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Forum Clock

  1. Jul 10, 2009 #1
    I would really appreciate a real time clock (with date) at the top of the Forum web pages that gets updated ever time I refresh a page. When I see something like "T 03:54 am" on a post, I really have no idea how stale that post is. Put it right under my log-in information.
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    Bob S
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2009 #2

    Borek

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    Re: Chat today.

    If the page is refreshed T 02:24 (which I see now in your post) means that you have posted at 2:24 am today.

    If the page is not refreshed, then you can't say.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2009 #3

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    I've moved your posts to a new thread since they have nothing to do with chat. Please start a new thread if you can't find anything on the topic of your choice.

    With respect to your clock problem, is there not one on your desktop? Most operating systems have a clock that is visible most of the time.

    If your problem is related to the forum clocks being from a different timezone, then there are options via My PF to alter the time zone.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2009 #4

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    It means that the post was made today at 3:54 AM, I don't see how someone wouldn't be able to understand that. If you have your time zone selected in your settings, which you should have done when you registered, it reflects the actual time of the post. What confuses you?

    The time that the post was made shouldn't change when you refresh the page.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2009 #5

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    The vBulletin software does include a clock. In forums which have it active, it displays at the bottom of the page and shows the time zone and the time as of the last page load. Example:
    The above is on a forum running vB 3.7.3.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2009 #6

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    Hey, it's not that obvious! When I first joined up, I spent about 6 months converting times in my head since I didn't know a time zone option existed! :blushing:
     
  8. Jul 11, 2009 #7

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    I'm impressed that you made the conversions! :tongue2:

    I still don't understand what Bob is saying about not knowing when the post was made and how having the current time posted under his name would help, unless the clock in his computer has stopped and he has no other means of telling the time?
     
  9. Jul 11, 2009 #8

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    I still make the time zone conversions in my head . . . :uhh:
     
  10. Jul 11, 2009 #9

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    My guess is that the problem is that he doesn't have his time zone settings correct and doesn't know what time zone the posts are in to do the conversion.

    Alternatively, just in case it wasn't obvious, T means Today and Y means Yesterday. All other posts do have the actual date on them if they are older than 2 days.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2009 #10

    lisab

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    T could also mean Tomorrow :smile:.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2009 #11

    negitron

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    Only if you're submitting posts at greater than c.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2009 #12

    Evo

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    Buwahahaha
     
  14. Jul 11, 2009 #13

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    I think the OP was just worded badly. What he's really asking for is not a ticking clock on the page, but just the time the page was refreshed. Then he can compare that with his system clock and see how "stale" the page is. I've thought about the same thing.
     
  15. Jul 11, 2009 #14

    Evo

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    :confused: I still don't get it. You want to see how long it's been since the last time you looked at the same thread?
     
  16. Jul 12, 2009 #15

    russ_watters

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    How long since I last refreshed the list of threads.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2009 #16

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    Hit "refresh" and you'll know. :biggrin:
     
  18. Jul 12, 2009 #17

    russ_watters

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    I think you fail to grasp just how lazy I am.
     
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