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Can a mod change the start date/time for a thread?

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posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 11:02 AM
Just curious.

I started a thread after looking through the categories and not finding anything, only to later find the same thread started by a mod and my thread closed.

[edit on 9/17/2008 by centurion1211]

posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 11:03 AM
nope, cant do that...and even if they could I doubt they would.

posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 11:06 AM
I can't figure out the whole damn time/date thing in the first place.

posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 11:46 AM
reply to post by intrepid

Probably that weird metric "conversion" thing.

posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 03:44 PM
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Wait, we have to Mod AND know what date and time it is?

My word. That's asking a lot.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 03:47 PM
Nope. We can edit the title but the time and date stamp is automatic and we have no controll over it. When we edit even as mods, there still is the notation IN thread just like when you edit your own posts.

In some cases esp. on a busy day, a story / topic will be posted and quickly drop off the first page of the recent posts. I double post from time to time and that usually is the reason.

[edit on 9/17/08 by FredT]

posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 05:18 PM
I know for a fact that time and date stamps can be manipulate by SkepticOverlord.

A game was on ATS a while back where posts were back dated to make it appear that predictions had been made before events actually happened.

I also know that some threads and members were back dated to 1969 when the internet didn't even exist.

See this member acct. and note the registration date...
I believe it belongs to Bill's son, but it is explained in this thread:

So no, Mods can't tamper with dates, but it is possible for Admin.

posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 10:07 PM
The 1969 date glitch is actually pretty common among unix/linux-based databases. apologize for butting in if you guys are just having a bit of fun,
but I can explain where the Dec 31, 1969 date come from.

It is literally the start of time. The UNIX operating system defines
time as the number of seconds elapsed since the start of January 1,
1970 GMT. Through some database glitch, a question has its time tag
reset to zero. When it is displayed and converted to Pacific Time,
the date becomes December 31, 1969 (probably 4PM or so).

BTW, the end of time is somewhere in 2038, when the number of seconds
since 1/1/70 overflows a 32 bit word. It will be like Y2K all over
again. I view it as an employment windfall just before I retire.

And SkepticOverlord, of course, would be God (ie sysadmin) in Unixspeak

[edit on 9/17/08 by americandingbat]

posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 10:29 PM
Some can and have. So what. Time is meaningless unless it is your time.


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