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Xenforo does not conform to Windows standards

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by Steve Fabian, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Steve Fabian

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    Whereas the JPsoft Forum, implemented via Xenforo's software, is for users of JPsoft's software, ergo, for Windows users, it should use the Windows registry settings for date and time display (as set in the "Regional and Language Options" feature of Control Panel), as does the software which is the Forum's topic. This includes using actual date and time, not a relative time, for reporting when posts were submitted. There is no registry setting for relative times.
     
  2. rconn

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    The concept of a "Windows Standard" is somewhat mind-boggling, but ...

    This has been brought up several times before. The XenForo developers consider this to be a feature, and they have declined to make an option available to use absolute times in all cases. (And relative time is only used when the message was posted in the last hour or so.)
     
  3. Steve Fabian

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    Well, yes, it is a very very large bit of stretch...
    Are they also refusing to display date and time according to local standards? In many (if not most) countries of the world the AM/PM style is only used in spoken communications. Even here in the USA in the last two decades I have not seen any organization operating 24 hr/day (hospitals, police, etc.) using it, at least not in its internal communications. All standard time servers also report 24-hr time...
     
  4. Frank

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    What is "AM/PM style" ?

    ;) ;)
     
  5. Steve Fabian

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    Breaking the day up into two 12-hour long half days, at noon, when the sun is at the meridian in the center of a time zone, reporting times of day as AM = ante meridiam (before noon) or PM = post meridiam (after noon).
     

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