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Thread: Is the Day/Date set wrong somewhere?

  1. #11
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    GMT-6 vs GMT+6

    Arkansas (Central Standard Time) is GMT -6 (minus six).

    Because it works out to exactly 12 hours difference if you select +6 instead, the time will look right, but the date will be wrong, as you will have set your timezone for the opposite side of the world.

    I did notice a few people have it set that way.

    Also, to adjust for Daylight Savings Time, you can set it to GMT-5 insted of -6. Just remember to set it back to -6 when we go from CTD to CST.

    I wish Nuke/phpBB (the software running the site) would just automatically adjust for DST, but I don't think it can.

  2. #12
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    GMT +7

    Thanks for clearing it up.

  3. #13
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    Noticed even though my time was set at GMT -6 the time was off so I have set it for GMT-5 to see if that works
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    Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoark1
    Noticed even though my time was set at GMT -6 the time was off so I have set it for GMT-5 to see if that works
    Yeah, that is the daylight savings time effect I was talking about. During the summer (DST) you need to set it to -5 and change it back to -6 when we go off DST. Unfortunately the software on the web site apparently can't do that automatically, since the rules for DST vary so much from place to place.

  5. #15
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    So if I understand it right we Spring forward and Fall back manually in the accounts page.
    07/27/2004
    10:40 AM

    falled back 1 lets see now
    07/27/2004
    10:43

    Ah it worked I am not an hour ahead now thanks for the update

  6. #16
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    I haven't completely given up on this. I'd still like to automate it some way.

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