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00:09, 13th July 2024 (GMT+0)

Inconsistent Daylight Saving Time Zone.

Posted by OakMaster
OakMaster
member, 147 posts
"Choose you this day
whom ye will serve..."
Tue 12 Mar 2024
at 18:56
  • msg #1

Inconsistent Daylight Saving Time Zone

My home screen and game thread screens show the time as GMT-8, which isn't correct for me since Sunday's switch to Daylight Saving Time.

However, within threads, within preferences, and during message creation, the screens show the time as GMT-7, which is correct.

Is this a known bug?  If so, my humble apologies.  I do not usually read this forum...  :o
SunRuanEr
subscriber, 651 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2024
at 19:48
  • msg #2

Inconsistent Daylight Saving Time Zone

I'm not sure if it's a known bug in the sense that it's something actually wrong with RPoL and not on our ends, but it's something I've noticed for several years now when the times change.

One set of times for me is always off, and the other is always right (within threads vs. outside of threads). As a GM, if I need to look at a login time versus a post, and can't remember which time is right, I've developed the habit of just checking vs. my last login. As a player, I decided it just wasn't an issue, since a post has either happened since I was last there or it hasn't.

But yeah...it's not new, whichever end is causing it, and I think the last time I mentioned it I was told it was probably on my end. It's been so long, I don't really recall.
donsr
member, 3040 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2024
at 19:54
  • msg #3

Inconsistent Daylight Saving Time Zone

just for the heck of it. I'm posting this  at  3:55pm my time

.............

 so  for this instance , it was ok...i just posted in my games? they seem aright so far.
This message was last edited by the user at 19:56, Tue 12 Mar.
patchwolf
member, 100 posts
Software Tester
Sydney, Australia
Tue 12 Mar 2024
at 21:02
  • msg #4

Inconsistent Daylight Saving Time Zone

Keep in mind the international nature of rpol, and that Daylight Savings Time is not a consistently applied thing.  For example, Sydney Australia (where I am) has not changed its clocks yet, and won't do so for another three weeks.  Brisbane, which is in the same time zone, doesn't change its clock at all.


More info is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...ving_time_by_country
OakMaster
member, 148 posts
"Choose you this day
whom ye will serve..."
Tue 12 Mar 2024
at 22:01
  • msg #5

Inconsistent Daylight Saving Time Zone

What perplexes me most is the inconsistency.  I would have expected either all of the pages to be correct or all of the pages to be incorrect...  O_o
This message was last edited by the user at 22:01, Tue 12 Mar.
Skald
moderator, 1094 posts
Whatever it is,
I'm against it
Wed 13 Mar 2024
at 06:01

Inconsistent Daylight Saving Time Zone

RPoL saves all post times as GMT, and displays to the user adjusted for their time zone, read directly from the setting on the user's device - IE RPoL doesn't have any time zone data itself - it gets the necessary info from the device.

In the past, the fix has been to log out of RPoL and clear browser cookies, then reboot the device before logging in again.

If that doesn't work, then there might be an issue with the way your device is handling manual adjustments to time zone vs using the automatic setting (assuming you've gone that way), or it might just fix itself overnight !  Devices do funny things sometimes.  :>
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