Hi Elmer,

I am trying to change the dates of Onward! 2015 to 25-30 October 2015, but the system won’t allow me to do that.

This is the page I want to change.

The system keeps complaining about the field:

UTC offset in minutes

but I have used various combinations but it eventually worked using 300 minutes.

Can you instead use a drop down for timezones?


Submitted by Craig Anslow on 27 October 2014 at 20:10

On 28 October 2014 at 09:54 Elmer van Chastelet commented:

Hi Craig,

Did you have problems when you used other UTC offsets? Or do you mean that it started working correctly as soon as you entered a UTC offset?
I was indeed planning to change this field to become a dropdown, but it was introduced in a hurry to fix the program views (like upcoming events) during SPLASH 2014.

On 28 October 2014 at 10:01 Elmer van Chastelet commented:

ps. I changed it to be -240 minutes, which is the offset for Pittsburgh (http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/usa/pittsburgh)

On 28 October 2014 at 17:34 Craig Anslow commented:

it started working once I entered a UTC offset. Basically I don’t want to have to calculate that. I thought Pittsburgh was 5 hours - UTC hence 5*60 = 300 minutes.

Nonetheless a drop down would be much easier rather than having to calculate everything manually.


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