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Posital
832140.  Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:06 pm Reply with quote

As I post it's 7pm, BST... still got probs.

Still out by 4 hours...

 
gruff5
858888.  Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:54 pm Reply with quote

just who is this "DELETED" fellow?!

 
soup
858912.  Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:08 am Reply with quote

time 08:08

 
Moosh
858914.  Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:16 am Reply with quote

soup wrote:
time 08:08

That made me notice I was out by an hour for some reason.

 
Jenny
859053.  Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:22 am Reply with quote

Hmm - I'm also out by an hour - the time on my post says 10:22am, and it is in fact 11:22am here.

 
Spud McLaren
859243.  Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:59 am Reply with quote

I was on GMT/BST, and was out of sync by about 4 hours. I've changed it to GMT, so we'll see what happens.

Edit: now 1 hour out, meaning it's still Summer.

 
Spud McLaren
859248.  Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:05 am Reply with quote

Have now changed it back to GMT/BST, thinking there'd be an autocorrect to convert to BST, and I'm now 4 hours behind where I was a few minutes ago. So if there is an autocorrect, it needs seeing to.

 
suze
859249.  Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:08 am Reply with quote

Spud wrote:
it's still Summer


Which it is, although it could get confusing at the end of this week.

British Summer Time ends this coming Sunday, as does the equivalent throughout the EU - but North American Daylight Savings Time carries on for a week longer.

Whether our American software "knows" that the clock switch doesn't happen on the same date in Europe as in North America, I don't know.

 
Moosh
859251.  Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:11 am Reply with quote

Since the software seems to think that BST is GMT-3 instead of GMT+1, I think it has bigger issues than confusion over when the switch is.

 
suze
859256.  Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:28 am Reply with quote

Ah, the penny drops! As Moosh notes, the GMT/BST setting construes BST as being UTC -3, when it should be UTC +1. God knows why.

I'd never noticed that before, because I've never used that setting - I manually change my profile as between GMT and GMT +1 on the relevant dates. There are advantages to going the long way around!

 
Jenny
859309.  Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:02 am Reply with quote

I tend to ignore it totally.

 
Posital
859370.  Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:33 pm Reply with quote

If you check out my post: post 653613 and compare the screenshot to the post above, you'll notice that all post times have been retrospectively adjusted by five hours!!!

 
Jenny
859579.  Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:00 am Reply with quote

I work on the principle that I know what time it is where I am, and if the post time on my posts disagrees with this it's not my problem!

 
Jenny
859581.  Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:00 am Reply with quote

Incidentally I'm still an hour out - it's 11am here.

 
Spud McLaren
859900.  Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:05 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
I work on the principle that I know what time it is where I am, and if the post time on my posts disagrees with this it's not my problem!
Well, yes. But occasionally it's helpful to know exactly when a particular post was made, without having to make mental adjustments.

 

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