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    I've always been confused by posts that seem to be done in the middle of the night. This morning, I made a post at about 10:48 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. What showed up on my post was a time of 6:48 a.m. I think that is the Alaska time zone - and also one French Polynesian island. Why is the time of posts set this way?
    Gary Ash
    Dartmouth, Mass.

    '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
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  • #2
    Never mind: the next time I looked at the Forum, the time of posting had been updated to the "correct" time, 10:48 EDT.
    Gary Ash
    Dartmouth, Mass.

    '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
    ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
    '48 M5
    '65 Wagonaire Commander
    '63 Wagonaire Standard
    web site at http://www.studegarage.com

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    • #3
      It should be GMT.
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      • #4
        The post I just made @12:50 p.m. EDT correctly shows 4:50 p.m. GMT.
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        • #5
          Interesting, the time correctly shows 4:50 p.m. GMT on my phone. Using both Chrome and internet explorer on a computer, the time is showing 8:50 a.m.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by 64studeavanti View Post
            It should be GMT.
            That can't be. GMT would make it the time in England. That's what we used to use in the Navy for setting our crypto gear.
            Ed Sallia
            Dundee, OR

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            • #7
              I think you can set your time zone and the post shows when it was posted in your time zone. Things posted at 6:00 a.m. eastern show as 3:00 a.m. on my computer.
              Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ddub View Post
                I think you can set your time zone and the post shows when it was posted in your time zone. Things posted at 6:00 a.m. eastern show as 3:00 a.m. on my computer.
                ^^^This. The time shown is relative to where you are, rovided the time zone in your Profile is set correctly.

                Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  The bottom of the page states GMT-8 when using a browser. When using my phone, it states GMT. Not sure why. Before I retired, we always set our web servers to GMT and allowed the various browsers to adjust.
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                  63 Avanti R1 R4551
                  63 Avanti R1 R2281
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 64studeavanti View Post
                    The bottom of the page states GMT-8 when using a browser. When using my phone, it states GMT. Not sure why. Before I retired, we always set our web servers to GMT and allowed the various browsers to adjust.
                    The server is set to GMT.

                    The browsers adjust, if they're allowed to do so. Most desktop computer browsers do so automatically. Some phone browsers (notably Safari) do not.

                    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      One other useful piece of info, If I log in, my browser now diplays GMT.
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                      64 Avanti R1 R5408
                      63 Avanti R1 R4551
                      63 Avanti R1 R2281
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                      • #12
                        So, the p13n (personalization) does not occur until you log in. The web apps I architected supported both p13n and i18n (internationalization) depending on user profile. We were a global company, so we allowed the users to specify their preferred language, currency as well as other local and personal preferences.
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                        64 Avanti R1 R5408
                        63 Avanti R1 R4551
                        63 Avanti R1 R2281
                        62 GT Hawk V15949
                        56 GH 6032504
                        56 GH 6032588
                        55 Speedster 7160047
                        55 Speedster 7165279

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                        • #13
                          That makes sense. The personalization is tied to user-entered location data; the Forum software does not perform or react to any visitor IP address lookups.

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