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In Setup->Configuration->Member and forum options:Advanced, there is a setting to "Enable regionalisation". If this is unchecked, are all posts reported as server timezone rather than member timezone?

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Thanks, Chris.

I thought that was the case but just wanted to be certain.

If regionalization is enable, does the the software attempt to determine the appropriate timezone like you can with the "Enable Guest time-zone detection" setting in Member and Forum options. or must the member use a dropdown menu to set their timezone?

Bob


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I can't remember off-hand what happens for a member's default timezone. It might be the site's timezone or yes it might be the autodetected one. I think it is probably the former.


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I'll test it later today. It's really not a big deal although auto-detect would be a nice feature to have and since it is already written for guests, it shouldn't be too hard to implement in some future release.

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Well, this is curious. A new member signing up defaults to the Boise (UTC-7) which relates to, well, nothing.

The current time in Site options is set to "(UTC-8) Los Angeles, Pacific". My location is also in the Pacific timezone.

The server is located in the US Central timezone (UTC-6).

How the heck did it come up with UTC-7 populating the timezone menu for a new member just joining?

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After flushing caches, this is working properly. A new member's default time is set to the timezone specified in Site options.

It would still be nice to see a future version of ocPortal set the timezone as it currently does for guests.

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Investigated this, and 3 changes will be made in 7.1.1…
  1. Will default to autodetected time
  2. Autodetected timezone will be same as server timezone if the time matches (rather than the first timezone where the time matches)
  3. There's some kind of bug with it autoselecting the wrong default timezone selection for a new member, it seems to be off by one, due to it doing some Javascript work on top of whatever ocPortal already does (it's old code – I'd forgotten about it).


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Hello,

I'm on latest version 7.1.5.
A member of our website living in England just alerted me that his profile is not showing the right time for his location even though he selected "(UTC) Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London". My site time zone is listed as UTC -10 for Hawaii, which is where I live. However I just checked my profile page and it says the current time is 8:50pm, whereas in fact it's 12:50pm. I've looked around and so far can't figure out what's causing this problem.
We did just move all our websites to a new, faster server machine over the last few days, I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
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Perhaps the server time is set incorrectly.

You can also see which time ocPortal itself is set as. Just head here: Admin Zone -> Setup -> Configuration -> Site Options -> General -> Current Time.


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Yep, turns out our new server's time was set incorrectly.
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