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posted at 2013-03-10 05:23 by PankracyRozumek

Probably there is a bug with summer time change handling. Messages posted e.g. at 0:25 before the time change, now appear as 1:25.

posted at 2013-03-10 09:47 by bowserjrzhu

Yeah, I can see why there are already a few games not played past the time.

posted at 2013-03-11 13:50 by wmahan

The bot has to be restarted for it to realize that a daylight savings time change has occurred. My guess is that the incorrect times appeared before I restarted the bot. Let me know if you see any other incorrect times.

posted at 2013-03-12 00:07 by PankracyRozumek

I think it is still wrong. E.g. the end time of the nikosgr-mysticeye game is 8:28 according to, but 9:28 according to Basing on the times of messages in several game fora, which I followed, I suppose that is the right one.

posted at 2013-03-12 09:45 by bowserjrzhu

I think it's correct. Right now here it's 9:45 and the pendings page says so too.

posted at 2013-03-12 11:06 by PankracyRozumek

I may have been unclear:
- the times dated after the summer time change have been correct.
- the times dated before the summer time change have been wrong.

posted at 2013-03-12 15:44 by smallblackcat

Yes this appears to be true, but fortunately it only causes mild confusion, and does not influence any rulings.

I'm not sure the potential of DLS affecting posting times in the game forum has been considered before, but I don't see any reason for it to cause trouble for TD's making rulings, because:

1) When judging if a player missed a scheduled game, TDs use the 'log' command on FICS, and

2) If the contact deadlines are missed, this will show up well before the DLS change, and so TDs should be aware of them.

It isn't ideal that DLS messes up the game forum timecodes, and this may be fixable before the next change in any case.