Talk:Coordinated Universal Time

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Kill sub-section on "Daylight saving time" ?[edit]

The sub-section on DST (which should hyphenate daylight-saving) seems entirely irrelevant and misplaced. At best one might mention DST, in the preceding sub-section's discussion of time-zones and how they are expressed relative to UTC: it's something UTC doesn't do; and the examples of other zones expressed in terms of UTC can mention how DST affects a zone's offset from UTC. It does not warrant a section of its own, on this page. 84.212.163.209 (talk) Eddy

Semi-protected edit request on 10 April 2020[edit]

The opening paragragh is non-factual. There is a technical difference between UTC and GMT. According to TimeandDate.com "GMT is a time zone officially used in some European and African countries. The time can be displayed using both the 24-hour format (0 - 24) or the 12-hour format (1 - 12 am/pm). UTC is not a time zone, but a time standard that is the basis for civil time and time zones worldwide. This means that no country or territory officially uses UTC as a local time." TheeFactChecker (talk) 12:41, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

"In Some Countries GMT is used", should be removed as it is irelevant. Or rather it should say "GMT is not to be confused with UTC as GMT refers to a time zone, whereas UTC is the universal time standard."

Not done. GMT means many different things, some of which are contradictory. I would certainly not state "GMT refers to a time zone". Indeed, I consider it undefined. Jc3s5h (talk) 19:55, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

GMT specifically refers to Greenwich Mean Time, and it only referes to that, nothing else. This encyclopedia is useless, filled with errors, inconsistencies, and secular left leaning bias. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2a00:23c8:6f80:5b00:8050:9d6e:6655:fd70 ( talk) 14:18, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Change Article Title to Universal Time Coordinate[edit]

UTC stands for "Universal Time Coordinate", so article title should reflect this. "Coordinated Universal Time", the current article title, is misleading as there is no "coordination" going on. Furthermore, "Coordinated Universal Time" is redundant, as you can not have "Un-coordinated Universal Time". These are the reasons the accronym is UTC and not CUT. 181.12.64.53 (talk) 21:11, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

The assertion is simply false, as attested by the many reliable sources cited in the article. I warn anyone that attempts to carry this through that adverse action by administrators is likely to result. Jc3s5h (talk) 21:37, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
You have failed to address the argument presented. Also threats are bad form. 181.12.69.104 (talk) 00:40, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
I think the section on Etymology explains why it isn't and shouldn't be "Universal Time Coordinate". It is not up to Wikipedia to lead the way trying to get people to start using a new name for something that has a current name people all use and know. With regards to the threats, yes, perhaps your suggestion could have been handled better and not within WP:DBN guidelines. Thank you for coming to the Talk page with the suggestion, but until people stop using "Coordinated Universal Time" it'll remain the same. ~ Ablaze (talk) 05:18, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

Units for UTC[edit]

Unit for UTC during leap seconds is zero time. Second SI is unit only between leap seconds. With regards and friendship, Georges Theodosiou the straw man Georges T. (talk) 11:15, 26 August 2020 (UTC)