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Time Stamp Question

Post by Dr.Don on 1/28/2016, 1:48 pm

Rob,

When I am sitting here in the Central Time Zone at 1:43pm reading a post made by a guy in Anchorage, AK and stamped 3:00pm, it is clear to me that I don't understand how the date/time stamps work on this forum.  Would you please try to "un-confuse" me?

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Post by james r chapman on 1/28/2016, 2:02 pm

Try profile>preferences>time zone
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Post by LenV on 1/28/2016, 2:10 pm

I see you posted that at 2:48. Almost 3 hrs from now my time. This is what I have observed. If I post an OP I see it posted in my local time. If anyone else posts from anywhere else the post shows up East Coast time.

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Post by Chris Miceli on 1/28/2016, 2:58 pm

I see your time stamp as 10:48 am. Here in alaska we are -9gmt until daylight saving we go to -8
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Post by james r chapman on 1/28/2016, 3:09 pm

Sounds like it corrects to your time...
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Post by Dr.Don on 1/28/2016, 4:08 pm

My point was that I was reading a post that was time stamped as if it was yet to be written several hours in the future.  When it is 1:43pm where I am sitting it cannot possibly be 3:00pm in AK.  They are several time zones West (and hence hours earlier).
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Post by Rob Kovach on 1/28/2016, 4:31 pm

Dr. Don,

Times are shown as GMT unless you go to preferences and set the times to your timezone.
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Post by Chris Miceli on 1/28/2016, 4:51 pm

1:43pm ak standard time  is 10:43pm gmt time  so it kinda is in the future GMT time  =]
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Post by dronning on 1/28/2016, 5:11 pm

Rob Kovach wrote:Dr. Don,

Times are shown as GMT unless you go to preferences and set the times to your timezone.


If you really want to mess with people set your timezone up wrong.  Your signature says Minnesota but you have Mtn time set up in your profile.

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Post by Dr.Don on 1/28/2016, 6:29 pm

Thanks Rob.  So, if I set my timezone correctly in the preferences, my posts will indicate my correct local time when sent?  What do readers see?  My local time? or a time corrected to their own timezone setting?

I can already see that, in general, the time stamps can only be relied upon if everyone sets their preferences correctly.
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Post by Rob Kovach on 1/28/2016, 8:57 pm

Dr. Don,

The forum runs on gmt, and the preferences just change what you see. Everything is chronological that way.

It is always chronological no matter the settings or the stamps.
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Post by Dr.Don on 1/28/2016, 10:42 pm

Ok. Got it.  Thanks Rob.
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