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In what time zone do you live?

UTC-8 Pacaific Standard Time (or west of it)
9
9%
UTC-7/6 Mountain/Central Standard Time
8
8%
UTC-5 Eastern Standard Time
20
21%
UTC-4 Atlantic Standard Time (or east of it)
1
1%
UTC±0 West European Time (UK)
12
13%
UTC+1 Central European Time (Spain, Germany, Sweden,..)
19
20%
UTC+2 East European Time (or east of it)
6
6%
UTC+8 China Standard Time
5
5%
UTC+9 Japan Standard Time (^^)
10
10%
UTC+10 Australian Standard Time (or east of it)
6
6%
 
Total votes : 96

Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby Chase » Tue 11.25.2008 10:36 am

chikara wrote:My base time is UTC+9:30 (Australian Central Standard Time) but we are currently on Summer Time (Daylight Saving). No valid option for me in the poll :(

Hhm, I could only make 10 poll options. "East of it" refered to the timezone, to cover all geographic locations - just ignore how I titled them :)

Might be the best idea if clay just makes a poll with all timezones on the frontpage.
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby clay » Tue 11.25.2008 11:08 am

chikara wrote:
UTC+10 Australian Standard Time (or east of it)

That would be New Zealand :P
UTC+10 is the east coast of Australia so most of Australia (land mass, not population) is west of UTC+10.

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My base time is UTC+9:30 (Australian Central Standard Time) but we are currently on Summer Time (Daylight Saving). No valid option for me in the poll :(

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What would be a better way to label it?

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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby Dehitay » Tue 11.25.2008 11:29 am

clay wrote:What would be a better way to label it?


There's an option for Japan Standard Time and Australia Standard Time, but he's stuck in a void between the 2 where children never age and pirates get eaten by crocodiles.
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 11.25.2008 11:43 am

Dehitay wrote:
clay wrote:What would be a better way to label it?

There's an option for Japan Standard Time and Australia Standard Time, but he's stuck in a void between the 2 where children never age and pirates get eaten by crocodiles.


well, pirates clocks anyways...
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby ニッキー » Tue 11.25.2008 12:35 pm

Why not use something based on continents? I imagine the UTC-4 part of Canada makes more sense to people grouped with the UTC-5 part of Canada instead of with South America, and I would say Finland goes much better with Sweden than with South Africa.
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby furrykef » Tue 11.25.2008 3:00 pm

Dehitay wrote:but he's stuck in a void between the 2 where children never age and pirates get eaten by crocodiles.


That is the most oblique way to say "Never Never Land" I have ever seen.
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 11.25.2008 3:11 pm

furrykef wrote:
Dehitay wrote:but he's stuck in a void between the 2 where children never age and pirates get eaten by crocodiles.


That is the most oblique way to say "Never Never Land" I have ever seen.


I'm sure Peter Pan would approve.
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby chikara » Tue 11.25.2008 9:42 pm

clay wrote:What would be a better way to label it? .....

The poll title should be changed to "Which time zone are you in?"

UTC-8
UTC-7
UTC-5
UTC-4
UTC+0
UTC+1
UTC+2
UTC+8
UTC+9
UTC+10

ニッキー wrote:Why not use something based on continents? .....

I agree, time zones don't really give an indication as to where someone is located on the planet as they only give east/west location not north/south.

Dehitay wrote:There's an option for Japan Standard Time and Australia Standard Time, but he's stuck in a void between the 2 where children never age and pirates get eaten by crocodiles.

LOL :lol:

As the only Australian time zone in the poll is east of my location and includes locations east of that again the best fit option in the poll for me is UTC+9 Japan Standard Time. That suggests that I am in the Northern Hemisphere when in fact I am in the Southern Hemisphere and many thousands of kilometres from Japan.

furrykef wrote:That is the most oblique way to say "Never Never Land" I have ever seen.

Well I have been to Elsey Station :wink:
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby clay » Fri 11.28.2008 12:19 pm

Sorry for not getting to this. I have been sick plus a few other excuses, etc. :)

Here is a similar poll: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=993089

They used:
-12, -11, -10
-9, -8
-7, -6
-5, -4, -3
-2, -1
GMT. +1, +2
+3, +4, +5
+6, +7, +8
+9, +10, +11
+12, +13, +14

Maybe we should group a few like this just in case we miss someone on a boat with an internet connection.
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby john2 » Fri 01.30.2009 12:37 pm

Id go like this every time zone in the world, including number 13—— I had no clue it existed.
[list=time zones]
-12
-11
-10
-9½
-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3½
-3
-2
-1
Gmt
+1
+2
+3
+3½
+4
+4½
+5
+5½
+6
+6½
+7
+8
+9
+9½
+10
+10½
+11
+11½
+12
+12¾[I kid you not… new zealand they are 12&3/4 ahead of us. GMT folks]
+13[I kid you not once again :shock: ]
+14[/list]
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby richvh » Fri 01.30.2009 12:45 pm

I think we're limited to 10 choices in polls, so that's unworkable.
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby ニッキー » Fri 01.30.2009 1:30 pm

There's also UTC+14 which is the timezone for Kiribati... but as far as I know, there's no inhabited area in UTC-12.
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby john2 » Fri 01.30.2009 2:40 pm

Oo… eh?— where do these limits come from?
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby richvh » Fri 01.30.2009 2:51 pm

The limits are imposed by the software we're using, of course.
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Re: Where in the world are you?

Postby john2 » Fri 01.30.2009 3:22 pm

Can't you just reprogram one line or something :shock: :?
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