It was disconcerting how disorienting it was for me—and really brought home how much of a “happy place” Micro.blog is, and when that is upside down, the whole world is spinning crooked! Thanks again for wrangling those timezones back into linearity!
@amit The fact that it’s also happening to replies, within a single conversation, leads me to believe that it’s something on Micro.blog itself, not a/the feeds (although in this case @aaronpk’s replies are posts on his site, which makes it less than a slam dunk hypothesis; however, the main Timeline…). That and the fact that many people’s posts in the main Timeline are sorting all out of order (and @Burk and @macgenie’s posts from this afternoon are still at the top of the Timeline, 6 hours later); I find it hard to believe that a whole bunch of people’s feeds on multiple platforms all went bad at once :-) It’s also possible that a bunch of people’s feeds on multiple platforms, including some, but not all, M.b-hosted microblogs, were bad already and a change on M.b just exposed the problem, but to me the simplest explanation is that something related to timezone handling in Micro.blog itself is broken right now ;-)
(This reminds me of attempting to figure out what was wrong with a website that wouldn’t work for a user in Camino when we had no access to the website in question…lots of shooting flaming arrows in the dark based on the limited information the user was providing us ;-) )
@smokey@aaronpk@eli must be some feed then? I think as long as the timezone is taken care of in the feeds, it should not be an issue for the reader, especially if the responses originated at Micro.blog?
@amit Not only that, but @aaronpk’s initial post is shown as being 3 hours after his first reply to @eli!
I agree with Aaron that the time zones are wonky; at first, I thought it was ordering based on the literal local time and not accounting for UTC offset (since Aaron is in Portland, Oregon PDT/UTC-7 and Eli is in Portland, Maine EDT/UTC-4), but that doesn’t explain everything in this conversation, let alone in the full Timeline 😕🤔 /cc @manton