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"Date Live" has been changed. Wha?
elektro at 7:09PM, Jan. 25, 2010
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I posted in a topic on General Discussion about this, but I think I'll get more answers here:

I checked my comic this morning for the date uploaded, and now all my comics that are awaiting an upload have had their “Date Live” setting changed. For example, instead of “Posted January 25th, 2010”, the latest one says “Posted January 24th, 2010”. All my comics are off like this, as I have a huge buffer (over 100 comics) and this screws up my update schedule. Is there anyway for this to be fixed, or do I have to upload those pages all over again?
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ozoneocean at 10:37PM, Jan. 25, 2010
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OK, I was able to check this on my own comic too with pages already posted. All pages are set back a day from that they were really posted on.-
Luckily at the time I posted a lot of pages I also posted about them on LJ, giving the true date they were updated on DD as well as a direct link to the updated comic. Those comics are all now backdated one day.

I've forwarded you report as well as that off horque to our programmers.
 
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ozoneocean at 10:06AM, Jan. 26, 2010
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The programmer has changed the date on the server. Does that fix your issues? Please check and test and report back ASAP!
 
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Peipei at 1:26PM, Jan. 26, 2010
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It looks like that fixed the update issue, I used a test page and it updated. Our pages that we updated today are still shown as being updated as yesterday though. Says it updated on the 25th instead of 26th. Weirrd x.x.
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elektro at 4:43PM, Jan. 26, 2010
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The next one still says “Date Live: January 26th, 2010”, but hasn't uploaded onto the comic page itself yet. I wonder if the server clock might be off, because I have a feeling it may upload very late tonight, like at 11:00 pm instead of midnight like normal.
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horque at 11:31PM, Jan. 26, 2010
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Ozoneocean wrote to me about my concerns over the date shift:

Someone
Our programmer has made some changes and thinks he's fixed the issue.
Could you please test it and tell us if it has been fixed for you ASAP?
Please post the results of your test in this thread:

http://www.drunkduck.com/community/view_topic.php?cid=229&tid=52227&pid=747918#747918

The problem is still there, in that the Date Live and Posted On dates are all out by a day (they're still showing a day earlier than they should)… however, it looks like they may actually be coming on-line on the right day (a day later than the Date Live is currently showing).

Still not going to post more strips until I'm comfortable that I won't have to go back and fix them.

Dudley Horque
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ozoneocean at 12:45AM, Jan. 27, 2010
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What if you re-queue some strips? It'd be a massive help if you guys could do that for us.

From what Peipei and the rest of you have said it seems like the issue with the queuing process has been resolved, but strips that were queued before the changeover still show the wrong date (out by one day) even though they will queue on the correct day.

If tht is the case, then you can either leave those queued comics (with the wrong display date) because they will go live on the correct date anyway, or you can delete them from the queue and then they will show the right queue date and will also go live on the correct date.

But to be sure I would really like you to confirm this since you've all had experience with this issue.

Would that be ok? :)
 
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Darwin at 10:02PM, Jan. 27, 2010
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Hey Ozone, Skoolmunkee…

I tried reuploading the current day's page…(as well as fixing the next couple week's worth of dates for the updates…) While the page loaded for TODAY and is accessible it doesn't show up on the list as being updated (on “My Comics”) which probably means the readers aren't getting the update either.

Updating with my efforts to test the fixes.

EDIT: 10:07 PST…

Still one day behind, the page just posted (at the right time for my zone) but still showing that TODAY is the 27th.
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ozoneocean at 10:51PM, Jan. 27, 2010
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Darwin
Still one day behind, the page just posted (at the right time for my zone) but still showing that TODAY is the 27th.
Ahhhhh.

I tested this properly now. It WAS the 27th by DD time when you posted that page so the date displayed correctly.
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I did a manual update of my test comic and there were no issues. It showed as updated in my faves.

