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How to Set Your Timezone!
November 19, 2012
6:14 pm
Jennie Chancey
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  1. Click on your Profile button.
  2. Click the “Options” tab.
  3. Click “Display Options.”
  4. Change your timezone to your nearest city.
  5. Click to save!

Warmly,

Jennie

November 19, 2012
7:02 pm
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Hi Jennie,

 

I was able to get my time zone changed in my profile, but it’s not showing on the board, it’s still showing up with the board’s time zone.   I re-checked and it’s saved in my settings, but not showing up on the main board.

 

Also, do we have time stamps for the individual posts?  I don’t see it, but maybe I am missing it.

 

Thanks,

 

Carol

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November 20, 2012
3:22 am
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Carol, are you looking to the far left at the bottom of the forum? It says “Your Timezone.” The board’s timezone is at the far right. ;)

No timestamps on postings, so I’m asking tech support if that’s something we can add. But that feature won’t matter much if everyone doesn’t take the time to set her timezone in her profile. The default is UTC-5. :P

We’ll get it all worked out in the end!

Cheers,
Jennie

November 20, 2012
9:20 pm
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Jennie Chancey said
Carol, are you looking to the far left at the bottom of the forum? It says “Your Timezone.” The board’s timezone is at the far right. ;)

No timestamps on postings, so I’m asking tech support if that’s something we can add. But that feature won’t matter much if everyone doesn’t take the time to set her timezone in her profile. The default is UTC-5. :P

We’ll get it all worked out in the end!

Cheers,
Jennie

I was just going to ask if individuals had to set their time zones in order to make it work all over the board.  That’s crazy!  I just posted and on the front page, it logged it correctly as 2 minutes ago.  It was not doing that yesterday, after I posted and had changed my time zone.  Perhaps when you made that change today, to put it to Africa/Nairobi time, it set things better?!  

 

There has to be a feature to allow the individual member to read all postings in her own time zone, if not, there is no point to having a time zone option in the first place. lol  When one is logged into their account, they should be able to see all postings in their time zone, no matter if people have their own time zones set for another time zone or to the default of the board.  

 

Looking forward to this one getting worked out so I know heads from tails.wink

 

Carol

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November 20, 2012
10:36 pm
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I think I just set my timezone and I thought perhaps a post was needed to see if it’s working.

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November 20, 2012
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Yippee!  Dawn, it’s working for me, so hopefully it’s working for you, too. :)

 

Now, if we can get the time stamped on post, we are heading in the right direction. ;)

 

Thanks, Dawn!

 

Carol

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November 21, 2012
11:05 am
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Nope, the board timezone and user timezone have always been at lower right and left. The board’s just used to say “UTC-5″ before I fixed it. But it has always been there–I promise! ;)

I’ve never heard of looking to see if there have been new posts in your own timezone. Was that something you could do on the old board? I’m not sure why you’d care to check for posts in a particular time zone anyway. Enlighten me! I just like to see all new posts from anyone anywhere!

Haven’t heard back from tech support about time stamps on posts, but I’ll check again later today.

Warmly,
Jennie

November 21, 2012
11:20 am
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Okay, I feel pretty stupid, but the timestamps are right above your avatar, ladies! My previous reply is dated November 21, 2012 and stamped 11:05 am. So that feature is already here. If someone hasn’t correctly set her timezone, the board will just date it from UTC time (plus or minus, depending on where she is). Not as easy to figure out, but not impossible. ;-)

Does that help?

Cheers,

Jennie

November 21, 2012
10:25 pm
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Jennie Chancey said
Nope, the board timezone and user timezone have always been at lower right and left. The board’s just used to say “UTC-5″ before I fixed it. But it has always been there–I promise! ;)

I’ve never heard of looking to see if there have been new posts in your own timezone. Was that something you could do on the old board? I’m not sure why you’d care to check for posts in a particular time zone anyway. Enlighten me! I just like to see all new posts from anyone anywhere!

Haven’t heard back from tech support about time stamps on posts, but I’ll check again later today.

Warmly,
Jennie

Yes, I know the time zones for the pages have always been there, Jennie, it was after you changed the board’s default time zone to Africa/Nairobi that the time stamps on the front page started showing up correctly.  It was now showing when the last post was posted…. meaning “2 minutes ago” vs. the “5 hours ago”. :)  Something changed when you did that or it was coincidental, but right after that change, my postings on the front page showed exact time from when I posted.  Before you did that change, my time zone was showing correctly on the left side of the page, but the postings were not reflecting that a post had been made 2 minutes ago, it was still showing the 5 hours ago….I hope that makes sense. :)

 

In answer to your question, yes!  On the old board you could see, in your own time zone, when the member posted.  So if the member who was posting, posted at 8:00 pm in their time zone, and they are 7 hours ahead of me, it would not show up at 8:00 pm for me, it would show up at 1:00 pm. ;)  That just helps keep track of timing so you don’t always have to try and guess what time zone a member is posting from, making it easier to answer questions that are needing to be addressed quickly.  It keeps everything simpler for brains like mine that get tired of numbers running around in her head. lol  

 

Progress is happening, Jennie! :)  Thank you.

