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Displaying time in 24h format?

  1. Aug 25, 2008 #1

    Borek

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    Is it possible to display time in 24h format? I have a feeling it was possible before I left for vacations, but I can be wrong.

    24h format plus dd.mm.yyyy please :wink:
     
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  3. Aug 25, 2008 #2
    blah, I changed it to 24h and everyone whined, now I set it back... can't please everyone :cry:
     
  4. Aug 25, 2008 #3
    Problem is the culture difference, Borek, between both sides of the atlantic, also mm.dd.yyyy. Somebody will always be confused.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2008 #4

    Evo

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    The majority of users, I believe, are in the US.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2008 #5

    Borek

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    Does it have to be identical for all forum members? I know that phpBB & SMF allow per user configuration of date & time formats. I will take care about my cultural habits by myself, just give me the opportunity :wink:
     
  7. Aug 25, 2008 #6

    Borek

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    Hah, this is exactly why Americans are not liked in many places - they don't understand that others can be different :devil:
     
  8. Aug 25, 2008 #7

    Evo

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    :smile: We understand and agree that everyone needs to get on board with our standards. :tongue2:
     
  9. Sep 3, 2008 #8

    DrGreg

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    Joking aside, the date format is quite irritating to those of us outside the U.S.. Decades of experience allow me understand "dd/mm/yy" instantly, but I have to think for a few seconds when I see "mm.dd.yy".

    Wouldn't the best solution be an unambiguous format such as "03-Sep-2008"?
     
  10. Sep 3, 2008 #9

    Gokul43201

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    Not according to this: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=252402

    Two American tourists, Billy Ray and Bobby Joe (let's say), are shipwrecked and find themselves washed ashore on a remote Polynesian island. After scouting around they discover two things: they are likely stuck on the island for weeks or even years, and the natives spoke a strange and difficult language. A nervous Billy confides to Bobby, "Bobby Joe, this is gonna be hard ... real hard. We're gonna have to teach all these here folk how to speak English."
     
  11. Sep 3, 2008 #10

    Evo

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    I wonder what the real percentage is, I believe there is a website that showed where people were hitting the forum from and the majority then was the US.

    So true, hard to believe there are still places that don't speak English. :wink: Hey, English is not my first language, btw. I spoke French before learning English.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2008 #11

    Defennder

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    Greg provided these statistics in the Library article on the history of physicsforums.

    Looks like some changes have been made to the date/time display format. Old posts are time-stamped like this:
    Aug 26th, 08, 04:51 AM
     
  13. Sep 4, 2008 #12

    cristo

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    I like the date format change. Thanks Greg.
     
  14. Sep 4, 2008 #13

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    The new date format looks weird and will take some getting use to, but given our international usership this is an excellent compromise.
     
  15. Sep 4, 2008 #14
    http://www.quantcast.com/physicsforums.com/geo
    weird statistics. It is strange how they come up Demographics, Business etc.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2008 #15

    Defennder

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    Ok, now the date display format looks odd, there's supposed to be a space between the month and the day, right? This is how it looks now:
    Aug29-08, 07:54 AM
     
  17. Sep 5, 2008 #16

    Evo

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    I believe Greg said it was a space issue, if I am remembering correctly.
     
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