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When in chat, time is displayed in a localized format. This is nice - I know what time it is where I am. When looking at transcripts, though, the site displays them in system time. This is not very nice - math is hard. Seemingly every other timestamp on the SE network is displayed localized, I would love it if transcripts were too.

I understand that it displays a "quick jump" list to jump to any part of that day's transcript (in system time). It may be a bit tricky to implement that in a clean way, but even just localizing that and having it "wrap around" midnight I think would be more friendly than not localizing transcripts at all.

Transcripts not localized

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    "Seemingly every other timestamp on the SE network is displayed localized" -- uhm, no. Only the in-chat timestamps are, and the event dates on chat room schedule pages. – balpha Apr 10 '13 at 15:35
  • @balpha I had thought that the displayed timestamps on questions and answers were too and their tooltips were displayed in system time. Looking at it, though, you seem to be right - both are system time. Even still, the discrepancy in chat timestamps is inconsistent at best. – Dave McClelland Apr 10 '13 at 15:43

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