Maybe I have been blind for a few years, but this seems.. unique - what's the dealio?

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Seems like it would be private -

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  • I happened to mention in chat (Root Access) some time ago that my birthday was on Jan 22. Someone (I can't remember who) decided to create a chat event as a reminder so that the chat regulars could wish me a happy birthday ;) This morning the event appeared on the Super User upcoming events. So, as a room owner, I deleted the event. However it still appears as you have noted in your question :/ – DavidPostill Jan 15 '16 at 12:21
  • Ah! I was worried that there was some sort of bug, but it did lead me to chat so I wasn't sure. – Raystafarian Jan 15 '16 at 12:22
  • So it has nothing to do with any private information as the event was manually created. – DavidPostill Jan 15 '16 at 12:23
  • All in all, it's quite amusing. I don't think anyone expected a chat event to be widely advertised ;) – DavidPostill Jan 15 '16 at 12:24
  • @Sathya, do you happen to know how to remove it from "Upcoming Events"? (not that I particularly mind people knowing my birthday ... it just seems strange to have it advertised there) – DavidPostill Jan 15 '16 at 12:27
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    @DavidPostill You're famous! :P – undo Jan 15 '16 at 12:35
  • @DavidPostill the chat event spawns a community event on the main site but deleting one does not delete the other. I've deleted the community event now. – Mokubai Jan 15 '16 at 13:04
  • @Mokubai Thanks ;) – DavidPostill Jan 15 '16 at 13:04
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    @DavidPostill its a pity really. I was looking forward to a sitewide celebration. We need some community events to get people together more. – Mokubai Jan 15 '16 at 13:06
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    @Mokubai You have my permission to put it back ;) – DavidPostill Jan 15 '16 at 13:07

As mentioned in the comments, the [chat] regulars thought it would be a fun thing to plan a Birthday Event for DavidPostill. Ended up on the front screen, and I couldn't contain myself when people asked why... So I spilled the beans!

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  • Do you know how many candles you need for the virtual cake? – fixer1234 Jan 16 '16 at 1:30
  • dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/birthdaycake/candles bs=?? – Canadian Luke Jan 16 '16 at 1:58

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