I did an automatic queued update too. It updated correctly and showed the correct date but DID NOT show up as updated in my faves. It also says that its last update was the previous day (27th) in the faves.

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So as far as I can see the current issue is that the favourites system is NOT interfacing with the automatic updater. I'll write a note about for the programmer
 
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kyupol at 8:56AM, Jan. 28, 2010
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Same problem.

Had to manually re-send my pages.


NOW UPDATING!!!
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magicalmisfits at 8:28PM, Jan. 28, 2010
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I can't find any changes to the way the updater works beyond the hour later update time. Sorry I didn't get back sooner but I was out of town.
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ozoneocean at 9:15PM, Jan. 28, 2010
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OK, I'm running another test NOW using the automatic updater.

Currently I have a page queued in to update on the 29th on this comic:
http://www.drunkduck.com/Pinky/

It should do that no problems. What I'm testing is weather it shows that it's updated on my profile page, which is the same for a faves list, the MyComics list, the front page or the DD alerter. You can check as well here:

http://user.drunkduck.com/ozoneocean

If in 2 hours or so when the comic updates automatically it doesn't show as updated on my profile, then we will know there is still a problem. If it does show as updated then we'll know there isn't a problem :)
 
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kyupol at 11:07PM, Jan. 28, 2010
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auto test update successful.

registers under “my comics” and “my favorites”.

NOW UPDATING!!!
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ozoneocean at 11:32PM, Jan. 28, 2010
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kyupol
auto test update successful.

registers under “my comics” and “my favorites”.
Thanks Kyu :)

Update notification problem FIXED ^___^

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File uploads work fully too!
 
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horque at 2:55AM, Jan. 29, 2010
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So… if the Date Live showing a day earlier than it should is “fixed”… what the heck am I supposed to do about the 305 strips all still showing a Date Live and Posted On Dates the day before they should? I'm not keen on having to delete all the strips and re-add them with correct dates (as the Date Live cannot be changed by me once I have added a page), and I have no guarantee that it will be right if I do.
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ozoneocean at 3:10AM, Jan. 29, 2010
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horque
and I have no guarantee that it will be right if I do.
What?
Currently updated strips all have the correct date.


The issue with old strips still being a day out is still outstanding.

Obviously it isn't too much of a problem, it doesn't affect anything, so it's nothing for you to worry over too greatly while it's waiting to be fixed. :)
I'm sill waiting for the programmer to get back to us about it.
 
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ozoneocean at 3:29AM, Jan. 29, 2010
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OK… What the fuck? Is the DD server clock turning over twice or something? I notice the dates on my post about the test are still on the 28th… My automatic update for the test was set for the 29th when the server would change over, it went up fine at the normal time and was listed as updated, now it's not anymore and I notice it's date is still on the 28th.
this is sucky.


The DD time and update times are an hour or two out of alignment. DD is behind the comic update time, this is the problem.
 
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PhilWrede at 7:14AM, Jan. 29, 2010
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At the behest of two people more clued in/observant than I (thanks muchly, Nergal & ozoneocean), I'm adding my voice to the chorus on this thread (in an abbreviated fashion):

All my comics before January 25 up through my first upload got bumped back one day, which doesn't really matter, except for that part of my brain that says, “Sunday comics should fall on a Sunday!” However, life will most certainly continue, one way or the other.

