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Dumb question for an Admin of this forum [SOLVED]

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:53 am
by Timberbeast
Hi,

Like I said, a dumb question. :D Either for an Admin or just somebody actually knows.

I notice that the times on this server are sometimes @ -5 and sometimes -8. Can somebody explain why that is? Different mirrors? East and West coast of the US?

Go ahead and laugh. I'm old enough that I really don't care. :wink:

larry

Re: Dumb question for an Admin of this forum

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:36 am
by EmpireITtech
It's probably the world time zones.
Eastern Standard Time (EST) is UTC - 5 I believe, with the West Coast (PST) of the US being UTC - 8

For a more in-depth explaination read here >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_zone or here for a visual http://www.worldtimezone.com/ :mrgreen:

Re: Dumb question for an Admin of this forum

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:46 am
by Timberbeast
Hi EmpireITech,

Thanks for your reply.
It's probably the world time zones.
Eastern Standard Time (EST) is UTC - 5 I believe, with the West Coast (PST) of the US being UTC - 8


I get that part, especially I live in the -8 time zone. I just was curious why it changes from -5 to -8 and back. Like I said it is a dumb question. :D

larry

Re: Dumb question for an Admin of this forum

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:08 pm
by EmpireITtech
Huh, mine always says "All times are UTC - 5" and right now says DST bc we're on Daylight Savings here for the summer...
In your User Control Panel, check what you have set for the Timezone in the "Board Preferences" tab

Re: Dumb question for an Admin of this forum

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:21 pm
by Timberbeast
Hi again,
Huh, mine always says "All times are UTC - 5" and right now says DST bc we're on Daylight Savings here for the summer...
In your User Control Panel, check what you have set for the Timezone in the "Board Preferences" tab
I know mine is right for my zone. Set with LA, which is correct. Even if it were not with DST, would only be an hour out, not three. I have observing this for several months. I think it changes in the evening. I could be full of it, but I don't think so. :D

Do you know where the servers for the LM forum are? I don't know either.

Hey, it was a dumb question anyway,

Thanks anyhow,
larry

Re: Dumb question for an Admin of this forum

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:54 am
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Educated guess: Assuming you have set the correct time zone in your UCP, it shows the "wrong" time because you opened the forum and you're not logged in.

Left side - not logged in
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Re: Dumb question for an Admin of this forum

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:56 am
by Timberbeast
Hi Pilosopong Tasyo,

OK, I'll buy this one. Thank you. :mrgreen:
I'll mark it [SOLVED]

larry