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Chris of Japan 6 Jan 2012 10:07

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? :confused1:
What do others think?
Am I just imagining things, and it has always been this way?? doh

realmc26 6 Jan 2012 10:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris of Japan (Post 361951)
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? :confused1:
What do others think?
Am I just imagining things, and it has always been this way?? doh

+1 on liking "XX hours ago":thumbup1:

Walkabout 6 Jan 2012 11:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by realmc26 (Post 361952)
+1 on liking "XX hours ago":thumbup1:

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.

chris 6 Jan 2012 11:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by realmc26 (Post 361952)
+1 on liking "XX hours ago":thumbup1:

+2

Chris

Grant Johnson 6 Jan 2012 18:50

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. :)

markharf 6 Jan 2012 18:52

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

Grant Johnson 6 Jan 2012 19:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Walkabout (Post 361957)
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!

Grant Johnson 6 Jan 2012 19:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by markharf (Post 361999)
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?

John Ferris 6 Jan 2012 23:29

I like the old way "X hours ago"
The new way requires math. doh

Scrabblebiker 7 Jan 2012 02:17

I much prefer XX hours ago.


...Michelle

geoffshing 7 Jan 2012 15:43

++ for the XX timings, I liked it..!

Walkabout 8 Jan 2012 22:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grant Johnson (Post 362003)
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).

DickyBeach 9 Jan 2012 10:04

As Mark Twain famously said "I'm all for progress, it's change I don't like."

Grant Johnson 9 Jan 2012 22:43

Ok, that's fairly definitive: 88% like yesterday/today system, so it's back! :)

Tony P 10 Jan 2012 00:40

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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