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Casimir
October 13th, 2014, 17:58
I'm somewhat confused by what the time zone selection are showing on the FCon site. I live in the Central Time Zone, which is -6 hours from UTC during the summer. The FCon site is showing it as being -5 hours. Now granted I can simply set my time zone to Mountain Time to get the -6 hour offset, but I just wanted to know if I'm not seeing something right on the site, or if others have encountered this, etc. Obviously my main worry is missing a scheduled game due to an incorrect time setting.

Trenloe
October 13th, 2014, 18:12
Central is -5 UTC during the summer (daylight savings). Assuming you're in Central Daylight Time.

http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/na/cdt.html

The FG Con website is showing the UTC offset of -5 which is correct for your selected timezone of US/Central.

Andraax
October 13th, 2014, 18:35
Central is -5 UTC during the summer (daylight savings). Assuming you're in Central Daylight Time.

If his location is correct (NE MS) then yes, he is in Central Daylight right now. He does *not* live in an area that does not apply daylight savings. And UTC-5 *is* correct.

Casimir
October 13th, 2014, 22:12
Hmm... well then my math was off. How embarrassing. Yes I am in Central, and after double checking again we are -5 off UTC. Sorry for the trouble.

damned
October 14th, 2014, 00:21
Better that you ask these things. We use an online database to pull all the regions, timezones, offsets, daylight savings start/finish dates fro and its not always right. We just realised last week that it was wrong for 3 Australian States....

Nylanfs
October 14th, 2014, 13:09
Eh, who cares about the aussies. :)

damned
October 14th, 2014, 13:10
pfffft. i know where you live....

Valarian
October 14th, 2014, 13:57
Well, the state anyway. Would take a rather large death ray to take him out. The XT-20 Microwaver should suffice.

damned
October 14th, 2014, 13:58
I guess I failed my bluff check...

Trenloe
October 18th, 2014, 21:31
Guess there were still issues with the timezone? 2pm Central Start time today (Saturday) for the Cthulhu Invictus game you signed up for Casimir. You can still join if you hurry... :)