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    Hello ... and how to change forum date display?

    Hi, I'm new here. I grow Nepenthes, Drosera and Dionaea on windowsills and outdoor decks in a warm-temperate climate. I'm only a couple of years in but have found my stride succeeding with these plants, so I really hope to add to my collection.

    Now, a question about this forum: Even though I am logged in and the forum knows my time zone, it's still displaying dates in the unusual North American '2-1-3' format. How can I change this to a regular 1-2-3 format please? I have had a look in settings but can't spot the control for this. Is there one? My poor brain can't cope with reading dates starting in the middle...then left...then all the way right .

    Thanks!

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    I'm pretty sure the date format is set globally for the whole forum and not changeable by users. Sorry. :-\
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    Hello Delilah, this is Hardy from slippertalk :-)

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    Welcome to the forums!

    I know what you mean about the date, its just another thing that we do here that doesn't make much sense (the temperature system, the entire customary measurement system...)

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    Thank you

    And yes, will ya stop it already? I'm lucky, being of the generation that crossed from imperial to metric in nursery school 40 years ago, so I can just about cope with Pounds, Miles and Fahrenheit - I mean juuuust, with charts - as well as with the delightfully simple Kilograms, Kilometres and Centigrade.

    But mangled dates on gardening sites still give me a headspin... 7/2/13 Is that 2nd July (Summer there;Winter here) or 7th February (Winter there; Summer here)? Ouch.


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    Now that I think of it, how do North Americans abbreviate, say, 10th Nov, without a year? The rest of the world writes 10/11.
    Or, say, Nov 2013, without a day? The rest of the world writes 11/13.

    ... but that wouldn't make sense in the US (would it?) How do you abbreviate just day+month and month+year?

    Thanks

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    Nvm read your question wrong.

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    Welcome to TF! 11/10/13 is how we abbreviate it. When ya think about it, it's not logical, in a deductive sense. It should be: 13/11/10, for year, month, day... or 10/11/13. Day / Month: 10/11. Month / year: 11/13. You "come from the land down under"? What exactly is a 'vegamite sandwich/

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