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PostAuthor: Demonlady » Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:00 pm

Considering the trouble I have figuring out timezones I figured to make this post for all to use.

If this is the wrong forum please move it.
Might also be handy to make it a sticky ;-)


TIMEZONES

Abbreviation / Full name / Location / Time zone

ACDT / Australian Central Daylight Time / Australia / UTC + 10:30 hours
ACST / Australian Central Standard Time / Australia / UTC + 9:30 hours
ADT / Atlantic Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 3 hours
AEDT / Australian Eastern Daylight Time / Australia / UTC + 11 hours
AEST / Australian Eastern Standard Time / Australia / UTC + 10 hours
AKDT / Alaska Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 8 hours
AKST / Alaska Standard Time / North America / UTC - 9 hours
AST / Atlantic Standard Time / North America / UTC - 4 hours
AWST / Australian Western Standard Time / Australia / UTC + 8 hours
BST / British Summer Time / Europe / UTC + 1 hour
CDT / Central Daylight Time / Australia / UTC + 10:30 hours
CDT / Central Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 5 hours
CEST / Central European Summer Time / Europe / UTC + 2 hours
CET / Central European Time / Europe / UTC + 1 hour
CST / Central Standard Time / Australia / UTC + 9:30 hours
CST / Central Standard Time / North America / UTC - 6 hours
CXT / Christmas Island Time / Australia / UTC + 7 hours
EDT / Eastern Daylight Time / Australia / UTC + 11 hours
EDT / Eastern Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 4 hours
EEST / Eastern European Summer Time / Europe / UTC + 3 hours
EET / Eastern European Time / Europe / UTC + 2 hours
EST / Eastern Standard Time / Australia / UTC + 10 hours
EST / Eastern Standard Time / North America / UTC - 5 hours
GMT / Greenwich Mean Time / Europe / UTC
HAA / Heure Avanc?e de l'Atlantique / North America / UTC - 3 hours
HAC / Heure Avanc?e du Centre / North America / UTC - 5 hours
HADT / Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 9 hours
HAE / Heure Avanc?e de l'Est / North America / UTC - 4 hours
HAP / Heure Avanc?e du Pacifique / North America / UTC - 7 hours
HAR / Heure Avanc?e des Rocheuses / North America / UTC - 6 hours
HAST / Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time / North America / UTC - 10 hours
HAT / Heure Avanc?e de Terre-Neuve / North America / UTC - 2:30 hours
HAY / Heure Avanc?e du Yukon / North America / UTC - 8 hours
HNA / Heure Normale de l'Atlantique / North America / UTC - 4 hours
HNC / Heure Normale du Centre / North America / UTC - 6 hours
HNE / Heure Normale de l'Est / North America / UTC - 5 hours
HNP / Heure Normale du Pacifique / North America / UTC - 8 hours
HNR / Heure Normale des Rocheuses / North America / UTC - 7 hours
HNT / Heure Normale de Terre-Neuve / North America / UTC - 3:30 hours
HNY / Heure Normale du Yukon / North America / UTC - 9 hours
IST / Irish Summer Time / Europe / UTC + 1 hour
MDT / Mountain Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 6 hours
MESZ / Mitteleurop?ische Sommerzeit / Europe / UTC + 2 hours
MEZ / Mitteleurop?ische Zeit / Europe / UTC + 1 hour
MST / Mountain Standard Time / North America / UTC - 7 hours
NDT / Newfoundland Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 2:30 hours
NFT / Norfolk (Island) Time / Australia / UTC + 11:30 hours
NST / Newfoundland Standard Time / North America / UTC - 3:30 hours
PDT / Pacific Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 7 hours
PST / Pacific Standard Time / North America / UTC - 8 hours
UTC / Coordinated Universal Time / Europe / UTC
WEST / Western European Summer Time / Europe / UTC + 1 hour
WET / Western European Time / Europe / UTC
WST / Western Standard Time / Australia / UTC + 8 hours


*edited to order it a bit and kick out military times*

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PostAuthor: Dirk Cutlass » Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:07 pm

UTC = GMT (Greenwich MeanTime, where time was invented ;) )

http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/

Please be aware that although Greenwich is in the UK, GMT is NOT UK time. In the UK we have Daylight Saving time in the summer months, which means that we are currently GMT+1. GMT stays constant.

