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Do not ask for TimeZone in the registration page (auto-detect it)

Rigel Kentaurus

Well-known member
#1
Detecting the timezone is really easy with javascript
http://www.onlineaspect.com/2007/06/08/auto-detect-a-time-zone-with-javascript/

Having he least possible questions in the registration page is desirable, especially for values that we can just auto-detect. We might not be able to figure out if it is UTC-7 Chihuahua or UTC-7 Arizona but surely we can choose UTC-7, if the user wants to be really specific they can change that later through preferences.
 

Scott

Active member
#3
If you pick the correct location then it does DST too, no need to change it every year. Select once and you're good until you move country.

Picking the timezone + detecting what location would be do-able but hard. Geo Location + JavaScript detection + default language but this seems like something that would be fragile.