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I just noticed that the date format of the sticky announcements at the top of the forums is in this format
(below is a snippet from http://forums.ldraw.org/index.php ):

Announcements    Last Post
Announcement    LDraw Parts Tracker now uses LDView    09/03/2011 07:05PM
Announcement    The final hurdle for Non-CA parts    08/26/2011 09:15PM
Announcement    Scott Wardlaw appointed as LDraw Colormaster    08/18/2011 03:36PM
Announcement    2011/2012 LDraw.org Steering Committee: Election Results    08/01/2011 08:50AM
Announcement    LDraw All-In-One-Installer 2011-01 Now Available    07/29/2011 04:41PM

Note the date format MM/DD/YYYY.

I would much better like to use the new international date format YYYY-MM-DD
which has many advantages, among them:
- cannot be misunderstood when coming from different cultures of DD.MM.YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY, MM/DD/YYYY
- can easily be sorted
- is an ISO standard
- people start using it more and more widespread, especially in cross-cultural international companies




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I like that. For some weird reason, the relative dates settings (e.g. "1 hour ago") isn't working for that list on the front page. I guess I'll have to look at the template code.
I've been using YYYY-MM-DD all the time when formatting dates in at work. It is easily sorted, easily understood, and generally an awesome date format!!!
As YYYY-MM-DD has been the standard here in Sweden since long before I was born, of course I like it best. Smile
when I'm looking at http://forums.ldraw.org/index.php when logged in,
I still see other date formats (for example in the announcements header),
is there anything that can be done to make that YYYY-MM-DD?
99% there.

The date is displayed now in the correct order,
however, with an incorrect separation char.

Part of the ISO standard of the YYYY-MM-DD format is the separation of the numbers by hyphen, not slash,
I'd like to recommend to strictly adhere to that standard to not confuse
Got it. Done.