A Tech note from the elves about comment timestamps

As we’re sure many of our readers have noticed, we’ve had some issues with the timestamps of posts and comments being incorrect over the past week both here at TitusOneNine as have our friends and colleagues at StandFirm, with whom we share a server. Some comment threads have gotten quite confusing because the comment numbers and sequence have been unstable, with “replies” sometimes winding up above the comment which prompted the reply!

While our fearless tech leader is working on finding the cause and solution, we suggest you read this comment which I left on a thread earlier today. It offers suggestions on how to help minimize confusion in the comment threads should the sequence get jumbled (i.e. how to link to the comment to which you are replying).

Also, it gives you the link to the place in your account page where you can verify that your timezone and daylight savings time setting (if applicable) are correct.

Hope this is helpful. If questions persist, feel free to e-mail us at: T19elves@yahoo.com.



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3 comments on “A Tech note from the elves about comment timestamps

  1. MargaretG says:

    Thanks for the link to the timezone — somehow I had mysteriously ended up in the Eastern USA. Weird!
    Anyway on the basis of a sample of one, it may pay for “foreigners” in particular to check they have the right time zone.

  2. Jeff in Ohio says:

    There may be a connection to the crazy way the changeover to DST was handled this year. My computer has followed the original schedule twice now, causing me to log in as admin and fix it manually.


  3. The_Elves says:

    Yes Jeff, I’m guessing you may be right. It is interesting that problems started the weekend Britain and Europe started on their versions of daylight savings, which I think is when daylight savings time normally would have started in the US before the Congressional vote to move it earlier. Anyway, Greg is hard at work trying to figure out what’s up and how to fix it!