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    Forum date format

    Does anyone know how to change the date format used by the forum from the North American mm-dd-yyyy to the 'rest of world' dd-mm-yyyy?
    It keeps on wrong footing me
    It doesn't seem to be in the 'date and time' section of the 'general' 'settings' area.

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    I don't see it as an option. I'm wondering if the coders were smart enough to use the timezone to auto- enable that feature. Do you have timezone set properly for local time?

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    Yes thanks, on the forum I'm set for GMT and auto daylight saving time, and my Win10 OS is set for the appropriate region, date and time.

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    I believe the vbulletin software allows only changing the format for the entire forum. As you noted, this is 'North American' style.
    I suppose you could conduct a poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g1 View Post
    I believe the vbulletin software allows only changing the format for the entire forum. As you noted, this is 'North American' style.
    I suppose you could conduct a poll.
    Perhaps we can include a poll about using metric measurements everywhere too....

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    I'm with Metric.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickb View Post
    Perhaps we can include a poll about using metric measurements everywhere too....
    No way... metric measurements are much more logical and exact than the imperial system we inherited from you guys! Translating 1/64th of an inch to digital format is a royal pain...

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    you guys, LOL. blame it on the King.

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    You want to go metric? Go metric. You can call them 6.35mm jacks and plugs instead of 1/4". The large size pots like a million Fenders have used are 24mm pots. I never heard that dimension in inches ever. The more people just going ahead and using metric, the more it will be the primary way measurements are addressed. The more we sit around and wait for someone else to do it, the more it stays the same. My Pepsi comes in a 2 liter jug or a half liter bottle, I forget the ounces. My fifth of whiskey became 750ml years ago. How many of those American named, made in China amplifiers use imperial?

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    > I never heard that dimension in inches ever.

    Enzo, you young whippersnapper!

    Open up an American tube radio and you'll find a one inch pot because from the 20s to the 50s in America there were no foreign made metric pots.

    > You can call them 6.35mm jacks and plugs instead of 1/4".

    The problem is that they're not the same. I can't tell you how many Chinese gutiar cords that have those metric-spec plugs don't hold securely in USA-spec jacks. I'm not the only person who's complained about this.

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    Convert 1/4" to millimeters. The fact that some cheap Chinese cords don't fit is not the same as the dimensional conversion is wrong. Back before metric came into vogue, we also had molded cords that didn't fit well. Cheap crappy cords are cheap crappy cords, regardless of how you label the plug.

    When I opened an amp in 1969, we didn't CALL them 1" pots. They may indeed be 1" in diameter - that conversion thing again - but we didn;t list them as such. In my over 60 years of snapping whippers, if we called those pots anything, it was 3/8 for the bushing size. "Those are regular 3/8" pots, Joe." The data sheet, or pages from a catalog might describe the dimensions, but we didn't refer to them by diameter.

    When I started, I worked on many circuits still using the body/end/dot resistor codes. And the damned domino caps.

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    I went metric decades ago. I've always tracked my circuit boards on the standard 2.54mm metric grid.

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    I use a mixture of metric and imperial. Also, I still think of economy in MPG rather than L/100km, journeys in miles, going the pub for a pint. I weigh myself in stones and pounds, height in feet and inches, shoe size in imperial, wire as AWG or SWG.

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    Well you have a point with those. Especially here where the land is gridded up square with roads every mile.
    But like with most infrastructure, if you had to start from scratch, which would you choose?

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    If I were starting from scratch, I'd have had Elke Sommer, but for now, my wife will have to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    If I were starting from scratch, I'd have had Elke Sommer, but for now, my wife will have to do.
    Looks like Elke still has a chance then

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    yeah, but I don't have the marketing chops to get a good price for my wife...

    (Her response to this post: "Asshole".)

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