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Bill W (2)
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Time on the forum.

Post by Bill W (2) » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:00 pm

My home radio controlled clocks automatically adjust for BST/GMT. My mobile phone automatically adjusts. My computer automatically adjusts. The clock in my car automatically adjusts. I grant you my watch does not - but it is over 30 years old!

Why cannot the forum?
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Re: Time on the forum.

Post by Hiron » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:19 pm

Four clicks of the mouse and I've changed the time from UTC+1 to UTC. I don't feel it took up too much of my time and energy.

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Re: Time on the forum.

Post by Bill W (2) » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:17 pm

Hiron wrote:Four clicks of the mouse and I've changed the time from UTC+1 to UTC. I don't feel it took up too much of my time and energy.
8300 forum users. 4 clicks each. 33200 clicks. 1 second a click. Even at minimum wage that costs a lot!!
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Re: Time on the forum.

Post by Hiron » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:41 am

This forum is used globally, not just in the UK or your little corner of Essex. Not every part of the world observes DST and those that do don't all change on the same time and date. Therefore, for it to automatically switch to and from DST, it would need to be programmed with the different times and dates (if applicable) for every country plus it would have to interrogate each member's settings to see if a time change is required.

Alternatively, everybody can just make four clicks unless, of course, that's too much effort for them.

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Re: Time on the forum.

Post by Bill W (2) » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:00 pm

Whatever it is my mobile 'phone picks up, and my car picks up and my computer picks up and my home clocks pick up to tell them that I am in this little corner of Essex why cannot the forum pick it up to? My phone is a tri band - works all over the world - and my car is sold all over the world too!
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Re: Time on the forum.

Post by dunks43 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:49 pm

I run a couple of forums and there is no automatic way of them changing the time on them

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