Thanks for time/energy/attention/etc.
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Anubis at 7:26AM, Jan. 29, 2010
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OK this is really weird. All comics in my favorites that said it updated today now say they updated yesterday. Including mine.
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elektro at 9:43AM, Jan. 29, 2010
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I noticed that the time stamp for posts on the forum are about two hours off from the actual time it is where I live (Central Time Zone). I wonder if this has affected anyone else, and if it has anything to do with the Automatic update function.
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dannikuakura13 at 11:16AM, Jan. 29, 2010
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-.- so it's not just me….I see…well here's a funny for you…the 25th? I uploaded 8 pages, and at first the pictures didn't show up at all…so I reload them in the editing page and then notice the dates are all wrong (which is driving my ocd nuts btw), so I delete them all and upload again, date's fine, had one that was supposed to post on the 25th, it's live date was the 25th…so guess what happens next? I'm shocked to find out that it says the 24th…so I reupload once more and it's still wrong, so I go to see if it could just be my mouse and this certain set of pages, but no! lo and behold all my pages (somewhere around two hundred for both comics, counting shared pages only once) are on the wrong date….I may be being dramatic about it, but I'm really ticked, since I don't have all those pages saved (changed computers 4 times), and would have to save them all to my computer then delete them from DD then repost them, and right now I'm in a paranoid state where I don't think they'll post on the correct day even if I did that…so has there been any kind of fix to the problem everyone seems to have been having? Respectfully~D
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kyupol at 12:28PM, Jan. 29, 2010
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Oops. My update for MAG-ISA (Jan 29) doesn't register under “my favorites”.

At the time of my earlier post it was registering. But now, it doesn't register anymore.
NOW UPDATING!!!
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usedbooks at 5:16PM, Jan. 29, 2010
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Edit: Nevermind. I read all the thread and my quandries are addressed. I hope everything is all re-aligned soon.
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ozoneocean at 9:31PM, Jan. 29, 2010
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Another change has been made to server times.


When DD turns over in a couple of hours, THIS comic should update:
http://www.drunkduck.com/Pinky/

The date SHOULD be the 30th

It SHOULD show as updated in my profile:
http://user.drunkduck.com/ozoneocean

You can check all those links.
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Even if that works, the current bug is such that the date will show the 29th INSTEAD of the 30th and the comic will only show up as updated until the rest of the site turns over. (I don't know if the date initially says the 30th and thn changes when the rest of the site turns over)

If that bug is no longer in effect, the date will stay as the 30th and the comic should stay listed as updated for 24 hours until the next site turnover.


——-edit– I note the site is STILL 2 hours behind its proper time!

——-edit–I note that the auto-updater is not updating at the old time, normally the comic would've updated 50 minutes ago. This may yet work- although with everything happening 2 hours late.
 
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magicalmisfits at 11:16PM, Jan. 29, 2010
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It is 1014PM AST The comic that I cued to post for the 30th failed to do so. The test you put up is showing a date stamp of 28 January and it looks like based on my Favorites that nothing has updated. In fact all my 29th updated comics are still starred.
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ozoneocean at 11:26PM, Jan. 29, 2010
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It is 1014PM AST The comic that I cued to post for the 30th failed to do so. The test you put up is showing a date stamp of 28 January and it looks like based on my Favorites that nothing has updated. In fact all my 29th updated comics are still starred.

If you look at the date of your forum post you will see that according to DD time it is still the 29th. Not until the dates on the forum and in comment posts switch over to the 30th will we know anything. ;)

Then we have 24 hours wait to see if comics updated that way keep their updated status.

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Currently we have just over half an hour to wait, if you look at the time stamp on my post
 
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magicalmisfits at 12:01AM, Jan. 30, 2010
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Pinky
Currently we have just over half an hour to wait, if you look at the time stamp on my post
Gotcha standing by.
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magicalmisfits at 12:05AM, Jan. 30, 2010
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OK it worked. Last week it was 10PM local time the week before it was 9PM now its 11PM. I guess we switched to Pacific time. Anyway the strip is up Thanks
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ozoneocean at 12:05AM, Jan. 30, 2010
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Ok, the site is on the 30th, the comic page updated.
It is currently listed as updated in my profile and on the front page.

It has worked for now, but we have a 24 hour wait to see weather it stays that way.
 
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ozoneocean at 12:28AM, Jan. 30, 2010
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There is still the issue with many older pages having the wrong date listed with them- one day before their actual posting day. I have a theory about it and am currently waiting on the programmers.
 
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