Daylight timestamp June 3, 2001 11:59 PM   Subscribe

I notice that all of the timestamps say 9:34 PST and yet in the Pacific time zone it's definitely Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Is that right? Is it actually corrected PST (which doesn't take into account daylight savings time so as not to confuse some of our International and Arizonan friends) or the wrong PST (which is actually PDT but was just stuck on there cuz it's cool).
posted by fooljay to Bugs at 11:59 PM (7 comments total)

the grammar police cracked down once before.

I could switch all PST to PDT with a quick search and replace, would that end any confusion? Is anyone confused here?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:12 AM on June 4, 2001

Well, only if the search and replace will take into account which time spans are daylight savings (PDT) and which are not (PST). I do think it would be a good thing to get straight, however it's done. Time zones are confusing enough as it is without losing the distinction between PDT and PST.
posted by caveday at 6:59 AM on June 4, 2001

how about just saying 9:34 PT, not specifying whether it's standard or daylight savings time? that's what tv stations do: e.g. ET for eastern time.
posted by moz at 7:19 AM on June 4, 2001

the grammar police cracked down once before.

My bad :-)

Matt, you know I wouldn't care except that the PDT/PST thing was (and I repeat was) playing hell with this little thing I'm making...

At this point, I don't care either way, but I thought you might like to know. :-)
posted by fooljay at 3:00 PM on June 4, 2001

Oh, an FWIW, I think Moz's suggestion is probably cool idea... You know, to satisfy the grammar police.. :-)
posted by fooljay at 3:01 PM on June 4, 2001

you know, i'd point out how this isn't a grammar issue, but there's no telling what kind of police that would make me. (i don't think anyone is confused, except the little programs we're writing that sniff out dates and times to let us know when mefi was last updated.)
posted by jimw at 6:46 PM on June 4, 2001

That would make you Officer JimW of the Metafilter Semantic Police Department. :-)
posted by fooljay at 2:07 PM on June 5, 2001

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