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What time is it?

 
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It would be great if the current MT (mountain standart time) were displayed. I have a hard time figuring out if there are new posts since the last time I checked. (Doing anytype of math hurts my brain.) Thanks.
 
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Well that would be nice for YOU, but what about ME over here in Eastern Standard Time? Only ONE timing zone can be used, so they use the zone that the server is in (Colorado).
 
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Ummm, it looks like Christopher is in Boston. So he's not in MST either. His point I believe is that on loading a page, he sees a bunch of times in MST for each of the topics - but he would like to know what is the current time (at page loading) in MST so that he has something to compare the values against. This sounds like a nice idea - not particularly urgent, but a nice feature to have. However it runs up against the usual problem - we'reusing third-party software here, and it's probably more trouble than it's worth to try to customize it. But perhaps there's a simple way to do this within the UBB framework - I don't know offhand.
 
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How about a background process on the server which regenerates a copy of either the "Moose" image or the "Post new Topic" image with a timestamp rendered on to it? Do it once a minute and anyone who's interested in the time can find out by just refreshing the page images.
Alternatively the footer seems easily customizable, so why not use a similar background process to regenerate the footer text with a timestamp each minute?
 
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You can find a lot of free web page monitors from www.download.com They can be configured to watch any number of web pages( works with CGI's too ) for changes. You will get a notification once it detects a newer page.
This way you don't have to write one!
 
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Oh, I get it (finally). Yeah, I just keep adding 2 hours to all the times.
 
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Maybe it's time to update UBB and then start applying some patches to it. Since we don't update all that often, the patches will be good for awhile.
 
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