query is selecting records with registered date not older than set in the vars.startdate somewhere in workflow initialization script
taken into account is doing what it is saying and when the expression is logical true in this field.. the condition line will be used otherwise it will not be taken into account 🙂
In your case I think it should have been 2==1 which basically means the query will not take into consideration this line as 2 is never equal to 1. And someone just did not want to remove the condition but switched it off temporarily by setting the taken into account part
almost every node, in Advanced tab has field called Comment (bottom).
Put some hint words there in order to help someone else who will try to understand the same in the workflow in . That is the nice practice where there is a lot of the code or something not enough logical. If you are struggling now, ensure that no one again lose the time there 😀