Also, many folk have taken to adding the GMT timezone info to our "location" in the profile *points to left hand column*. This can be useful for people wanting to meet up, etc.
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PostAuthor: Khaelindra » Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:54 pm

yeah, like Demonlady who is GMT+2 at the moment... :shock: :wink:
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PostAuthor: Grim Breakbones » Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:00 pm

Here is another URL that has helped me
http://www.worldtimeserver.com/

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PostAuthor: Psyco » Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:03 pm

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PostAuthor: svg » Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:15 am

This is a useful page...tells you the current time for most of the major cities around the world :D

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/


This is also a good page to refer to if you're trying to work out when that event is meant to be happening... :D

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html
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PostAuthor: Psyco » Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:22 am

or of couse an avlis specific page

http://www.avlis4a.com/zone/
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PostAuthor: masterofchains » Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:08 am

these sites will help me out, I am always late! :roll:
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PostAuthor: methuselah » Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:05 pm

Im usually way off when it comes to trying to figure this time zone crap out.

or of couse an avlis specific page

http://www.avlis4a.com/zone/


Thanks Psyco :D
I bookmarked that page, its the easiest and the most awesome, not confusing like some other sites I have checked. Now I can finally make that class. 8)
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PostAuthor: Zafthan » Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:35 pm

I think that everyone when posting a time either in game or on the boards should be required to use one specific time zone whichever that is. That way everyone will eventually just get used to adding or subtracting acording to their own time zone automatically when they see a time. I think we should all vote on which time zone to use. I don't care which it is I just think it would be nice if everyone used the same one.
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PostAuthor: Gairus » Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:37 pm

That is the purpose of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), yes.

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PostAuthor: Khaelindra » Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:20 pm

Gairus wrote:That is the purpose of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), yes.


You are of course referring to Gnomish Machine Time (GMT), se?or Gairus... 8)

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PostAuthor: epiktetus » Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:15 am

Just to add to the list of resources, this is the site I have been using:
http://www.whattimeisit.com/convert.htm

Choose "Special" from the Continent dropdown, then "Greenwich Mean Time"
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PostAuthor: Tesh » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:13 pm

Oi!!!


You forgot the bestest place in the world:

NZST / New Zealand Standard Time / New Zealand / UTC + 12 hours
NZDT / New Zealand Daylight Time / New Zealand / UTC + 13 hours
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PostAuthor: Psyco » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:14 pm

T'orth wrote:Oi!!!


You forgot the bestest place in the world:

NZST / New Zealand Standard Time / New Zealand / UTC + 12 hours
NZDT / New Zealand Daylight Time / New Zealand / UTC + 13 hours


get used to it, many seem to forget we exist :-(
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PostAuthor: choraldances » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:16 pm

T'orth wrote:Oi!!!


You forgot the bestest place in the world:

NZST / New Zealand Standard Time / New Zealand / UTC + 12 hours
NZDT / New Zealand Daylight Time / New Zealand / UTC + 13 hours


Ah yes... NZST and NZDT where Merino Wool is grown. *Cuddles in his NTS wear*
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PostAuthor: Tesh » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:35 pm

Psyco wrote:
T'orth wrote:Oi!!!


