Timezone aware timestamps
BotB Academy Bug Reports and Feature Requests
Level 22 Pixelist
post #81015 :: 2017.03.19 10:08am :: edit 2017.03.19 10:08am
  NerdMcBoon liēkd this
Currently every single information concerning time and date
of events happening on the site is the exact same one for every botbr, regardless of their geographical location, which is very confusing and inconvenient to convert everytime.

It would be nice if we had dynamically generated ones, either based on the IP, or even better, just a simple setting on the profile page, something that's pretty much a standard on many other sites.
Level 28 Hostist
post #81016 :: 2017.03.19 10:10am
  sleeparrow, tothejazz, Savestate, Jangler, NerdMcBoon and MiDoRi liēkd this
Just a simple setting.
Level 15 Playa
Alternatively, BotB should have its own unique timezone and only use that. Y'all n00bz need to learn to convert it to local tiem!!

How about UTC+80:78 (78 minutes is not equivalent to 01:18 in this case!)
Level 18 Chipist
post #81030 :: 2017.03.19 1:26pm
  sleeparrow liēkd this
There is no way that could be confusing!
Level 24 Chipist
post #81045 :: 2017.03.19 6:35pm
  Melon, sleeparrow, Grumskiz, DalekSam and MiDoRi liēkd this
Yeah, the current problem is that BotB is using US Pacific timezone. This timezone uses daylight savings time which almost every country have their own starting time and ending time or don't even use it at all. I usually forget when exactly does US start the DST without resorting to timezone converter because where I am doesn't even use it. It would be nice if BotB defaults the timezone to UTC which is GMT+0 with no DST and let people change the timezone offset to theirs.
Level 27 Chipist
post #81047 :: 2017.03.19 6:57pm
  Melon and sleeparrow liēkd this
  Jimmyoshi hæitd this
i'd be happy with just UTC; every should be able to do UTC-relative timezone math anyway
Level 21 Mixist
post #81056 :: 2017.03.20 12:50am
  Melon, sleeparrow and MiDoRi liēkd this
  Jimmyoshi hæitd this
Seconded, should be UTC
Level 15 Playa
post #81072 :: 2017.03.20 6:02am
  sleeparrow and puke7 liēkd this
Should have nightshade savings time
Level 26 Mixist
post #81103 :: 2017.03.20 5:30pm
  sleeparrow, Savestate, Beard and jaemie liēkd this
  goluigi hæitd this
maybe it's TIME for you goons to get a watch!!
Level 27 Mixist
post #81104 :: 2017.03.20 5:35pm
  VinCMG liēkd this
  pigdevil2010, DalekSam, pedipanol, sleeparrow, MiDoRi and Jangler hæitd this
For the longest time I always assumed that BotB auto-detected timezone lmao.

Either keep it as PST or have the option to be able to switch timezones. Switching from PST to UTC does no good.
Level 20 Mixist
post #81140 :: 2017.03.21 9:36am
  pedipanol and MiDoRi liēkd this
jimmy u just want to keep it in ur timzon
Level 8 Playa
post #81151 :: 2017.03.21 11:54am
I support this change only if an option is included for my time zone, which is the moon time zone.
Level 27 Mixist
post #81153 :: 2017.03.21 12:11pm
sleeparrow: Well also the concept of changing from one arbitrary timezone to another equally arbitrary timezone just seems pointless to me.
Level 22 Mixist
post #81154 :: 2017.03.21 12:47pm
  chinanewyr, sleeparrow, Jangler, MiDoRi and Melon liēkd this
PST is only used in one specific area of the world and the maths for conversion will differ for everywhere

