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Old 6 Jan 2012
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Date display

Unless I am simply delusional (which is a possibility), I believe that dates displayed on the HUBB used to be like "XX hours ago". But now they are specific dates (Jan. XX, etc.).
I kinda liked it the old way. It was nice because we are not all in the same time zone.
Any chance of it being put back?
What do others think?
Am I just imagining things, and it has always been this way??
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Unless I am simply delusional (which is a possibility), I believe that dates displayed on the HUBB used to be like "XX hours ago". But now they are specific dates (Jan. XX, etc.).
I kinda liked it the old way. It was nice because we are not all in the same time zone.
Any chance of it being put back?
What do others think?
Am I just imagining things, and it has always been this way??
+1 on liking "XX hours ago"
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+1 on liking "XX hours ago"
I noticed it also, but assumed it was something to do with my browser, or whatever?

Also the time zone in use appears to be + 1 hour i.e. BST and not the current GMT, which sort of confirms the point in the original post.
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+1 on liking "XX hours ago"
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I wondered what the thinking would be on that. I had a request for time, and it made sense, so tried it. So we've now got a few for the old way, but I assume those who like the new way haven't commented - so let's see what the vote is.
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I greatly prefer "x hours ago," but I have to wonder whether displaying both is possible: time and date, along with "x hours ago."

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I noticed it also, but assumed it was something to do with my browser, or whatever?

Also the time zone in use appears to be + 1 hour i.e. BST and not the current GMT, which sort of confirms the point in the original post.
Not your browser! See above.

Time Zone: It SHOULD show current GMT, not BSummerT. The overall Forum default is GMT, and automatically adjust for Summer Time. Good for most northern hemisphere countries, not so good for southerners, but there is no way to get it right for everyone.

You can set yours differently if you wish to correct it - check in your user options / edit options / Date & Time options - it could be set to Automatically Detect DST, or ignore or always use DST in YOUR time zone.

There are other settings in that page worth having a look at too, such as Thread Display options: Oldest first, or newest first! Number of posts to display per page is one I often set myself to a higher number.

Also check that the Message Editor interface - last item on the page - is set to Enhanced interface, Full wysiwig editing.

Hope that helps!
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I greatly prefer "x hours ago," but I have to wonder whether displaying both is possible: time and date, along with "x hours ago."

Mark
Nope, sorry. It's not a "factory option". It COULD be custom coded I'm sure - any volunteers? PHP / vBulletin experts out there?
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I like the old way "X hours ago"
The new way requires math.
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I much prefer XX hours ago.


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++ for the XX timings, I liked it..!
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Not your browser! See above.

Time Zone: It SHOULD show current GMT, not BSummerT. The overall Forum default is GMT, and automatically adjust for Summer Time. Good for most northern hemisphere countries, not so good for southerners, but there is no way to get it right for everyone.

You can set yours differently if you wish to correct it - check in your user options / edit options / Date & Time options - it could be set to Automatically Detect DST, or ignore or always use DST in YOUR time zone.

There are other settings in that page worth having a look at too, such as Thread Display options: Oldest first, or newest first! Number of posts to display per page is one I often set myself to a higher number.

Also check that the Message Editor interface - last item on the page - is set to Enhanced interface, Full wysiwig editing.

Hope that helps!
Thanks muchly for that Grant; makes sense now!!
(My vote is made).
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As Mark Twain famously said "I'm all for progress, it's change I don't like."
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Ok, that's fairly definitive: 88% like yesterday/today system, so it's back!
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Thanks Grant.

I too am a dinosaur and prefered the old "XX hours ago" system.
It made scanning back on "Posts in last 24 hr" much easier for those who do not remain constantly logged in.

Looking forward to it.
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