June 30, 2002

Might seem petty, but is there any chance of a customisable clock, so it can be set to automatically display the time here in England, when I'm logged in? I tire of adding four hours on, and what the hell timezone is that set to anyway?

posted by squealy to feature requests at 04:04 AM - 6 comments

As stated here also.

posted by iconomy at 06:08 PM on June 30

What would be more universally useful, in my humble opinion, would be to have a GMT time/date stamp, either instead of or as well as the existing one (wherever that is). No matter which time zone you use, it is most likely going to be one that only a minority of members are using, so a zone that is standardised and easy to convert to/from would more convenient for most (if you have configured a PC more than a couple of times for your local zone, you probably already know the conversion anyway). Perhaps some clever programming could put the userís time zone in there, based on their IP address?

posted by dg at 06:36 PM on June 30

Zulu time! (Greenwich Mean Time, I know). It's the best compromise for this international crew, if customizing the timezone per user is too much of a burden.

posted by insomnyuk at 11:51 PM on June 30

I belong to another online community which uses an Xsorbit board. Now admittedly Xsorbit is crap, but it does give you the option to make a time adjustment in your profile i.e. you merely type +4 or whatever. After that, when you log in it displays the correct time on postings and on the board clock.

posted by squealy at 02:48 AM on July 01

To be just like the sporting world, we should just make it EST. I mean, c'mon east coat bias.

posted by corpse at 11:30 AM on July 01

My ColdFusion is a little rusty, but can't you determine a user's set time zone (if that's wrong, too bad) and set the clock off that?

posted by yerfatma at 01:21 PM on July 08

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