UTC is a global standard that everyone knows the reference to making things a hell of a lot simpler
Level 21 Chipist
post #81155 :: 2017.03.21 12:49pm
  sleeparrow and MiDoRi liēkd this
But UTC's less abritrary than PST :0
Level 28 Hostist
PST is not arbitrary; it's inline with the Center of the Earth timezone which is where BotB's million servers live.
Level 22 Mixist
post #81160 :: 2017.03.21 1:32pm :: edit 2017.03.21 1:32pm
  sleeparrow and MiDoRi liēkd this
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Level 22 Pedagogist
post #81162 :: 2017.03.21 2:04pm :: edit 2017.03.21 2:05pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
whenever i get past 11:59pm, going to switch my time zone 1 hour before to get the free playa points = )= )= )= )= )= )= )= )= )= )

not really, just pointing a possible exploit out ;-;
Level 22 Pixelist
post #81163 :: 2017.03.21 2:32pm
  ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
If it was tied to the base, global clock there would be no exploit, it's trivial to resolve this problem. Also it's based on the date, i believe
Level 28 Hostist
post #81190 :: 2017.03.21 10:23pm
  ViLXDRYAD and MiDoRi liēkd this
ViLXDRYAD what are you on about? Is that really a thing? Daily playa points were programmed to react to a page load based on local time to the server.
Level 14 Pixelist
post #81191 :: 2017.03.21 10:40pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
Just based on that one can deduce that it's not possible to earn more than 1 playa point per day (excluding other bonuses) since it's the server itself that keeps track of it, not the individual user's browser.

Also UTC timestamps would be okay although I sorta got used to botb time ;-; -- Best solution would be to make it a per-user setting of course but I'm personally fine with any of these.
Level 30 Mixist
post #81192 :: 2017.03.21 10:45pm
  Beard, pedipanol, ViLXDRYAD, Grumskiz and Blaze Weednix liēkd this
Delete all references to time.

Get rid of the dates.

Get rid of the count downs.

Noobs get their shit in on time or whoops!!
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #81208 :: 2017.03.22 7:27am
o it was bug-tester me; not a thing that really should happen lmao my bad = c

the only way that could happen is if daily playa points were triggered from the client time side; which would be a unlikely idea lol ;-;
Level 28 Hostist
post #81210 :: 2017.03.22 8:12am :: edit 2017.03.22 8:14am
  Modus Ponens hæitd this
  ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Hey, ViLXDRYAD, thanks for making me doubt how the fucking thing works. Good thing you actually verified that there's a bug there. Oh wait, you didn't; I can't read or understand anything apparently. Next time you create an exploit in your head maybe you could test it first?

Hey everyone! You should probably spend a couple minutes changing the clock and the date on your OS backwards and forwards and refresh BotB when you do because you can give yourself playa points! Try it; it's a real thing. OMG I can't believe. Also, I got a letter from a prince in Africa and if I send them $2500 they might make me their queen.
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #81211 :: 2017.03.22 8:28am :: edit 2017.03.22 10:26am
  puke7 and MiDoRi liēkd this
  Blaze Weednix hæitd this
my bad = c i had 0-days to test it ;-; rip

it was a joke ;w; i was not intending to be taked serious u-u my apologies if i were not clear enough

EDIT: okay, after a small talk with Blaze Weednix on which he told me he misunderstood my comments too i realized that yea, one could not get the point if it were read out of context; when i said:

not really, just pointing a possible exploit out ;-;

i was referring to the future idea of implementing a botb's option to change time zones that was discussed earlier, which could be stored on each account; i said that as a joke taking in count how buggy has been botb in the past not to an actual exploit that could be made; also never spoke about changing the OS's time, never intended to [jk]actually[/jk] bug you by saying that, i hope this makes it clear; and my sincere apologies to all the lost time i could have produced.

love to puke7 ;-;
Level 8 Chipist
post #81626 :: 2017.03.28 9:38am
  ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
That's it, You took it too far ViL
You cannot change back the tides of time now.............
Level 28 Chipist
post #81676 :: 2017.03.29 12:23am
  Jimmyoshi liēkd this
timezone aware timestamps? so it's not 12:23am right now?

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