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Nowi
 
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Mitsuko
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10/9/2015 4:33am
I know this seems like a question I could answer myself

(just figure out time difference & then work out when both online etc)

But I am having exceeding difficulty, and wondering if more experienced members could help me?

I'm 14+hrs ahead ACC time. I am normally on at random times, so I don't have an internet schedule or anything.
Although usually find myself on from 6pm onwards...which is 4am for many people...

I also don't work normal daytime jobs & am a night owl---so will be awake from 10-11am  (my time) onwards.....so I could check here during the day...
but I just don't know...It's not like I can be on the site all the time for people. If I did have some kind of timetable, I guess you could say I am an Uchi character!

Do people just give up trading outside of their time zone?

How much effort is normally involved in Pming back & forth for a time?

Is there an easier way??

I feel like it would be awesome if there was something like the Pokémon bank, where you could drop off items there...and bells & collect when it suits!<<<< Woah...now that's an idea Nintendo!

Any help with making a more efficient system would be appreciated.

I'm terrible at arranging these & just feel overwhelmed and resort to only responding to threads with green "online" symbols next to the OP.... but that is pretty limiting.








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Jarikira
 
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Jari
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1/18 6:52pm
Trading/Wifi is one of the main reasons that the clock on the site shows "ACC time" rather then the time of the person who is using the site. If we had hundreds of people trying to arrange trades/Wifi in the times zones they are in, it would be chaos!

I used to Wifi a lot more than I do now, but I would just take a moment to figure out what times I was available for the next day or two and put those times in the PT, always using ACC time. I'd let the other person pick a time from those. Then you both aren't trying to guess what time the other person is going to be on. It always worked for me.
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Nowi
 
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Mitsuko
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10/9/2015 4:33am
I know about the ACC time!

I guess I just get overwhelmed by the back and forth. i'll have to try simply laying out what suits ME and see if that's a better option.

It's hard to plan anything if you try to be too accommodating!
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Cano
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1/18 3:15pm
I think that generally, 5-12 PM ACC time is the best time for most people (depending on time zone, those are for the US).  noon-6 PM is also good for people in Europe.  For the most part, if you want to trade with Americans or Europeans, you need to be online during those times.  Some people can work outside that, but those are best.

On weekends, the times open up a lot more.  I'd suggest trying to trade on the weekends since you are so far off of ACC time.
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Nowi
 
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10/9/2015 4:33am
Even more interesting if the Mods/Admins had access to when the site actually receives the most traffic?

Surely there would be data on that.
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