"Registered" Date in Sidebar Customizable

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/26/2005 - 05:14
Written by
kevinski

In my opinion, the "Registered" date below each user's avatar should follow the same format that the logged in user specifies in his/her panel. A minor change, perhaps, but I feel that the software should remain consisten throughout.

That would make it extremely long imo. Currently the date is parsed exactly as the other date/times on the board except for a few extra parameters for $functions->make_date();

PC_Freak

Currently the date is parsed exactly as the other date/times on the board

Correct me if I'm wrong, but does it mean that whatever I configure the date in config, it shall be used that way ?

Because I can understand the remark of kevinski. He's from the states, I'm not. My date format would be different than his.

Maybe the board could use the format the user has in its panel for the whole board ??? That way, you wouldn't look into the config except for the default format ?

The format is constant, it's hard coded in topic.php:

$functions->make_date($postsdata['regdate'], 'M y');

It's done this way because the date format set up in the panel/config is too long and contains in fact too much information (nobody needs to know which hour somebody registered, and if they do, they can view the user's profile).

PC_Freak

(nobody needs to know which hour somebody registered, and if they do, they can view the user's profile).

Well, you hit the point very well I believe. BTW, how come you registered just a day before me and yet have ten times more posts than I can ever type ...??? :D :D

What is in fact the purpose of displaying the moment one is registered ? Just some info I don't mind, to have something beneath the username or is it to know how long someone is using the board ???
In the latter case, maybe you should display the time someone is member.

You f.i., are registered 3 years and ten days, I am just ten days, because started this year.

:roll: As always, just a thought.

BTW, how come you registered just a day before me and yet have ten times more posts than I can ever type ...???

I didn't, I registered over a year before you did. :)

What is in fact the purpose of displaying the moment one is registered ? Just some info I don't mind, to have something beneath the username or is it to know how long someone is using the board ???

You can find this in most forum software. If you don't like it to be displayed you can always remove it from the template.

In the latter case, maybe you should display the time someone is member.

You f.i., are registered 3 years and ten days, I am just ten days, because started this year.

Maybe, but that would make the text be very long.

PC_Freak

Maybe, but that would make the text be very long.

He fine, in fact I meant something like

-1365 days
or
- regis. 4y 107d

Would that be to long ?.

Taking the date out of the template is for sure always an option, it would even be easier if we had an option in the config : display_regis_date = 0/1

Because I liked to have more user levels, I already poked around a bit in the source, can't do that for everything I don't like, should better write my own system then.

No no, I try to stick as close as possible to the original source, just because it pleases me to much.

A config option is too much, templates can't be changed with config options.

I wouldn't want the time to show up. Just the date. For instance, I have the post times to display as follows:

m.d.Y @ g:i a

Would it be possible to simply make the m.d.Y portion appear?