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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by Geejay, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Geejay

    Geejay Newbie
    Thread Starter


    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!


  2. Phases


    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

    Geejay Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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

    ssar Newbie

    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


    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. Phases


    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. :)
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    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 :)
  8. Phases


    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.
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Maybe the developer could reverse engineer it ;)
  10. Phases


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

    bind00 Member

    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.

  12. Phases


    We'll try it out..
  13. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

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

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

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

    Geejay Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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.
  16. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer

    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?
    woop likes this.

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