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Bug 4862 - Change time of Central European wikis from UTC to CET (UTC+1)
Change time of Central European wikis from UTC to CET (UTC+1)
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-02-04 18:35 UTC by Melancholie
Modified: 2007-05-21 18:17 UTC (History)
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Description Melancholie 2006-02-04 18:35:40 UTC
For anonymous users all time stamps on Special:Recentchanges 
are shown in UTC by default. This is very confusing, when you 
are not at all living in that time zone. In Germany, Austria, 
Switzerland and Liechtenstein we now have winter time (CET), 
so the time should be changed to UTC+1 on the following wikis, 
like it has been done for deWP and deWnews already:


Comment 1 Melancholie 2006-02-07 23:30:50 UTC
BTW: "CET" is called "MEZ" on [de] and [als].
Comment 2 Melancholie 2006-03-26 09:25:50 UTC
Hmm, now we already have summer time (UTC+2)! "CEST" (German: 

On the German Wikipedia this has been changed already, but all 
other Central European wikis (de.Wiktionary, etc.) have been 
forgotten once again! Could this timezone changes please be done 
consistently every time.

If this should take a lot of time, consider fixing the bug 5356, 
which allows that this work can be done by sysops on every single 
wiki; so every wiki community can decide if they will stay at UTC 
or not.
Comment 3 T. Gries 2006-03-26 10:25:35 UTC
See [1] filed in 2004 for a framework to have this change done automatically. I
only can again appeal to developers to find a solution.

[1] "Specify timezones by
location, to allow automatic adjustments of timeoffset and daylight saving time
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-08-30 08:58:44 UTC
Comment 5 Melancholie 2006-11-16 23:51:18 UTC
REOPENED - Could you do the same for the Central European language wikis
[[bar:]], [[ksh:]] and [[rm:]], please? Those three wiki families should get
adjusted the same time as the German Wikipedia, as those languages are spoken in
and around Germany/Switzerland.

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