Talk:2304: Preprint

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I was going to mention the TeX format(/family), but someone got in there before me. So how about if it's a .wp4 document? ;) 01:40, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

But now the LaTeX reference is removed, anyway. 16:14, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Why is this comic labeled as a Saturday comic? I don't know what timezone you use, but it was posted Friday, well before midnight UTC. 02:15, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that's just an error. The date for the comic in the archive is "2020-5-8", which is today (Friday). Comic #2303 correctly has the "Wednesday comic" category, and the archive lists its date as 2020-5-6 (which is Wednesday). ...And I've fixed it now. The category is automatically generated based on the date listed in the Template:Comic infobox at the top of the article; someone incorrectly entered it as "May 9, 2020" instead of "May 8, 2020". --V2Blast (talk) 02:53, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
'Someone' == DgbrtBOT; and thus probably based off the time() it thinks it is, upon autocreating the base article, rather than any human erring. Depending on the home system's timezone, it probably was Saturday for DB, if not for Randall. Maybe an offset/correction/relocali(s|z)ation should be put into the code, but it seems to normally work out Ok and this comic might have been just over a threshhold... (edit: Wiki time in history seems to be UTC, for me at least - I'm in UTC+1/BST but as an IP-editor I haven't made any setting changes to my personal login that I don't have. DgbrtBOT piped up at 22:48, which at UTC+2 or more (Central Europe Daylight Savings, which matches what I recall of knowing about that entity, or anywhere more Easterly) would have been 'tomorrow', and I didn't spot the new comic until at least those dozen minutes after that which occured before my own clocks ticked past midnight. Given that Randall is (usually?) In UTC-5, or UTC-4 when daylight savings is established, maybe Dgbrt needs a special offset of -6 hours (or go directly via localtime() with the best current known Munroevian locale specified) in calculating things. Or we can let the community smooth these things out like we just did when a possible late-evening update causes this to be an issue?) 03:17, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Is "sarcastically pronouncing the registered trademark symbol" meant as pronouncing it "arr" in the way pirates talk? Bischoff (talk) 15:00, 9 May 2020 (UTC)