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  1. Jun 30, 2008 #1

    Borek

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    Is it possible for date format to be configurable? On many other forums (for example those phpBB based) you may select how you want your date to be displayed. On PF I am forced to month-day-year format, I am used to either D:M:Y or Y:M:D and quite often I have no idea whether I see a five years old post, or something posted two days ago. Perhaps that's of no concern for all those US based, but for at least some of us spread worldwide it is confusing.
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2008 #2

    Kurdt

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    Yes that would be a nice feature, although I've come here so often that I'm fairly used to remembering to read the middle one first. I do remember that it does take a lot of getting used to for the Europeans.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2008 #3

    cristo

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    Yes, it does. I think I'm pretty used to it now, but there are occasions where it baffles me! I also remember when I first came here, it took me a good while to find out how to change time zone, so not only was I thrown by the date, but also that the time was 6 hours out!
     
  5. Jun 30, 2008 #4

    Borek

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    Good to know I am not alone.

    On phpBB you can just enter formatting string of php date() function and that gives full flexibility. For todays and yesterdays post Y & T are OK.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2008 #5

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    That makes sense if it's possible. The one constraint that I know exists is that any change can't add characters to the line, because that messes up the table formatting for the display (that's why we have T and Y for today and yesterday). I don't know if a "simple" switch around of the month/day to day/month is something that can be individually set, but it would make perfect sense to do so (if we can't, maybe Greg can put a word in with the vB developers to request it for future versions).
     
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