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onceadaylily Oct 26, 2011 08:12 PM

The time stamp on my posts were always reflective of my time zone, but lately it is two hours earlier (if I post at eight, it says that I posted at six)? What gives?

  1. L.Nightshade Nov 9, 2011 03:10 PM

    My time stamp is currently one hour off, I believe it has just been since the daylight savings time change. Computer time is correct.

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    1. re: L.Nightshade
      Servorg Nov 9, 2011 04:53 PM

      When this issue has cropped up in the past signing out of CH and then back in (after clearing out your browser cache) has usually corrected the problem.

      1. re: Servorg
        L.Nightshade Nov 9, 2011 04:59 PM

        Interesting. The time showed correctly when I was logged out. Once I logged in it changed back to the incorrect time.

        1. re: L.Nightshade
          Servorg Nov 9, 2011 05:08 PM

          If you didn't clear out your browser cache that probably explains that problem (changing back to the wrong time when you signed back in). Try signing out, clearing the cache and then signing back in.

          1. re: Servorg
            L.Nightshade Nov 9, 2011 05:29 PM

            Yep, did all that, signed out, cleared cache, cleared history, quit browser, restarted. When I went back to CH, the time stamp was correct. Signed in and it changed to the wrong time again.

            1. re: L.Nightshade
              Servorg Nov 9, 2011 05:42 PM

              When all else fails I do the one last desperate act of the frustrated computer user. I do a hard shut down and reboot... ;-D>

              1. re: Servorg
                L.Nightshade Nov 9, 2011 05:53 PM

                Nope, time is still off. Thanks for trying! Fortunately, it's not a problem that greatly affects my enjoyment of CH!

                1. re: L.Nightshade
                  Melanie Wong Nov 10, 2011 11:50 AM

                  I assumed it would go away once I cleared the cache and restarted. Nope, still an hour off on this site on my Mac running firefox.

      2. re: L.Nightshade
        Engineering Nov 10, 2011 01:54 PM

        The daylight savings discrepancy is on our radar, though I don't think we noticed that timestamps were correct when not logged in. Thank you for the information.

        1. re: Engineering
          L.Nightshade Nov 10, 2011 02:01 PM

          Well, oddly enough, today when I logged out and restarted, the time stamp was off. Yesterday it was definitely correct when I was logged out. Now it's incorrect either way.

          1. re: L.Nightshade
            Engineering Nov 10, 2011 02:02 PM

            Perplexing. Thanks for the update.

      3. onceadaylily Oct 29, 2011 10:48 AM

        Just testing to see if the stamp is still off when I use the laptop.

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        1. re: onceadaylily
          onceadaylily Oct 29, 2011 10:49 AM

          And one minute later from the PC.

          ETA: The time stamp correctly reflects 12:48 and 12:49 on these posts when I am on the laptop, but shows two hours earlier on the PC, so I guess the issue is likely on my end, embedded in my PC somewhere, so I doubt there is anything more for you guys to do. Thanks for checking it out though!

          And this is officially the last time I let a kid build a computer for me.

          1. re: onceadaylily
            nsxtasy Oct 29, 2011 01:57 PM

            Is the time setting on your PC correct, or is that off too?

            1. re: nsxtasy
              onceadaylily Oct 29, 2011 02:34 PM

              The PC is showing the correct time, which is why I initially discounted the problem as being on my end. But if the laptop is posting in synch, and I'm the only one with the issue, then it must be the PC. I'll ask the kid.

        2. Engineering Oct 27, 2011 09:40 AM

          How long has this been going on? We haven't changed anything directly related to time-zone in almost a month, though there are a few other possible culprits...

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          1. re: Engineering
            onceadaylily Oct 27, 2011 11:13 AM

            I just noticed a few days ago. I can't think of anything I might have done to give the website the impression I had left Chicago, such as logging in from, I don't know, Montana, or some such place. I clear my history and do a restart every few days, my PC is showing the correct time, but the two hour lag is still there.

            It's not a huge deal by any means, it just struck me as odd. I'm mainly curious as to the why of it.

            1. re: onceadaylily
              Engineering Oct 27, 2011 12:07 PM

              > I'm mainly curious as to the why of it.

              As am I. This definitely isn't right; we'll keep an eye out for the cause. Thank you for the report.

              1. re: onceadaylily
                nsxtasy Oct 27, 2011 12:18 PM

                I'm in Chicago and my time stamps are correct for my local time.

                I'm not even sure how it knows which time zone I'm in; I don't see a setting for it in my profile, except that I've specified Chicago as my local board. Is that where the time zone is derived from? (If so, I wonder how it deals with boards that cross time zones, like Great Lakes...?)

                1. re: nsxtasy
                  onceadaylily Oct 27, 2011 03:28 PM

                  I'm assuming it's some kind of IP addy tracking. I think that's pretty standard for many of these sorts of websites these days.

                  1. re: onceadaylily
                    nsxtasy Oct 27, 2011 03:43 PM

                    Aha, thanks!

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