Some users put their timezone with location. For example India (GMT+5:30). It helps other to understand availability of an user.

Can it be an optional field in user profile?

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    That assumes users keep regular hours. I've occationally answered questions on sleepless nights ;p Feb 16, 2014 at 9:09

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I don't think general users are interested in knowing when a specific user is available here and that shouldn't be an intention too; for all generic purposes. Still, specifying your location is optional which can imply your timezone, if they are interested anyhow.

So adding the field is hardly worth the change.

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