 

Carol

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November 21, 2012
10:29 pm
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Jennie Chancey said
Okay, I feel pretty stupid, but the timestamps are right above your avatar, ladies! My previous reply is dated November 21, 2012 and stamped 11:05 am. So that feature is already here. If someone hasn’t correctly set her timezone, the board will just date it from UTC time (plus or minus, depending on where she is). Not as easy to figure out, but not impossible. ;-)

Does that help?

Cheers,

Jennie

Me too, Jennie!  I was sure I looked there, unless of course, that also changed when the other ‘setting’ took place.  Regardless, I am happy it is there.  And, for the record, you show up for me as actually posting at 1:05 a.m., not at 11:05 a.m which means you must be 10 hours ahead of me. :)  Love it!

 

Thank you again,

 

Carol

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November 21, 2012
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Yay! Light dawns. ;) The tech guys assured me that the board time zone setting would correct all the other timestamp issues, and it looks like that’s the case. Great!

I did report the “invisible” bug where members still show as online below their avatar pictures even if they are browsing the board invisibly. They said that it was, indeed, a bug, and they’ll be correcting it by the next software update. Thanks for letting me know!

Warmly,
Jennie

November 22, 2012
2:39 am
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The only time stamp I see not matching my time is in the message system (what do we call the private message system in this software?).  It is not coming up my own, when reading my private messages.  I can’t say which time zone as it’s way off for me and I didn’t stop to calculate if it was African/Nairobi.rolleyes  I know the ones I sent did not match my time zone and the ones I received, I hadn’t a clue as they were on very different time zones than mine. 

 

Everything else, so far, is looking much better. :)  YIPPEE!!!!

 

Carol

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November 22, 2012
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Let me report that as a bug, too, because the PM system should definitely pull your own timezone into your messages! Thanks! The tech guys say “thanks,” too!

Warmly,
Jennie

November 22, 2012
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Hi Jennie,

 

I had the opportunity to check the private message system time stamp, and it is displaying African/Nairobi for me. smile

 

Hope that helps…..

 

Carol

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November 24, 2012
11:09 pm
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Carol, the tech guys confirm that this is a bug, and they’re fixing it with the next software update. Ditto the “online” status showing in profiles and posts for people who are logged in as “invisible,” so thank you for reporting these problems!

Warmly,
Jennie

November 25, 2012
9:47 am
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Jennie, not to sound negative, but when is the next software update?  Software updates, well they make me nervous.  Is that going to be an ongoing, regular thing, quarterly, or what?  Just wondering how often things might be changing!lol

 

Thanks,

 

Carol

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November 25, 2012
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One more question, Jennie!  Could you also ask the tech guys about when there is a time change?  Will we need to go in and manually change our time zone when the time changes happen, or will this be automatic? grin  If we are asking for things….might as well ask now, so there is time to have it ready for the next time change in the spring! wink  The old board did not do this..so..it would be a nice addition.smile

 

Thanks for everything,

 

Carol

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November 26, 2012
1:01 am
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Carol, software updates on this board simply require clicking a button and having all the new stuff add itself on. No need to completely take the board offline like we did on the old forum, because this software is integrated with my website and not a separate thing.

As far as automatic time changes go, there’s no DST in any equitorial countries, so the time zone on the board won’t be changing at all. I think if you’ve chosen your closest city, the software will automatically recognize DST (your time is right now, correct?).

Hope this helps!

Warmly,
Jennie

November 26, 2012
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Jennie Chancey said
Carol, software updates on this board simply require clicking a button and having all the new stuff add itself on. No need to completely take the board offline like we did on the old forum, because this software is integrated with my website and not a separate thing.

As far as automatic time changes go, there’s no DST in any equitorial countries, so the time zone on the board won’t be changing at all. I think if you’ve chosen your closest city, the software will automatically recognize DST (your time is right now, correct?).

Hope this helps!

Warmly,
Jennie

I forgot about DST not being everywhere.embarassed  Yes, it’s correct right now, just like the old board would be, it just means I need to go in and switch it when the time change happens….it will be interesting to see if it will change on it’s own, but I won’t count on it. :)

 

Thanks again,

 

Carol

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November 26, 2012
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I think it actually will change on its own, because you’ve set your timezone to match your nearest city, and the site’s framework pulls the exact time from the timezone data for that city. We’ll know for sure when the time changes in the spring, though!

Warmly,
Jennie

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