As this image shows, sometime over the last few days, the listed "creation time", and sometimes date also, of all my posts has changed.

No big deal, but ...

  1. Is management aware of it?
  2. Is it deliberate?
  3. Is there a (good?) reason for it?

No urgency, but nice to know.

Also, how does management view/process "Rights to Erasure" under GDPR?


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Re: Something changed the creation time/date of all my posts? (updated)
by LanX (Sage) on May 22, 2019 at 08:47 UTC
    IIRC there was an issue with two servers having different time settings.

    update --> Timezone wobble

    Cheers Rolf
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Re: Something changed the creation time/date of all my posts?
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on May 24, 2019 at 03:34 UTC
    Also, how does management view/process "Rights to Erasure" under GDPR?

    Is that a thinly veiled threat to take your ball and go home?

    Update for downvoters: BrowserUk is removing his posts now and replacing the content with “Removed by author.” :P Let the drama ensue!

      I think it's unfortunate to discuss two unrelated topics in the same thread.

      IMHO GDPR mostly applies to FB style personal information which is hardly found on PM and could be easily handled by blurring the home node and changing the name of the account. (Nothing new ... Gods did that already in the past)

      However this doesn't apply in BUK's case because he's a virtual persona and always carefully avoided revealing his real name. IOW he doesn't seem to need that protection.°

      Anyway: Users here are already free to erase personal information by pressing the edit button .

      Deleting all posts of a user is out of question, since they belong to a thread's interaction.

      There is a common misconception that users own a post, sometimes even that the OP owns the thread (like trying to silence other contributions)

      That's wrong, it's rather like a public picnic where people share food ... But with the important difference that passive by-passers can profit even years later ( by reading the archived posts, or reviving a discussion)

      But there can't be a right to have your sausages "erased" after leaving the party.

      You can only request to have your face erased from those picnic selfies ... And that's the user name and home node.

      If that's not already made clear in our terms of use , than it would probably be worth asking the Perl Foundation for help to hire a legal counsel.

      Update

      See also Stack Overflow's GDPR terms, which might be used as a template here.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

      °) much like that elderly lady from Southern Florida ;)

      updates

      • minor restructuring
      • fixed typos

        Heh, my reasons are purely… uh… Well, actually a little complicated and multi-layered. The defensible part is I like to be able to discuss work matters or post code anonymously in case it's security oriented or such + my workplace made me sign loyalty papers, no kidding, and I like to be able to criticize or discuss things without risk of retaliation.

        While it technically doesn't identify a person, the GDPR considers IP addresses personally identifiable, and I imagine PerlMonks does log IP addresses. It could potentially apply to these. (Specifically, I'm not going to try to interpret if it falls in a criteria listed under "When does the right to erasure apply?")

      Does my reason for asking affect the answer?


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". The enemy of (IT) success is complexity.
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice. Suck that fhit
        To answer your counter question:

        No it doesn't.

        And what's your answer now? :)

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

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