Why are time zones set to London?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by WunderLlama, May 17, 2020.

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  1. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (2,367) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Perhaps this has been answered before but why are the time zones set for London?

    Why not the east coast ?
  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,962) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    Technically, it's set to UTC (or Coordinated Universal Time), which is a standard used around the world. There are a lot of benefits for using UTC over a local time zone, but there's no need to get into all of that.

    We use UTC as the default for all new accounts, but you can change your time zone under your account preferences. This will automagically adjust your view of displayed times on reviews, forum posts, etc.
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