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Frequently Asked Question #33. Why don't my journal entries show the correct date or time? Can I use 12-hour time?

If the date or time of an entry is incorrect, your computer may be set to the wrong date or time. Other causes include disabling JavaScript, autocomplete in your browser, or incorrect time value errors.
If the time on your entries is incorrect, there are several steps you can take:
  • Clock Problems: Check that your computer's clock (date, time, and time zone) are all set correctly. LiveJournal uses information from your computer's clock to set the times on the Post an Entry page.

  • JavaScript disabled: The times on the Post an Entry page are set to your local time using JavaScript. You can either enable JavaScript in your browser, or set your time zone on the Display tab of the My Account Settings page.

  • Autocomplete: Your browser may have used autocomplete to fill in entry date and time from a previous entry. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on clearing this information.

  • Incorrect Time Value: You have dated entries in the future due to an incorrect time value error.
You can then edit the entries where the date or time is incorrect.

24-Hour Time

The Post an Entry page uses a 24-hour clock, so "8:00" is 8AM and "20:00" is 8PM.

If you prefer a 12-hour clock, you may wish to try certain journal styles or downloadable clients that display entry time with a 12-hour clock. For more information on a specific client, consult its documentation or its menu options.

Last Updated: November 2nd, 2009

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