Location: United States
Hi, Im the new guy.
In t1, the date is 1984, in t2 the date is 1997 (possibly may), t3 is the year it came out.
the problem with the timeline is that for t2 they didnt look at what was done before - pure and simple.
If you look at the 1984 date of t1, then t2 happened as a sub set of Sarah Connor chronicles - not as its own movie. John was 15 in season 1 (1999), would have been 13 when t2 was happening.
because john, sarah and cameron jumped forward in SCC, t3, and the events leading up to it, didnt happen. Temporal wipeout.
the t-x was sent to kill the persons that john made friends with over the years while he was in hiding. He jumped forward, therefore he didnt make those friends. He made other friends. he wasnt there to stop the t-x from initiating judgment day, or to destroy the t-x
The t-x made judgment day possible and should be intact in present day.
John should have jumped into a post JD in chronicles. the movies are great, but continuity was not verified prior to production.
Salvation is set in 2018. John should be 33, but thanx to chronicles he should be about 26 (he jumped 7 years)
The actual date of Judgment Day shifts because the resources that skynet needs to make it happen keeps shifting - key persons dying, facilities destroyed, that sort of thing.
Anyway, just an opinion.