@codinghorror I don’t know enough about the underlying structure of Word Press or what may be going on there to be sure this is related and maybe it’s something y’all already noticed. I looked around for a thread on it and didn’t find anything so hopefully I’m not summoning y’all in vain. Sorry in advance if it doesn’t help at all.
On one of the recent time travel threads I noticed that the meta information for the post date matched up with the day the article went live but there’s another line in there:
meta property="article:modified_time" content="2016-08-15T23:51:43+00:00"
Same thing on this one.
meta property="article:modified_time" content="2016-08-15T23:53:58+00:00"
Based on the times, I’m guessing it’s some kind of automated Word Press cleanup function. Maybe whatever y’all are using on the Discourse side can filter out posts from the distant past or posts where the modified time is more than a year past the article:published_time. Course, I don’t know if Discourse is getting the
metas at all.
Sorry if this isn’t helpful.