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    Ausrufezeichen Homepage Date Format

    Please change the date format for the homepage. It is now using the european format in which the day is before the month such as 22.10.2005. For users not used to this system, this can be confusing. If you change this to 10/22/2005, everyone will recognize it very easily. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tianclair
    Please change the date format for the homepage. It is now using the european format in which the day is before the month such as 22.10.2005. For users not used to this system, this can be confusing. If you change this to 10/22/2005, everyone will recognize it very easily. Thanks
    Well that is confusing for Europeans like me which are
    btw a lot more people than americans HARHAR

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    A better thing that using only american standards ( which are not so standards, see their mesure system... ), a good thing would be to give the user an option for the date format.
    Last edited by Kinlaadare : 23.10.2005 at 19:41
    Carpe diem

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    Default Well, getting cheeky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenhawk
    Well that is confusing for Europeans like me which are
    btw a lot more people than americans HARHAR
    Perhaps an option to select Time/date format would be a better suggestion than being offensive? I take it that you're not a diplomat?

    No offense to anyone intended as this is a site for posting suggestions, not starting a political discussion or being offensive.

    As allways,
    Grumpy

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    Can we also add avatars and use smilies?
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    Grumpy Troll

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    Smilies run... quite well
    If you want an avatar you'll need to deserve it
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    I have to agree on this one, allow the user to option to have the time displayed automatically - unless this causes massive processing slowdown on the server's part.

    I myself prefer to use the php date function 'r' as it is verbose in its display of the date.

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    Default hmmm

    whats so confusing... day then month then year?? but the us way is month day then year?? please... get a grip

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    Quote Originally Posted by tianclair
    If you change this to 10/22/2005, everyone will recognize it very easily. Thanks
    ROFL!

    Anyway, the one and only format easy for everyone is "year/month/day". The one that makes most sense is the current one ("day/month/year"), and "month/day/year" is confusing as hell, since it puts the smallest of the three measurements of time (day) in the middle.
    To contact me privately, pray. I might answer.

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    Yes, isn't US the only county to use that backwards kind of date format(and other old kind of measurements)? But anyway to be more polite it might be a good idea to enable that PHP-type of user customisable date format. Quite many forums use that so the users can set the date format to anything they please.

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    I am not sure about *only* but definitely in the vast minority (of maybe like 4 countries) :P

    and I live in the US - but then again, after the monkey they elected to the White House what can ya expect?

    Anyway, support for user - configurable date would be a beneficial thing - I prefer my Date format as above, but if I had my own choice and could do it it would be as follows:

    Code:
    {DayofWeek}, {Date} {Month} {4 digit Year} @ {2 digit 24H}:{2 digit Min}:{2 digit Sec} {TimeZone} ({GMT Offset} GMT)
    Obviously all of the items in {} are the functions, and everything not in {} are my own additions to make it more readable / aesthetically pleasing (to me).

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