The one thing that has always bothered me about Makerlog

Alright I think I have finally pinned down the one thing that has bothered me about Makerlog.

It took me a while to figure it out, but I felt like I was doing a good job of checking in everyday and I WAS. But the way that I guess Makerlog works is probably off of UTC time. So under that time zone you have to get something done everyday. And I get that!

We are all distributed amongst time zones all around the world not to mention what if someone changes time zones. Sounds like a pain.

The one thing that I would change about Makerlog is to put a timer at the top if you haven't logged anything that day. It builds an understanding that you haven't done anything yet, it builds a sense of urgency.

Adding this in would be pretty easy (I think). Here is my thought process.

if(todaysAccomplishments.length === 0){ // display countdown to 12:00am UTC }

Sam B

Agreed.. With anything that implements streaks, it's important that either cutoffs happen at user midnight time OR if UTC, a countdown timer as Walter suggests would be quite helpful indeed!

Josh Manders Staff

Sorry I missed this thread. I agree the UTC time thing is screwy. I'll see if it's possible to implement something in the existing codebase. I just don't want to do too much work on streaks because they are most likely going away in the next version.


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