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NIKV69
08-26-2009, 03:50 PM
Ok I have been on this site for a pretty good amount of time and have noticed that the time is never right on a consistent basis. I mean for years I just tried to figure when it was wrong or what have you but why does this happen? I have my preference set to EST. Why does this happen? It's showing the time as 3:48pm when it's 4:48pm.

moose135
08-26-2009, 04:05 PM
Do you have the button for "Summer Time/DST is in effect:" (right below the Time Zone) selected as "Yes"?

lijk604
08-26-2009, 04:22 PM
Yet, even your post Moose is showing 6:05pm....when it's right now 5:22pm...and I see mine shows 6:22. Ugh....ah...and it's now fixed. :oops:

emshighway
08-26-2009, 04:58 PM
It's a time warp.

PhilDernerJr
08-26-2009, 05:19 PM
Standard EST is GMT-5. However, during DST, we are now -4. Your own Board Preferences allows you to turn DST on or off. If it's off, you're getting the wrong time.

Nick, a check of your own settings indicates the you do not have DST on. Change this an let me know if you still have the wrong time.

NIKV69
08-26-2009, 08:28 PM
Working now but why the choice? Every time zone except Mountain in this country uses DST no?

moose135
08-26-2009, 08:39 PM
But this is a world-wide site, Nick, not everyone uses DST. BTW, they do use DST in the Mountain time zone - Arizona and Hawaii are the only 2 states that do not observe DST. Much of Europe observes DST, but with different start and end dates than the US.

PhilDernerJr
08-26-2009, 09:04 PM
Working now but why the choice? Every time zone except Mountain in this country uses DST no?

I think Arizona does not use it all, and we also have many international friends as well.

EDIT: I replied before I read Moose's post. Sorry Moose!

NIKV69
08-26-2009, 09:30 PM
Thanks Phil!