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Date/Time



Celtic Minstrel
Magicharp
267 posts
Could we have the current date and time placed somewhere on the subscriptions page? Since I always leave Comic-Nation open, this would allow me to see when I last checked it.

It would also allow me to determine when the comic was updated even if I loaded the page and then came back a bit later to see the comics.
corruption
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715 posts
The time when the comics were last updated and when they were last checked are both listed already.
werebus
Default-avatar
29 posts
They are listed relative to the time you loaded the page. That is, "10m ago." CM is looking for something that says when s/he last loaded the page and an absolute time of update, I think.
Celtic Minstrel
Magicharp
267 posts
The former, yes. Since they are listed relative to the time you loaded the page, having the date/time that the page was loaded would allow one to estimate the actual time it updated. And, more importantly, it would allow me to easily see whether I forgot to check Comic-Nation yesterday.
meeowth
Teto
510 posts
The suggested feature has been committed; assuming I haven't destroyed the site with all my recent additions, Ron will eventually update the actual site with the changes, like, soonish.
meeowth
Teto
510 posts
BEHOLD.
Celtic Minstrel
Magicharp
267 posts
Huh?
meeowth
Teto
510 posts
...
Celtic Minstrel
Magicharp
267 posts
What am I beholding?
M_Northstar
Grace_chibi_reading
461 posts
*snicker* The previous post by meeowth made me laugh :-)

Celtic, the current time and date when the subscription page was last loaded are now displayed at the top, under the "open all upadated comics" link.

Thanks for the hard work, meeowth. Now, what are you going to code for me? ;-)
Celtic Minstrel
Magicharp
267 posts
...no it isn't...


EDIT: Oh wait, it is if JavaScript is enabled when you load the page. But something like that should not depend on JavaScript!

By the way, the unresponsive script problem still occurs.
meeowth
Teto
510 posts
Unfortunately the time client-side has to be calculated by the client. The "Insert link to comic" button works now too, as well as a working comicgenesis method that should work with comicspress comics too.
Celtic Minstrel
Magicharp
267 posts
Forums don't seem to have any problem with displaying the user's local time from PHP code. Of course, they store either the user's timezone or a numerical offset (in hours) from the server time (the former is probably the better method). Without that info, you wouldn't be able to display the user's local time.
meeowth
Teto
510 posts
Yeah, that's exactly how "normal" forums do it. Which is the reason the post times here are "server time", which, for me, has never corresponded with where I am. Heck, celtics previous post was made a number of hours in the future, by that reckoning!
Celtic Minstrel
Magicharp
267 posts
Heh, actually so is yours from my perspective.
rgejman
Rgejman
264 posts
Meeowth, feel free to implement user-time based on locales. Also... have you been getting my emails? If not, can you send me your most recent address?
Celtic Minstrel
Magicharp
267 posts
And in fact the JavaScript-based method doesn't even work properly. If you navigate away from the page, then return via the Back/Forward buttons, the time changes.
meeowth
Teto
510 posts
It's supposed to.

Yeah, I get your e-mails, I'm a little too busy at the moment to mess with the site code.


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