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Bug 5356 - Provide [[MediaWiki:Timezone]] to let sysops change the time of a wiki, that is shown by default (time zone)
Provide [[MediaWiki:Timezone]] to let sysops change the time of a wiki, that ...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-03-26 09:25 UTC by Melancholie
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Description Melancholie 2006-03-26 09:25:36 UTC
Provide [[MediaWiki:Timezone]] to let sysops change the standard time 
zone of a wiki, please. The content would just be: "UTC-3" or "UTC+2", 

At Bug 4862 comment #2 you can see why this would be a huge bettering; 
just let sysops do that work, that (until now) is only done for big 
Wikipedias every time!
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-03-26 15:11:46 UTC
I am unequivocably against permitting Joe Administrator to change the
configuration of a Wikimedia wiki. Furthermore, configuration changes are not
done via system messages.
Comment 2 Melancholie 2006-03-27 04:05:14 UTC
>...standard time zone...
Was meant as: ...time, shown by default (in signatures, Special:
Recentchanges, etc.)...

You are right, but I do not want to let Joe Administrator change 
software configuration. But he/she should be able to change the 
interface configuration of a wiki. And that is done by system 
messages (->internationalization). There should just be a 
possibility to "change" the time zones for anonymous users, like 
it is possible for logged in users by changing their Special:
Preferences! This wiki-global and more or less "cosmetical" 
feature (that is already available for registered users in a even 
more comprehensive manner) is necessary, because every time (like 
yesterday!) the shown time for the German Wikipedia is change very 
quickly after the time("zone") is changed between winter and 
summer time, but the one who does this doesn't feel responsible 
for the other German (actually: Central European) Wikimedia 
projects like Wiktionary (compare it on Special:Recentchanges!).
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-03-27 21:09:06 UTC
The sitewide timezone offset is set in the sitewide configuration, which is
dealt with through the system administration team in the normal manner.

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