2011-11-01 22:46:26Gary Thompson snip
John Cook

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DB, just curious, what did Gary say in the curry post that you snipped?
2011-11-01 23:12:04
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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John, it was the snip (along with the comments of others to RTFOP) that first drew my attention.  Someone snipped it without giving a reason.  Which I found curious.  Is there any way to track a chain of moderation if more than one moderator intervenes on a comment?

It is possible that a poster could construct their comment in that fashion to then later claim foul, but why would they do that?  So I attach no likelihood to this.

In any event, Gary has a history of needing moderation.  And a history of not reading the posts themselves.

2011-11-02 05:26:01
Rob Painting
Rob
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I snipped that. You want I should leave a note in the greenbox? It was the "drinking the cool aid" catchcry.

2011-11-02 06:49:37
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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Thanks for that, Rob.  If I could offer up a suggested guideline, not just for you but anyone moderating a comment, it would be this:  If the comment is worth putting into a moderation state for any reason [whether it's to fix broken html tags, to correct spellings per user requests, to answer questions or to provide more intimate correction such as snipping egregious text] then the person moderating should leave a comment in the box detailing the changes/moderation made.

Or if it's that offensive just delete the comment altogether.  Sometimes that's best (but can be a subjective/judgement call).

2011-11-02 06:54:01
Rob Painting
Rob
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No worries. Will ensure I do this in future.

2011-11-02 06:56:07
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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Hey, isn't it early your time?  Or are you up to go spear fishing?  :)

2011-11-02 07:38:02
Rob Painting
Rob
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Not early here. It's 9.30am now. Too rough to go spearfishing I'm afraid. 

2011-11-02 07:49:30
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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4:49 pm my time, the day before/after yours (still Nov 1 here).  Always interesting to get a handle on the time zone differentials between SkS members.  :)

2011-11-02 08:06:19
Rob Painting
Rob
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You're probably thinking of Australia (East Coast), they're about 3 hours behind NZ.

2011-11-02 21:24:32Time and Date dot com
BaerbelW

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A great website to get a handle on the timezones is timeanddate.com where you can for example select different towns around the globe to see what the time is there and when a "good" time for a meeting might be. Here is an example for Australia, Germany, Iceland and US California I created a couple of weeks ago when we were experimenting with G+:

http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=2&month=11&year=2011&p1=47&p2=37&p3=211&p4=224&iv=0

2011-11-03 08:26:24
KR

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OT a bit, but I on occasion find it difficult to judge when a comment came in, as the timestamp on posts is definitely not US Eastern Standard time (where I am).

I've on occasion wished for a "blog clock" that showed the blog "now" timestamp, to be able to judge how long ago a particular post went up (and whether anyone else was likely to answer). Of course, that's only really useful if posting quickly, which I shouldn't do anyway...

2011-11-03 10:24:0714 hours; 15 if daylight-savings time in effect
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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KR, per Baerbel's link Brisbane (SkS-time) is 17 hours ahead of San Francisco/Pacific Coast Time.  That puts them about 20 hours ahead of us here in Eastern Time.

EDIT:  OK, that's not right.  I posted this comment at 7:24 pm Eastern Time & it's time-stamped at 10:24 am Brisbane time.  That's only 15 hours, so clearly I don't know whatthehell time difference it's supposed to be.

The World Clock – Time Zone Converter – results

At the specified time, local time in Brisbane was 14 hours ahead of Detroit

LocationLocal timeTime zoneUTC offset
Detroit (U.S.A. - Michigan) Midnight between Tuesday, November 1, 2011 and Wednesday, November 2, 2011 EDT UTC-4 hours
Brisbane (Australia - Queensland) Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 2:00:00 PM EST UTC+10 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 04:00:00