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Input request: Should we move to GMT?

     
12:10 am on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Should we move the board to standard GMT time?

I have also considered an option on users profiles to set their own offset from GMT so that posts appear in their local time.

Thoughts on either change?

12:12 am on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I like the latter very much.
4:32 am on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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The later does require the former too. If a user isn't logged in, then the default would be gmt.
6:34 am on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Please let us control the offset from GMT in our profiles.

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6:43 am on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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ability to choose offset sounds great.
7:41 am on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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GMT means "green mean thing", right? We wouldn't want any of those. OIP sounds better.

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11:48 am on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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The ability to set would be nice.
5:30 pm on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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The only quesion left is what to do about all the messages already stored as local time to the system. I suppose I could write a convertor to walk back through. (17k messages - whew).
7:49 pm on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Time of day doesn't much matter to me on yesterday's messages or earlier beyond chronology/sequence. Leave them as is.
8:50 pm on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I about have it set. Lots of little checking to do yet. You never realize how many places have time displays on the system until you dig into it.
9:38 pm on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Ok, all set. Set your timezone offset and id off your profile.
10:38 pm on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Looks good so far...

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2:26 am on Oct 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Yeah works great, now I just have to get used to not mentally adding that hour to all the post times ....
3:13 am on Oct 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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When I was testing it out, I keep having to stop to think, so I thought the 3char time zone id was a good idea.