How we DATE the Forum Entries

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TazManiac
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How we DATE the Forum Entries

Post by TazManiac » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:47 pm

OK, so I’ve been noticing that while the Strip’s Forum Entries in here:

Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
viewforum.php?f=6

have been pretty much following a convention that makes sense,
they have been slipping, maybe lately more and more,
and specifically in terms of the date of origin.

Hey!, there’s a FAQ!

Forum FAQ
app.php/help/faq

OK, that didn’t help much...

Well, any way as a recent example:
Covered 2019-02-10
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3782
That comic was posted to the web site on a Sunday night, the 10th of Feb, 2019.

In the past, even when we could expect there where going to be 5 comics posted a week, with the occasional hiatus or extra weekend post, it was understood that the next day’s entry would be coming to the web site at sometime before morning, the night before.

For me, on the West Coast as I am, in the Pacific Time Zone (-8 from Greenwich), that usually worked out to 10pm, local time. If I was up and online at 11pm, I could pretty much count on it being there, with the expectation that it was the comic being posted for the following day.

Having the dates in the Title is a very Wapsi thing to do, it helps with searches and keeping things orderly and predictable (important when the Author is ready at a given moment to perform a sharp turn in the story-telling.) Even the first entry into Wapsi-space was named with a date:

"09/09/2001"
http://wapsisquare.com/comic/09092001/

(OK, take a break and click this; http://wapsisquare.com/comic/04122002/) Anyway, I’m missing out on a of of research to further my request, mostly text from Paul himself, but also the back-and-forth where this convention I’ve come to expect got hashed out by the Forum denizens themselves.

So, in conclusion & in as non-confrontational as I can be:

yer Do’n It Wrong. Comply.

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Re: How we DATE the Forum Entries

Post by Dave » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:06 am

TazManiac wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:47 pm
yer Do’n It Wrong. Comply.
Yes, Master. I hear and obey.

;)

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Re: How we DATE the Forum Entries

Post by Warrl » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:51 pm

Maybe we take them to dinner and a Roller Derby match?

(But not in San Diego.)

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Re: How we DATE the Forum Entries

Post by TazManiac » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:37 pm

Dave knows & is Wise to the Word.
Warrl wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Maybe we take them to dinner and a Roller Derby match?

(But not in San Diego.)
Unfortunetly, Warri's context went *woosh!* right over my head, so I can only reply:

Leeeeeeead Jammerrrrrr!!!!!!!

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Re: How we DATE the Forum Entries

Post by lake_wrangler » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:53 pm

Warrl wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Maybe we take them to dinner and a Roller Derby match?

(But not in San Diego.)
Why? Would forum entries not enjoy watching a Roller Derby match in San Diego, while on a date?

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Re: How we DATE the Forum Entries

Post by Bookworm » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 am

TazManiac wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Dave knows & is Wise to the Word.
Warrl wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Maybe we take them to dinner and a Roller Derby match?

(But not in San Diego.)
Unfortunetly, Warri's context went *woosh!* right over my head, so I can only reply:

Leeeeeeead Jammerrrrrr!!!!!!!
More like "LEEEEEROOYYYYYY JENNKINNNSSSSS"
I'll get a life when it's proven and substantiated to be better than what I'm currently experiencing.

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Re: How we DATE the Forum Entries

Post by Warrl » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:58 pm

Bookworm wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 am
TazManiac wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Dave knows & is Wise to the Word.
Warrl wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Maybe we take them to dinner and a Roller Derby match?

(But not in San Diego.)
Unfortunetly, Warri's context went *woosh!* right over my head, so I can only reply:

Leeeeeeead Jammerrrrrr!!!!!!!
More like "LEEEEEROOYYYYYY JENNKINNNSSSSS"
Kevin Jenkins would be more relevant.

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