[RESOLVED] MySQL's datetime - Hours passed?

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[UW] Jake
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[RESOLVED] MySQL's datetime - Hours passed?

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I wanted to make it so it would check if it's been an hour since any database entries with their IP. If not, don't let them post!

I figured it out using strtotime.

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$query  = "SELECT date, ip FROM A_Database_Name";
$result = mysql_query($query);
while(list($date, $postedIP) = mysql_fetch_array($result))
    //If the IP addresses match
    if($postedIP == $ip)
        $posted = strtotime($date);
        $now = strtotime(date("Y-m-d H:i:s"));
        $seconds = $now - $posted;
        $hours = $seconds / 3600;
        if($hours < 1)
                $error .= "You must wait 1 hour before re posting.";
                $continue = false;
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