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forum time

Post by darksideofoz » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:30 pm

Is there a reason the forum time is ~ 24 minutes ahead of real time?

It isn't really an issue since I signed up for the forum & it automatically tells me what I didn't read since the last time I was on. But when I was lurking I would skip stuff based on the time it said it was posted compared to the last time I knew I was on.
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Re: forum time

Post by jrwiesz » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:39 pm

Probably because IRNP is above the 45th parallel, and has a shorter distance to travel, relative to that if you were at the equator.

So it's running a little fast? :roll:
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Re: forum time

Post by MikeT » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:14 pm

I figure it is because fonix is a little ahead of us all as he is fast. Don't play mumbly-peg with him :lol:
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Re: forum time

Post by darksideofoz » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:25 pm

jrwiesz wrote:Probably because IRNP is above the 45th parallel, and has a shorter distance to travel, relative to that if you were at the equator.

So it's running a little fast? :roll:

position in the eastern time zone would make the time something like 64 minutes fast all by itself.
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Re: forum time

Post by jrwiesz » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:25 pm

darksideofoz wrote:position in the eastern time zone would make the time something like 64 minutes fast all by itself.
IRNP is so close to the CST zone, you allow 8 minutes for 5 sections of the EST zone as one moves E to W (8x5=40).

64 - 40 = 24 min fast; works out just fine. 8)
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Re: forum time

Post by hooky » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:55 am

jrwiesz wrote:
darksideofoz wrote:position in the eastern time zone would make the time something like 64 minutes fast all by itself.
IRNP is so close to the CST zone, you allow 8 minutes for 5 sections of the EST zone as one moves E to W (8x5=40).

64 - 40 = 24 min fast; works out just fine. 8)
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Re: forum time

Post by fonixmunkee » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:19 am

Sadly, the problem wasn't because I'm fast (I'm not). It was actually a server-side issue. The hosting company has fixed the problem, so the time should now be correct.

I default the forums to Central Standard Time because, well, that's where I live and get on the boat at (Grand Portage). You can change your time zone under "User Control Panel -> Board Preferences -> My Time Zone".

Thanks to darksideofoz for identifying the problem, and thanks to everyone else who confirmed it for us!

P.S., I really like jrweisz's explanation of things.
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Re: forum time

Post by jrwiesz » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:53 am

Sadly, the problem is with this early DST.

Somehow, spring is running 28 days slow around here!!!

Somebody help me with the math? :oops:

Thawing in Michigan. 8)
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Re: forum time

Post by IncaRoads » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:40 pm

Forum time is now lagging real time by 12 minutes.


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Re: forum time

Post by darksideofoz » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:37 pm

glitch in the matrix
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Re: forum time

Post by Ernest T Bass » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:45 pm

Sunspots..... :roll:
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Re: forum time

Post by NancyT » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:53 pm

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Re: forum time

Post by Ernest T Bass » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:19 pm

Don't feed 'em after midnight. And don't EVER get them wet.....
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Re: forum time

Post by hooky » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:52 pm

It's now up to 14 minutes based on my clock.

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Re: forum time

Post by Ernest T Bass » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:03 pm

The plot thickens....
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