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Ban Ridire de na Capall Buí
Tiffany
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Posted On: 03/31/2016 at 09:58 AM
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Hey.

 

Just a minor feature suggestion really.  It would be cool if you could set your timezone in your profile page on this site, then all the scheduled events would show in local time as opposed to PDT.  Obviously it's quite easy to see the clock in the top left hand corner and convert the times yourself, but I feel this would be a nice quality of life thing. =)

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Taoiseach de na Arach Glas
Foghladha
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Replied On: 03/31/2016 at 02:47 PM PDT
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That change is a bit more complicated than 1 line of code that makes it all work. We were originally build on PT time as it was the Server Time for Warhammer, RIFT, and GW2 originally. The Server time clock was what was seen in game. So it made it easy to coordinate. Unfortunately now the time in the database doesn't have a timezone. So I would have to build a bit of a script to handle that conversion then plug it into everywhere that uses a date. This would be a massive undertaking.

However! You can have google do that for you. Simply add the ICAL to your Google Calendar or Apple Calendar and it will change the time zones for you. Just sync our calendar to yours!

Simply "Add as URL" to your calendar and use: http://www.gaiscioch.com/calendar/export/events.ics as the URL. 

You can even do your personal events (The ones you created or marked as attending): (This link is available on the top navigation under the caledar icon drop down). 
http://www.gaiscioch.com/member/[YOURGAISCIOCHHANDLE]/events.ics



» Edited on: 2016-03-31 14:54:28

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Foghladha
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Replied On: 03/31/2016 at 02:54 PM PDT
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Kitty
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Replied On: 03/31/2016 at 03:12 PM PDT
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The problem with a local timezone is coordination. I live in south america, some of my friends in the USA west coast, east coast, and other friends in Europe and Africa. By using the Pacific time we can all coordinate our watches and say "Ok, meet you at 6am pacific", and everyone knows when 6am pacific is on their own local time. Because if I say "Ok, let's meet at 10pm my time" people are going to be driven nuts by trying to figure what's my 10pm local on their time.

So pacific is the time of the empire, and the emperor protects! :3

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Ban Ridire de na Capall Buí
Tiffany
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Replied On: 03/31/2016 at 04:10 PM PDT
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Hey Foghladha.  Thanks for taking the time to respond.

 

Thanks for the ICS link.  I've gone ahead and sync'd it up with my Google Calendar, which is in turn sync'd with my desktop mail/calendar application (Thunderbird).  Works like a charm and shows the events in my local time.  Really happy with this solution and one I hadn't previously considered. =)

 

Cheers.



» Edited on: 2016-03-31 16:12:10

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Foghladha
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Replied On: 03/31/2016 at 04:30 PM PDT
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I guess I need to do one of my tutorial mails for how to sync our calendar to peoples calendars :) makes it really easy :)

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Mika
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Replied On: 04/02/2016 at 11:54 AM PDT
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Is it possible to autosync or is it manual job everytime? Because you get event times for one week and then you need to get that ics again to sync next week and so on.

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Foghladha
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You paste in the URL and it will constantly sync. Don't download it, just right click and copy the link location into google.

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Maxina
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Replied On: 07/14/2017 at 10:23 AM PDT
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I am the worst at doing things like this, I never used the google cal. before. But this works great!!! No more making mistakes with the time and I get auto alerts prior to the events. Thank you Fog.

Maxina

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