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    Anon

    Who is Anon? He has over 64,000 posts, yet in some of his earlier posts he seems to be having a one-sided conversation with himself, as if he has multiple-personality syndrome.
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    Anon = Anonymous if I remember correctly.
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    Really? Interesting. So, is it an account that anyone can log into to post without registering?
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    I think it's an account that got crapped up during a forum transition, or something. I like Anon, as it's a Deus Ex Machina
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    A Deus ex Machina? From what I've seen, it hasn't done anything in the past year or so. Some admin (like JPnyc) should get this cleared up.
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    I agree, we should give weed his proper place at the top of the posting heap.
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    Yes, it certainly seems like weedpacket is more active. Although, I've done searches and can't find any thread that he started asking for help. So, has never asked for help here, only helped others?
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    You looked through the entire forum, including the archived stuff?

    Youu luvvv him, you wannna marrrry himmmmm
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    If I rememer right, Anon was created during a forum update that lost all the registered users or from a time when registration wasnt required, and rather then trying to keep all the original user names which was a bit of work, they made them all show up as Anon as to not lose the important imformation that may have been discussed during those times.

    just what I recall hearing about it in the past :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakla
    You looked through the entire forum, including the archived stuff?
    No, not archive.
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    Youu luvvv him, you wannna marrrry himmmmm
    Not at all. A) I'm not gay; B) if he looks anything like his avatar...





    Edit: didn't see your post tekky. From what it seems like, you're right. So I guess that account isn't even in use anymore. What a shame - it'd be cool to claim 64,000 posts here on phpbuilder!
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    Yup; Anon's last post was on August 13, 2002, at 11:44AM. Five and a quarter hours later jstarkey welcomed all to the new forums.
    And about a day later the situation with Anon was clarified.
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    Wow, thanks for the helpful threads. Everything's cleared up now for me!


    Edit: Allright I give up. I suck at math. Weed, you said his last post was at 11:45 a.m.; however, for me it reads 7:45 p.m., which is an 8 hour difference, which means you're 8 hours behind me, which means right now (for me) it's 9:35 a.m., but for you it's around 1:35 a.m....I'm at GMT-5, so what timezone are you in? My math put you at GMT-13 but no such timezone exists...
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    I'm at UTC+12 (it's UTC+13 in summer, but it's not summer); are you counting Daylight Saving?
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    Eh, I really don't know. All I know is that whoever I'm with on the day that it changes will say, "Hey logan, don't forget to set your clock one hour (ahead|back)". I can tell you this: I know I'm usually GMT-5 (Eastern) timezone, and my computer clock says 10:43. But, the PHP Builder forum here says GMT-4, yet it reports it as 10:43. So...I guess I'm on (off?) daylight savings time...I told you I suck at math!!!


    What's UTC+12? I only know GMT. So what's the time difference between me and (insert your location here).
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    GMT was replaced as the standard by which civil time is measured by UTC in 1972. The reason being that GMT was never sufficiently well-defined (as it was, it was more like the standard now known as UT1). I always call it UTC because the difference between UTC and UT1 (kept to within 0.9 seconds by the addition or removal of the occasional second from UTC) makes for about 30-odd metres' difference at the equator. (And I find it easier to be consistent.) Use of GMT is deprecated.

    Basically there are three timescales: TAI is atomic time: every day is 86400 SI seconds in length. Then there's UT1: every day is 86400 seconds long, but the length of the second varies with the rotation of the Earth. And then there's UTC: the day is 86400+/-1 SI seconds long. Incidentally, there's to be a leap second added at the end of this year. "Four ... Three ... Two ... One ... Waitforit ... Happy New Year!"[*]

    Check your user settings; your timezone option might be out of whack (I'm guessing you're not on Daylight Saving right now. That happens during the summer. It's not summer where you are, right?)
    [*]Okay, so which hour gets the leap second added depends on your timezone. 1pm New Year's day for me. Midnight UTC.
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