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Andrew H

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Just curious as to why the forum was changed from EST to GMT -4.
 

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I didn't realize anything had changed but like Rick mentioned I too think it's the same thing anyway.
 

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Correct me if I'm going crazy, but EST is GMT -5. On my screen it says it's 10:57pm, when yesterday it would have the same time as it is currently (9:57). I would assume it has something to do with daylight savings coming up?
 

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Correct me if I'm going crazy, but EST is GMT -5. On my screen it says it's 10:57pm, when yesterday it would have the same time as it is currently (9:57). I would assume it has something to do with daylight savings coming up?
Yeah, you're correct, we're not on standard time yet, it's still DST.

BTW, it says GMT -5 on the bottom of my screen, or 10:33 PM.
 

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TIME IS AN IMAGINARY CONSTRUCT CREATED BY CARBON-BASED LIFEFORMS TO MONITOR THEIR GROWING DECAY.
 

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Yeah, you're correct, we're not on standard time yet, it's still DST.

BTW, it says GMT -5 on the bottom of my screen, or 10:33 PM.
Weird, mine says GMT -4. Oh well.
 

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Well, much of Europe goes off DST on the 30th -- ahead of the US. It is probably time confusion until we are all on the same time again. For one week we are now one hour closer to Europe.

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I'll have a looksee later on at the back end and see what the settings are set at.
 

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I'll have a looksee later on at the back end and see what the settings are set at.
Don't go to all that trouble, my bet is it is fixed when we go onto DST.
 

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Too late I already went there. :)

OK here's the deal....

The software has its default setting as GMT-5 with DST automatically detected. This means that anyone not logged in (like a guest) will see the time stamp as the default EST with DST.

For logged in members you will see whatever you set your date & time option settings to. I'm on the US eats coast so I set my settings to GMT-5 and select the DST correction option to "Automatically detect DST settings".

For those members not using DST then you can select "DST corrections always off".

Now the other issue seems to be that the forum clock is running about 12 min behind but that's likely a server hosting issue.
 

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Mine is GMT-7. It depends on which time zone you are in.
 

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Mine is GMT-7. It depends on which time zone you are in.
Right, my point was that the timezone changed on mine - which seems to be because of the difference in DST for Europe and the US.
 

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Right, my point was that the timezone changed on mine - which seems to be because of the difference in DST for Europe and the US.
Not exactly. Greenwich Mean Time never changes. It's the absolute time reference for all other time around the world. So when the USA observes DST we reduce the time difference between GMT and your local time zone by 1 hour. The observance of DST in Europe has no affect on the USA relationship to GMT.
 

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Not exactly. Greenwich Mean Time never changes. It's the absolute time reference for all other time around the world. So when the USA observes DST we reduce the time difference between GMT and your local time zone by 1 hour. The observance of DST in Europe has no affect on the USA relationship to GMT.
Sorry, I meant for GMT and US not Europe.
 
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