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Display consistent time format across site

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Derek Report 18 May 2011 16:29

tp genesreunited..can you please get your clock sorted?? at the moment it is a mess.........04.16 to me,and to alot of our International friends ia AM not the same way as 12.45pm is early afternoon not midnight.
Would you please use either the 12 hour the 24 hour clock 1630....not a meaningless mishmash of both............

Derek in Derbyshire


AnninGlos Report 18 May 2011 17:39

I'm glad you said that Derek, it is so confusing to see 0415, and the PM is on the second line on my computer so I am thinking 0415, early morning? The 24 hour clock would be better.


AnninGlos Report 18 May 2011 17:59

Strange that! At the moment it looks as though on the individual posts it is 24 hour but on the listing it is still 0559.


JoyDean Report 18 May 2011 18:29

If the site would enable hyperlinks as was suggested some while ago, this would take you straight to my topic about the inconsistency of the times - *

I seriously wonder if the suggestions board is worth its existence.

* On 11 May I posted
Please correct / correlate the timing of posts.
For instance, I posted on 6 May in a thread, and it shows as:
last post: 6 May 2011 07:54 PM
but , on entering the thread and looking at the last post, the time then shows as
6 May 2011 19:54.

Thank you.


SylviaInCanada Report 18 May 2011 21:14

Time is showing in two different ways

as 12 hour clock on the thread listings on the boards


24 hour clock on postings within a thread

it's to keep us on our toes!




philmoir Advisor Report 1 Jun 2011 13:13

The different format of time displayed across the site has been noted and will be actioned soon.

Thanks for pointing out the inconsistency.
regards Phil - Genes developer

PS I updated the title to make it a bit clearer


TootyFruity Report 1 Jun 2011 13:25

Hi Phil

Thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated.


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Jun 2011 18:55

Thank you, Phil!


JoyDean Report 1 Jun 2011 18:58
in which Phil posted what will be done.


JoyDean Report 19 Feb 2013 16:14

seems to have gone.


InspectorGreenPen Report 19 Feb 2013 19:02

We had exactly the same issue at work with our systems displaying different date time formats and whilst, in an ideal world, it would be very nice to standardise the format, in practice given the development effort to do this retrospectively across an entire database application may not be cost effective.

In the end we settled for a directive to programmers to ensure that whenever they were developing or amending programs they ensured that all dtfs were upgraded to the house standard, otherwise unless there was a proven business risk, they remained as they were.