tubeguru wrote:The other issue is that of the changing of BST to GMT. So, let's look at the posts either side of this occurence:
by Going Underground » 29 Oct 2011 10:49 pm
by mullardo » 30 Oct 2011 05:25 am
BST changed over to GMT at 02:00 this morning (Sunday). Therefore at the moment of GU's post, the ACTUAL time was 10:49. At the moment of mullardo's post, the ACTUAL time was 05:25, thus his claim of six bells is valid, and there is no issue here. Had someone claimed at 02:00 then I would have had to judge it as being 01:00, as at 02:00 the time became 01:00. The ACTUAL time would not have been 02:00 until another hour had passed. I hope that clears that one up.
Had someone claimed the maximum number of points available at 02:00 (which would ordinarily have been 190 points for three hours plus ten minutes), then it would have been an invalid claim. Had they claimed 190 points at 01:59 it would have been allowed, as no changeover to GMT would have taken place yet. So, had someone claimed anything at 02:00, the maximum number of points available would have been 130 points for two hours and ten minutes.
This is the way I will deal with next March's changeover to GMT, just so you know.
Had someone claimed at 02:00 BST/01:00 GMT then the forum clock will have shown 02:00 BST. If they had of claimed at 02:00 BST then their maximum claim could only have been 130 weed as (in BST) the last claim was at 23:49 BST.
The last claim was only ever at 22:49 ONCE you change our settings back to GMT.
This is what I was saying in my post - when you change your settings. The time of every post of the forum up until that point CHANGES in relation to your setting change. So, if I change to say Singapore time, that last post would have shown as being made at 07:49.
As long as each individual changes their forum clock settings BEFORE they post - there is never any issue of do I add an hour / take one away. As in forum time - this doesn't happen.
So in March, say you claim at 12:00 GMT. An hour later at 01:00 GMT / 02:00 BST, I could claim 1 bell. Before I do so, I change my user settings. Your last post now has a time stamp of 01:00 BST. The forum clock has a time of 02:00 BST - therefore my claim is still 1 weed.
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