Just noticed that I have a cake after my name, am I selebrating something I don’t know about!
I think it means you signed up (to Disco) on this date. I got one the other day. Just go with it…
if you leave the cursor over the icon it tells you the reason
You married Discourse McNeel today. This is the reason behind cake.
Discourse for Rhino was opened to the public on or about the 12th of June 2013. So any long-time members that crossed over to here from the old newsgroup format will probably have a cake on or about this date (I got mine yesterday).
“Cakeday”, as it’s called, is the online equivalent of birthday, so as pointed out by several of the others, it’s the day you signed up for Discourse. I think it was originally a Reddit/Imgur thing, and for some of those who are REALLY into their online “life”, it’s quite a big thing. Go figure…
Where will my cake appear? Added: Just checked and I joined July 3.