08-10-2011 08:21 PM
This being an international forum, is it possible to use the neutral yyyy-mm-dd date format rather than the confusing (to us) mm-dd-yyyy or confusing (to North-Americans) dd-mm-yyyy formats?
08-11-2011 01:14 AM
I can pick between 7 languages, none of them Māori, and I am pretty sure French isn't an official language in NZ ... yet.
Anyways, no way to display yyyy-mm-dd dates there as far as I can see.
08-11-2011 04:24 PM
My Locale is set to New Zealand and the date format is dd-mm-yyyy, I would imagine if my locale was US it would be mm-dd-yyyy - ok you are right I can't change the fmt of the date but it is in the fmt tha I understand so I don't need to change.
I would say it is linked to the locales defined on your pc. - If there is such a thing....
08-11-2011 05:33 PM
I'll try to make my (maybe worthless) point again.
If the date is not displayed as yyyymmdd, I have to look at a bunch a posts, hopefully one with a number > 12, trying to guess which format is used. Some forums use locale, some try to use locale and fail, some don't bother.
I now know that this one forum uses locale. I'll try to remember when I come back, though I'd rather use my head to store more useful information.
The point is: if the date is displayed with year first, its format becomes obvious, easy to read without hesitation, and fail proof. So I reckon it would be an enhancement to always use this format.
My 2 cents anyway.
08-11-2011 07:27 PM
This is a user preference thing and shouldn't be done globally, as I and I am sure many others don't like the format in this instance that you suggest. However I do agree that you should be able to customise your view to display what ever date format you want to see.