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Name: Toni Melvin
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Toni
Aug 28, 2016 4:05 PM CST
I don't know where to post this question.... So here goes
I am browsing around on the site today and notice several places where it mentions the server time 9:59 pm but it is only 2:59 pm here in Oregon. I thought Dave and Trish live in Texas which should only be 2 hours ahead of me...? In fact even New York is only 3 hours ahead. Can someone explain why the time is 7 hours different.

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Name: James
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JamesAcclaims
Aug 28, 2016 4:13 PM CST
I'm not sure, Toni. I live here in Texas and the server time/site time always matches up with me here. Hmmm curious Confused
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 28, 2016 4:14 PM CST
NGA time is set to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/timezone/utc
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 28, 2016 5:30 PM CST
You can set your time zone in your preferences.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 28, 2016 5:32 PM CST
Where is this Server Time clock you speak of?? Confused
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 28, 2016 5:47 PM CST
I'm not sure all the places it might be, but it shows at the top of the seed swap page.

http://garden.org/apps/swap//
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Aug 28, 2016 5:52 PM CST

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Never saw that before, guess I don't frequent forums that contain that! Anyway, as Horntoad mentioned, it's set at the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). As long as my posts read my time zone, I'm fine! nodding
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 28, 2016 8:12 PM CST

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@Horntoad has it right. The server is set to GMT/UTC timezone. Basically, we needed the server set to a timezone that didn't change with the seasons. The US time zones are constantly switching back and forth for daylight savings time, while the UTC timezone stays fixed year round. That's preferable from a programming point of view.

That's why each day begins at 7:00pm CDT.

I have thought much about the idea of changing that to a different timezone, something that is more US-centric, but I never really considered it that high of a priority. I kind of like the new day beginning in our evening, so we can see the next day's content early. Smiling
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Aug 28, 2016 11:22 PM CST
Thank you everyone. Although I don't really understand the answer - i will research so as to figure it out.
Toni
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