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I discovered that the system message MediaWiki:Perfcachedts, used on pages such as Special:WantedPages, is affected by the time-zone offset in personal preferences. Does anyone know whether there is a way to make it show a timezone-independent timestamp (UTC preferably)? --BryghtShadow 07:34, February 26, 2012 (UTC)

I doubt there is a reliable way. The time appears to be generated by MediaWiki engine PHP. I suppose you could write an extension that would override the time and show UTC, but that is clearly not a simple way. I'm assuming by "is there a way" you meant relatively simple.
If this only for your personal viewing, you could re-write the time with Javascript based on your known offset from UTC, but again, not simple.-- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 29 Feb 2012 6:09 PM Pacific