I don't know how anyone else feels about this, but the birthday greetings from forum software annoy me. Today is my birthday and I got a letter from the forum wishing me a Happy Birthday - from 4 forums, actually. There are people here who appreciate my participation (others who do not, of course). I would be happy to get greetings from any of them (on any day). However, the software does not care about me, it's just a database smart enough to send out an email. Getting this kind of wish from a piece of software is exceedingly hollow.
Is this something that can be turned off?
(That would be my suggestion.)