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Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 1:20 pm
by Chumpy
Would it be possible to change the submission deadline language on the site from PST to simply 'Pacific Time', that way it won't need to change when we switch from PST to PDT, and if for some reason the submission deadlines get super strict at some point this won't cause people to fits.

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 1:44 pm
by Lunkhead
This unfortunately falls into a Bermuda triangle of: a) much more effort to fix than you'd think due to legacy code, b) not really very important to the admins relative to e.g. making sure all the submission emails come through properly, and c) we collectively don't have much time to spend on admin and development of the site. :/ This will be fixed in "songfight 2.0", which will happen some day.

It's fixed on the Jukebox. You can also sign up there to get emails about new titles which include the deadline in your local time zone. On the Jukebox, anything is possible! :)

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:05 pm
by jb
We are always super strict, I don't know what you're talking about

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:35 pm
by iVeg
What if it was GMT? Would that solve part A of the triangle?

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:40 pm
by PepperJane
iVeg wrote:What if it was GMT? Would that solve part A of the triangle?


*looks for 'Like' button*
*reluctantly uses <3 instead*

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 4:37 pm
by Lunkhead
Americans don't understand GMT. Most of us don't even seem to be able to understand the concept of "other timezones" in the first place, so ... ;)

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 4:54 pm
by fluffy
Heck, my mom doesn't even understand the concept of "people don't get up at the crack of dawn," much less how my crack of dawn is an hour behind hers.

And this is why I love iOS's "do not disturb" schedule.

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 5:13 pm
by Caravan Ray
PepperJane wrote:
iVeg wrote:What if it was GMT? Would that solve part A of the triangle?


*looks for 'Like' button*
*reluctantly uses <3 instead*

I vote for GMT

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 6:59 pm
by Lunkhead
fluffy is too modest to take credit for doing it, but, fluffy fixed this for you (and everybody). Thanks fluffy!

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 7:22 pm
by fluffy
wasn't me it was the bermuda triangle goasts

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 11:04 pm
by Chumpy
Nice! Thanks to all the mysterious forces that made this happen.

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 7:57 am
by PepperJane
Lunkhead wrote:Americans don't understand GMT. Most of us don't even seem to be able to understand the concept of "other timezones" in the first place, so ... ;)


I see. Therefore...

Lunkhead wrote:fluffy is too modest to take credit for doing it, but, fluffy fixed this for you (and everybody). Thanks fluffy!


... define 'fixed'.

If it helps, consider GMT is like DMC except it rocks around alright on time, without the tricky

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 11:48 am
by fluffy
well i mean i could try to make it display in your local time using stupid javascript stuff but

no

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:00 pm
by jb
*drops mic*

Re: Song Fight submission deadline always in standard time

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 10:12 pm
by PepperJane
jb wrote:*drops mic*


You drop the mic well

PS fluffy it's ok, practising using my brain is a good