Poll closing time is shown to user in server time

  • This is just
  • a demonstration poll
  • which closes
  • at 1 pm UTC next Tuesday.

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Now bring your cursor over the text on the bottom right which tells when the poll closes. It shows you that the exact time of closure is 1 pm. No matter where you are and what the local time of your device is. It can be confusing. A very minor issue but maybe worth fixing some day.

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Actually that is only the server time in one of 24 time zones.

“UTC” is Universal Time Coordinated

i.e. 0° longitude not adjusted for daylight savings.

It has the benefit of being the correct time for everyone, everywhere.

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I’d say it’s pretty unexpected given that the other dates in the app (hovering over the post date in the top right, or the created / last reply dates in the topic summary, for example), are given in the user’s time zone.

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Should be fixed in

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