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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2005-04-19T06:59:22+00:00 2005-04-19T06:59:22+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Time indicator]]>
Nope, but if you send me a little bottle...

Pappy: "\test" to you too - and, of course, Regards.

Statistics: Posted by badfinger — Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:59 am

2005-04-19T00:39:43+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Time indicator]]> Regards,

Statistics: Posted by pappyj — Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:39 am

2005-04-18T22:11:37+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Time indicator]]>
I thought this was a "family oriented" board! :o

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:11 pm

2005-04-18T21:21:00+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Time indicator]]> Call me a skeptic, but if I were to hold my palm onto the screen for a while, would you really be able to tell me what sort of week I'm likely to have, whether I should bet on a long-shot, what sort of love life I can expect etc?
Somehow, I hope not.
I mean doubt it.

Statistics: Posted by stumblin — Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:21 pm

2005-04-18T09:41:26+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Time indicator]]>
I've given up.

Even my one and only attempt to put a poll on the board didn't work - and that was after being the one to suggest we have such a thing!

At this moment, I have three indicators of what time it is here in my office, but still don't really know what the present "board time" is - without thinking about it, that is. But that requires me to engage with the concept of "actual time" - something that doesn't particularly interest me, being a clockmaker (I don't even wear a watch).

Never mind.

Statistics: Posted by badfinger — Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:41 am

2005-04-17T21:07:09+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Time indicator]]> And, I know that the board is 2 hours ahead of me...which means that the board is really on CDT or Central Daylight Time which is an hour behind Eastern Time. Or...New York as opposed to Texas.

You see??


Statistics: Posted by Guest — Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:07 pm

2005-04-16T06:01:10+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Time indicator]]> Statistics: Posted by stumblin — Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:01 am

2005-04-15T21:19:56+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Time indicator]]>
Probably more likely that I haven't made it clearly enough.

What I would like is a time indicator on every page, showing present time in the same time-zone as the time-stamp on the posts (whatever zone or datum that might be - it wouldn't matter).

This would mean that I can look at a post and see that it was posted 10 minutes ago... Or an hour... Or whatever, without doing any conversions along the way. It would be a "real time" reference.

As it stands, I see (for example) that Rusty's last post was about three-quarters of an hour ago. To determine that, I had to see that it is time-stamped "04:14 PM (EST)".
Then I had to think of the time difference, and recall that it is 6 hours, making the time of the post 2214 BST, ie, approx. three-quarters of an hour ago.

With a "Board Time" indication on the page, a quick glance would have shown present (Board) time as 1703; Rusty's post would show "04:14 PM", and so "...approximately three-quarters of an hour ago" would be immediately apparent.

To put it another way: as the posts and "Who's on line" references, etc, are to EST, it would be useful to know what time it is in EST while reading these items - without having to pop backards and forwards to the BRB front page.

Statistics: Posted by badfinger — Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:19 pm

2005-04-15T20:32:04+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Time indicator]]> Anyhoo, if you log in and go to the Forum's "Lobby", you'll see two sets of "clocks". The UK time is currently six hours ahead of the regular BRB time. I can now judge the time difference between my time and the time in what I presume is the BRB server's location (although I'm not sure where that is). How does this help me? I'm not sure that it does really.
Still, maybe BF will find it useful?

Statistics: Posted by stumblin — Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:32 pm

2005-04-15T20:14:11+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Time indicator]]>
"Message posted at 8:48 AM (AST), 1:48 PM (BST)"

Displaying the UTC time would just shift it from the time it has now; we'd have to convert it anyway.

At least it's not being displayed as a Unix time stamp.

Statistics: Posted by rustyslide — Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:14 pm