New feature: select your timezone

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Just to prove that I am listening to your requests and adding enhancements to the site that don't revolve around maximising Amazon income ( :-) ), I've added a feature today that will let you specify your timezone and see timestamps on news articles and comments in your local time. If you're not logged in, or don't specify it, they'll remain showing in the server timezone which is EST (GMT-5).

Click on the Your profile link at the top of the page, and then Edit your profile at the bottom. While you're there, why not update the rest of it?

(You can thank Andhe in the forum for the suggestion)

43 comments on this article

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By in Denmark,

Thanks for that, I always found it rather discombobulating to read I'd posted a comment at 4:30am.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I've always felt the same, but its a great feature you added here, huw

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks Huw, works a treat.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks Huw and thanks Andhe for the suggestion.

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By in United Kingdom,

Woop! That's me :D GMT for the win :P
Nice one Huw, continuing to make this site even more spectacular.

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By in Sweden,

thanks for the change!

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By in United States,

Thank you Huw & Andhe! It's the little things that make the difference :o)

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By in Germany,

FINALLY! :P Thanks Huw and Andhe! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

yay thanx i asked for this a while ago but it turns out that everyone wants it ;)

thanx again huw

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By in United States,

Okay now it works (Thanks again)

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By in United States,

Yay! thanks Huw and Adhe :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice feature. Your fist sentence reminds me only too much of the current issue on one of our other LUGs.

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By in United States,

I don't even want to know how much I've spent on LEGO products since you guys implemented the new Bargin Watch feature! :P

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By in Germany,

@aaronptrck: A lot, I presume. :P Which means a lot of money for Brickset. :)

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By in United States,

Thanks Huw and all other involved! Its always been disconcerting the have an abstract time shown (at least where I live :-)) although it no longer indicates AM vs. PM.

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By in Canada,

^ No, we are 24hr clock round here now :-)

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By in United States,

OK, thanks again Huw!

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By in United States,

Wait, what happened to 'edit comment' and 'delete comment' buttons?

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By in Germany,

@Hello_World!: Still there. :P Far right of your comment. :P

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By in Italy,

I'm just testing this new feature...

Well done! Excellent work Huw! I am looking forward to using this!

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By in Italy,

@Alemas Does Brickset receive money in some way? No adverts here, maybe the Ebay thing!

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By in Germany,

@modena: Brickset gets a percentage of Amazon purchases made through this site.

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By in United States,

Alemas, it isn't there for some reason or another.

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By in Germany,

@Hello_World!: Try Ctrl + F5, then.

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By in Italy,

That was a quick reply! Thanks Alemas!

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By in Germany,

@modena: No problem! :)

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By in United States,

Alemas, I've tried that but it didn't work, I even logged of and then back on and that didn't work ether. Thanks for your help anyway.

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By in United States,

Thanks Huw! Nice feature! Now just to see if I'm correct, you posted that at... 11:25 AM, correct? I'm six hours behind England.

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By in United States,

@Hello_World! Did you try clearing your cache/cookies/history?

I'm willing to bet $$$ that even though Brickset (meaning Huw) gets a little kickback from Amazon sales, he just turns it around and buys more LEGO products with that money! haha!

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By in Ireland,

Thanks Huw, and Andhe! :) it's always confused me when I look at the post times, used to be able to work it out but more often than not I'd forget what time zone I should be converting from, and my head would be in a spin again, agh! But not anymore! :D

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By in United Kingdom,

But what is UTC? Guessing its the new way of saying GMT? First imperial to metric and now this! They'll be suggesting a Europe wide currency next! :p

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By in Canada,

Huw, you should change the site so you can search for members by Time Zone.

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By in United States,

Great addition.Thanks!!

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By in New Zealand,

Huw, This is awesome.
I think that Thomson & Thomson is right though, You should be able to search for members by time zone, but if you added it, maybe it should just be optional, because it might be hard for some......

LEGOSLUG

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By in New Zealand,

Now, I have done the profile thingy, Huw, Have I done it right?

EDIT: I have done it right. Awesome.

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By in Australia,

Not working correctly. I am in Brisbane, it is 4:30pm/16:30 here, but it says I posted my comment at 5:30pm/17:30, which is on Sydney time.

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By in Canada,

^ Have you adjusted your clocks yet this season?

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By in United Kingdom,

A great addition, but odd that you put your country in but your location is determined by your IP address. When I use my BB, it thinks I'm in Iceland, not the UK!

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By in Australia,

@ Huw, Brisbane does not adjust it's clocks, ever. We are always on AEST. It is the source of much debate, but that's the way it is...

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By in Canada,

^ OK, not sure why that is then, but select Sydney time for now :)

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