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22 Post subject: Forum Post Date-Time Display Format  PostPosted: 18.04.2011, 23:30



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Perhaps I'm just missing the obvious, but is there a way that I can change the way the date and time is displayed for posts?

What I see is "dd-mm-yyyy, hh:mm". What I would like to see is "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm" but do not see this as an option. Perhaps it is not an option but the "dd-mm-yyyy" date format is not intuitive to me.


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Post subject: RE: Forum Post Date-Time Display Format  PostPosted: 19.04.2011, 07:40
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Sorry, there is no option for a personal time format setting yet. However, I will see if we can add this feature with the next major upgrade of the forum module. I will also check if your proposed format can become default, as it is better understud world-wide.
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Post subject: RE: Forum Post Date-Time Display Format  PostPosted: 19.04.2011, 14:24



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Sounds good, as some people in USA/Canada get confused by the European date format. A custom personal preferences setting for the date/time format would be a great addition to the user control panel.
 
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Post subject: Re: RE: Forum Post Date-Time Display Format  PostPosted: 19.04.2011, 19:07



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      DeepDayze wrote:
Sounds good, as some people in USA/Canada get confused by the European date format. A custom personal preferences setting for the date/time format would be a great addition to the user control panel.


As the internet is effectively a 'global forum', I also think it's a great idea to provide folks with 'date/time' format options that are 'sensitive' to local conventions.

      slam wrote:
Sorry, there is no option for a personal time format setting yet. However, I will see if we can add this feature with the next major upgrade of the forum module. I will also check if your proposed format can become default, as it is better understud world-wide.
Greetings,
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Good to hear, I'm all for providing people with choice.

Though (dare I say it), as an Australian where the UK/European date time format is utilised, I'm curious as to the accuracy of the suggestion that the date/time format used in the States & Canada is "better understood world wide".

Perhaps, 'better understood by a significant proportion of the Internet community'.

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Forum Post Date-Time Display Format  PostPosted: 19.04.2011, 19:48



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What I meant is an option to show the date/time in the format you choose..only to YOU not the whole board.
 
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      DeepDayze wrote:
What I meant is an option to show the date/time in the format you choose..only to YOU not the whole board.


I understood you entirely, and I agree with you.

I'm not sure where the confusion came from, perhaps if I word it differently.

The Internet is a global forum, the aptosid forum has a global membership, and therefore it makes sense to provide individual users an option to select a date / time format that suits their local needs, or if you like their location on the globe, (country).

I hope that clears things up.

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Thanks slam! (and all; seriously).

(Not so seriously): How about a Roman numeral format. (Crazy day.)


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      merlyn wrote:
      DeepDayze wrote:
What I meant is an option to show the date/time in the format you choose..only to YOU not the whole board.


I understood you entirely, and I agree with you.

I'm not sure where the confusion came from, perhaps if I word it differently.

The Internet is a global forum, the aptosid forum has a global membership, and therefore it makes sense to provide individual users an option to select a date / time format that suits their local needs, or if you like their location on the globe, (country).

I hope that clears things up.

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Ahh no worries...I'm from USA and sometimes confusion crops up, lol
 
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I am thinking about making YYYY-MM-DD, HH:MM default, which should be understandable everywhere. Any comments/suggestions?
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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Forum Post Date-Time Display Format  PostPosted: 20.04.2011, 09:51



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      slam wrote:
I am thinking about making YYYY-MM-DD, HH:MM default, which should be understandable everywhere. Any comments/suggestions?
Greetings,
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No problems here, providing those of us who are comfortable with the current date / time format DD-MM-YYYY, HH:MM have the option to select it.

While it hasn't been mentioned specifically, I'm happy with the time being displayed in 24 Hr clock 'mode'.

There may be some people who like the AM / PM method.

BTW. I've just noticed that the "Joined" date is displayed YYYY-MM-DD, little wonder that some folks find this confusing.
 
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28 Post subject:   PostPosted: 20.04.2011, 11:52



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Since this is an international forum, then like the OP I'd choose the International Date Format (ISO 8601) - unambiguous, computer-sortable and logical: years-months-days hours:minutes[:seconds][:milliseconds].

http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/iso-date

Either that or the Roman numerals already mentioned... Laughing

I'm from England and apologise for our wacky date format Embarassed


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I already changed the format to yyyy-mm-dd for the entire CMS system (as you e.g. can see at the "News" pages, or the "Joined" date), but am still digging for the (somewhere hardcoded) format change for post dates.
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Thanks for this. I don't get "confused" by the European format, but it takes an extra second or so for my brain to decode it and register it.
 
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The problem is when both date and month are <= 12.

Technically I see YYYY/MM/DD and HR(24HR FORMAT)/MIN as the correct format that should be followed- It is a logical
sequence.

The Americans reversed everything to satisfy their ego. Right-side drive (Left Side driver), switches ON upwards.
Even we have different gallons.

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      dpt wrote:


The Americans reversed everything to satisfy their ego. Right-side drive (Left Side driver), switches ON upwards.
Even we have different gallons.



Actually is has nothing to do with ego, it is about safety, driving on the left kills

** Most ** countries switched long time ago

About a third of the world drives on the left, and the countries that do are mostly old British colonies

countries that still drive on the left

As it turns out, some 4 billion people drive right, and 2 billion drive left. So roughly a third of the world drives on the left


List of left-driving countries

The following is a list of countries of the world whose inhabitants drive on the left-hand side of the road. Most of the drivers of these countries use right-hand-drive vehicles.

