Posted - 2011.03.29 02:22:00 - [1
This request is for EVE Gate, since it is the future home of the EVE forums. Otherwise, I'd say it should apply to the current boards as well, but that would be moot.
I'd like to see options to customize date and time formats for Gate. For example, here in the grand US of A, we tend to format our dates as mm/dd/yyyy, mm-dd-yy, and so on (month first, slash or dash separating). Time is usually h:mm, without the leading zero, and usually based on a 12-hour clock with AM and PM (though I prefer 24-hour, personally). Less applicable is money, which is $d,ddd.cc, with commas for thousand separators and periods for decimals; this can be applied to ISK as well.
The ability to rearrange the order of month, day, and year, and to change the separators for each numeric format, would let everyone customize these pieces of information to their own locality, allowing for improved readability throughout Gate. Being able to display dates in a more natural format allows for less "parsing" that often comes with an unfamiliar format (i.e. there's no month #15, etc).