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Which time zone does Dr. Jelly use?

Asked by Mimishu1995 (14748points) April 6th, 2014

I know many jellies here are Americans, and I always set the Washington DC’s timezone for Fluther in my mind (which is roughly 23 hours slower than where I am). But it turns out that my speculation seems to be wrong. And I usually end up being the only one online here! And I’m sick of it.

So, I need a set timezone of Fluther, to save myself from wasting time playing alone and waiting for you jellies to show up. I’ll start with Dr. Jelly’s timezone. Which timezone does Dr. Jelly use?

Also, can you jellies tell me your timezone?

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zenvelo's avatar

I’m on Pacific Time; I am in California.

You can’t be 23 hours ahead of Washington DC, unless you are in the Midwest but a day ahead on a time warp.

Jellies seem to be more active from 6 a.m ET to almost 1 a.m. Pacific Time, which means there is about a two hour lull from the United States. But I posit that there is also a factor of days of the week, holidays, and general weather and season that influence activity.

hearkat's avatar

From what I recall, when the Olympics were in China, they were 12 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone in the USA (New York, Washington, D.C.) – is your time zone in Viet Nam the same as Bejing? Do you adjust your clocks in the summer (what we call Daylight Savings Time)?

Right now, the Eastern Time Zone in the US we are approaching 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, and according to, you are approaching 10:00 a.m. on Monday – so when we are on Daylight Savings Time, you are 11 hours ahead of the Eastern US.

We have users in Europe, that are in-between us in time, and then the rest of the Western Hemisphere is behind us. The Fluther servers are in California on Pacific Time, where it is approaching 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Our Alaska and Hawaii Jellies will be a couple hours behind that.

There are people who keep different sleep schedules, so you can’t always base activity on time zones, either.

Brian1946's avatar

I’m in the Pacific Time Zone, and it’s 8 PM here.

I think we’re 15 hours behind you, depending on whether or when you observe Daylight Savings Time.

filmfann's avatar

I am in the Pacific time zone. I have noticed that I sometimes get lurve for being on the site on days when I hadn’t yet been on, but I had been on around 11pm the night before.
I have also noticed that Friday Nights are very dead here.

talljasperman's avatar

I wonder if you can tell the time from the chat room too?

Mimishu1995's avatar

@zenvelo You can’t be 23 hours ahead of Washington DC
Read @hearkat‘s answer to know why it’s totally possible.

@hearkat I don’t use that Daylight Savings Time. And you’re right, it’s 10:15 a.m here.
So, when do you think is Fluther the most active? Can I use the California time zone?

@Brian1946 I thought it was 10:15 p.m where you live :p

@filmfann Don’t tell me that explains why Fluther seems unsettlingly quiet last Friday… :(

@talljasperman luckily I don’t use the chat room :D

zenvelo's avatar

@Mimishu1995 If you were 23 hours ahead of DC, it would only be 11:25 a.m. in DC, but its 11:25 p.m.

There are only 24 time zones; you can only be 23 hours ahead of another if you are in adjacent time zones and the common boundary is also the date line.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@zenvelo Sorry, miscalculation. It’s 13 hours ahead…

PhiNotPi's avatar

The website currently uses PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).

syz's avatar

EST for me.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

I am in the central time zone, but my body functions mostly as a nocturnal creature. That is why I am sometimes the only one on here with you. I am up and restless when the rest of my country is dreaming.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers So PLAY WITH ME! I’M SO LONELY! ~

Coloma's avatar

Yes. Pacific Daylight time here in CA.
Eastern time is 2–3 hours ahead of western time here in the states, depending on the time of year. Midwestern time zone, not entirely sure.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers @Coloma what time is it where you live now, exactly?

Coloma's avatar

@Mimishu1995 7:55 a.m. exactly.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Coloma Thanks a lot. That’ll be added to my data :p

dxs's avatar

I’m on the east coast of USA. They call it “EST” here I believe.

zenvelo's avatar

@dxs “They” (we) call it Eastern Time, or ET. It’s EST (Eastern Standard Time) from the first Sunday of November until the first Sunday of March.

You’re on EDT now – Eastern Daylight Time.

janbb's avatar

Fluther runs on West Coast time because that’s where it was developed but many Jellies live in the eastern part of the USA so a lot of the activity happens during East Coast daylight and evening hours.

Mimishu1995's avatar

OK! Let sum thing up after a day. Correct me if I’m wrong

Dr. Jelly: 10 hours behind
@Brian1946: 15 hours behind
@Coloma and @GloPro: about 14 hours behind
@Jonesn4burgers: active at night
@dxs and @syz: about 13 hours behind
@Adirondackwannabe: 11 hours behind
Fluther’s active time: from 6 a.m to 1 p.m, tend to die off by 8 p.m (or 11 p.m EST)

OK, so the best time for me to log in will be 7 a.m to 1 p.m (California time), that will be 5 p.m to 10 p.m here.

Brian1946's avatar


According to this world clock, Dr. Jelly, @Coloma, GloPro, and I are now 14 hours behind you.

I’m fairly sure that @janbb, @dxs, @syz, and @PhiNotPi are 11 hours behind you.

Brian1946's avatar


On November 2nd of this year, the former subfluther will become 15 hours behind you, and the latter will become 12 hours behind you.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Thanks for the info @Brian1946

Let’s try again: if the former subfluther is 14 hours behind me and the latter is 11 hours behind, then let’s set the average hours to 13. Then 6 a.m to 1 p.m on Fluther will be 7 p.m to 10 p.m here (I have to log in later than I thought…)

Coloma's avatar

8:02 a.m. here now. More coffee

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Coloma 22:03 here now. Getting ready for bed…

rojo's avatar

Here in Texas, we are still trying to make it into the 21st. Century so we are about 14 years behind most.

Coloma's avatar

@rojo Do you believe in Chupacabras too? lol

rojo's avatar

Believe in? We have them running wild. I have set traps for them but them little buggers are wily.

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