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Aug 28, 2016 4:05 PM CST
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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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.

Thank you
Toni
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Aug 28, 2016 4:13 PM CST
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
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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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Aug 28, 2016 4:14 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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NGA time is set to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

http://www.timeanddate.com/wor...
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Aug 28, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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You can set your time zone in your preferences.
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Aug 28, 2016 5:32 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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Where is this Server Time clock you speak of?? Confused
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Aug 28, 2016 5:47 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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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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Aug 28, 2016 5:52 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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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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Aug 28, 2016 8:12 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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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
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Aug 28, 2016 11:22 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Region: Pacific Northwest Permaculture Organic Gardener Region: Oregon Native Plants and Wildflowers
Canning and food preservation Herbs Composter Bee Lover Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thank you everyone. Although I don't really understand the answer - i will research so as to figure it out.
Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
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