New Category

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I would like to propose a new category - leaplings (a name for people born on February 29). If there is enough agreement, which category would it be placed in?
in Policy and Style by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (225k points)
Curious: How many people would go in such a category at the moment?
Eric, I've found at least 2 while working as a Sourcerer. Bob
Since (4 X 365) +1 = 1461, there should be a February 29th birthday for every 1461 profiles

With 11,114,108 profiles there should be about 7,600 such people.
That assumes an equal distribution of birthdays across all profiles. Probably not the case. It also assumes perfect knowledge of the exact day of birth.Many older profiles only have a year, or month and year available.
I have a great great grandfather to add, except first I'll have to create a profile for him.
Rethought: As fun as I think this category might be. Does it serve a purpose? Am I really going to go looking for other people born Feb 29th?
No offence, but I think it serves no purpose at all.  You might just as well have a category for people born on Christmas Day, or married on Christmas Day.  (I have several of these.)  In the UK, people often DID get married on Christmas Day, because it was one of the few days off from work that they had.  But why have a category?

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You might consider the existing category

Category: This Day In History February 29

by Philip Smith G2G6 Pilot (306k points)
selected by Anonymous W
Thanks, Phil. Didn't think of that. I'll check it out. Bob

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