Kwiz.
It is interpreted as after the start of July 31.
So, where's the answer folks? C'mon, stick 2008-08-01 in and give the answer, will ya?
post #19 of 23
OK since we can answer again, I say 291
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
It is interpreted as after the start of July 31.
So, where's the answer folks? C'mon, stick 2008-08-01 in and give the answer, will ya?
ok, i get 291 that way
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Originally Posted by Catkiki View Post
OK since we can answer again, I say 291
Whew, finally!
Folks, do this for me so we can clear this up once and for all because ALL of the search functions work in this same manner. Go to the advanced search and type your username into the box provided Then go to where it says Last Post is after and put in 2008-08-31. Submit and see what happens. Your posts for today will be listed because AFTER August 31 is interpreted as after midnight this morning.

Great, KatKwiz taught something today as I knew it would. I also knew I would get answers of 304 because I knew of this misconception. Right or wrong it works that way. Just thought you should know.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CATKIKI!!
post #22 of 23
Nice clues Lee!!

If no one had gotten it by now, could I have answered since you showed me this morning hot to get the answer?

Yes folks, I was one of the members standing at Lee's side when he rejected your original answers of 304.

Watching KatKwiz in action is fun!!
post #23 of 23
And I was the other one! But the mystique of the KatKwiz is ruined for me, now that I've seen Lee posting it in his bare feet...
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