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    Default Forum suggestion: Change date format

    I've lived most of my life in Europe, so I'm used to the following date format:

    day/month/year (e.g. September 5th 2003 = 5/9/2003)

    However in the USA, people do:

    month/day/year (e.g. September 5th 2003 = 9/5/2003)

    On this forum, all the dates are displayed as month/day/year. I went into my own personal forum settings to try change the date format, but it doesn't give me an option to change it (or maybe I missed it?).

    What I suggest is one of the following:

    1) Let each individual user set their date format in their personal settings.

    2) Or, better yet, use the YEAR-MM-DD format, e.g. 2002-09-11, because it's 100% clear and nobody gets confused.
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    Default Riferimento: Forum suggestion: Change date format

    I also live in Europe, so I agree with you. Another solution would be installing a "English (UK)" language pack (e.g. the "Espaņol (ES)" language pack has the date in European format).

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    Default Re: Riferimento: Forum suggestion: Change date format

    I'm raising my hand for this feature as well (1 would be nice, 2 would be good), as someone who has worked and coordinated internationally, we had to use "5th Sept 2010" date format due to the conflicting MM/DD DD/MM lines. 2010-09-05 sounds perfect.

    I'm good with GMT/UTC, but a date rework would be fun.

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    Default Re: Forum suggestion: Change date format

    I say we change it to stardates..... I'm American and use dummy dates, but I'm prior military, so I'm warped that way.
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    Default Re: Forum suggestion: Change date format

    I'll look into it however I will admit its not going to be high on my list of stuff to do.

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    Default Re: Forum suggestion: Change date format

    If you right click the clock in the bottom right corner (assuming you're running std KDE) and left click "Date & Time format -> Time & Date formats" you can adjust it to your liking.

    Hope this helps..

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    Default Re: Forum suggestion: Change date format

    Quote Originally Posted by purehate View Post
    I'll look into it however I will admit its not going to be high on my list of stuff to do.

    Sweet! Stardates in the forum!!!
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    Default Re: Forum suggestion: Change date format

    Quote Originally Posted by ceefus View Post
    If you right click the clock in the bottom right corner (assuming you're running std KDE) and left click "Date & Time format -> Time & Date formats" you can adjust it to your liking.

    Hope this helps..
    We were talking about the forums, not the actual distro however thanks for trying to be helpful.

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    Default Re: Forum suggestion: Change date format

    However in the USA, people do:

    month/day/year (e.g. September 5th 2003 = 9/5/2003)
    Personally I have to say that's really horrible, why anyone would ever put the month first is completely baffling.

    Dates should be either smallest element to largest or largest to smallest.
    YYYY/MM/DD
    or
    DD/MM/YYYY

    IIRC ISO 8601 outlines largest to smallest using a hyphen as the separator and leading 0s on numbers < 10 (YYYY-MM-DD).

    Quote Originally Posted by ceefus View Post
    If you right click the clock in the bottom right corner (assuming you're running std KDE) and left click "Date & Time format -> Time & Date formats" you can adjust it to your liking.

    Hope this helps..
    Wow that so totally did NOT help. Way to totally and completely miss the point of the thread.
    Last edited by thorin; 09-17-2010 at 08:22 PM.
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    Default Re: Forum suggestion: Change date format

    What bunch of crazy talk. This is a forum for a linux distro and as such it should be Unix (posix) time and nothing else.
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