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Flounder
May 5th, 2013, 11:19 AM
Is there a way to change preferences for the date threads display when reading threads? It's currently Month/Day/Year, instead of Day/Month/Year.

edit - this is a question to do with the forum, not the main site.

dannzeman
May 5th, 2013, 02:50 PM
Sorry, there's currently no settings to change the date format.

whych
May 5th, 2013, 06:35 PM
You can install a module to do this.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=97469&page=2

Read the thread page 2 for the latest code for version 4.2

dannzeman
May 5th, 2013, 07:42 PM
You can install a module to do this.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=97469&page=2

Read the thread page 2 for the latest code for version 4.2

Will look into this. Thank you!

whych
May 6th, 2013, 01:07 AM
@dannzeman

Will look into this. Thank you!
Sorry I can't do any more, you need to be a licensed vBulletin subscriber to read the code.

dannzeman
May 6th, 2013, 09:54 AM
I tried installing this and couldn't get it to work. I've left a comment asking for help. I'll let you know if we ever get it working.

whych
May 6th, 2013, 10:09 AM
I tried installing this and couldn't get it to work. I've left a comment asking for help. I'll let you know if we ever get it working.
Thanks for that.
Unfortunattely, I am not a licenced user of vBulletin, so I couldn't get to see the code fixes on the second page where they reckon it works on version 4.2.
I see linuxforums.org get around it by putting a time in hours, or days or weeks instead of an actual 'date posted'.
It doesn't bug me, once you are used to the date format. It's just that with the original question, I thought there should be something out there that does it and that was the first bit I found for vBulletin.
If you need help with the code, pm me and I'll give you my email address, but I don't know that much about vbulletin.
I imagine they check or set a cookie for the user's locale time/date preferences on the pages and parse the date accordingly.

seffrican
May 6th, 2013, 10:24 AM
Another VBulletin site I use has the thread list displayed as, for example:

3rd December 2011 12:24

So it must be possible.

PS Hi there Flounder, good to see you here.

dannzeman
May 6th, 2013, 11:52 AM
Another VBulletin site I use has the thread list displayed as, for example:

3rd December 2011 12:24

So it must be possible.

PS Hi there Flounder, good to see you here.
I didn't say it wasn't possible, just that I can't get it to work. Can you check the other vB site you visit and see which version they're using? If they're using 4.2 I'll contact them and ask them how they did it.

Flounder
May 6th, 2013, 12:33 PM
If this is a complex thing to implement, I don't mind getting used to the status quo! It's just a date ordering I don't see much of.

ps hi seffrican!

seffrican
May 6th, 2013, 05:00 PM
Another VBulletin site I use has the thread list displayed as, for example:

3rd December 2011 12:24

So it must be possible.

PS Hi there Flounder, good to see you here.
I didn't say it wasn't possible, just that I can't get it to work. Can you check the other vB site you visit and see which version they're using? If they're using 4.2 I'll contact them and ask them how they did it.

I meant it encouragingly rather than hectoringly.

The other site is running 4.2.0, I'll PM you the site details.

dannzeman
May 7th, 2013, 08:49 AM
I just changed it board wide. Let's see how many people notice.

seffrican
May 7th, 2013, 10:21 AM
I noticed - thank you. It really does save those of us outside the US from having to do a little mental conversion each time we look at a post's datestamp.

whych
May 7th, 2013, 01:59 PM
I just changed it board wide. Let's see how many people notice.
...And showing off with the formatting too, I see. ;)
Thanks

Flounder
May 8th, 2013, 01:43 PM
Wow, sweet - I find it much easier to follow now. Thanks Dan :)