Poster's Local Time

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by TLSpartan, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. TLSpartan
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    I think it would be good to show the poster's time not your own time. I mean instead of showing the time he posted in your Timezone it should be shown in their time zone as well. Side by side or something......... Discuss
     
  2. Samutz

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    See that hole in your wall?
    Um...no?

    You'd have posts with completely random-looking timestamps.

    Your local time now is Nov 14, 10:50 PM. Its Nov 14, 6:50 AM here.
    Imagine how that would look on posts. That would just confuse the hell out of people.

    You can see users' local times in their profiles anyway.
     
  3. TLSpartan
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    You could always have the option to only have your time or theirs, or both. You could have a bar that says

    "Your time-Nov 14th 10:50PM, Posters Time-Nov 14th 6:50"

    Just a thought [​IMG]
     
  4. Psyfira

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    Hm, torn on this one. Most timestamps are only used to work out how old a post is (to see if it's worth replying or if the topic is out of date), so in that case the poster's timezone is irrelevant and not really needed.

    However, knowing the poster's local time would help if you were expecting a reply from them. You'd know not to wait around if over there it was stupid-o'clock in the morning, for instance.

    But who actually waits online for a forum reply? Country flags can give you some idea of timezones. And there's no way to tell someone's availiablity from the time of day, it just shows that they might be online at that time, not that they actually are.

    At the end of all that, I don't see how it would be useful. Explain your idea further, why do you think it is worth adding this feature?
     
  5. TLSpartan
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    Well, it would be good to know what time they actually posted. You could say the same thing for member numbers, you don't really need it but it's good to know

    I have waited for replies a couple times as well
     
  6. Samutz

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    See that hole in your wall?
    There's a little green "light" image under everyone's avatar (just left of the Card and PM links) that indicate if someone is online.

    If they aren't online, I don't wait for them.
     
  7. dice

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    if that's the case you would have a good idea of when they posted based on their location.
     
  8. TLSpartan
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    Their are many timezones in Russia and the USA. So yeah......

    @Samutz I know of the green indicator