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Hitspinner
1/27/2013 3:54:44 PM


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Missed deadline

Okay, this is the second time I stayed up all night to get the entry in by 3 pm only to read I was too late. When did the entry time change and what time do these things have to be entered? For a long time the entry time was 3PM. I thought the first entry was just some sort of glitch but it seems the entry time has been altered.

[Edited by 'Hitspinner' on 1/27/2013 4:27:23 PM]
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pegleg
Independents
1/27/2013 7:32:51 PM


Status: Presidential Chief of Staff
Always been about 6 PM in my neck of the woods, (Florida)...but I have noticed the countdown isn't very accurate. I've seen in go from 2 hours left , to contest over in a matter of minutes.
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AzureSky
Independents
1/27/2013 9:46:08 PM


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I have my computer clock set to New York time. At the moment FN is 2 minutes slow!
Worst time is when the clocks change. In UK they go forward last Sunday of the month in spring. In Fall/Autumn they go back on the last Sunday of October.
I have no idea when New York time changes.
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NewsMaster
Independents
1/30/2013 7:06:27 AM


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The submission deadlines are at 5 pm FN time, which is EST time (same time as New York area).
The front page is not always accurate since it uses a cached version of the page which is updates once an hour. So, you re always better off going to the contest page directly and checking the remaining submission time there. One thing to note though is - the countdown to deadline is shown in rounded integer hours, until it goes into the final hour - then the countdown switches to minutes. So, it may show 2 hours remaining, while in fact it may be 1 hour 2 minutes. Then in 3 minutes you will see it shows 59 minutes remaining. One might thing it was a bug but it has to do with integer rounding to the highest integer (until the last hour when it shows minutes)
Better yet, calculate know that the deadlines are always at 6PM EST, and check what time it is in your timezone
Happy Chopping!

Oh, and please re-submit this chop in the current Freak Show contest then!
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Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

AzureSky
Independents
1/31/2013 11:05:46 PM


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On 1/30/2013 7:06:27 AM, NewsMaster said:
The submission deadlines are at 5 pm FN time, which is EST time (same time as New York area).

Better yet, calculate know that the deadlines are always at 6PM EST, and check what time it is in your timezone



So is it 5pm EST or 6pm EST and do you change to summer time?

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NewsMaster
Independents
2/1/2013 3:53:13 AM


Status: Commander in Chief
5PM EST, and yes we do change to summer time.
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Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

Hitspinner
Independents
2/3/2013 1:35:06 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
Dang, I forgot I posted here. It's a bitch getting old. Okay, then 2:00 PM west coast time it is. I swear to God it used to be 3:00 PM out here. I set my whole life to run on that schedule when I was furriously chopping here hahahahha.
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AzureSky
Independents
2/5/2013 6:43:52 PM


Status: Commander in Chief

On 2/3/2013 1:35:06 PM, Hitspinner said:
Dang, I forgot I posted here. It's a bitch getting old. Okay, then 2:00 PM west coast time it is. I swear to God it used to be 3:00 PM out here. I set my whole life to run on that schedule when I was furriously chopping here hahahahha.



Let's hope Newsy lets us know when NY Summer Time starts and ends.

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Hitspinner
Independents
2/6/2013 4:28:10 PM


Status: Commander in Chief

On 2/5/2013 6:43:52 PM, AzureSky said:

On 2/3/2013 1:35:06 PM, Hitspinner said:
Dang, I forgot I posted here. It's a bitch getting old. Okay, then 2:00 PM west coast time it is. I swear to God it used to be 3:00 PM out here. I set my whole life to run on that schedule when I was furriously chopping here hahahahha.



Let's hope Newsy lets us know when NY Summer Time starts and ends.



Bwhahahah....yes

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