Any Dutch user doesn't give a damn about GMT, because GMT does not take DST into account. That's what I've been saying all the time. We don't live in GMT, we're not computers you see... My watch says it's 12:39h now, not 10:39h GMT+1 +DST. As long as my board doesn't cross borders of timezones, GMT won't give *any* advantage to me, don't you see that after reading this whole discussion?Klors wrote:Any intelligent user can see that no matter what time of the year it is, 10:00am GMT is always 10:00am GMT. Just because you've changed to using a different timezone for this particular month the time in GMT is still the same.
It won't cause 'a lot' of extra calculations. I need a list of dates on which DST changes in my country. Based on that, I only have to make a function that checks if DST is true or false. If DST is true, then put posttime into a new column called local_post_time in GMT + 3600. If DST is false, put posttime into that column without 3600 extra seconds. That's all... won't be too hard I think. *If* there might occur any slowing down of some pages (which I doubt), it will happen at the moment of posting, not at the moment of viewing a topic.So that means to get things displayed the way you want a lot of extra calculations have to be made at the time the data is displayed. This could slow page times down a fair bit.
I conclude that you've only read the last few reactions. If you would have read the whole thread, you would've seen that this topic is not a plain feature request, but an attempt to discuss the current way of displaying times, which in my opinion is too limited for some users, apparently not including you.So you want the devs to spend a lot of time implementing a new feature that alters the way the board works in a way that would be detrimental to the performance of the board if switched on and you request the feature in the wrong place and in a way that makes it sound like the board is doing something wrong currently .... and you're suprised when people aren't immediately saying what a brilliant suggestion it is?
Also you would have noticed that I already gave in and said that I will first try this things for myself, by writing a mod in the best way I can. Again: the argument of saying that an option like this *might* effect performance in a negative way, doesn't convince me at all. So does a useless thing like "who's online" that appears on every page now. But just the fact that I don't need it, doesn't mean that no one else will like it. It's the same way with this thing: I know for sure that this mod will be very popular when I publish it on Dutch phpBB forums. That *you* don't see the advantages of it, doesn't mean that it's unusefull to a lot of other people and therefore not important enough to offer a little performance to it. But then again: if it's an option... why would you turn it on if you're so fond of performance and don't like the option? OK, you won't turn it on... but that doesn't give you the right to oppose against it to obstruct the implementation of such a feature for people who do like it. It wouldn't harm you if it's implemented and you wouldn't use it.