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Upon posting a reply, all comments in a thread appear to have been posted "45 years ago"

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Summary by Quiddity (WMF)
Gparyani (talkcontribs)

When viewing a Flow thread, the times of posting for all the comments of that thread appear to have been posted when they have actually been posted ("a day ago", "3 days ago", etc.). However, when adding a new comment to that thread, all the comments suddenly change to appear as though they were posted "45 years ago". This only affects the thread on which the comment was posted on; the other threads on the page remain unaffected. Refreshing the page fixes the problem and causes the times ago to display correctly.

Using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1.

193.134.216.2 (talkcontribs)

Sounds like a null timestamp. 45 years ago is January 1st 1970, time 0 in unix timestamps.

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Sorry for the delayed reply. The developers have been working on it at phab:T86852.

Gparyani (talkcontribs)

The issue has been marked as resolved, but I can still reproduce the bug now. Could you comment on that issue?

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Could you let me know which page you're seeing this at, or what exact action(s) you did (if not just locking this topic)? I've tried reproducing by making a new post in an existing topic at Talk:Sandbox, and by locking a topic (as you did), but I didn't get the bug to reproduce.

I'll re-open the bug for now, and link here awaiting your feedback. (Possibly it's an IE or Windows specific bug, in which case I'm unable to test! Linux gives me many headaches, but not Windows-related ones :)

Gparyani (talkcontribs)

My posting of this very reply results in the bug on IE11.

Gparyani (talkcontribs)

Screenshot:

Gparyani (talkcontribs)

Oh, and I forgot to mention that mousing over the "45 years ago" to see the actual time results in "December 31, 1969 4:00 PM". I think that this is January 1, 1970 12:00 AM converted into my local time (UTC-8).

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks. I've filed a new bug, phab:T92917, as this is about all timestamps, not just edited ones. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for the screenshot.

Gparyani (talkcontribs)

Did you see my later reply (the one right above yours)? You may want to add that to the report.