ppcsurfr wrote:MarkDHamill wrote:Not yet, but this sounds like a feature that I should add in a subsequent version.
phpBB itself converts the post time to your local timezone based on your profile. That is why it matches your clock. phpBB stores posts date times I believe in Universal Time. The +8 hours that you are seeing is your board's offset from GMT set in the Administrator Control Panel. Without using localization in a profile, the simplest way was simply to report all posts in the board time zone.
I would settle for a correct time stamp even if included the offset.
If ou'll see my previous post, my actual post which already converts it to my timezone shows that the post was made at Posted: 25 Aug 2006 02:20 am my local time. The correct universal time with offset should have shown as 24 August 18:20 pm GMT +0800 in the Smartfeed result, but it shows this instead.It shows two converted times... first, the time as it is posted in Smartfeed and the second, hidden in the XML as published date.
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<description><em>ppcsurfr</em> wrote at <em>24 Aug 2006 11:20 AM GMT + 8 Hours</em>
I'm experiencing double time conversions. Is there a way to fix this?
There is a philosophical issue of what is the correct timestamp. With RSS and Atom I believe date/time fields per the specification are supposed to follow RFC 822, which I believe means convert the time to GMT. When showing a post as an item in a newsfeed, then the time showing there becomes a matter of taste. I agree that seeing it in the user's natural timezone as defined as their timezone in their profile is preferred, and clearly I didn't think about that before. I will add it to a future version.