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Is UTC Necessary?

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Is UTC Necessary?

#1 Post by rogerbhp » 5 years ago

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Is it necessary that all forum postings be done in UTC? I don't care what time it is in Greenwich, England. Even Ebay uses Pacific time!

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Re: Is UTC Necessary?

#2 Post by books1 » 5 years ago

What's UTC?

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#3 Post by rogerbhp » 5 years ago

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT.) By using this standard you can know, from anywhere in the World, just what time it is in Greenwich, England. This forum uses it so we can see the time of our posts. That might be important to some far-flung ex-patriates from Greenwich, but it means nothing to me. I say we should be on Pacific time.

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Re: Is UTC Necessary?

#4 Post by ogiebendogie » 5 years ago

In the account preferences you can set your time zone. Everyone should see the posts in their own timezone. I'm posting this at 1:40 Roger. If you see a different time you need to change your time zone.
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Re: Is UTC Necessary?

#5 Post by Garm » 5 years ago

^ Yes, and everyone I think has to reset now that the forum got updated.

However! It doesn't adjust for Daylight Savings Time! It's 1:56pm here but this post will display 12:56pm to me.

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Re: Is UTC Necessary?

#6 Post by 1_2MINI » 5 years ago

I don't have the option for Pacific Standard Time in my settings...
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#7 Post by ogiebendogie » 5 years ago

Mine seems to be working fine. It says UTC-07:00 and all of the posts are the correct time.
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Re: Is UTC Necessary?

#8 Post by Sigmaz » 5 years ago

Looks like you guys have this under control..

I don't think the rest of the world (and Arizona) observe DST


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#9 Post by Garm » 5 years ago

^Yep, it's all good. CA guys will have to change to -8:00 in the Fall.

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#10 Post by books1 » 5 years ago

rogerbhp wrote:Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT.) By using this standard you can know, from anywhere in the World, just what time it is in Greenwich, England. This forum uses it so we can see the time of our posts. That might be important to some far-flung ex-patriates from Greenwich, but it means nothing to me. I say we should be on Pacific time.

But Roger, by the same token - that would mean nothing to me! :D

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Re: Is UTC Necessary?

#11 Post by books1 » 5 years ago

rogerbhp wrote: (...)Even Ebay uses Pacific time!
Incorrect. How on earth would I be able to bid successfully if it didn't show local time? I ain't Mystic Meg! :lol: :lol: :lol:

What they above said - change your settings! 8)

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