IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

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IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Chocola » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:22 am

From Emerald to Diamond periods of ISML 2009, voting still start at 1500 GMT and ends at 1500 GMT the next day, and the results will be announced at 0300 GMT the day after voting ended. In short, everything is moved forward 3 hours, so voting will start and end 3 hours later than current time.

Now, we need to announce this in different languages. If you think you can translate the above message accurately in any language, then please post your translations in this thread. Comments, questions, and concerns will be looked at.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by chaosprophet » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:46 am

Well.. wouldn't that be difficult to you... I mean, you will have to release the results too early :P.


Anyway... portuguese translation:

A partir do período Esmeralda ate o período Diamante, a votação começara as 15h00min GMT do dia agendado ate as 15h00min GMT do dia seguinte. Os resultados dos mesmos serão anunciados as 03h00min GMT do dia seguinte ao termino da votação. Ou seja, todos os horários foram modificados para três horas depois dos horários atuais.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Chocola » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:56 am

Wait what? Everything, including results time, is moved back 3 hours. The reason being no one (in staff) is awake when voting ends so it's valuable time we're wasting.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by chaosprophet » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:05 am

Isn't it the opposite? Before it started and ended at 1200 and results at 0000, now it's three hours later... starts and ends at 1500 and results at 0500 (actually it should be 0300 to be three hors later.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Chocola » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:13 am

You're right; it should be 0300 GMT. But why is it the opposite?
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by chaosprophet » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:41 am

Well it's probably me misuderstanding "move back". Unnn, now I see 1200GMT should be really early to some of you...
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Eater-of-All » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:50 am

Well, it looks like results will be due right about when I go to dinner. That means if I'm unlucky, I will only be able to comment on results 20 hours after they get posted, at 2300 GMT.

I think I just got screwed pretty bad. :arrow:
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Motoyama » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:52 am

1500 GMT, Hmm.. that sounds like a great time to wake up during the Summer.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Chocola » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:22 am

Motoyama wrote:1500 GMT, Hmm.. that's sounds like a great time to wake up during the Summer.
That is correct...at least, for us Americans, which most of the staff are (if not all). We noticed that no one was on at 1200 GMT, so it's 3 hours that we waste by no one being there. That's why we're moving the times so we wouldn't have to avoid to crisis that most of you didn't know about.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Cecaniah » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:56 am

Bleh...

And when school starts again, I'll have to wait till the next morning to see the results.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Chocola » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:57 pm

Wait, is 3 hours that much of a problem? What time will the results be released where you guys are at?
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Demi. » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:11 pm

That's semiwin. No more staying up until 8a.m. to vote.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by chaosprophet » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:21 pm

it would be midnight here but I don't really need to see the results ad comment asap so no problem with me. :P
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Cecaniah » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:58 pm

Right now, I see them at nine. That gives me atleast an hour before I have to go to bed. With this change, It'll be midnight when they're released.

Also, you have some time error. I'm -4 time zone, so ISML is an hour ahead of what it should be.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by chaosprophet » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:42 pm

Maybe daylight savings are in effect where you live?
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Kairi » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:28 pm

Hmm, with those changes, results would be released at 4AM for me. But it really isn't a problem for me, I can always watch them when I wake up. At least I don't have to stay awake until 1AM anymore, woo.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Chocola » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:57 pm

Hm, so it would be around 11 PM for people in the eastern time zone. I never expected this to be a problem since I go to sleep about midnight to 2 AM. Oh well.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Eater-of-All » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:09 am

Well, now that I think about it, it seems I was overreacting a bit. ^^;

Results are released at 5:00 p.m. PDT for me, which is perfect because it's smack in the middle of my online period. A three hour push would make it 8:00 p.m. PDT, around the time when I go offline. And when I go offline, it'll usually be 20 hours (yeah I'm weird like that) before I come back on in a school day.
Luckily, summer is just around the corner, and will keep me safe until around the end of August. By that time, Diamond will be over and preparations for Double Eliminations will commence. The problem lies here, when the DE begins. Assuming it also follows the 0300 GMT results schedule, that means I will have a 20-hour delay every round before I can see the outcome of matches. This goes up to until the final championship match, in which the day before will mark the end of daylight savings, thus bumping my timer to 7:00 p.m. PST. The extra hour here will solve most of everything.

tl;dr: I will be behind on ISML for 95% of Double Eliminations.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Cecaniah » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:34 pm

Does this time change include Double Eliminations?
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Re: IMPORTANT: Time Changes for Emerald Period

Post by Basaka » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:34 am

綠寶石和鑽石時期的變動如下:
投票時間將會從1500GMT到隔天的1500GMT,而成績與數據將在12小時後(隔天的0300GMT)公布。

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绿宝石和钻石时期的变动如下:
投票时间将会从1500GMT到隔天的1500GMT,而成绩与数据将在12小时后(隔天的0300GMT)公布。
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