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Offline Milko

Forum clock - time zone
« on: December 19, 2011, 04:57:43 PM »
Hello

The watch is set with the correct time zone? If I remember correctly it was once set to Greenwich Mean Time, now seems very different.

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Re: Forum clock - time zone
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 05:07:32 PM »
You can update your offset in your user profile :)

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Re: Forum clock - time zone
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 05:23:14 PM »
Solved :-)

Thanks

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Re: Forum clock - time zone
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 12:30:15 PM »
I can't see the setting for this in my user profile - has it been disabled by mistake?
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Re: Forum clock - time zone
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 02:39:11 PM »
It's in Look and Layout option James.

Offline merry

Re: Forum clock - time zone
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 12:01:01 AM »
Hmm. Interesting. To follow on from the above questions...
...Timezone offset is normally (international standard time method) set relative to GMT.

Peering into the murk, I see (mutter, mutter) the forum time appears - for no other reason than, I suppose, the server's physical location - to be GMT-6. Thus although I live at GMT, my time offset is not 0 (as autodetected by the forum) but +6. Huh?

This appears to be very arbitrary, and whilst the maths is bad enough for me (based as I am in GMT and thus only used to doing time offsets when I travel for business) i can't imagine what confusion/annoyance awaits for someone in (say) India. As they are already at Global Mean Time (GMT) +5.5, they then have to do two offsets added together.

Is there any really good reason that the forum time is somewhere in the central USA, and not an international standard time?

Have to say that this sort of issue activates my 'Aargh no, the net is not a us subsidiary, stop talking about zip-codes, we don't have 2-letter state codes (anyway I live in a county!) and most countries don't organise the US (or british) way, why is your form not international?' filter, which has a 'flame, abuse, rant' action set by default.... 
...but seriously, any really good reason? And I mean a reason for the forum time being local not global standard, and a reason for the forum time offset autodetect being wrong too?!

OK, the above looks like a rant, just read it constructively anyway and apply the late evening filter please :-)
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Re: Forum clock - time zone
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 05:19:37 AM »
It was fine for years without complaint.

I'm tired of this discussion.

Fine.

I'm changing it to GMT.

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Re: Forum clock - time zone
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 10:24:31 PM »
Just now everybody has to update his profile again, or they are six hours wrong ...

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Re: Forum clock - time zone
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 12:57:32 AM »
Well, what can one do when one receives complaints? **** if I do, **** if I don't.

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Re: Forum clock - time zone
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2012, 03:29:17 AM »
My little Friendlily Face, I think we're just getting mad on a so-minor thing, aren't we?  :D