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YaBB's Dynamic Clock
Mar 17th, 2014 at 5:27pm
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I think 'What that Dynamic Clock represents' is a valid question.

My personal inclination is that it should be as close to 'post time' as possible - perhaps the right thing do do is also/or show the offset.

Right now - it 'says' 5:15 PM - BUT I know that is because the page has not refreshed.  I also know that is the 'real' server time as it is on UTC.

How else are you to sort things out?

Huh
  

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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Reply #1 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 6:01pm
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This Topic was moved here from YaBB 2 - Bugs [Need Verification] [move by] JonB.
  

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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Reply #2 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 10:31pm
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I've never understood YaBB's dynamic clock, but then I'm not as bright as a lot of you.  Cheesy

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Bill Myers wrote on Mar 17th, 2014 at 11:22pm:
What I really need is a refresh of the clock in my head so that I can go back in time when I actually used my brain

I'm guessing a dynamic clock is supposed to show real time as it's happening, much like the date and time that shows on our computers, and devices (as well as in Carsten's forum, which updates dynamically).

As for how to sort out how to show a date and time that's currently correct, I think a lot of people know to simply refresh the page. But as a gentle reminder, you can always add a refresh link next to your YaBB clock.

Additionally, if you want to bother with it, you can remind people that their time may be different from the forum's time, in which case they can adjust it however they like. To do that in our forum, I added the following date/time script as follows underneath the yabbbclock.

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<table border=2 cellpadding=6><td align=center bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<script language="javascript">
ourDate = new Date();
+ ourDate.toLocaleString()
document.write("Last refreshed, your date & time shows as "
+ ourDate.toLocaleString()
+ ".<br/>");
</script>
</td></table> 


The result is a line underneath YaBB's date and time that reads on its own line as follows:

"Last refreshed, your date & time shows as Monday, March 17, 2014 3:34:54 PM."

« Last Edit: Mar 17th, 2014 at 11:24pm by Bill Myers »  

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Re: YaBB's Dynamic Clock
Reply #3 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 11:10pm
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It's supposed to auto refresh to count seconds.
  

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Reply #4 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 11:22pm
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Thanks for that. What I really need is a refresh of the clock in my head so that I can go back in time when I actually used my brain. As I just noticed while looking again, our enabled dynamic clock does refresh the time just fine.

Goodness gracious! Roll Eyes
  

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