Date Format In LAST POST Column

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Date Format In LAST POST Column

Unread post by van p » 2019-06-10, 03:49

The date format used to be like Sun Jun 09, 2019. When the forum migrated something changed. I'm just now realizing that I get the format just described (which I want) only when I'm logged in to the forum. When not logged in I see like 2019-06-09. What's goin' on? Can this be 'fixed?' Thanks.
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Re: Date Format In LAST POST Column

Unread post by Giraffe » 2019-06-10, 07:57

Click on your User Name (top right), select User Control Panel - Board Preferences. In Date Format at the bottom choose your preferred format, click on Submit. Go back to the Forum and refresh the page.
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Re: Date Format In LAST POST Column

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-06-10, 09:45

When not logged in, the date format is set to international (ISO) format yyyy-mm-dd.
If you want personalized dates, make sure you log in.

This was done to provide as little confusion as possible for visitors who do not use English and/or do not use a month-day-year date ordering (i.e. everyone but the USA)
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Re: Date Format In LAST POST Column

Unread post by van p » 2019-06-10, 13:51

Giraffe, the date format is and always has been set the same, the way I want it. Thanks.

Thanks, Moonchild. Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but if that's it, that's it.
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Re: Date Format In LAST POST Column

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-06-10, 14:05

van p wrote:
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Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but if that's it, that's it.
Yeah, unfortunately for you it just means you'll have to log in or remain logged in.
With a pretty strong increase in non-US users of the browser, using an international date format for guest visitors seemed to me like the best choice.
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Re: Date Format In LAST POST Column

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-06-10, 18:36

I am good with either ISO or US date format. Indeed, I prefer ISO my self because it just isn't ambiguous.

MM-DD-YYYY and DD-MM-YYYY both can be easily confused half the month every month. So YYYY-MM-DD is always good. Also nice for file sorting even for http auto index and bash where there aren't lots of special cases in a system for natural sorting routines.
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Unread post by F22 Simpilot » 2019-06-10, 18:51

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Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-06-10, 20:34

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Re: Date Format In LAST POST Column

Unread post by F22 Simpilot » 2019-06-11, 02:26

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