I would like it if i were able to set my timezone on these forums to where i live so as to avoid accidentally spam posting, i also wouldn't have to scroll through threads to see when the last time i posted was or look up what GMT or UTC is in EST because its a hassle. This idea just makes everything more efficient in my honest opinion. Many forums have this feature and the RSOF seem to be having more activity lately. Anybody support?
I think this can only be possible, if the feature is retroactively programmed. I don't think even a Jmod account has access to such a tool here in RSOF today, hence a custom development is needed for that to be implemented.
Louiellensaid: I think this can only be possible, if the feature is retroactively programmed. I don't think even a Jmod account has access to such a tool here in RSOF today, hence a custom development is needed for that to be implemented.Could be slightly mistaken, but it seems to me that a change like this could be made relatively easily... If we assume the datetime for posts is stored as a unix timestamp in the database, the users' timezone preference could be set as a session variable and the desired offset applied at the same time the unix timestamp is queried, converted to a formatted timestamp, and echoed/printed.
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- Last edited on 04-Apr-2018 23:37:18 by Spearmint30
Which requires reprogramming of the forum software, this old non-flexible forum software. There were a few rare times the forum software gets new code, it introduces new bugs as well.
What we hope for is total dismantling of the current forum software, by adapting a new possibly open source forum software or newly developed forum software from the ground-up: all the while current data being imported into it.
I apologize for my miscommunication, I was just trying to show that there are some features (like this) that don't require a ground-up rewrite. That said, who knows what the mess of code looks like for these forums so it could be less than possible in this specific situation.
It's been a long standing fact, pointed out by users and admitted by Jagex, that the forum software needs attention. I'm happy for Jagex to use in-house software, but they need to make dev time for it otherwise a 3rd party (either open or closed source) option is the way to go to ensure issues are fix with patches from active development.