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Topic # 58764 18-Mar-2010 22:33
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Am I the only one being overly geeky and noticing that the GZ web server doesnt seem to have a NZDST patch, seems to be 1 hour out of sync IMHO....either that or I'm very very blind today...

e.g. this thread was posted around 2235pm




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  Reply # 308949 18-Mar-2010 22:40
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Check your profile settingd



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  Reply # 308953 18-Mar-2010 22:47
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Well....profile setting was NZ, I've changed the TZ manually...but I'm kinda sure it used to be ok previously..


anyways here's hoping its fixed up.




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  Reply # 308955 18-Mar-2010 22:47
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It wouldn't be very geeky if we didn't have the right time on the server ;-)

As pointed out, we don't automatically update your profile to reflect DST, so you can change it there...





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  Reply # 309151 19-Mar-2010 14:47
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There is an elegant way to handle time localisation automatically which is used pretty commonly these days, you might be interested in it Mauricio.

1: When you store the post date/time you use the current UTC time instead of local server time, in sql the function is GETUTCDATE() instead of GETDATE() for example.

2: Then read the user's datetime offset from the browser with javascript and store it in a hidden input field.  You can default to the offset for NZ (12 or 13) if required for non JS users.

3: When outputting the page html you read the offset from the hidden input and apply it to the the UTC time for each post.

See here for a .net/jquery example:
http://kohari.org/2009/06/15/automagic-time-localization/

It could easily be done with standard JS and classic asp.

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  Reply # 309184 19-Mar-2010 15:59
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Yes, I know how to do it, and discussed this with Phil before - he sent me that code. It's just that I rather not rely on the browser client to do something using a feature (Javascript) that can be disabled.





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  Reply # 309444 20-Mar-2010 22:21
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Just default to profile setting or local server time in the case that the user doesn't have js enabled?

Has to be better than every user having to edit their profile to change the timezone twice a year after DST changeovers to get the post times to not be 1hr out?

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  Reply # 309455 20-Mar-2010 22:51
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Ragnor: Has to be better than every user having to edit their profile to change the timezone twice a year after DST changeovers to get the post times to not be 1hr out?

Agreed, this is silly.  Most other forums do it automatically, as per this one that I spend a fair bit of time on:

In addition, you may set the appropriate option to allow for daylight savings time in your part of the world.

DST Correction Option: Automatically detect DST settings.

It is a much, much smaller and less complicated forum than Geekzone, so really, how hard can it be to fix this?






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  Reply # 309518 21-Mar-2010 14:41
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Or set your profile to be UTC ... no more daylights savings dramas.

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