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Revision History is Bass-Ackwards on some posts.

I seem to be seeing questions and answers before they are actually posted. As you can see, in Exhibit A, I see a question and its answers from 5 hours in the future. What is interesting here is that they aren't shown as negative time offsets, but "in x hours".

Exhibit A

In Exhibit B, you can see negative seconds for future times.

Exhibit B

How is this possible?

I am in UTC -7 (Arizona Time), and my system clock is synchronized with time.nist.gov

  • Possibly related to this ¿brilliant? post. ;) – Awesome Poodles Jul 10 '11 at 4:36
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    When asked if he's having problems, he says "not yet", so maybe it's legit ;) – Brad Mace Jul 10 '11 at 4:46
  • Here is the question mentioned. The times look fine here -- Ubuntu synced using ntpd. – M. Tibbits Jul 10 '11 at 5:03
  • What is your OS & timezone? – M. Tibbits Jul 10 '11 at 5:19
  • Windows 7 64-bit. Mountain Standard (Arizona), as mentioned. – Soumya Jul 10 '11 at 5:41
  • +1 for having one of my answers... yes, i am in the future, UTC+11 to be exact. I'm puzzled about the 5hr figure though, I am 5 hours ahead of Indonesia/Vietnam/etc, and about 16 hrs ahead of you. – slugster Jul 10 '11 at 12:56

According to Nick Craver's answer, one of the web servers got (way) out of sync. "It's corrected now and shouldn't be happening anymore."

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