You forgot the bestest place in the world:

NZST / New Zealand Standard Time / New Zealand / UTC + 12 hours
NZDT / New Zealand Daylight Time / New Zealand / UTC + 13 hours


get used to it, many seem to forget we exist :-(


Oh I am used to it ;)

But I'll still give them gentle reminders that we are here :)
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Re: TIMEZONES

PostAuthor: Tristan_Durst » Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:24 pm

Demonlady wrote:TIMEZONES

Abbreviation / Full name / Location / Time zone

AKST / Alaska Standard Time / North America / UTC - 9 hours
CST / Central Standard Time / North America / UTC - 6 hours

EST / Eastern Standard Time / North America / UTC - 5 hours

HADT / Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 9 hours
MDT / Mountain Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 6 hours
PDT / Pacific Daylight Time / North America / UTC - 7 hours
PST / Pacific Standard Time / North America / UTC - 8 hours


Some of these change depending on the seasonl. April 3, 2005 is when time changes for us, and we increase an hour. So, Florida will become GMT-4...

Hurts head some times trying to find out what time of day it is when you need to speak to someone that lives in NZ... :?

But thanks for the post it is helpful... :D
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PostAuthor: Psyco » Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:28 pm

so then use something that converts for you, like the 4a time converter linked above.
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PostAuthor: Tesh » Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:31 pm

Might I reccomend: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

as a good resource for seeing at a glance what the time is in the major centres world wide right now.

(use Wellington for NZ ;) )
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PostAuthor: pincushionman » Fri May 13, 2005 2:37 pm

I just tried it out the 4A converter, but I like this one better. I'll tell you why later in the post:

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/time_converter.aspx

Here's how to use it.

1) Click above link.

I will do an example: right now, at my location.

2) Select the BASE TIME ZONE for the event You do this by clicking the link that corresponds to your area. The list is by geographic location, so it's very easy and you don't have to know your UTC offset.

I click United States - Kansas on the list.

3) Enter the date and time for the event, appropriate to the base time zone. You don't have to show "right now," you can choose the event time.

I enter right now, 09 (AM) - 15 - 2005 - May - 13, and click "submit"

4) You are now taken to a page showing a map with the base location marked, and the time selected there. Below that is a box showing a rondom second location and the time there. You can select the location you want to view from a drop down box.

I want to convert to GMT, so I choose GMT/UTC from the list. It is currently 2:15 PM.

5) Look just below that. It says "Build a Link." Putting that link in a message will allow your recipient to calc their time for your event via that same drop-down box.

Finishing my example: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_ ... &h=9&mn=15 Pick your location and find out what time it is there!

WHY is this better than the 4A one? It does the same kind of stuff! I say this is more intuitive. You pick your timezone by locality, rather than by UTC offset. And it takes daylight savings time into account. I think most people do okay with timezone conversion conceptually, but have a hard time figuring out which UTC offset to use, and have an ESPECIALLY hard time when you need to deal with dyalight savings time. Picking by location, and having the date provided for you, takes all the confusion out of that. Plus, this tool shows you a map so it's really easy to notice if you've made a mistake.

AND you never have to convert to GMT - just do it for your local time, grab that link and paste it into your message, and your recipients can just click it and select their location so they can find out themselves! It's SOOO easy!
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PostAuthor: p0m » Sat May 14, 2005 11:33 am

Psyco wrote:
T'orth wrote:Oi!!!


You forgot the bestest place in the world:

NZST / New Zealand Standard Time / New Zealand / UTC + 12 hours
NZDT / New Zealand Daylight Time / New Zealand / UTC + 13 hours


get used to it, many seem to forget we exist :-(


Or assume that NZ is part of Australia.

On another note, Brisbane is _always_ GMT+10 :)
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PostAuthor: Boo_Bear » Sat May 14, 2005 11:40 am

PST= is now -7
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PostAuthor: loki70 » Sat May 14, 2005 11:59 am

Boo_Bear wrote:PST= is now -7

Nope, that is PDT, Pacific Daylight savings Time. So get to work. You're an hour late!!!! :P
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PostAuthor: anodynes » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:48 am

There is also the time converter where you can use two pull down menus to select what time zone you are in and then select which timezone you want to compare to. It will tell you the time difference. It tells you based on a date you put in if that time zone is on day light savings time or not. Very nice site.
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