Displaying time zones

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by kretzy, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Given the global membership of MR everyone's in different time-zones. So I was wondering if there is some way to not only display the local time a post was made, but also the time at the location of the poster. It's probably not the most useful thing to display, but I'm always just curious about it.
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I'd like that, too.. it'll save from things like this:
    max_altitude isn't it about 3 am over there? Your posts are incoherent and make absolutely no sense! Go to bed!

    To which he would say:
    It's 2 in the afternoon and I'm completely lucid. You go to bed.


    if it can't be added globally, I think people could at least put it in their locations or Sig...

    maybe a nice li'l map with time zones on it.

    I like this idea. :D
     
  3. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

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    Precisely the kind of situation I had in mind, where it would be useful.

    At the moment I have a few international clock widgets set up for checking the times, but that involves a little bit of effort. I'm all for laziness. :eek: :D
     
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Damn! I never thought of that!!

    is there any way to edit the widget so it'll say usernames?
    Is Australia one big time zone?

    Maybe someone with skill™ could make one big widget with boxes to enter in usernames under the various time zones.

    Yeeeeesss
     
  5. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

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    I have no idea about usernames. Hopefully someone who knows more stuff will be able to tell us.

    Australia's split into 3 time zones usually. So if you want to set clocks, I'm in Melbourne which is half an hour ahead of Adelaide where MJ is. Western Australia is two hours behind, but I don't think we have any members out that way.
     
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Might be fun to see the actual time of a post based on GMT, localized for our own locations.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The distance between the east and west coasts of Australia are almost exactly the same as that between the east and west coast of the contiguous USA.
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    We're split into only three time zones though (in summer there are four as some eastern states don't observe daylight saving). If it were midday in Sydney on the east coast, it would be 11:30am in Adelaide (in the middle on the coast of the Great Australian Bight) and 10:00am in Perth on the west coast.

    Both countries are almost exactly the same size (excluding Alaska) but we only have six states and two territories. So the state of Texas (that's the biggest in the lower 48 isn't it?) compares thusly:

    Western Australia = ~4 times the size of Texas
    Queensland = ~3 times the size of Texas
    Northern Territory = ~2 times the size of Texas
    South Australia = ~1.5 times the size of Texas
    New South Wales = ~1.2 times the size of Texas
    Victoria = ~35% of Texas
    Tasmania = ~13% of Texas
    Australian Capital Territory = ~0.35% of Texas.

    The time zones are:

    NSW, Queensland, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania = midday.

    South Australia, Northern Territory and the town of Broken Hill in the west of NSW = 11:30am

    Western Australia = 10:00am.

    Thus endeth the lesson for today.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good idea max_altitude- I like it. :)
     
  9. OutThere macrumors 603

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  10. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

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  11. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Might be useful. I've got the most common times in my head in relation to where I am - but it would make some comments a little clearer.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Would be cool so long as it doesn't clutter up the interface too much. It'd show who's really dedicated to MacRumors - the 4:00AM posters. *Looks up two posts*
     
  13. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

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    Agreed. It would be even better if it was a choosable option for each member, so that those that might not want it don't have to have it.

    Maybe it's not such a good idea after all...:eek:
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Dedicated, or simply obsessed? ;) :D
     
  15. iBlue macrumors Core

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    i got my favorite time zones in world clock widgets ;)
     
  16. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    MacRumors users could prolly just use this page as a holdover until (or if) that plug-in gets installed...
     
  17. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    That is a good idea iBlue for keeping track of what the time is in different time zones. :)
     
  18. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Me too... :D

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