[Theforum] Re: [thesite] +1/-1 Author Info Blocks

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Mon Dec 10 02:22:22 CST 2001


> From: aardvark
> > i personally find "dd mmm yy" very difficult to read.
> > that's why i've implemented the ability for the cms
> > to display the date in the user's preferred format.
> well, as IA guy might say, doesn't matter what you
> prefer, it's the user we care about.... [...]

ah, but i *am* a user.  that's got to count for *something*.

> [...] but you knew that (as evidenced by your desire to
> allow all users to see whatever they each want
> individually)...

yes, i realize that dates are formatted in a multitude of ways depending on
where you're from.

> however, a quick fix *is* to just change how you display
> it now, since i know the custom vecrsion will take
> longer to implement than that...

i don't think that'd be a good idea.  ia guy might say that changing
something as simple as the date format without any indication to the user(s)
as to why it changed is bad.  it would be better to leave it as is (unless
we get complaints every day from people about the date format) until such
time as we can change it (which isn't really as far as it might seem).

it's honestly as simple as adding a new table, adding another column to the
users table, and then adjusting the user page to include a dropdown box with
a bunch of possible date formats and adjusting the login to query that
information out to be stored in session variables.



jeff at members.evolt.org

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