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Old 29-01-2014, 07:30   #1
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Question Change Date Format?

Hi, Dates show numerically on posts as 31-01-14 for example.
I'd prefer 01-31-14 (month-date-year). Can I set it that way?
Thank you.
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Old 29-01-2014, 07:58   #2
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Re: Change Date Format?

Isn't this an international forum?

Or does the entire world have to follow Myanmar and USA with the old system?
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Old 29-01-2014, 08:17   #3
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Re: Change Date Format?

The correct date format is day: month : year

Date format by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The only places that have 01:31:14 are..... Ummmmmmmmmm Jimbo, where d'ya get myanmar??

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Myanmar YMD DMY YMD for Burmese calendar. DMY for Gregorian or Julian calendar.
Cheats! They use both!

Even the USA is using DMY!

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When filling in the Form I-94 cards and new customs declaration cards used for people entering the U.S., passengers are requested to write pertinent dates in the numeric "dd mm yy" format. Visas and passports issued by the U.S. State Department also use this form

The United States military uses a day month year format.[2][3][4]


The Department of State and the Department of Defense timestamp their reports and messages with text date-time groups formatted as DDHHMMZ MMM YY, where DD represents 2-digit day of the month, HHMMZ is 24-hour "Zulu time" (in GMT/UTC), MMM is abbreviated month and YY are the last two digits of the year. For example, 091630Z JUL 11 represents 16:30 UTC on 9 July 2011.

Date and time notation in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


I think you're gunna have to change, Jack
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Re: Change Date Format?

The guy asked a simple question and actually neither of you have answered it, even while lecturing on why he shouldn't want to change.

So to the OP, I don't believe the forum has the capability of an individual selecting the date format. That is only done at the global level.
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Re: Change Date Format?

Yep, that is what we implied. Thanks for making it clear!
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The guy asked a simple question and actually neither of you have answered it, even while lecturing on why he shouldn't want to change.

So to the OP, I don't believe the forum has the capability of an individual selecting the date format. That is only done at the global level.
Thank you sir, for having the reading comprehension level to understand,
that I was asking if I can make a setting selection, that every other forum
on which I participate has...
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To BandB,

Also, thank you for answering my question about the setting options available.
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I need reading glasses
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Old 29-01-2014, 19:19   #9
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Also, thank you for answering my question about the setting options available.
Just confirming that it is not possible to change this display on a member by member basis.... you are not the first to make the request, but given the international nature of the board we've opted for the current display.
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We will convert to metric time soon - 10 hours in a day. That will confuse some!
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We will convert to metric time soon - 10 hours in a day. That will confuse some!
Its already started with battery capacities. Amp Hours are given in 10 and 20 hour loads/ use,
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Old 30-01-2014, 09:01   #12
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Re: Change Date Format?

There are bored people on this forum, I know that!
I ask a question about my own, (hoped for) option to
make a setting change and I get flack times two, be-
fore someone politely informs me that this forum
does not afford it's users an option to alter the date
format. Then one of the first characters chimes in again
with a crack.
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Re: Change Date Format?

The international format defined by ISO (ISO 8601) tries to address all these problems by defining a numerical date system as follows: YYYY-MM-DD where

YYYY is the year [all the digits, i.e. 2012]
MM is the month [01 (January) to 12 (December)]
DD is the day [01 to 31]
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Jack, that's oh I label my date labeled files and folders. That way they're easy to get on chronological order by just alphabetizing them.
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Re: Change Date Format?

Is this still true, that the date format can not be changed in the member's individual settings? I've looked and couldn't find it in my "control panel" and most of the threads like this one discussing this lack of a feature are quite old.

I understand that is an "international forum" and that dd/mm/yyyy is used in the majority of the world, but it is extremely confusing to folks who do not use this format in their day-to-day lives and have to do the conversion in their heads -especially when the Date is <13 so there is no context. Forum members can currently choose a time zone instead of being forced to display zulu time, they are even allowed to chose the starting day of the week for the calendar.

Every other internet forum I have participated in since around the turn of the last century allows for the date format to be customizable. Even the old AOL and Compuserve forums from the 90's allowed this. I wonder if this forum is hosted on modern computers that can effortlessly do simple date code translations for us users, or is it written in ink on papyrus reed paper by ancient and holy scribes?

Sorry to resurrect a zombie thread from the far-back past but let's just say I got confused reading the date and didn't realize how old it was.
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