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Forum Time Zone
« on: January 27, 2016, 02:09:08 PM »
I've always wondered why the forum states that I've posted at random times. Then I got thinking about what time zone this forum is based on. My closest guess is Vancouver,  since it is nearly 2:10pm and this post is very close to that time.

Am I correct or have I got the wrong end of the stick?

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 02:38:44 PM »
Forum TimeZone is set to Los Angeles. :)
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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 02:47:33 PM »

Forum TimeZone is set to Los Angeles. :)

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 08:45:08 AM »
If you go to Profile > Modify Profile > Look & Layout you can set a time offset to make the time stamps make more sense to you (Example I have it set to +8 for London/Dublin time)
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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2016, 07:03:46 PM »
Something went wrong with forum time zone: I had 10 hours offset from forum time, now I have only 3!
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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2016, 08:07:54 PM »
Something went wrong with forum time zone: I had 10 hours offset from forum time, now I have only 3!
Maybe try the auto detect feature to set time zone? You might get +3, which really is GMT+3, as I got -4 at Ann Arbor MI USA.

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2016, 08:21:22 PM »
Something went wrong with forum time zone: I had 10 hours offset from forum time, now I have only 3!
Maybe try the auto detect feature to set time zone? You might get +3, which really is GMT+3, as I got -4 at Ann Arbor MI USA.

Of course, I have already done that, but the question is: why it had suddenly changed?

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2016, 12:57:16 AM »
Of course, I have already done that, but the question is: why it had suddenly changed?

So the offset was relative to the forum time zone and is now relative to GMT? The former one requires knowledge of the forum's timezone whereas the latter one only requires knowledge of one's own timezone.

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2016, 05:23:28 AM »
So the offset was relative to the forum time zone and is now relative to GMT? The former one requires knowledge of the forum's timezone whereas the latter one only requires knowledge of one's own timezone.

I was saying that time on the forum server suddenly has changed. For example, in one moment it was 1pm, and suddenly changed to 8pm same day. My offset was set to 10, and after forum time has changed, forum started to give me wrong times of all messages. I was forced to change my offset to 3 in order to see right times of messages.

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2016, 02:37:53 PM »
I was saying that time on the forum server suddenly has changed. For example, in one moment it was 1pm, and suddenly changed to 8pm same day. My offset was set to 10, and after forum time has changed, forum started to give me wrong times of all messages. I was forced to change my offset to 3 in order to see right times of messages.

Ooo, that's beyond comprehension. I've never observed that, maybe because I never paid attention to the time ???

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2016, 04:15:40 PM »
I've send a PM to gantry.

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 06:06:02 PM »
Yes it's odd. Time for web sites, software, forums etc are usually GMT with a checkbox for daylight savings time. This forum software I just noticed has a pick list for the location (nearest me is America/Vancouver) then an offset in hours, which was zero. So I left the location as is, and changed the offset. Let me know if it is working for everyone outside of Pacific time.

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2016, 06:44:16 PM »
Forum is back to 10 hours offset to me (like it was before). I have changed my offset back.

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2016, 02:01:20 PM »
I think the CarcC forums clock runs wrong.

The real time in Germany is now 11pm 21.Oct.2016 - the forums clock shows 4pm 21.Oct.2016 for Germany.

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Re: Forum Time Zone
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2016, 11:35:25 AM »
The forum time is set via the server's clock. Sent a note to my sysadmin to take a look, thank you for the heads up


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