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ConfusedCartman
05-20-2010, 02:54 AM
We've heard a lot about users wanting ways to more easily link up with Creators and Players on LBPCentral. Since LittleBigPlanet is such a universal interest, we have people from all over the world enjoying the game and, as a result, enjoying our forum. However, this causes a problem - how do you find people who can play LittleBigPlanet around the same time(s) as you without individually asking each person directly? Well, building off of some very quality ideas (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?27084-User-directory-or-locater) from our members, we decided to use the information at our disposal to help solve this problem.

If you'll look to the left at my postbit, you'll see that there's now a "Time Zone" listing, accurately detailing my current time zone. If your time zone is close to mine (GMT -9, GMT -6, GMT -5, or GMT -4), you can safely assume we'll be able to easily coordinate a time to Play or Create together without too much fuss. You can decide, without even talking to me directly, whether or not we might be able to make time to play together. This is a big step up from the situation we were in before, and it should definitely prove useful.

What about those of you that don't feel comfortable putting your time zone on display for the world? Well, don't fret - simply head to Settings > General Settings (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/profile.php?do=editoptions) and turn it off using the option at the bottom of the page. Remember, though: in order to improve the atmosphere of the forum as a whole, time zone display is enabled by default. If you want it off, you have to turn it off yourself.

Well, I hope you all enjoy this new feature. It's a small addition, but it should definitely ease the search for Players and Creators in the future. Enjoy! :)

Incinerator22
05-20-2010, 03:11 AM
Thanks! This is great! For someone like myself who gets completely confused by timezones, this is especially useful.

rseah
05-20-2010, 05:24 AM
hmm nice man...going to be very useful :p

Joshofsouls
05-20-2010, 08:57 AM
BUH! i don't even know my own timezone!
Somebody tell me which one i'm in?! Washington state!

Fenderjt
05-20-2010, 09:01 AM
BUH! i don't even know my own timezone!
Somebody tell me which one i'm in?! Washington state!

Look under your name now, its GMT lol :)

midnight_heist
05-20-2010, 09:04 AM
Nice idea! :D
Saves me having to look up convertors online. :P

EDIT: Looks like I am the opposite to usa. haha.

oldage
05-20-2010, 11:06 AM
very nice!

X-FROGBOY-X
05-20-2010, 11:20 AM
Awesome. I like that idea.

mistervista
05-20-2010, 11:26 AM
Nice addition. Thanks.

Although I'm sure Josh's is not displayed correctly. As he says he's in Washington state but it's showing GMT.

shropshirelass
05-20-2010, 11:32 AM
Nice addition. Thanks.

Although I'm sure Josh's is not displayed correctly. As he says he's in Washington state but it's showing GMT.

Very cool addition but there are obviously some quirks as mistervista says. I just noticed that oldage is in Belgium which is GMT +1 not GMT as his description states. Maybe if there is some information missing in your profile it defaults to saying GMT. Not sure.

Aya042
05-20-2010, 11:55 AM
Somebody tell me which one i'm in?! Washington state!

I'm fairly certain that anywhere on the west coast would be in the Pacific timezone (GMT-8), with the possible exception of Alaska.



Although I'm sure Josh's is not displayed correctly. As he says he's in Washington state but it's showing GMT.

It can only display the timezone you've configured in your settings, which Josh has yet to do. But it's well worth setting the right timezone anyway, as vBulletin will automatically adjust all displayed times (e.g. when posts were made) to match your local time.

BabyDoll1970
05-20-2010, 11:33 PM
You know, I only noticed this feature yesterday (after Supa_Nady pointed it out to me :/). I think it's a great idea! Thanks so much.

I trust everyone will note that I am living in most of your futures, therefore in my benevolence I am willing to answer any questions about the future you may have - for a small fee ;) JUST KIDDING!

Joshofsouls
05-21-2010, 01:43 AM
I'm fairly certain that anywhere on the west coast would be in the Pacific timezone (GMT-8), with the possible exception of Alaska.




It can only display the timezone you've configured in your settings, which Josh has yet to do. But it's well worth setting the right timezone anyway, as vBulletin will automatically adjust all displayed times (e.g. when posts were made) to match your local time.

Aya, you are the most helpful sackgeek i have met! you have helped me in more than one way with that post! technically, u just helped me anser my geography test question!

Silverleon
05-21-2010, 02:11 AM
Great addition CC, i've always wanted to know what's my timezone, (i always confise it with some other) this shall help me a lot! :p

lol but seriously, i'm sure this will solve quite some gadder-finding troubles. :)

tjb0607
05-21-2010, 03:22 AM
Awesome!!!