View Poll Results: Which date format do you prefer (see descriptions below)?

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  • Normal date & time

    27 75.00%
  • Yesterday / Today

    1 2.78%
  • Detailed

    4 11.11%
  • Who cares?

    4 11.11%
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Thread: Date Format Preferences

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    Administrator matysekj's Avatar
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    Question Date Format Preferences

    Which date format do you prefer for showing the date of posts on the forums? We have 3 options:

    1) 'Normal' date & time (e.g. April 25th, 1998 11:24 AM)

    2) 'Yesterday / Today' will show 'Yesterday' and 'Today' for dates that fall in those periods, and the 'normal' date and time for all others.

    3) 'Detailed' will show times such as '1 Minute Ago', '1 Hour Ago', '1 Day Ago', and '1 Week Ago'.

    My preference has always been #1, but I've experimented with #3 with the new forums and will go with whatever the majority prefers.

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    Re: Date Format Preferences

    1) 'Normal date & time'


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    Re: Date Format Preferences

    After a few days, I quite prefer the detailed. It has an oaky feel, with undertones of black currant. Drink immediately.

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    Re: Date Format Preferences

    I don't suppose it is possible to let users specify which format on a per user basis?

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    Re: Date Format Preferences

    Quote Originally Posted by LindsayNB View Post
    I don't suppose it is possible to let users specify which format on a per user basis?
    Nope, although with seemingly everything else moving to user or user group preferences, I wouldn't be surprised if this is changed in the future.

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    Re: Date Format Preferences

    Normal's cool.

    Well, maybe not for the Smith's.
    Jim

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    Re: Date Format Preferences

    I prefer normal

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    Re: Date Format Preferences

    Which date format do you prefer for showing the date of posts on the forums? We have 3 options:

    1) 'Normal' date & time (e.g. April 25th, 1998 11:24 AM)
    I voted 1) above but please see note below.

    2) 'Yesterday / Today' will show 'Yesterday' and 'Today' for dates that fall in those periods, and the 'normal' date and time for all others.

    3) 'Detailed' will show times such as '1 Minute Ago', '1 Hour Ago', '1 Day Ago', and '1 Week Ago'.
    Note:
    My preference has always been #1, but I've experimented with #3 with the new forums and will go with whatever the majority prefers.[/quote]

    Hi
    However what's "normal" for me (I know I know; most users are Americans and even Canadians are used to the Month, Day, Year format wheteher
    it's mm/dd/yyyy or MMM/dd/yyyy but as an ex-Airline man (now with Travel Agencies) I've always felt very comfortable with dd MMM yyyy
    and as an IT man (for calculations) with yyyymmdd (Today is 20070310)

    On "reviewing: I also noted that you mentioned time.
    Again I prefer the 24 hour military time, not that I have problems with PM and AM (or just P and A) but I'm always confused by 1200am and 1200pm

    In the Airlines business 1200 is always noon and midnight is never 2400
    It's 2359 if we're talking about a midnight "arrival" and 0001 if it's a "departure".
    It seems more logical to me (and it's easier to do calculations with) 1730 - 610 = 1120
    or 2215 + 400 = 2615 (-24) = 0215 next day.

    Needless to say, and Dave Barry (a grand Master but not in swimming) would probably hate me for it, I'm a metric guy.

    Cheers


    I'm not trying to impose any views here but pointing out advantages I see in
    different methods.
    Last edited by 3strokes; March 10th, 2007 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Ranting on about "time"
    ..... Where, Oh, where did I last see my swimming suit? Oh well!

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