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    I just installed a new copy of vb3.8.4 PL1 and it appears that I can't adjust the time. I'm not vbulletin newb, I've used many previous versions of vb in the past and had no problems with this. I have since installed 3 unrelated modifications to my vb, but I've had this problem before installing modifications, which leads me to believe there may be a date/time bug in vb 3.8.4

    I've been to Admin / vboptions / Date and Time Options, adjusted it to my timezone GMT -4 (Atlantic Canada), and it still displays 3 hours ahead, contrary to my windows time (actual time) in the bottom right corner. In fact, no matter what timezone I adjust it to, even regardless of turning DST on or off, the time still displays 3 hours ahead of what it actually is, regardless of vb's date and time options.

    It seems I can't control time in my vb 3.8.4 PL1, and I have no idea why, especially with this being a new installation.


    I can give forum access to a vb admin to see things for themselves if that helps to determine the problem.

    Thanks in advance...

  • #2
    There's also a setting in your personal cp. How about that, is it set correct?

    The admincp setting only controls the time for guests/users not logged in. Your time offset is controlled by your user(whatever user you login as) control panel setting. These offsets are based upon the server time, so it must also be correct. From what it are logged in and your usercp is the issue.
    Last edited by; Sun 11 Oct '09, 6:05pm.


    • #3

      Yes, that was the problem. I forgot about changing the personal CP time settings.

      It would be nice if VB assumed that when the admin date and time changes, it also changes for its users, but I suppose this wouldn't always work out for users on a global scale. Would be nice to have that option in future VB releases though, if the forum is for a local community rather than global, though I suppose changing each user manually works as well, just a bit more work.

      I feel stupid now. I haven't used VB in a while, must have forgot more than I thought.

      Thanks a ton for the speedy reply, sorry for wasting your time!

      All the best!


      • #4
        No worries...good luck!


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