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XF 1.4 Forum is 5 hours ahead

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by JordanH, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. JordanH

    JordanH Well-Known Member

    My forum's time is 5 hours a head for some reason.
    Does the forum go by server time? Right now it is 8:17PM June 30th, for me. But my forum is saying its 1:17am July 1st.

    So all the "last posts" and such are kinda not right for me. Saying some posts are in the future xD
     
  2. Radiola

    Radiola Member

    I think it uses GMT time. If you set your own time zone setting in preferences it will show the "correct" hour and day for you.
     
  3. JordanH

    JordanH Well-Known Member

    Ahh thank you that works :)
     
  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    By default, yes. You can change the time zone guests see by navigating to Admin CP > Options > Basic Board Information > Guests' Time Zone. However, each individual user can go to account/preferences and change their personal time zone there, though it should detect it automatically upon registering.

    We personally have it set to the time zone of our owner--Pacific.
     
  5. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Detect it automatically how?
    From the IP the user is registering? That's not reliable.
     
  6. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Your time zone is automatically detected when you register on a XenForo forum.
     
  7. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    "That's not reliable."
     
  8. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    IIRC, it detects it from your computer settings. That's pretty reliable.
     
  9. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Visiting you from the other part of a big country and registering from your computer?
    Not sure that I want that time to be used when I return to my home.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2015
  10. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    That doesn't necessarily mean it's unreliable, though. You did register from my computer after all. :p When you get back, just change your time zone accordingly.
     
  11. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    That's why it's a selectable option in the user panel. :whistle:
     
  12. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Not automatic?
     
  13. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Short of sticking a gps on your butt and wearing it everywhere and having it link back, you aren't going to get exact accuracy. There ARE more ways than just by IP to detect your location though.
     
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  14. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...So it's not reliable???
    ...and maybe...just maybe!!! not automatically applied when registering?
     
  15. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Depends on if it is using the detect via IP, or if it is detecting by one of those other methods. I honestly haven't dug through the code to see which it does because it's not a life and death concern to me. If the person is to lazy to change it or using a proxy - that's their issue.
    And it IS automatically applied - for what it detects if I remember correctly (at least it has been on every site I've signed up to).
    If you are using a proxy service and it's IP based.. then no, it's not. But that's like using a GPS and being in a concrete bunker and expecting it to get your location. You are defeating the design parameters.

    Now, if you are talking about automatic for each time you connect? I'm sure that wouldn't be that hard of a change, or even to develop an add-on to do it.
     

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