Forum clock is using GMT

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by MBrockway, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. MBrockway

    MBrockway Junior Member

    Minor query: I waited till after midnight BST last night before submitting a post commemorating a soldier who had fallen on the day that this midnight has ushered in - i.e. 11 April.

    I now see my post has been timestamped with 11:02 p.m. and of course has the datestamp of the day previous to the anniversary of the man's death. Unfortunately I did not explicitly mention the man fell on the 11th April in the post, so most readers could actually think he died on the 10th.

    Presumably this is because it was actually 23:02hrs GMT when I submitted the post at 00:02hrs BST?

    Is this correct? Or should the Forum be reflecting changes due to summer time? Or is there some personal setting I need to tweak to have my account follow UK time/date localisations?

    I appreciate WW2Talk is an international forum spanning multiple timezones.

  2. MBrockway

    MBrockway Junior Member

    I think I may have resolved this!

    Under <my account name>Preferences>Browsing Preferences>Locale, I was set to be in Timezone = "(UTC) Monrovia, Reykjavik".

    I switched this to "(UTC) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London" and now my posts from earlier today are, for me, displaying as 12:02 a.m. today - i.e. reflecting BST.

    Presumably Monrovia and Reykjavik don't bother with daylight saving time :D

    Panic over.

    Of course, for any Forum members across the pond with their timezone set to their own locale, the post will still apparently have been made on 10th April :glare:

    Morale: in circumstances like this mention the date in the actual text of the post and avoid the confusion!

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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I like a chap who solves his own problem.
    Nice one, Mark. (Sorry I didn't help in the impressively brief window you allowed. ;) )
  4. MBrockway

    MBrockway Junior Member

    Yes - the ten minutes spent starting the topic would clearly have been better spent solving the problem! :-P

    BTW please pass my thanks to Owen for sorting out getting me back into the Forum again!

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