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Bug -- editing an I'ble changes the publication date Answered

I just noticed that editing an existing, and already published, Instructable changes the publication date to the date of last edit.  That was not true in the past, and I am fairly sure it is not the behaviour intended by the Instructables staff.  It has, as you can guess, several unexpected side effects, some of which circumvent established policies and rules.

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StumpChunkman
StumpChunkman

10 years ago

I tried to recreate on one of my instructables to no avail.  Is it still happening?

I tried just changing a word, and re-saving, but the publication date stayed back in January.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

I don't know.  The specific I'ble where I saw this was one of MissBetsy's from last week.  It may have been a brief glitch that got fixed quickly.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

On the reverse side of Kelsey's problem, I've had my most recent ible show a publish date that is dated 2 days before I actually published it.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

10 years ago

You've turned into the local bug guru haven't you?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Well, I always have been :-)  I have this really bizarre idea that things should work the  way they were designed and advertised to work.

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

I have this really bizarre idea that things should work the  way they were designed and advertised to work.
Lol, get the straitjacket. (I like the way you think)

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

Sir, I've hired the nation's greatest killer.

Good, now set him on kelseymh. He's been talking about stuff that works. I hate stuff that works.

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

Lol, where did you get that from? (Or did you make it up?)

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

The first line is from a spy show (that I can't remember the name!) I heard snippets of last week. The rest... I made up.

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LoneWolf
LoneWolf

Reply 10 years ago

Bizarre indeed :)

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

If the re-work is significant this is a good thing, but I appreciate the "unexpected side effects" comment.

L

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

10 years ago

Hurm....
Capturing many different date values to use in robust sorting and grouping features - Good.
Getting the dates mixed up - Bad. That way lies madness.

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LoneWolf
LoneWolf

10 years ago

Maybe you should have the publication date, and then underneath the publication date a "Last modified date".

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Yup.  If both dates are kept in the DB, they could both be shown. 

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LoneWolf
LoneWolf

Reply 10 years ago

DB?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

DataBase.

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LoneWolf
LoneWolf

Reply 10 years ago

Oh, ok.