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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,674 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Wed 04 Apr 2001 01:52 AM (UTC)

Amended on Thu 13 Mar 2003 11:32 PM (UTC) by Nick Gammon


To make things easier for users from all around the world, the forum now stores message dates internally as UTC time (Universal Coordinated Time), also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Messages posted from now on (4th April 2001) will now be timestamped in UTC time, not, as previously, with the date/time on the web server.

You can now adjust the way the time is displayed for you by editing your profile (click on the Edit Profile link at the top of the page), and then keying in the number of hours difference between where you live, and UTC.

To find the number of hours difference you can go the Time Zone Converter web page, or choose a city from the list below that is in the same time zone that you are.

Here are some example time differences:

  • +12 Fiji, Kamchatka, Marshall Is., Wellington
  • +11 Magadan, Soloman Is., New Caledonia
  • +10 Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Guam
  • +9 Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporto, Seoul, Yakutsk
  • +8 Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore, Taipei
  • +7 Bangkok, Jakarta, Hanoi
  • +6 Almaty, Dhaka
  • +5 Islamabad, Karachi, Tashkent
  • +4 Abu Dhabi, Kazan, Muscat
  • +3 Baghdad, Kuwait, Nairobi, Moscow
  • +2 Athens, Helsinki, Istanbul, Cairo, E. Europe
  • +1 Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Madrid
  •  0 Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London, Monrovia, Casablanca
  • -1 Azores, Cape Verde Is.
  • -2 Mid-Atlantic
  • -3 Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Georgetown
  • -4 Atlantic Time (Canada), Caracas, La Paz
  • -5 Eastern Time (US & Canada), Indiana (East)
  • -6 Central Time (US & Canada), Mexico city
  • -7 Arizona, Mountain Time (US & Canada)
  • -8 Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana
  • -9 Alaska
  • -10 Hawaii
  • -11 Midway Island, Samoa
  • -12 Eniwetok, Kwajalein

- Nick Gammon

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The dates and times for posts above are shown in Universal Co-ordinated Time (UTC).

To show them in your local time you can join the forum, and then set the 'time correction' field in your profile to the number of hours difference between your location and UTC time.


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