The forum clock is wrong....?

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The forum clock is wrong....?

Post by retroclinic » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:37 pm

It seem to not be set to BST......

/edit - yes, it's 1 hour behind, says I posted this at 11:37pm, when it's now 12:37am......

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Re: The forum clock is wrong....?

Post by MartinB » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:21 am

Although most users not logged in and looking at your post will think you're losing it :?

However, you're not.... this apparently strange post-time behaviour is due to the fact that when you look at the forum but are not logged in, post times are displayed as UTC [DST] which means UTC (= Universal Time Code = GMT) adjusted for DST (= Daylight Saving Time = BST in our case). However, when we log in, unless you've set your preference for time reference, the clock defaults to UTC stat and so is one hour behind UTC in the British summer.

Try logging in and out and you will see the displayed post times change by one hour and you will also see the forum clock status, displayed near the top right of a page, change it's reference point.

To resolve, go to your board preferences and change 'Summer Time/DST is in effect' to Yes.

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Re: The forum clock is wrong....?

Post by retroclinic » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:36 pm

=D>

Thanks, yes that was it. I had just assumed since everything nowadays seems to know when BST is, that the forums would too.

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Re: The forum clock is wrong....?

Post by retro_junkie » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:10 pm

Aha... that was bugging me! Does this mean we have to change it back when the clocks go back to GMT?

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Re: The forum clock is wrong....?

Post by Samwise » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:26 pm

Yep, 'fraid so. It's a "feature" ... (note the quotation marks)

It's so that everyone from around the world, can keep the clock at their own timezone when they log in ...

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Re: The forum clock is wrong....?

Post by MartinB » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:41 pm

Hey Sam - Sorry for intruding on your patch but I spotted Mark's post this morning and couldn't believe I actually knew the answer to a 'workings of the forum' question!
I've been strutting round like the cat that got the cream all dayImage

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Re: The forum clock is wrong....?

Post by Samwise » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:51 pm

heh.

's why I didn't reply this morning - I had nothing to add. :)

well done =D>

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