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November 3, 2019 8:43 am  #1


How To Fix The Wrong Time On SOWNY

It happens every year. Or rather, twice a year – the semi-annual time switch can cause some here to see the wrong time displayed on the board, depending on a number of factors that, frankly, I could never quite figure out.
 
Some tell me everything’s fine. Others complain they’re now an hour out.
 
The good news is the fix is, like your friendly neighbourhood moderator, very simple.
 
At the top of the page, provided you’re signed in, click on “My Options.” Below your username and email, you’ll find a section called “Timezone Preference.” On the drop down menu, adjust the time by an hour. (For example, I’ve been on -4 AST for several months, just get it to show the correct daylight saving time. In my case, I've altered it to show -5 EST, which fixed the problem.)
 
Go to the bottom of that page and hit “submit.”
 
That’s it. The time should now display correctly. And hopefully, you didn’t lose that extra hour of sleep getting it done, although you'll have to reset it next March, when DST comes back. 

 

November 3, 2019 8:47 am  #2


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Thank you!  Also, does a mobile-friendly version of the Big Yellow Board still exist?  I can't seem to find the URL anywhere.

 

November 3, 2019 9:11 am  #3


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Not that I know of. I took over the board from Iain Grant, and I'm not sure if he ever set one up or if that's even available on Boardhost. 

I should add that if you're not in the Eastern timezone, you'll have to make the adjustments described above to whatever corrects you to the proper hour. 

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November 3, 2019 12:02 pm  #4


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Forward Power wrote:

does a mobile-friendly version of the Big Yellow Board still exist?

YES!! There was a sweet mobile version of this board and it functioned perfectly.  Then, one day, it disappeared. It would be mighty helpful if this bug could get squashed. Please and thank you.
 

 

November 3, 2019 12:44 pm  #5


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testing

the time is right

Last edited by cash (November 3, 2019 12:44 pm)

 

November 3, 2019 1:07 pm  #6


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TheConsultant wrote:

Forward Power wrote:

does a mobile-friendly version of the Big Yellow Board still exist?

YES!! There was a sweet mobile version of this board and it functioned perfectly.  Then, one day, it disappeared. It would be mighty helpful if this bug could get squashed. Please and thank you.
 

I'm not sure about this, but I've put out some feelers (with consent!) from those who might know. I'll get back to you when/if they answer. 

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November 3, 2019 10:14 pm  #7


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I've enabled a long forgotten setting that may allow for a more friendly response when accessing the site on a mobile device. It seems to have not changed on mine, but I have an older model tablet.

Let me know how or if it works on your phone or device, if you see any change and if you like it. If it doesn't work for most, I can turn it off again. 

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November 3, 2019 10:48 pm  #8


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Works for me in Chrome on my Android 10 phone... thanks RA! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/smile.png

 

November 4, 2019 2:21 pm  #9


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Works just fine on my Android phone as well.  Easy to read and log-in.

Thanks RA

 

November 4, 2019 2:32 pm  #10


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Glad to hear it seems to work well for most. Not sure why it wasn't activated before this, but it's there now.  

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November 5, 2019 2:04 am  #11


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RadioActive wrote:

Glad to hear it seems to work well for most. Not sure why it wasn't activated before this, but it's there now.  

RA Pretty cool, now we can all decide which version we want to work with. I went into Settings, and clicked on "Desktop Setting", as I will be sticking with the regular friendly yellow SOWNY board, the "mobile-friendly" compact version with the white background feels super claustrophobic to me after the original.😒😣☹️

Last edited by betaylored (November 5, 2019 2:48 am)

 

March 8, 2020 8:33 am  #12


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Once again, I'm reposting this old thread. For reasons I've never been able to figure out, some users will find the SOWNY Board displaying the wrong hour after the switch to Daylight Time. It happens twice a year, even to your friendly neighbourhood board admin. 

If your message time stamp or your last check in is OK, you can ignore this. If it's an hour early and doesn't reflect the new clock setting, here are the instructions to fix it (at least for the next 6 months.)

