Date format for threads & posts

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  1. Geejay

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    Hi,

    Just wondered if there was any way I could change the way the date format shows up for threads & posts from US to European, ie from mm/dd/yy to dd/mm/yy.

    I appreciate this is a US forum, and it's not really a major issue for me, however it would just make it a bit easier to intuitively see when something was posted rather than have to do a mental conversion!

    Cheers...
     

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  2. Phases

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    Hey! :)

    Hmm, I've not yet been asked that question before, to be honest. I don't see any options for it that jump out at me, but that's not to say I'm not missing it myself. Will look around..
     
  3. Geejay

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    Thanks, appreciate it. I had a bit of a reccy myself, including thread display options in User CP, but like you say nothing jumps out
     
  4. ssar

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    It appears to either have been disabled in these forums or not an option. Though I believe more likely the former as I'm sure I have seen it in other vBulletin forums before.

    It'd be much better to have this date format change option for each user as they wish - please activate it if possible.
     
  5. Phases

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    It may be a plugin, I can't find anything allowing it to be customized on a per user basis, only global.

    Course, I've got quite the cold right now and my patience is thin so perhaps I've missed it again, but I just went though all the options I could find on it..
     
  6. SUroot

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  7. Phases

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    That's an unsupported version for a version of VB we don't use - but yes I believe it is.

    We use 3.8.6 - do ya see that one? I don't mind you looking for me. :)
     
  8. SUroot

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    It does work on 3.8 apparently:

    vBulletin.org Forum - View Single Post - User Defined Date & Time Format Display


    I cannot find anything supported. Its a hack granted :)
     
  9. Phases

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    Rob will not install unsupported plug-ins unless we find it necessary.

    I will try but historically it doesn't happen. Maybe now that we have a dedicated developer guy he'd be more open to it.

    I will try, but it won't be now. This weekend probably at the very earliest.
     
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    Maybe the developer could reverse engineer it ;)
     
  11. Phases

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    This will remain on the to-do list, but has been moved to 'on hold'.
     
  12. bind00

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    Agreed. It's quite counter-intuitive for us Europeans. And if the day is 12th or less you don't even realise you need to do a conversion.

    I wonder if the long format (dd-mmm-yyyy) could be used globally so that everyone gets it immediately. It's used for the user join dates.

    Thanks.
     
  13. Phases

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    We'll try it out..
     
  14. Xyro

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    I'm really surprised this isn't something built into V Bulletin by default.
     
  15. Frisco

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    As a user configuration choice here, that would be cool.
     
  16. Geejay

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    And lo, it came to pass. Thanks guys, that's much easier on the eye for us Europeans. I hope it doesn't piss anyone off though.
     
  17. bluenova

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    Phases, I think this is great for us non-US members. Is it possible to abbreviate the months though, i.e. Aug or AUG instead of August as they now take up a fair amount of screen-estate?
     
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