Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:22 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!
I am unequivocably against permitting Joe Administrator to change the
configuration of a Wikimedia wiki. Furthermore, configuration changes are not
done via system messages.
>...standard time zone...
Was meant as: ...time, shown by default (in signatures, Special:
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!).
The sitewide timezone offset is set in the sitewide configuration, which is
dealt with through the system administration team in the normal manner.