Forum OpenACS Development: Old threads revived, display order, etc.

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Several recent messages have shown up on very old threads. Overall I agree with keeping related comments together, but a several year gap from one message to the next is _sometimes_ confusing. Maybe the problem is that the thread is shown in forum order instead of blog order, if these terms apply. Is this a limitation of the forum package, or are other options available?
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Posted by Brian Fenton on
I don't know if it's related, but I've also noticed that the posting date isn't being displayed correctly in the first post in a thread.

Brian

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Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
The only actual problem I see here, is that last re-do of the openacs.org look and feel changed the Forums posting date to a gray, hard to see color. Somebody should chage the date (but not the time) back to standard weight black text.
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Posted by Emmanuelle Raffenne on

I see another problem with posting date&time. My timezone is Europe/Madrid and here's what I see for this thread:

 1: Old threads revived, display order, etc.
Posted by Tom Jackson on 04/27/07 02:50 AM

 2: Re: Old threads revived, display order, etc.  (response to 1)
Posted by Brian Fenton on 04/27/07 02:03 AM

 3: Re: Old threads revived, display order, etc.  (response to 1)
Posted by Andrew Piskorski on 05/03/07 01:58 AM

According to the above, the second message has been post before the 1st one. I guess it's a timezone related problem.

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Posted by Avni Khatri on
My timezone is PST (California) and these are the times I see for this thread:

1: Old threads revived, display order, etc.
Posted by Tom Jackson on 04/26/07 05:50 PM

2: Re: Old threads revived, display order, etc. (response to 1)
Posted by Brian Fenton on 04/27/07 02:03 AM

3: Re: Old threads revived, display order, etc. (response to 1)
Posted by Andrew Piskorski on 05/03/07 01:58 AM

4: Re: Old threads revived, display order, etc. (response to 3)
Posted by Emmanuelle Raffenne on 05/03/07 09:05 AM

So the times I see imply that there is a ~9 hour difference between
posting 1 and posting 2.

Emma sees a difference of -47 minutes b/w postings 1 & 2. (back to the future?)

Not sure what timezones Tom and Brian are in.
We could do a real time test where everyone states the date, time, and timezone of their posting within the body of their posting?

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Posted by Brian Fenton on
I'm in Dublin, Ireland. My timezone is British Summer Time (BST). The time is now 12:43pm on May 8th 2007.

Brian