What seller was it? I've seen members whose start date is 1999, but that's the further back that I've seen.
Dekay, I noticed that same thing just the other day. Either Audiogon and the Internet has been around for much longer than I thought....or it's just another bug in the system.
Oddly enough I just looked up my own and it says: 12/31/1969 there too. Maybe I have been here longer than I thought. :)
I've seen this before, too. I'll guess it's related to the computer programming language or operating system this site runs on.
The UNIX birthdate is 01/01/1970, and for many an OS and/or programming language, the concept of time starts there. Put in some sort of (i.e. date - 1) algorithm, and there's your 12/31/1969.
I see it quite frequently as well. It started last Feb. I emailed Audiogon and they said it was due to a programming error. They also lost quite a bit of selling/buying data that we used to be able to pull up. That is why the format is different as well. Some parts were not compatible with the new operating system and programming language.
Here is where I saw the 12/31/1969 date.
When I was looking up the feedback profile of Response Audio NY/Purity Audio Desgins I saw the 12/31/1969 date
I went into Learn -> Member Lookup -> Input Response34 in the field and pressed the Find Member button -> selected the Read Feedback link
In the upper left corner under the ID response34 I saw the 12/31/1969 date. I think this is an issue with IDs where a person is a Commercial User.
response34 has a joined date of 02-24-00 in the Member Lookup page but the read feedback page has the erroneous date.
When I input my own info using the exact same steps above the Active Since date on the Member Lookup page is the same as the Joined Date in the View Feedback page.
If one date is correct in the Member Lookup page why not use that same information to populate the view feedback page?