At the top of the page, provided you’re signed in, click on “My Options.” Below your username and email, you’ll find a section called “Timezone Preference.” On the drop down menu, adjust the time by an hour. (For example, I’ve been on -5 EST for several months, just get it to show the correct Standard time. In my case, I've altered it to show -4 AST, which fixed the problem and now shows the properly adjusted hour.)
 
Go to the bottom of that page and hit “submit.”
 
That’s it. The time should now display correctly.

Hope that helps those who experience this problem twice a year! 

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March 8, 2020 12:40 pm  #13


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thanks

 

March 14, 2021 9:38 am  #14


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It's literally "time" for this semi-annual repeat of a message I really shouldn't have to put up. But with the time change and a weird anomaly with Boardhost, you may notice the wrong time displays on SOWNY.  The fix is listed above. The original message was written for the swap from Daylight to Standard Time, so in this case choose the "-4" option above, hit submit and things should be back to normal. 

At least until next Nov. 7th, when we switch things back and I wind up re-posting this again! 

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March 14, 2021 9:43 am  #15


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https://i.ibb.co/3r9PzK1/stoner.jpg
 

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March 14, 2021 9:47 am  #16


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Sure, but now I have the right time when I am logged in, and the wrong time if I am logged out.
The logged out time is still off by an hour.
I believe this is something you can only fix on your end RA? 
Those who are logged out can not fix the time.


RadioWiz & RadioQuiz are NOT the same person. 
RadioWiz & THE Wiz are NOT the same person.
 
 

March 14, 2021 10:24 am  #17


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Have to admit I never really thought of this, since I have the settings to "remember me" to avoid having to sign in. 

I did make an adjustment to the overall board, but I have to find out if that affects those who are signed in as well. I've notified Boardhost of the issue and hope they'll have some kind of explanation. In the meantime, the settings for the board are at least temporarily at "-04." Check to see if that makes a difference when you're not logged in.  

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March 14, 2021 12:02 pm  #18


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thanks 

Last edited by cash (March 14, 2021 12:04 pm)

 

March 14, 2021 12:18 pm  #19


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logging in and setting your offset to -4 (if you are in the eastern time zone) should make it display correctly either logged IN or OUT

it did for me

typically, these boards run internally on UTC (and therefore never change) and the user sets their own offset to display the correct time, in their time zone

posted at 12:18pm Sunday March 14 (eastern time)

 

March 14, 2021 12:36 pm  #20


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I'm a big proponent of just staying on Daylight Time all year round and stop this shiftiness. Besides, every year there's at least one thing I forget to change. Generally, it winds up being the clock in my car, which I don't see until the next day. And then there's all those hidden timers I have around the house. 

Better just to set it and forget it, but it can't happen unless everyone (other provinces and states) around us do it, too. And that's asking a lot. 

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March 14, 2021 12:44 pm  #21


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12:45 DST  (or close enough)....


Last edited by Glen Warren (March 14, 2021 12:45 pm)

 

March 14, 2021 12:46 pm  #22


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Save this one for the fall....

   

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March 14, 2021 1:50 pm  #23


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RadioActive wrote:

Have to admit I never really thought of this, since I have the settings to "remember me" to avoid having to sign in. 

I did make an adjustment to the overall board, but I have to find out if that affects those who are signed in as well. I've notified Boardhost of the issue and hope they'll have some kind of explanation. In the meantime, the settings for the board are at least temporarily at "-04." Check to see if that makes a difference when you're not logged in.  

Thanks! It now shows the correct time, signed in or not. Now those who only lurk here can also enjoy seeing the correct time. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/cool.png
  
I'm also happy because I'll see the correct time, signed in or not. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/smile.png


RadioWiz & RadioQuiz are NOT the same person. 
RadioWiz & THE Wiz are NOT the same person.
 
 

March 14, 2021 5:32 pm  #24


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As long as my message gets posted, I don't really care if the time displayed is off by an hour.

 

March 14, 2021 8:07 pm  #25


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March 14, 2021 8:53 pm  #26


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mace wrote:

As long as my message gets posted, I don't really care if the time displayed is off by an hour.

It was annoying. It teased, made me think I posted something an hour from now as I wondered how that is even possible. 


RadioWiz & RadioQuiz are NOT the same person. 
RadioWiz & THE Wiz are NOT the same person.