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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Hi,
What's the standard time on TP? For example now in Holland it's the 22nd 10.15 h in the morning but just over 1 hour ago someone posted something with 21st of jan as a date, an hour later it was 22nd. And she is from Europe as well.
Cheers, Michael.

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Hi Michael,

The server is on Pacific Time (GMT -8hrs), and its time now is 0130hrs (22 January 2007).

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

As an FYI, in the blog you can offset the time to whatever you want. Not sure how many people are using that, but it can be handy :)

4. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Ah... it would be nice if we have the timezone offset feature in the forums. :)

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Ah... it would be nice if we have the timezone offset feature in the forums. :)

To be quite honest, I think that would be really really confusing. Hey, how did he post before her, but his reply shows later etc. etc. It's one thing in the blogs, where you might want to indicate in what time zone you are posting from for your readers, but in a threaded conversation like the forums, I think the confusion would far outweigh the benefits :)

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Sam, I mean individual member preferences. Say, I set my preference to GMT+8. So whenever I log in to TP, all posts will be displayed with the offset of GMT+8. Other members can have their own offset, with GMT as the default option.

Anyway, I can see this be too much work at the back end.
How about showing all posts to the time of GMT+0? :)

7. Posted by Peter (Admin 5811 posts) 9y

We don't actually show the 'time' for recent posts, preferring a 'xx minutes ago' kind of solution. I think by the time the post is over 7 days old, no-one really cares about the time stamp anymore anyway, so this system works quite well :)

The only place you really are affected is on the forum index pages and we only show the date there, so it is rarely as big an issue.

I do agree though that we need to have a time-offset setting for users. It's on the to-do list.

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Thanks, I was just wondering because I did noticed some differences in posts by a particular person, who had the latest post in two different parts (for example general talk and europe) and it was 21 and 22...and it was just a couple of minutes difference.

Is there acutally a moderator living in the area of Pacific time, that is probably the american westcoast?

9. Posted by Peter (Admin 5811 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Is there acutally a moderator living in the area of Pacific time, that is probably the american westcoast?

That's where the computers live that run TP :)

10. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting Peter

Quoting Utrecht

Is there acutally a moderator living in the area of Pacific time, that is probably the american westcoast?

That's where the computers live that run TP :)

Aha, well, it's a comfortable area with some nice weather...what a life! ;)