'My Comments' bug April 5, 2007 4:22 PM   Subscribe

For this thread in 'My Comments' in my profile, and in the other people's profile I checked, the comments are out of order. The comment appearing after mine in 'My Comments' appears before mine in the thread.
posted by philomathoholic to Bugs at 4:22 PM (8 comments total)

pretty minor bug though
posted by philomathoholic at 4:23 PM on April 5, 2007

XP, firefox, and reset cookies if that helps.
posted by philomathoholic at 4:24 PM on April 5, 2007

I think I sort the comments by time, and in that thread I backed up the clock on the db server to the correct time.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:56 PM on April 5, 2007

I hadn't noticed the anomalous timestamps of the comments.
So, I guess things are working like they should.
posted by philomathoholic at 6:25 PM on April 5, 2007

Ha! Every year there's this sort of blip. I bet there's a metatalk thread like this every Spring, though I don't feel like searching right now.

Related strange little thing in My Comments: now and again the top comment displayed for a thread in My Comments will be not my comment but someone else's, with mine displayed after. I'm guessing it's a too-close-to-call condition of some sort, but it's always a little weird when it happens.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:11 PM on April 5, 2007

Why does the db server need you to fiddle with its clock? Even Windows can use ntp.
posted by flabdablet at 7:32 AM on April 6, 2007

It was just a forgotten step when I setup a new server -- it was set in a default timezone different than the one it normally runs on and I didn't catch it for a day.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:17 AM on April 6, 2007

I still don't get why your server's timezone makes any difference at all to MeFi. Are your timestamps not stored as UTC? If not, why not?
posted by flabdablet at 3:57 AM on April 7, 2007

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