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It even just changed to 421 while you were typing.


  • 421 days visited

So that means that 410 days ago was when you missed a day. Sound about right? Tomorrow around this same time it should change to 422 and continue on from there. Yikes! I just realized that means you have another 144 days to go to reach 365 - and the badge. :disappointed:


I may have worked out what’s going on here, @TerriB
Looking at your user profile page shows 421 days
which is the total number of days you’ve visited the site since you joined.
The total number of days that you could have visited since 15th Jan 2018 is 426, so it looks like there’s 5 days somewhere that you weren’t recorded as visiting the site for whatever reason.

If I look at the user stats list for the year, I see 362

421 is the all-time figure of days visited since you joined…

362 is the number of days visited in the last year, not necessarily consecutively (which is needed for the Devotee badge). Not sure the forum gives a means of seeing how many days you have consecutively visited - that’s what confused me when I was trying for it!

Hope that makes sense? (And :crossed_fingers: that at least 3 of those 5 days were somewhere near the beginning of the year-to-date so that you can join me on the “Devotee” seat soon!)


Thanks so much @Helen for figuring that out!!! I did realize after I talked to Jim yesterday that I was locked out and even though I visited those days it was on my phone, and I don’t believe those days counted. I had to create a new account then and use it until mine was fixed.

I also have an old account somewhere which I have not used since last year.

Yeah we will be about the same time!!! :slightly_smiling_face:

How was the holiday???


LOL, give me an intruiging puzzle that involves figures and I’ll keep going with it until I work out what’s going on!

Those should also count - I’ve definitely been away on holiday logging in through my phone at some time during the year (OK @Jim7, several times…:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::sunglasses:) and they all counted towards the final tally.

The holiday was fantastic - got back yesterday evening! I’ve been going through the 2000-odd photos, will be posting some of them into the relevant categories once I’ve sorted them all out. I know that’s a lot of pics, but what I didn’t know until I got there was that it was Carnival season, with a very colourful 2.5 hour parade with LOTS of feathers!


Those could have been on Terrib2,

Glad you have the perseverance to figure it out!

OMgoodness lots of photos to go through…post some when you can!!
I just finished my Christmas ones!! Carnival? Were you in Rio? My son just got back from there!

I was thinking of you yesterday when they posted the Northern Lights on the news…about 60 km north of me. They popped up and they were “bright” and danced for quite some time!


Late this afternoon I ran up to the village. While in a store the young woman ahead of me was telling the store owner she just got back from Trinidad. We have a friend whose husband is from Trinidad. Small world…


That would probably explain it! Might be worth a word with @Mel_Nod, she may be able to shift them across on the system for you…

I’ve not really finished processing the October aurora pics yet, nor the Christmas ones… in total, I’ve got around 44000 pics in the catalogue at the moment, around 7K of those taken since October last year.:scream:

No, not Rio! I was in Madeira… managed to get tickets for some grandstand seats along the parade route, which I was glad of after 2+ hours!

Did you see them? :crossed_fingers::pray:


Unfortunately only on the news…I am going out tomorrow night though and hope to catch a glimpse and maybe a photo or two.

That is a lot of photos…but I understand…I can accumulate many in a short period of time! I have cleared my computer and put everything in folders and processed as many as I am going to for now.
But one little side trip and there are many more waiting for me :roll_eyes:…an ongoing issue for photographers!!! :smile::smiley:


I should clarify, the earliest of those date back to around 2004 when I got my first digital camera!
I have just purchased a very well known photo-editing program (I won’t name it just in case it goes against the forum ToS) so that I can properly catalogue them and ultimately delete a lot of them!



I just checked my stats and it seems now I’m stuck on 358… for a couple of days. :thinking:


I did change to 422…I hope @helen is right and it was at the beginning and we will both get ours about the same time!!!


I noticed my stats rose by 1 day - today - as did a few other’s. I’ll have to see if it goes up another day tomorrow evening.


Hopefully that continues!
Mine are now at 427…


I started to keep track of (sort of) the first several names on the Users list using the the past year stats. Here’s what I’ve been shown for the month of March… so far. Sorry about the added periods and spaces, but Discourse removes “extra” spaces and periods so this was the only way to get some resemblance of keeping everything in columns.

Date: 03/29 03/28 03/25 03/21(a) 03/21(b) (a)7:30 PM ET (b)2:36 PM ET

TerriB . 362 . .362 …362 …362 …,362
Jim7 …360 . .359 . . 359 . . 359 . . 358
cageycat 347 348 . . 348 . . 348 . . 348
EmeraldEyes 285 285 286 .288 . . 289
Doug4 336 . . 336 . . 335 . . 336 . . 336
Helen . 352 . .352 . . 352 . . 352 . . 352
kateg . .342 . .343 . . 343 . . 343 . . 343
Mel_Nod 113 .115 . . 115 . . 117 . . .118
Beverly1 206 .208 . . 208 . . 210 . . 211
Shaul . 364 . .365 . . 365 . . 365 . . 365
Thistle 101 . . . 99 . . . 96 . . .93 . . . 92
Wilms 102 . . 104 . . 107 . . 110 . . 111


So does that mean we are “stuck”? I have been on Tomnod everyday. Is yours moving again? My stats say:



On the 21st March from 2:35 PM to 7:30 PM, my number increased 1 day (visited). Even though I was here every day since, the number stayed the same right up until today, only increasing but one more.
The only other person I notice has gone up in numbers is @Thistle. Everyone else has remained the same… or gone down.


That’s not good!!! I hope this is a not a “countdown” to the end :frowning_face:

I hope it moves those 3 numbers so I can finish the year!
I wonder why there is such a different between that number and my stats number on my page.


I don’t think it registers all visits if using Incognito Chrome.


When I look at the stats on my page it shows me the number of days I’ve visited since I joined… 869 or 889… I forget (even though I just looked at it. :shushing_face:). These other numbers are from the “Users” in the menu button at the top right.

In cases where certain people login under multiple personalities… er… accounts, then those visits do not count to their “main” account stats.

I almost seem to remember reading that a “visit” is where one logs in, has read (and posted/replied) in 8 different topics. I don’t know… I’m going to have to go back and reread everything… carefully this time.

Edit: It was bugging me so I had to recheck. I have 890 days on the forum since I joined.