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  1. Standard member Wheely
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    13 Jun '07 08:44
    I KNOW the UK is only one hour behind Oslo so why is the server time as displayed in the timezone page two hours behind?

    Am I being even more stupid that usual?
  2. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    13 Jun '07 08:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Wheely
    I KNOW the UK is only one hour behind Oslo so why is the server time as displayed in the timezone page two hours behind?

    Am I being even more stupid that usual?
    But are the servers in the UK...?
  3. Standard member Wheely
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    13 Jun '07 08:48
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    But are the servers in the UK...?
    Good point. I assumed they were but if they are not then where are they if they are one hour left of Greenwhich. Maybe the time is GMT but it might then be worth mentioning that the server sticks to GMT on that timezone page.
  4. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    13 Jun '07 08:55
    Originally posted by Wheely
    Good point. I assumed they were but if they are not then where are they if they are one hour left of Greenwhich. Maybe the time is GMT but it might then be worth mentioning that the server sticks to GMT on that timezone page.
    Don't pay attention to me, I'm just being facetious.

    Fasthosts and UKReg do all their hosting and they're both based in the UK, so who know why the server time is off!
  5. Standard member Wheely
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    13 Jun '07 09:24
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    True but the page currently says "The current date and time on the 'Chess At Work' server is Jun 13 2007 09:21" which IS GMT time.
  6. 13 Jun '07 09:35
    Originally posted by Wheely
    I KNOW the UK is only one hour behind Oslo so why is the server time as displayed in the timezone page two hours behind?

    Am I being even more stupid that usual?
    Have you tried to set your timezone in the "My Settings" -> "My Timezone" ?
  7. Standard member Wheely
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    13 Jun '07 09:42
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Have you tried to set your timezone in the "My Settings" -> "My Timezone" ?
    Yes, I have set my timezone GMT +2 which gives me the right time. My point, however, is that the server itself, which should be on BST, is currently reporting the time as GMT.

    Not a big issue but I just wondered.
  8. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    13 Jun '07 10:19
    Originally posted by Wheely
    Yes, I have set my timezone GMT +2 which gives me the right time. My point, however, is that the server itself, which should be on BST, is currently reporting the time as GMT.

    Not a big issue but I just wondered.
    All our servers use GMT. They live in the US and they have no need for day light saving...

    -Russ
  9. Standard member Wheely
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    13 Jun '07 11:18
    Originally posted by Russ
    All our servers use GMT. They live in the US and they have no need for day light saving...

    -Russ
    Thanks Russ.

    Interesting to hear that.