I changed forum time offset - is there a way to mass-update user time settings?

Started by badon, September 25, 2016, 11:02:58 PM

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The server clock is set to UTC. Most of the forum users are in the USA. I have the forum configured to show "Yesterday" and "Today" for new posts. With the "Overall time offset" at 0, the same as UTC time, it shows around half as many "Most Online Today" (user count) and half as many new posts (split between "Yesterday" and "Today"), as it should to properly indicate the level of forum activity each day. To fix this, I put the "Overall time offset" to -7, to match the USA West coast.

The problem is, "Time Offset" in individual profile "Look and Layout" settings for all users is now incorrect by exactly +7. Is there a way to mass-update user time offsets so they don't need to figure out how to fix it on their own?


nope that is not possible. maybe if you go playing in the database but that is not really recommended.


Thank you for the info. It appears everyone's time offset has been automatically set to 0, which is helpful. I'll make a post explaining to people how they can fix the forum times to match their own local timezones.