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Site clock off by an hour.

Post by bdance » Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:21 am

A small nit that only an anal-retentive type like moi would notice is that is says at the bottom of pages "all times GMT'. It's not, it's not even EDT, looks like EST to me.

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Post by MikeUMA » Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:19 pm

Yeah, the Daylight Savings change threw it off. It'll be right again come October, unless JJ can figure a fix for me.

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Post by jj » Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:23 pm

No..... they're "GMT" - minus whatever modifier you've set in your profile. For me, I've set it as minus four to correspond with EDT. Then once we set the clocks back, we'll have to fart around with it again.

Server clocks run on GMT (a rather unfortunate fact), and the time changes are always a pain in the ass. GMT remains constant, and never changes all year long. Sooo, the easiest solution is to change the modifier that exists in your profile twice a year.

This board software, while great, only allows for modifications to GMT, as opposed to listing things concurrent with your particular time zone. UBB was able to show EST, Pacific time, etc, but was a huge bandwidth hog.

(Btw- I started writing this as a response to bdance even before Mike posted)

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Post by bdance » Wed Sep 17, 2003 7:01 am

Thanks, found it! There's gotta be a way to use this feature to fake out my boss so I can leave a couple of hours early...

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Post by MikeUMA » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:49 pm

Since the clocks changed this weekend, the times you see may be off. Here's all you need to do:

Click "Profile" to change your personal settings.
During winter / standard time: set the time to GMT - 5
During summer / daylight savings time: set the time to GMT - 4

That's of course assuming you're in the Eastern zone. Adjust appropriately for your own zone.

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Post by MikeUMA » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:32 am

It's daylight savings time. Change the setting in your Profile the post time really bothers you. See my previous post.

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Post by MikeUMA » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:39 pm

Fall back to GMT -5

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Post by MullinsManiac » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:54 pm

Bump, for those of you who haven't changed the time yet. :roll:
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Post by MikeUMA » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:47 pm

Fall back to GMT -5

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Post by MikeUMA » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:17 am

Spring ahead to GMT -4

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Post by UMass02 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:19 pm

MikeUMA wrote:Spring ahead to GMT -4
Reason #343,334 why I hate Daylight Savings Time:

"Can not tell time on UMasshoops.com"

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Post by Rocks22 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:03 pm

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Post by MassMan06 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:52 pm

Back to GMT -5.

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Post by MikeUMA » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:41 am

Spring ahead to GMT -4, for those in Eastern Time

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Post by UMass02 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:45 pm

In Mike's house, there's the biannual changing of the clocks... and the biannual reminder about the site clock on UMassHoops.

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