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02/28/2007 08:29:30 PM · #1
We would like to make everyone aware of an upcoming change to US Daylight Saving Time (DST), which will affect upcoming challenge deadlines. Please read this message in its entirety to avoid missing a challenge!

Beginning in 2007, the United States and Canada will observe Daylight Saving Time from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November. From 1987-2006, it ran from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October. This means that at 02:00 on Sunday, 11 March, clocks in the US, including the DPChallenge server, will be set one hour forward, shifting from UTC-05:00 to UTC-04:00.

The effect of this is that for users outside the US (and users in parts of the US that do not observe DST) is that the challenges ending on 11 March and thereafter will effectively end one hour earlier. This will continue until DST begins in your country, or until it ends in the US on 4 November.

If you typically submit close to the challenge deadlines, please take careful note of this so you do not miss a challenge. No exceptions can be made for users who miss a challenge deadline for any reason! For reference, the Current Server Time is listed at the very bottom of every page on DPChallenge.

One tool that may be helpful is the Time Zone converter at //www.timeanddate.com. To see what time the challenges will roll over at midnight 11-12 March, follow this link and select your local time zone under "Select place to convert to."

As a reminder please do not forget to adjust your camera's for Daylight Saving Time! When setting the time, also remember that most cameras use 24-hour time. Please don't select 06:00 if you mean 18:00.

If you have any questions, please let us know, and we will be happy to answer them.

Message edited by frisca - correcting date.
02/28/2007 08:34:30 PM · #2
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:


Beginning in 2007, the United States and Canada will observe Daylight Saving Time from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in October.


That should be the first Sunday in November.
02/28/2007 08:38:51 PM · #3
Originally posted by larryslights:

Originally posted by ClubJuggle:


Beginning in 2007, the United States and Canada will observe Daylight Saving Time from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in October.


That should be the first Sunday in November.


Thanks for the heads up! Correction made on the announcement.
02/28/2007 08:41:31 PM · #4
Wouldn't it be cool if digital cameras had an atomic clock and it would reset as you pass different time zones?
02/28/2007 09:10:33 PM · #5
Originally posted by faidoi:

Wouldn't it be cool if digital cameras had an atomic clock and it would reset as you pass different time zones?


yes
02/28/2007 09:26:14 PM · #6
Originally posted by faidoi:

Wouldn't it be cool if digital cameras had an atomic clock and it would reset as you pass different time zones?

if it HAD an atomic clock of its own it wouldn't know anything about daylight savings... it would keep ticking away with precision, and would never reset unless you programmed in daylight savings (which in this case would be off unless it was programmed after the revision to the US daylight savings protocol).

if it accepted the time calibration radio signal, then it would keep accurate time and adjust. the best solution would be for cameras to have an option for a gps signal, so it could get the correct time, and add an EXIF stamp of the location.
02/28/2007 09:41:52 PM · #7
Quick clarification question -

Is my camera supposed to be set to DPC time or my local time?

Thanks!
02/28/2007 09:43:59 PM · #8
Originally posted by EducatedSavage:

Quick clarification question -

Is my camera supposed to be set to DPC time or my local time?

Thanks!


Your local time. Even if you travel, keep your camera on your local time.
02/28/2007 10:01:11 PM · #9
But your LIFE should be set to DPC Time.
02/28/2007 10:16:50 PM · #10
Originally posted by cpanaioti:


Your local time. Even if you travel, keep your camera on your local time.


Great! That's what I was doin'... so, then, I will be ignoring DST (Arizona doesn't do that) but need to remember that the deadlines are at 9 instead of 10.

Originally posted by dsidwell:


But your LIFE should be set to DPC Time.


Omigod, it SO is!
02/28/2007 10:42:58 PM · #11
Originally posted by dsidwell:

But your LIFE should be set to DPC Time.


that's a given!!! :)

set your camera to your local time and when you submit photographs, put your city name (and state/country maybe) into the location. if your photograph comes up for validation, site council works out the time difference.

is that the right assumption?
02/28/2007 10:54:42 PM · #12
it is.

i would also note that if you aren't comfortable putting a city, a state or province, etc. works well, too. something that let's us know what timezone you are in, especially if it is not in your profile.
03/01/2007 04:15:23 AM · #13
The UK now seems to have synced with the rest of the EU, and we'll be doing DST from the last Sunday in March through to the last Sunday in October, so this year:

25th March - 28th October

(so much easier than when the UK used to follow the EU in the spring and the US in the autumn... (err, or was it the other way around)!)

Message edited by author 2007-03-01 04:16:19.
03/11/2007 08:51:55 AM · #14
Time for a bump.
:)
03/11/2007 10:28:02 AM · #15
If anyone wants to confirm the official DPC time, they can go to time.gov and select "eastern" time zone.
03/11/2007 10:31:43 AM · #16
Originally posted by asimchoudhri:

If anyone wants to confirm the official DPC time, they can go to time.gov and select "eastern" time zone.

Or just go to the bottom of every DPC page. You can find the current server time there.
03/11/2007 02:09:28 PM · #17
*bump*
03/25/2007 08:31:11 AM · #18
The time changed today in Europe and (as always) I forgot to adjust my camera. Just a reminder!
05/22/2007 07:58:05 PM · #19
Now for a really dumb question...

It is the 23rd May in Australia and 22nd in U.S. is my personal deadline 22nd May Australian time or U.S. time and is my personal starting time a day later than the announced Challenge Start.

Why do I find these things confusing? Don't need to answer that one.
05/22/2007 07:59:59 PM · #20
Originally posted by datcat:

Now for a really dumb question...

It is the 23rd May in Australia and 22nd in U.S. is my personal deadline 22nd May Australian time or U.S. time and is my personal starting time a day later than the announced Challenge Start.

Why do I find these things confusing? Don't need to answer that one.


Set your camera to your time. They will compensate for the diference. YOu can always see server time on the bottom right of any screen.
05/22/2007 08:00:58 PM · #21
Originally posted by datcat:

Now for a really dumb question...

It is the 23rd May in Australia and 22nd in U.S. is my personal deadline 22nd May Australian time or U.S. time and is my personal starting time a day later than the announced Challenge Start.

Why do I find these things confusing? Don't need to answer that one.


From the rules:

Your entry must be:

# taken after the challenge is announced and before the deadline, based on the Current Server Time (US Eastern Standard/Daylight Time) displayed at the bottom of every page on this site.


In other words, the challenge ends at midnight the end of the listed day based on the time listed at the bottom of each page on the site.

~Terry
05/22/2007 08:06:06 PM · #22
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' datcatin Oz we get to take a picture on the 23rd for a challenge that ends on the 22nd, but the SC has it all figured so you have until rollover to enter.
05/22/2007 08:07:11 PM · #23
Thanks for answering so quickly,

I did read that but thought I might have missed something or that something important was eluding me, my brain has been a little foggy that way lately.
05/22/2007 08:12:12 PM · #24
Don't worry ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' datcatall the aussies ask it at some time for me it was the first time I took a last minute entry and it was outside the dates, now I just ignore the US time thing and know that rollover is at a civilized time at 2pm.
05/22/2007 08:30:02 PM · #25
It would be way cool if the server time stamp at the bottom of each page had a countdown clock showing time remaining until the next upcoming roll over.

Message edited by author 2007-05-22 20:30:22.
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