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Nice request: use UTC when mentioning time
Forum » General » General Discussion
Joined: 4th May 2015
Rank: Member
Likes 7
25th Apr 2016

--------------hey there guys -----------------
Just a really nice request: please use UTC when
mentioning important times or dates for 
uniformity and convenience.

What's with this as you might say?
I sometimes get confused when somebody says
"Pacific Time" or "Italian time" and each time
zone requires a different adjustment (of course).

Having a time standard here (UTC) will make
things easier, as we have the same time and it's
going to be fair that we all need to adjust (to 
our time zones).

Wanna know what I mean? Let's get to the details.
UTC is a time standard that international
organizations use. 

"It is within about 1 second,
mean solar time at 0 degrees longitude"
-Wikipedia
(https://en.wikipedia.org/ ... ated_Universal_Time)

If we use this standard, all we need to know is
our time zone in UTC. (for example, PDT is
UTC -0400, which means you subtract four hours
from UTC, and add four hours to convert to UTC)

That means everyone will understand exactly what
time a war will start, a conference, etc.

Any questions and/or opinions? Please reply with
your input. It is really appreciated.
------------ending the nice request ------------
Joined: 28th Mar 2014
Rank: Leader
Likes 10
25th Apr 2016

We usually try to put in time until something, like 44 hours from now, or 60 hours from now. And, since the message has a time stamp, it's easy to figure out when that is, time zone irrelevant.
Joined: 6th Nov 2014
Rank: Leader
Likes 119
25th Apr 2016

I concur with Matt. The use of UTC would complicate matters for the leads.
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