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consistent timestamps for forum posts:

 1 storyyeller, Sat, 18th Feb '12 6:25:54 AM from Appleloosa Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
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The forum timestamps seem to be really messed up, generally appearing 2 or 3 hours off.

For example, take a look at this post and the one that follows.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=rp9u726d6kev3mymml5wtnxm&page=1455#36355

The correct times are clearly supposed to be 1:41AM EDT, followed by 1:15AM EST. However, for me they now show up as 3:41 and 3:15. What the heck is up with that? There is no timezone in the world where that makes sense. Also the edited by timestamps are all 2 - 3 hours before the displayed posting times.
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 2 robster 2001, Sat, 18th Feb '12 6:32:11 AM from Richmond, VA Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
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Because November 6 was the date for the end of Daylight Saving Time in the USA, there is no good way (other than UTC) to display times in that scenario...

As to the displayed time zone, I'm seeing the posts in the original time (1:41 AM, 1:15 AM).

edited 18th Feb '12 6:35:19 AM by robster2001

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 3 storyyeller, Sat, 18th Feb '12 6:35:38 AM from Appleloosa Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
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I know what the actual times are supposed to be, but that's not what's being displayed.

Try switching your timezone to America - New York and see what it looks like.

edited 18th Feb '12 6:36:06 AM by storyyeller

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 4 robster 2001, Sat, 18th Feb '12 6:36:30 AM from Richmond, VA Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
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My TZ is America/New York... and now I think I see your point...

The first time I looked at the link, the times were 1:41 AM/1:15 AM.

The second time, they were 3:41 AM/3:15 AM.

OK. Something's not right.

ETA: Looks like the edited-by timestamps don't honor the forum timezone setting (they seem to be consistently set to USA Pacific time). This is in addition to whatever the other glitch is above...

edited 18th Feb '12 6:39:02 AM by robster2001

I am not a mod, and I don't play one on TV.
 5 storyyeller, Sat, 25th Feb '12 9:24:00 AM from Appleloosa Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
More like giant cherries
So does anyone know how the forum software calculate dates?
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