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Solved Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on May 27th 2011, 6:16 pm

Hi guys.
I suddenly noticed that my time in forum was totally wrong. I went to the user preference, and noticed that the timezone selected was the top most one. My timezone is UTC+6, and UTC+6 generally includes Almaty, Dhaka, and some other known Cities.

however, now it shows Novosibirisk and another name.

What is going on?

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by DarkGlow on May 27th 2011, 6:42 pm

Maybe you should resynchronize your forum. Try it.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by SLGray on May 27th 2011, 6:57 pm

I just checked my forum, and it says the same thing on mine.


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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on May 27th 2011, 7:04 pm

Resynced. Problem still unsolved.

But thanks Darkglow ^_^. I didn't know what was rysync. Now I know Very Happy

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by DarkGlow on May 27th 2011, 9:10 pm

Meh. Try clearing your cache.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on May 27th 2011, 9:21 pm

I won't be so sure about that. I mean, cache does not magically convert the options list, do they? But I tried, and failed anyway.

Also, I checked about Novosibirisk. It is around Russia, and it has UTC/GMT +7 hours.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by MrMario on May 28th 2011, 3:15 am

Don't really see the problem here if its the correct time zone. :/

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by SLGray on May 28th 2011, 5:10 am

@MrMario wrote:Don't really see the problem here if its the correct time zone. :/

It is not correct. In the Administration Panel it says for that area +6, but it is +7.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on May 28th 2011, 7:20 am

@MrMario wrote:Don't really see the problem here if its the correct time zone. :/

I do.

People who do not know about UTC+x format, selects the City they know. Generally, in list, a famous city per nation is mentioned so that people from a wide range of nations can recognize their time zone.

Now lets look at them:

Astana, largest city, former capital of Kazakhstan
Almaty, Capital of Kazakhstan
Dhaka, Capital of Bangladesh (which's flag is STILL not present in this forum.)
And finally, Novosibirsk , third largest city of Russia, largest city of Siberia.

That's why they are generally used for time zone settings. People know about them.

I think you might like to take a look at microsoft time zone list for UTC+6.

Still don't see the problem?

As far as I know, mentioning Astana/Almaty, Novosibirsk, and Dhaka is de facto standard for UTC/GMT+06. Handing down forumotion's own standard for time zones(which means showing two cities from same area) might not be a good idea.

Again, if they decided that, the time zone for all users using UTC+6 should've been automatically changed, so that it went unnoticed.

There is something wrong, in my opinion.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by Darkel on May 28th 2011, 9:22 am

is your forum version is phpbb 3 ?

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on May 28th 2011, 9:32 am

Yes.
Just in case, I am also seeing the odd time zone settings for help.forumotion.com as well.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by Darkel on May 28th 2011, 9:34 am

Since i think the problem is not also in the browser or in the forum version are you still having this problem ?

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on May 28th 2011, 9:36 am

confused I didn't understand?

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by Darkel on May 28th 2011, 9:37 am

i said are you still having this problem adjusting the time ? Smile

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on May 28th 2011, 9:45 am

The problem is not about adjusting the time. The problem is with the menu of adjusting the time. I can close my eyes and use UTC+6 of course! But what about the disappearance of cities that represent UTC+6?

I was using IE9 all these time. But just now I cleared every cookie, cache of Firefox 4, and logged back in to site. It still shows the changed time zone menu.


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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by DarkGlow on May 28th 2011, 12:01 pm

I guess you should contact Typlo.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on May 28th 2011, 1:10 pm

I am not sure if it is important enough to contact typlo. Then again, all the messed up times are now giving a headache. I can't even find out which topic I posted today and yesterday >.>

I also noticed some pecularities. For example, UTC+5.30 now shows Calcutta, Colombo, Kolkata.
As far as I know, Calcutta and Kolkata refers to the same city.

Meh..
Edit:
Judging by other people's reply, I guess I am not the only one facing this weird situation.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by Darren1 on May 28th 2011, 1:22 pm

Hi,

Yes Indeed I also know the issue, the majority of Australian Capitals are also missing; as Australia has 4 different time zones, ranging from GMT+9 - GMT+11 , only having GMT +10.30 doesn't really help Rolling Eyes

It's a fm-wide issue, I don't know if this has been raised, maybe we can get it raised here?

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on May 28th 2011, 1:37 pm

That's what I was actually considering. Probably FM staff tried to improve the timezone settings, which unfortunately backfired. Most of the options now contains more than average names, often ending in "..." where more options show up upon mouse hovering.

As far as I know, this issue has not been raised elsewhere.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on May 29th 2011, 6:36 pm

Erm, I apologize in advance if this is double post within the time limit, thanks to the confusing time it is displaying. But I was looking forward to hearing a response from appropriate authority. :|

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on June 1st 2011, 4:53 am

This topic was created on 27May(based on time I am viewing), and there is still no solution, nor any explanation. I assume that this is something being forced down on us, regardless of whether we like or not. Silently.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on June 14th 2011, 8:44 pm

Hmm.. still unsolved?

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on July 5th 2011, 4:57 pm

Solved now. Dhaka is back. Thank you Smile

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by frontier gander on July 6th 2011, 1:03 am

Mine has this problem as well. I hate having to count on my fingers and toes just to figure out what time it was posted.

Whats the fix?

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by SLGray on July 6th 2011, 1:09 am

@frontier gander wrote:Mine has this problem as well. I hate having to count on my fingers and toes just to figure out what time it was posted.

Whats the fix?

It was fixed by the Forumotion.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by frontier gander on July 6th 2011, 1:24 am

apparently not. Mines been like this for weeks now. Just checked the settings and changed it to the military time and its then back to 12 hour time and nothing. Still reads military time.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by lordamit on July 6th 2011, 2:01 am

I checked and this issue is solved for my time.

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Solved Re: Problem with time zone settings

Post by Sanket on July 6th 2011, 7:41 am

Since this thread appears to be solved, I will lock this thread and mark it as solved.


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