richardwhiuk wrote:Who cares whether a post they made a while ago has the correct time or not? To be honest with you, I doubt that people most of the time don't look at the times on posts, and when they do it will be the previous post in the thread.
Well, for one, the person who started this thread cares. Call me anal, or a perfectionist, but just because people probably won't notice is not a reason not to make something as correct as can be within reason.
richardwhiuk wrote:So this is a feature request. You want the database to store the time is when it was posted. This is not (easily) possible. Unix timestamps are just about the only way to accuratly store date and time. Many different dbs do things differently. For example
In access a date needs to be stored inside hashes. So it becomes #12/4/03# while mySQL doesn't.
I'm not sure if you didn't read the whole thread, or you just aren't that knowledgable about SQL/php, but the idea was never to chnage the way the times were stored. Times now are stored with a universal timezone. What is at issue is utilizing is taking the post's timestamp and from that calculating the GMT offset that should be used with it, based on the time of year it was posted and the reader's location.
richardwhiuk wrote:Someone lock this thread.
Personally, I don't look at this as a feature request, but instead, a discussion about whether a certain fuctionality belongs in phpBB. Call it splitting hairs or whatever, but I don't think anyone posting here actually intended to break the forum rules. If the devs feel we did, they should feel free to lock this thread.
I must say though, that I do find it just a wee bit hypocritical that in one breath you tell me how I'm wrong for breaking a forum rule, and then in another, you yourself break a forum rule in demanding that the mods lock this.