1. Anguilla
2. Antigua and Barbuda
3. Australia
4. Bahamas
5. Bangladesh
6. Barbados
7. Bermuda
8. Bhutan
9. Botswana
10. Brunei
11. Cayman Islands
12. Christmas Island (Australia)
13. Cook Islands
14. Cyprus
15. Dominica
16. East Timor
17. Falkland Islands
18. Fiji
19. Grenada
20. Guernsey (Channel Islands)
21. Guyana
22. Hong Kong
23. India
24. Indonesia
25. Ireland
26. Isle of Man
27. Jamaica
28. Japan
29. Jersey (Channel Islands)
30. Kenya
31. Kiribati
32. Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)
33. Lesotho
34. Macau
35. Malawi
36. Malaysia
37. Maldives
38. Malta
39. Mauritius
40. Montserrat
41. Mozambique
42. Namibia
43. Nauru
44. Nepal
45. New Zealand
46. Niue
47. Norfolk Island (Australia)
48. Pakistan
49. Papua New Guinea
50. Pitcairn Islands (Britain)
51. Saint Helena
52. Saint Kitts and Nevis
53. Saint Lucia
54. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
55. Samoa
56. Seychelles
57. Singapore
58. Solomon Islands
59. South Africa
60. Sri Lanka
61. Suriname
62. Swaziland
63. Tanzania
64. Thailand
65. Tokelau (New Zealand)
66. Tonga
67. Trinidad and Tobago
68. Turks and Caicos Islands
69. Tuvalu
70. Uganda
71. United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)
72. Virgin Islands (British)
73. Virgin Islands (US)
74. Zambia
75. Zimbabwe



List of right-driving countries

The following is a list of countries of the world whose inhabitants drive on the right-hand side of the road. Most of the drivers of these countries use left-hand-drive vehicles.

1. Afghanistan
2. Albania
3. Algeria
4. American Samoa
5. Andorra
6. Angola
7. Argentina
8. Armenia
9. Aruba
10. Austria
11. Azerbaijan
12. Bahrain
13. Belarus
14. Belgium
15. Belize
16. Benin
17. Bolivia
18. Bosnia and Herzegovina
19. Brazil
20. British Indian Ocean Territory (Diego García)
21. Bulgaria
22. Burkina Faso
23. Burundi
24. Cambodia
25. Cameroon
26. Canada
27. Cape Verde
28. Central African Republic
29. Chad
30. Chile
31. China, People's Republic of (Mainland China)
32. Colombia
33. Comoros
34. Congo
35. Congo (former Republic of Zaire)
36. Costa Rica
37. Croatia
38. Cuba
39. Czech Republic
40. Denmark
41. Djibouti
42. Dominican Republic
43. Ecuador
44. Egypt
45. El Salvador
46. Equatorial Guinea
47. Eritrea
48. Estonia
49. Ethiopia
50. Faroe Islands (Denmark)
51. Finland
52. France
53. French Guiana
54. French Polynesia
55. Gabon
56. Gambia, The
57. Gaza Strip
58. Georgia
59. Germany
60. Ghana
61. Gibraltar
62. Greece
63. Greenland
64. Guadeloupe (French West Indies)
65. Guam
66. Guatemala
67. Guinea
68. Guinea-Bissau
69. Haiti
70. Honduras
71. Hungary
72. Iceland
73. Iran
74. Iraq
75. Israel
76. Italy
77. Ivory Coast
78. Jordan
79. Kazakhstan
80. Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North Korea)
81. Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
82. Kuwait
83. Kyrgyzstan
84. Laos
85. Latvia
86. Lebanon
87. Liberia
88. Libya
89. Liechtenstein
90. Lithuania
91. Luxembourg
92. Macedonia
93. Madagascar
94. Mali
95. Marshall Islands
96. Martinique (French West Indies)
97. Mauritania
98. Mayotte (France)
99. Mexico
100. Micronesia, Federated States of
101. Midway Islands (USA)
102. Moldova
103. Monaco
104. Mongolia
105. Morocco
106. Myanmar (formerly Burma)
107. Netherlands
108. Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, Saba)
109. New Caledonia
110. Nicaragua
111. Niger
112. Nigeria
113. Northern Mariana Islands
114. Norway
115. Oman
116. Palau
117. Panama
118. Paraguay
119. Peru
120. Philippines
121. Poland
122. Portugal
123. Puerto Rico
124. Qatar
125. Réunion
126. Romania
127. Russia
128. Rwanda
129. Saint Barthélemy (French West Indies)
130. Saint Martin (French West Indies)
131. Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
132. San Marino
133. Sao Tome e Principe
134. Saudi Arabia
135. Senegal
136. Serbia and Montenegro
137. Sierra Leone
138. Slovakia
139. Slovenia
140. Somalia
141. Spain
142. Sudan
143. Svalbard (Norway)
144. Sweden
145. Switzerland
146. Syria
147. Taiwan
148. Tajikistan
149. Togo
150. Tunisia
151. Turkey
152. Turkmenistan
153. Ukraine
154. United Arab Emirates
155. United States
156. Uruguay
157. Uzbekistan
158. Vanuatu
159. Venezuela
160. Vietnam
161. Wake Island (USA)
162. Wallis and Futuna Islands (France)
163. West Bank
164. Western Sahara
165. Yemen

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