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Forum time change - off by an hour?

Unread postby PÕQ~Technut » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:27 pm

I've received a few questions about this...

See that forum date on the right-hand side, just under the banner messages? eg.
"It is currently Mon Nov 02, 2009 x:xx pm"

If is off by an hour for you, then you need to change your forum profile settings to tell it that you are either On or Off of "Daylight Saving Time".

Go into the User Control Panel under the "Board Preferences" / "Edit global settings" option.

Third from the bottom, make sure you have the correct timezone picked.
My timezone:
Near the bottom you'll see
Summer Time/DST is in effect: Yes No
If you have "moved the clock back" (eg. for Winter) then say No.
If you have "moved the clock forward" (eg. for Summer) then say Yes.

That should fix your time display on the forums.
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Re: Forum time change - off by an hour?

Unread postby PÕQ~Technut » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:54 pm

Bump for the time change that just happened for many people.

Also, the TimeZones link at the top of the page can be inaccurate for some areas due to different start dates when DST takes effect. I'm looking into an alternative. In the meantime you can use the DateAndTime.com site.
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Re: Forum time change - off by an hour?

Unread postby PÕQ~Technut » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:22 pm

Bump for another time change.

Also, it was pointed out to me that the old PÕQ TimeZones page was sometimes off by an hour around the time change. It used an overly simplistic method to determine when the times adjust forward or backward by an hour. Getting it right around the world is too complicated.

That page has now been replaced with a TimeZone Map that will (hopefully) be more accurate... just be sure your own computer's time and timezone are set correctly first. Eastern Time is highlighted on the map because that's the timezone we use for scheduled clan events.

You can also get the correct local time for events from our Xfire calendars:
- PÕQ Clan Events
- PPS Events

(Events posted in the forum should include a link to the Xfire event, which will show the correct local time.)
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Re: Forum time change - off by an hour?

Unread postby PÕQ~Technut » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:30 pm

Bump for the time change
PÕQ~Technut wrote:See that forum date on the right-hand side, just under the banner messages? eg.
"It is currently Mon Nov 02, 2009 x:xx pm"

If is off by an hour for you, then you need to change your forum profile settings to tell it that you are either On or Off of "Daylight Saving Time".

Go into the User Control Panel under the "Board Preferences" / "Edit global settings" option.

Third from the bottom, make sure you have the correct timezone picked.
My timezone:
Near the bottom you'll see
Summer Time/DST is in effect: Yes No
If you have "moved the clock back" (eg. for Winter) then say No.
If you have "moved the clock forward" (eg. for Summer) then say Yes.

That should fix your time display on the forums.
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Re: Forum time change - off by an hour?

Unread postby PÕQ~Technut » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:58 pm

Bump FYI.
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Re: Forum time change - off by an hour?

Unread postby PÕQ~Technut » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:08 am

PÕQ~Technut wrote:I've received a few questions about this...

See that forum date on the right-hand side, just under the banner messages? eg.
"It is currently Mon Nov 02, 2009 x:xx pm"

If is off by an hour for you, then you need to change your forum profile settings to tell it that you are either On or Off of "Daylight Saving Time".

Go into the User Control Panel under the "Board Preferences" / "Edit global settings" option.

Third from the bottom, make sure you have the correct timezone picked.
My timezone:
Near the bottom you'll see
Summer Time/DST is in effect: Yes No
If you have "moved the clock back" (eg. for Winter) then say No.
If you have "moved the clock forward" (eg. for Summer) then say Yes.

That should fix your time display on the forums.

Bump for the time change.
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