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Title: Daylight saving time
Post by: Enthalpy on November 02, 2019, 07:41:43 PM
Dear staff, so sorry to raise this topic... I imagine it must be a headache for any forum management, and twice a year. Anyway:

Here in CET zone, the time displayed in the messages didn't change last week as our legal time jumped from summer time to winter time. It still displays 01:06 despite the legal time is 00:06.

My settings are appended here. I've just clicked on "auto detect" meanwhile and it improved, but I feel this should go automatically.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Daylight saving time
Post by: Enthalpy on November 02, 2019, 07:44:32 PM
Ouch, it's worse than that. On my profile, the time changed, but my message here above still claims 01:43 despite I posted on 00:43 CET.
Title: Re: Daylight saving time
Post by: Borek on November 02, 2019, 07:50:46 PM
Yep, known problem. You can either correct things twice a year, or ignore and wait for a week (or two) - once the time on the server and your local one are both summer/winter things are OK. Unfortunately switch in different areas doesn't occur at the same time and that produces problems.
Title: Re: Daylight saving time
Post by: Corribus on November 03, 2019, 11:53:01 AM
Can't we just get rid of this antiquated biannual nonsense and set one time and stick with it? Does it serve any purpose now?
Title: Re: Daylight saving time
Post by: Borek on November 03, 2019, 02:43:59 PM
Can't we just get rid of this antiquated biannual nonsense and set one time and stick with it? Does it serve any purpose now?

EU voted to stop daylight changes, but from what I read it ain't gonna happen fast.
Title: Re: Daylight saving time
Post by: Enthalpy on November 05, 2019, 06:01:19 PM
Trying again. I've just clicked "auto detect" in my profile. Here it's currently 00:01 on 06 of November, and this message tells:

O yes, it worked this time.
Title: Re: Daylight saving time
Post by: Enthalpy on March 15, 2020, 06:55:46 AM
We still have daylight saving time in the EU in 2020. Next change planned for 29 March.

Err... For me, Chemicalforums already displayed the summer time on 15 March. "Auto detect" in the profile improved that.