We are using OJS 188.8.131.52 on a CentOS 7.7 VPS (Linux kernel 3.10.0-042stab138.1 with PHP 7.2.28) from InMotion Hosting. Linux and OJS are both set to UTC. We have users across at least four time zones. I have searched this forum for “timezone” as well as used Google, but I do not see this topic addressed directly.
The date/timestamps displayed in OJS, such as on comments, do not indicate their timezone and it is unclear that the stamp is not local time - whatever that happens to be.
I see in a comment:
2020-03-17 04:15 PM
I would expect to see:
2020-03-17 04:15 PM UTC
Even better would be a setting in each user’s profile to indicate their local time_zone such that OJS can calculate and display the actual/local time for that user.
In that case, I would expect to see:
2020-03-17 11:15 AM CDT
This has led to some confusion on the part of our users. We would like to request the former, seemingly minor change. We would love to see the latter, seemingly major change.