Timestamps boogus


#1

Any reason all the last comment timestamps say 3/13/2011?


#2

Maybe I am missing something, but today is 13 Mar 2011.


#3

Spam posts were deleted early this morning.


#4

Yes, you’re missing something.


#5

cyberbabe is one of the web lackeys. They work here.


#6

Ah, so deletion counts as posting. Gotcha. There’s an easy fix for that.


#7

No - deletion doesn’t count as posting. The spam post shows up and that give it the time/day stamp of the spam post. It gets deleted but apparently the list doesn’t re-sort. So it makes a mess every time a spammer comes through.

This is also a pretty active board. On any given day all of the stamps could easily be from that day. Which is why I though your response to jayhawkroy was mostly obnoxious.


#8

Could Daylight Savings Time be a factor?


#9

“No - deletion doesn’t count as posting. The spam post shows up and that give it the time/day stamp of the spam post. It gets deleted but apparently the list doesn’t re-sort. So it makes a mess every time a spammer comes through.”

Okay, fair enough. As I said, there’s an easy fix for that.

“This is also a pretty active board. On any given day all [emphasis added] of the stamps could easily be from that day. Which is why I though[t] your response to jayhawkroy was mostly obnoxious.”

Really? Active enough for posts to all 592 General Discussion and all 5309 Repair & Maintenance threads in one day? That active? Really?


#10

That was my first thought too: “What’s different about today?”


#11

That was not at all clear in your original post. You just said “all the last comment timestamps say 3/13/2011” - well, on 3/13/2011 all of the last comment time stamps are supposed to say 3/13/2011. If you wanted to know why every single time stamp for every single thread ever posted on CarTalk was 3/13/2011 then you could have been clear about it.


#12

“You just said “all the last comment timestamps say 3/13/2011” - well, on 3/13/2011 all of the last comment time stamps are supposed to say 3/13/2011.”

You do realize how absurd that is, right? EVERY thread should have the current date as the last comment date? I don’t go to cartalk.com to find out today’s date.

“If you wanted to know why every single time stamp for every single thread ever posted on CarTalk was 3/13/2011 then you could have been clear about it.”

I think when I used the word [b]ALL[/b] I was being perfectly clear. Bad day today?


#13

What I find absurd is someone checking 592 General Discussion threads and 5309 Repair & Maintenance threads in order to determine that they all have the current date as the time stamp.

Listen - jayhawkroy and I have been around these boards for a really long time. On a fairly regular basis a spammer/spamming program comes through and everything goes haywire including old threads coming out of the woodwork. Everyone who has been around knows this.

You are a noob who is very simply showing yourself as being fairly rude. Sorry if you got offended when I called you obnoxious. Its just that you are being obnoxious. There was no need to be sarcastic at jayhawkroy who is a well known poster here. You could have simply clarified your question. (E.g. “No, that’s not what I mean…”) Better yet, think once in a while. I was once new to these boards. It took me all of about one minute to figure out what happened the first time I saw a spammer come through.

So back off man - of jayhawk and me and everyone else. Go back to putting lotion in baskets.


#14

This guy wont last. I have a feeling this is someone who runs his mouth, gets a dose of his own medicine and leaves until he has licked his wounds and comes back under a different name.
Do the names of maaco or vw fuel door ring a bell?