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there is a place for solar mean time on List of tz database time zones table[edit]

There is a site called ( where you can get solar mean time for the tz database table. I thought it will be a great addition to the table so people can see or calculate time difference before standard time existed.

Example of how the table looks like after the figures are inserted.

CC Coordinates TZ Comments UTC offset UTC offset DST Solar mean time Notes
US +611305-1495401 America/Anchorage Alaska Time −09:00 −08:00 -09:59:36h
US +581807-1342511 America/Juneau Alaska Time - Alaska panhandle −09:00 −08:00 -08:57:41h
US +571035-1351807 America/Sitka Alaska Time - southeast Alaska panhandle −09:00 −08:00 -09:01:13h
US +593249-1394338 America/Yakutat Alaska Time - Alaska panhandle neck −09:00 −08:00 -09:18:55h
US +643004-1652423 America/Nome Alaska Time - west Alaska −09:00 −08:00 -11:01:38h
US +515248-1763929 America/Adak Aleutian Islands −10:00 −09:00 -11:46:38h
US +550737-1313435 America/Metlakatla Metlakatla Time - Annette Island −08:00 −08:00 -08:46:18h (talk) 13:13 20 January 2014 (UTC) 8:13am 1/20/2014 EST.

Time in U.S. States[edit]

Some U.S. states, especially Indiana, have interesting time zone status and history, and we have good articles on those. Other states, such as Massachusetts, are fairly boring and there is no article. I propose that for such states, we create redirects to articles on their time zones. Matchups 20:06, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

Web tools, to replace the ones at tools:~alexz/pop, will become available over the next few weeks at toollabs:popularpages. All of the historical data (back to July 2009 for some projects) has been copied over. The tool to view historical data is currently partially available (assessment data and a few projects may not be available at the moment). The tool to add new projects to the bot's list is also available now (editing the configuration of current projects coming soon). Unlike the previous tool, all changes will be effective immediately. OAuth is used to authenticate users, allowing only regular users to make changes to prevent abuse. A visible history of configuration additions and changes is coming soon. Once tools become fully available, their toolserver versions will redirect to Labs.

If you have any questions, want to report any bugs, or there are any features you would like to see that aren't currently available on the Toolserver tools, see the updated FAQ or contact me on my talk page. Mr.Z-bot (talk) (for Mr.Z-man) 05:31, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Igbo (and Youruba) calendars[edit]

I would like to find a reliable source about these and any other African calendars, particularly 4 day week ones.

At the moment I can find little about the "extra day", it takes a day of the week, but it's not clear which month it comes after (or in). The same is true for leap-days, I'm certain the Yoruba calendar has one, since it always starts on 3 June, but not clear where it sits (ie. in or after a month, and if so, which month), and if it follows the Gregorian calendar accurately.

The Nri-Igbo year starts 18 February in Igboland but in other communities it may be a different date. The Igobo days of the week vary from place to place (equivalent to it being Tuesday in London, and Wednesday in Paris) and the names may vary as well.

Any help appreciated. All the best, Rich Farmbrough, 00:56, 5 April 2014 (UTC).

New article[edit]

I created a stub at Yesterday (time), improvements and corrections are welcome. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:27, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Moderately confused -- where does content on the history of day-to-day time keeping go in this project?[edit]

I found content concerning how solar time was used in the United States prior to time standardization. Since no other article seemed to discuss this content, I added it to this article on Local mean time. Out of curiosity, was there some sort of decision over the years that this project has existed as to why the history of time keeping (for lack of a better phrase) either has had no article or has no content that I've seen within the half dozen or so articles I've looked through within this project, including the main article, time? Leaving a message here, in case I missed something and/or I'm way off base. Wikipedia is a big place, and I usually stay at home in the meteorology project. Thegreatdr (talk) 18:27, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Relevant RfC:[edit]

Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#RFC:_Naming_of_one_and_two_digit_numbers_and_years PamD 14:21, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

British Summer Time and Western European Summer Time[edit]

I have proposed merging British Summer Time to Time in the United Kingdom and redirecting British Summer Time to Western European Summer Time. The discussion could have implications on how time zones are treated on Wikipedia i.e. should there be separate articles on Portuguese, Irish and British summer times or a single one; bearing in mind that the rules used to be different but are not harmonised.

The discussion is at Talk:British Summer Time#Merge to Time in the United Kingdom. — Blue-Haired Lawyer t 16:13, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

RFC related to ISO 8601[edit]

Members of this WikiProject may wish to comment on the RFC Talk:ISO 8601#RFC: Does ISO 8601 use the Gregorian calendar? Jc3s5h (talk) 23:53, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Merger/redirect proposal[edit]

As it is in the scope of your project, I thought I would inform you of the proposed merger of Apparent sun into Solar time. Discussion can be found here. Cheers, Primefac (talk) 21:24, 1 September 2014 (UTC)