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1510 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2011 6:39 PM by Hayton RSS
Hayton Volunteer Moderator 4,602 posts since
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May 8, 2011 1:50 PM

Time shown in post does not correspond to my locale setting

This isn't a big problem, but I've noticed it before. My timezone settings are set in "Your Preferences" to be GMT, but in a post I made just now it shows as "IST". The times of posts in threads frequently shows them as local time, not adjusted to my timezone; especially where these posts originate from N. America. That I can live with. But why does the displayed time of my own posts get translated into someone else's timezone?

 

"IST" could be either "Indian Standard Time" or "Irish Standard Time". Probably Irish, since the time irself is correct.

"CDT" could be "Cuba Daylight Time" or "Central Daylight Time". Probably the latter, which implies a US timezone.

 

What they should be showing, to me at any rate, is GMT.

 

Why do these times often display incorrectly? Is this a cookie preference that isn't being stored or retained? I have 3rd-party cookies blocked by default in Chrome, definitely, and in FF and IE as well I think.

 

Posting time shown as IST (2).jpeg

Posting time shown as CDT.jpeg


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