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Issue with replies appearing before thread starters

Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:20 am

There have been a few threads recently where a reply has been posted soon after the thread starter, then for whatever reason this reply has taken top position above the thread starter. I think I've also seen it once in a thread (it was obvious because the post being quoted appeared as the next post).

I believe this may be another example of this issue: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1373905

I'm pretty sure the one word post "What" was written in reply to the lengthy post which appears now as the first reply, but which I believe was the thread starter.

Any idea what is up here? I've only noticed this since Tapatalk has been an option here, but that may well be coincidental.

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Re: Issue with replies appearing before thread starters

Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:39 pm

Just came across this in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1373993

The post by NZ321 quotes a post by ZKSUJ, however NZ321's post appears first before ZKSUJ's. (Sorry I'm on the mobile site so no post numbers are visible)

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Re: Issue with replies appearing before thread starters

Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:21 am

VirginFlyer wrote:
I'm pretty sure the one word post "What" was written in reply to the lengthy post which appears now as the first reply, but which I believe was the thread starter.

Especially since on that long second post, it has the "Topic Author" tag on it. In the past, I've seen replies end up out of order, including some where the author is quoting a post that appears below his. I haven't noticed it on a thread starter before.
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Re: Issue with replies appearing before thread starters

Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:11 pm

Hey guys, thanks for reporting this issue. It appears in both examples above that the incorrectly ordered posts were created/authored within the same minute. I haven't looked at the forum code yet, but I'm guessing there's a problem (maybe bug) when sorting by date authored. Probably need to increase the granularity of the date field when ordering posts. Paul has added to our Squawk Sheet and we will get this fixed. Thanks again.

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Fix the time zone problem

Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:33 pm

Take a look at this:
Post No. 42: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376389#p19890085
Post No. 45: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376389#p19890095
AND the post No. 49 TO WHICH they are both replying:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376389#p19890081

Your script doesn't take time zones into account. And this is not a new problem. I first thought I mixed up something but no, I've been observing this for a while. Fix it please.
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Re: Fix the time zone problem

Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:51 pm

It seems to be not so much a time zone issue as one where replies posted closely together are not ordered correctly.

I do wonder if making use of the edit post feature is part of the issue? Hmm just tried that and it seems not.

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Last edited by VirginFlyer on Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Fix the time zone problem

Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:53 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
It seems to be not so much a time zone issue of one where replies posted closely together are not ordered correctly.

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Quoting this before editing it to see if editing is the issue.

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