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GoGoGoodyear

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 1:43:02 AM


When logged in to the GB full website and viewing a response message to a GB blog (first 2 items in Top 5 News):

a) the posting time shown is local time if the blog and responses are viewed from the link on the front page Blog & News section, where the links begin with "cityname .com/ blogs/ story title..."

b) the posting time is EST if the blog and responses are viewed from the Blog . GasBuddy .com section, where the links begin with "blog .gasbuddy .com/ posts/ story title..."

This seems to be consistent across posted blog responses when the same responses are viewed on the two pages, and I believe it is not connected with the other known error where forum posts are occasionally and randomly time stamped with EST instead of the time local to the member who is posting.

I never noticed this before. It may have been previously documented.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 6:36:17 AM

The edit states the time zone. All times on posts are dependent on the site you are on. The date format in the edit is shorter to conserve space.

I'm wondering what the issue is???

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 10/24/2013 6:37:12 AM EST]
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DiannaFan
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 10:27:29 PM

This is what I see from CampKohler's post logged into the Utah site (Mountain time, 2 behind Eastern)

Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 4:12:05 PM

[Edited by: CampKohler at 10/23/2013 6:12:59 PM EST]

Looks to me like one is translated and the other isn't. They have different date formats too, but that should be a problem to anyone who thinks. :)
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 6:12:05 PM

I believe there is only one time, EST, and it is translated to the local time of each member's site for most uses. For the time of a message edit, it is not translated.

(This is being edited to generate an edit time.)

[Edited by: CampKohler at 10/23/2013 6:12:59 PM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 9:40:13 AM

Right on the money kwzh.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 7:54:23 AM

Isn't this equivalent to saying that the message timestamps are in the time zone associated with the site that you're using, and that gasbuddy.com itself uses Eastern time? This is just what I would expect the behavior to be. If you want local time, you have to use a local site.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 6:41:21 AM

Well, I'm in the EST and the times are exactly the same in both places. If I'm not mistaken, the times should be for the time zone where you are.
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