In my achievements notification area it says that the current time is 14:34, however all the clocks in my house say that it is currently 15:34, so it seems that it thinks that I am in a timezone which is an hour behind, why is this, and is there any fix?

1 Answer 1


It's in UTC time, the time on which all of SE ticks. It's not local time and no there is no "fix".

  • Well, there should be a way of setting your own local timezone so that the time can be displayed correctly there.
    – user364819
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 15:14
  • @ParanoidPanda The point is not to display the local time, the point is to give you a reference for what time it is for the site
    – Seth
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 15:17
  • But, why? What's the point?
    – user364819
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 18:52
  • 1
    @ParanoidPanda As I said in my last comment, the point is to give a reference for site wide time. Most notably so you can know when scripts are going to run and when the new UTC day begins (and all your daily limits reset).
    – Seth
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 1:59
  • @ParanoidPanda you asked a question fairly recently about a certain daily limit. Surely the time when the limit is reset matters for you?
    – muru
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 8:46
  • @muru: Well, I would assume (and want if not already the case) that those would be changed for my detected timezone.
    – user364819
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 15:20
  • @ParanoidPanda Rate limits and system jobs that effect the entire network are not and should not be adaptable to your local timezone, that would completely upset the balance of the site and system.
    – Seth
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 15:38

You must log in to answer this question.