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    Date format change

    Since there are so many members of the forum from outside the United States, I have changed the date format to be less confusing for our non-US members.

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    From what to what?
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    From a numerical format to a mixed numerical/lingual one. Just check some of the older posts and you'll see

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    Ah us Non-American's ain't that thick that we didn't understand it!

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    Could we do away with the 'yesterday', 'today' tags?...give me exact dates and times. I would be comfortable with 7/Sept/07 0X:15:00 GMT (and localize the timestamps when possible).

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    oops...nevermind the timestamp thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfeTone
    Ah us Non-American's ain't that thick that we didn't understand it!
    Ah, yes.. 11-24-07 is easy to spot.. 3-5-07 is a little more difficult
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    Ah we non-american's are used to it at this stage!

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    Good idea though.

    Now if you can just set up word filters for Sidewalk, Hood, Trunk, Drapes and Trash, and set it to Pavement, Bonnet, Boot, Curtains and Rubbish respectivley.........
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    Hi JPnyc,

    I think that it looks better. OK over here the standard would be "12th. September 2007", but it is just fine with the month first.

    As most people on the forum are in IT, or some sort of enterprise they probably are familiar with different date formats........... Perhaps the Japanese one would throw them slightly? Although it complies with ISO8601 (YYYY-MM-DD)

    As a general rule you would expect a site to follow the conventions of its host or target country?

    I do agree with Ouroboros about the "yesterday" and "today". Given the international time zones this could well be confusing? particularly as we are an American hosted site but use GMT or British Summer Time (BST)

    I still think that the new format looks better
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