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1. Posted by ToonSarah (Respected Member 244 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I've been "fixing" the order of the entries in my blog of past travels by using the date of the travel also as the date of entry (and setting the time carefully if posting several entries for the same day). This has worked fine - until now.

I just did a new entry for 5th November 2012 - http://toonsarahvt.travellerspoint.com/87/. I dated publication to the 5th but it's showing on my table of contents (http://toonsarahvt.travellerspoint.com/toc/) as the 4th and while it appears in the right pace there, when I bring up the same list of entries in my "manage this blog" area, it appears several entries earlier. Anyone have any idea why this is? Better still, does anyone know how to correct it?

[ Edit: Edited on 11-May-2017, at 04:48 by ToonSarah ]

2. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1092 posts) 1w 1 Star this if you like it!

I suspect the earlier date has some thing to do with the 'Use Local Time on Blog' offset. Peter wrote a reply to someone on 'Use Local Time on Blog' but I cannot find it yet .. it was not specific to your issue, just about the offset & how it worked. Something about TP system using GMT as a base was causing confusion. Since you are on GMT it should not cause your problem but . . maybe.

Try playing with 'Use Local Time on Blog' or turn it off & see it that helps.

As side bar to GMT .. outside my school in London there is a paving stone with the Meridian inside as a metal bar. It was not there when I was at school but would have been interesting to know I lived in one hemisphere & went to school in another or maybe the line went right through my desk.

[ Edit: Edited on 11-May-2017, at 05:04 by hasbeen ]

3. Posted by ToonSarah (Respected Member 244 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Thanks Steve. I've never done anything with that local time feature though so that wouldn't explain why the problem has suddenly arisen after lots of unproblematic entries?

4. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1092 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I noticed the same issue with the order on my own 'manage this blog' while researching the 'next / previous ' issue .. http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=110129 & I was never able to resolve either one of those issues & gave up. It is something to do with the fact that TP holds two ( at least two, maybe three ) dates for posting of entries.

Sander had something to say about that here http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=110129 on # 2.

5. Posted by Beausoleil (Respected Member 187 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I loved your comment, " I lived in one hemisphere & went to school in another or maybe the line went right through my desk." That is truly fun.

6. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1092 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Here's another little wrinkle about time in TP .. Ottawa is currently five hours behind London but TP thinks it is 4 hours .. so, does TP recognise the actual time in London or does it ignore Daylight Saving? & what impact if any does that have on anything?

7. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 637 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting hasbeen

As a side bar to GMT .. outside my school in London there is a paving stone with the Meridian inside as a metal bar. It was not there when I was at school but would have been interesting to know I lived in one hemisphere & went to school in another or maybe the line went right through my desk.

Brilliant!

The Greenwich Meridian just happens to pass through Cleethorpes too - I could have been born straddling the two hemispheres!

And, on the topic of time zones, I have a couple of passport stamps showing that I left Sydney, Australia on 1 August 2000 and arrived in Honolulu, US on 31 July 2000 - is that time travel?? :):)

8. Posted by ToonSarah (Respected Member 244 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the advice Steve. Fiddling with the "use local time" box made no difference (as you say, I am on GMT albeit with British Summertime currently, so one hour ahead). But then I read the other thread you linked to and although I couldn't directly see my problem covered, I noted the emphasis on time of posting and had another look at my entry. I noticed that it was giving the time of posting at the bottom as 21.00 whereas I had "fixed" it at 04.00 (because I will have a second entry for the same day which I wanted to be sure would follow in order). So my UK time actually seems to be seven hours ahead of the system's time. I have no idea why the system should be on a time that isn't GMT and isn't Australian, but so it is! By changing my posting time to 09.00 I got it to show as 02.00 and therefore still on the 5th as intended. So posting here in the UK you need to have a time of 07.01 or later to avoid the issue of the entry appearing to slip back a day - something I will have to remember in the future!

9. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5044 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting ToonSarah

I have no idea why the system should be on a time that isn't GMT and isn't Australian, but so it is!

Because the physical server is located on the west coast of the USA. (But yes, it's annoying that that gets exposed and causes strange behaviour.)

10. Posted by ToonSarah (Respected Member 244 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sander

Quoting ToonSarah

I have no idea why the system should be on a time that isn't GMT and isn't Australian, but so it is!

Because the physical server is located on the west coast of the USA. (But yes, it's annoying that that gets exposed and causes strange behaviour.)

Ah, that explains it! Thanks