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    As someone who expects dates to be displayed in the dd:mm:yyyy format I always find it confusing when they are in mm:dd:format especially when both dd & mm are <= 12.

    Would it be possible to change the month element to the normal three letter abbreviation?

    I appreciate that this may be hard coded by vBulletin but, perhaps if that is the case, they could be persuaded to make it optional.

    Bob

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    Hi Bob,

    I searched my User CP (control panel) and found a setting for time zone, but nothing such as date format (mm.dd.yyyy / dd.mm.yyyy) or time format (0-12 AM-PM / 0-24). I always find the default formats disturbing. But that isn't the most important.

    But maybe Steve might look if such options can be activated?

    Laurent

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    Hi,

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    Greetings,

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    Thank you Steve.
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    Yes, this looks much better, for most people outside the USA at least. For me, it would look completely perfect if today's and yesterday's date would replace the indications *Today* and *Yesterday*.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.G. View Post
    Yes, this looks much better, for most people outside the USA at least. For me, it would look completely perfect if today's and yesterday's date would replace the indications *Today* and *Yesterday*.
    Hi,

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    Thanks very much!
    Last edited by J.A.G.; 16.02.2008 at 11:39 AM.
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    Did you implement Laurent's suggestion and add preferred date format to the CP? I've looked for it but only found a setting for time zone. If only a single format is possible, then I'd suggest dd-mmm-yyyy; e.g., 22-jun-2008.

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    Hi cwb3106,

    I don't see any settings for date format and time format. Maybe there is only one setting for the whole forum (dd.mm.yyyy and 0-12 AM/PM) and Steve only may modify it.

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    then I'd suggest dd-mmm-yyyy; e.g., 22-jun-2008.
    The ISO standard is 2008-06-22. Besides being unified for the whole world it also allows easy sorting by date in text format.

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