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Topic # 27022 10-Oct-2008 16:48
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All was well yesterday I believe, I posted something and looked at the "last post" time recorded against the thread and it seemed to be accurate, today however the posts seem to be registered as an hour behind? I've checked my PC against my phone, watch, other PCs and server etc and all seems to be well here? Anyone else see this or is it just something on my forum settings I need to change?

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  Reply # 170454 10-Oct-2008 16:58
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Have a look at your profile, have you updated it?

When you do, everything should be back to normal Wink



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  Reply # 170455 10-Oct-2008 17:01
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Mucho grassy arse! Strange method of sorting out a timezone in the profile, am I going to have to do that next time DST roles around as well?

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 170456 10-Oct-2008 17:06
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At this stage, yes. As our BDFL has already pointed out in another thread, if someone can find us a cheap/free time zone database that is up to date and reliable then something could be implemented server side.
But until that happens, we will have to put up with spend 5 seconds twice a year doing it ourselves.

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  Reply # 170457 10-Oct-2008 17:09
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It is actually great - if you travel you are able to quickly change timezones based on time, not location.

Every year lots of countries change their rules. Keeping everything updated would be buggy at least....






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  Reply # 170460 10-Oct-2008 17:38
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freitasm: It is actually great - if you travel you are able to quickly change timezones based on time, not location.



Every year lots of countries change their rules. Keeping everything updated would be buggy at least....


My computer systems seem to manage it without an issue but I understand what you're saying, if you travel a lot then being able to change your timezone is good, the thing is I didn't explain what I meant, the timezone drop down doesn't give you timezones as such, it just gives you a date and current time to choose from, having the forum auto update to the timezone settings of the user would be relatively easy and not all that buggy (Not offering to write you one here) and to adjust the timezone you would simply do the same thing you would do on most other forums, change it in your profile settings to reflect where you might be in the world at that time.

Anyway wasn't complaining as such was just pointing it out :D

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  Reply # 170494 10-Oct-2008 20:21
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Hollow: My computer systems seem to manage it without an issue but I understand what you're saying...


My systems all do to - except the ones without an automatic update (and even some with automatic update fail).

My point is that this information is not provided by the system, and like the IP address lookup tool we use internally the data needs to come from somewhere - manually loading it is not an option. And without a good supplier of data there's no reason to go that way.

Hollow: having the forum auto update to the timezone settings of the user would be relatively easy and not all that buggy (Not offering to write you one here)


We already have all the routines for timezone calculation in place - that's how you get NZ timezone if you visit Geekzone without login, but once logged in we automatically switch to your selected timezone. We would only need to add a few lines to cope with DST if needed.

My intention when using time instead of timezone is that frequently I've seen people asking "Is Las Vegas Pacific Time or Mountain Time" so instead of selecting a timezone we just let you select what's the correct time and do all the calculations behind the scene.






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  Reply # 170502 10-Oct-2008 20:32
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Fair point and reasoning is (and was previously) understood, I've seen others where both is written into the drop down box though, ie Auckland GMT+12 20:33, showing the timezone you want, plus the STANDARD time from GMT and then the current local time in that timezone. Anyway, like I said before, wasn't moaning, just pointing something out.

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