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Time Zones and summertime?
« on: June 16, 2007, 08:51:51 AM »
So, while fiddling with my account options, I'm setting my time zone to my native +1, but I notice the clock's still an hour short. I'm guessing this has something to do with the lack of summer time options?
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Re: Time Zones and summertime?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 07:46:08 AM »
Did you try auto detect?
 
I set the time correctly when I first fiddled with the my options, but it was off by 12 hours today  ::).
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Re: Time Zones and summertime?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 08:40:38 AM »
Yeah, but there's two different time zone settings, or places to input them at least. The one via the forum profile settings, and one from the user account settings. The one in the user account settings are the old-fashioned "select a timezone" dropdown box, but without a "adjust for summertime automatically" checkbox.
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Re: Time Zones and summertime?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007, 12:52:47 PM »
You're right! My forum profile had it's time out of whack, while the user account was/is correct.
Maybe the system has an automatic summertime adjustment? When do you switch times?
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Re: Time Zones and summertime?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 01:13:35 PM »
From the 25th of March to the 28th of October we turn the clock forward one hour.

EDIT: Hmm... I don't know what I've been fiddling with, but now the posted time is in synch with my computer's time. Curiouser and curiouser...
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Re: Time Zones and summertime?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007, 01:40:26 PM »
Just to make sure, not everybody bothers with the changes or they have their own rules about them.

Did you note that we two are the only ones to post on this thread?
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Re: Time Zones and summertime?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007, 01:51:28 PM »
Yeah, timezones and daylight savings and all that give me a headache whenever I think about them >:(. Oh well, it's not like it's a big problem with post times being off by an hour, I was just curious by the lack of a daylight savings option.
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Re: Time Zones and summertime?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 04:38:03 AM »
I just clicked the auto option when I found it, and it's right, I don't know where it picks 'auto' up from, whether it just checks my system clock, or against a time-server somewhere...

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Re: Time Zones and summertime?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007, 04:53:54 AM »
Computer clock probably. Another thing could be location... but since you can enter that yourself, it doesn't really qualify as good time source.