All times are GMT -5. The time now is

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by taichitarot, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. taichitarot Registered Senior Member

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    Why are all times at sciforums gmt?
    Just wondered if there is a reason for it.
     
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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Because it's a world standard reference?
     
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  5. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    You selected your time zone as GMT -5, so sciforums displays all times in that time zone. It means all post times are displayed for you appropriately for the time zone you're in. That's better than displaying all times for one arbitrary time zone, don't you think?
     
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  7. taichitarot Registered Senior Member

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    I did? Right. How do I change my time zone to my time zone?
     
  8. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    User profile -> Settings and Options -> Edit Options -> Time zone
     
  9. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Technically computers use UTC for time keeping. The idea being that all computers and servers can synchronise with the UTC time, it's then possible to work out GMT or any other time location from that (GMT is obviously easier since it's basically UTC, although GMT can have daylight savings applied)

    GMT was likely set initially because of the London based site owners.
     

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