[IRCServices Coding] Re: [IRCServices] Yet, another great suggestion

Andrew Church achurch at achurch.org
Sun Aug 31 19:00:00 PDT 2003

     "Use /ns set timezone" is the official answer on this.  Please take
all further discussion to the ircservices list.

  --Andrew Church
    achurch at achurch.org

>[16:41] -NickServ-   Time registered: Jul 27 13:09:08 2002 PDT
>That's what I see when I use it.  Yes, it does say "PDT" .. how many people
>in, say Belgium, are going to know exactly what PDT is?  How about "PDT
>(GMT-8)" as the format....?  Also, you'll note that it STILL gives no
>indication as to the CURRENT time ... this is why the proper UTC code or
>GMT+/-## is the best way to go IMHO.  I do also like the idea suggested by
>us44ever ... the "(** days, ** minutes, and ** seconds ago)" idea... that
>would be handy in any event.... and would eliminate the need for the current
>time to be displayed....
>On another note, I had forgotten the set timezone option, which certainly
>would put more clarity on the output... however, I think my points above are
>valid ones...
>Unless of course I've missed a config setting that will tell it to report
>the tiome zone as a function of GMT (plus or minus x hours, rather than zone
>codes like PDT)...
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Trevor Talbot" <quension at mac.com>
>To: "IRC Services Coding Mailing List"
><ircservices-coding at ircservices.za.net>
>Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 2:10 PM
>Subject: Re: [IRCServices Coding] Re: [IRCServices] Yet,another great
>On Sunday, Aug 31, 2003, at 13:47 US/Pacific, Saturn wrote:
>> The argument is that the overwhelming majority of IRC users have no
>> idea the /time command exists, and even fewer are aware that they can
>> specify a server name after the /time command.  How would these people
>> find out the Services time zone?
>You missed the point.  Services shows the time zone wherever it uses a
>readable time -- i.e. in the nickserv/chanserv info displays.  Unless
>you've changed your language file, in which case you can simply change
>it back.
>>   Why does it all have to be so complicated??
>It isn't.  Your users can even use the handy-dandy /nickserv set
>timezone command to make it even easier.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Aragon Gouveia" <aragon at phat.za.net>
>> | By Saturn <saturn at jetirc.net>
>> |                                          [ 2003-08-31 21:29 +0200 ]
>>> I think it is... consider an international Network like mine:  every
>>> server is in a different time zone -- How are users supposed to know
>>> what time zone the Services (pickign on Services' clock because
>>> Services are whats giving these notices!) is in??  Sure, they can do
>>> the /time command, if they even know abotu it.  But the vast majority
>>> of IRC users are ignorant of those sorts of commands, or even if they
>>> know about /time, they most likely have no idea they can specify a
>>> server with the command.
>> Erm, what's the argument here?  Services stipulates its timezone in
>> its timestamps.  As do all the other servers on the network.
>-- Quension
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