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Old 06-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Perhaps others have commented on this before but I was wondering why the posting time is indicated as "0812 PM" for example vs "2012 hrs" or "8:12 PM".

While this is not a big deal, I would imagine most members relate to the unambigious 24 hr time hence when we see 0812 hrs we automatically think morning and 2012 hrs we think evening.

Just musing by the keyboard thats all? Does anyone have the answer why this unusual way of indicating the time is used on this site,
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Hmmmm, interesting. On my session, your post has a time stamp of 07:47 PM.
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The 0812 PM was an example of course, but my post was really @ 2047 hrs EDT I suspect yours might show CDT if you are in that time zone. My comment related to how time was displayed and not really about the time zone.
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Are you questioning the missing colon ":" in your example or the fact that the hour has a leading zero?
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Perhaps others have commented on this before but I was wondering why the posting time is indicated as "0812 PM" for example vs "2012 hrs" or "8:12 PM".

While this is not a big deal, I would imagine most members relate to the unambigious 24 hr time hence when we see 0812 hrs we automatically think morning and 2012 hrs we think evening.

Just musing by the keyboard thats all? Does anyone have the answer why this unusual way of indicating the time is used on this site,
It's either a formatting error on the programer's part or a formatting limitation of the program itself, does that help?
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It is the leading zero - no big deal either way - Just wondering, but the missing colon is also of interest. Just that the 24hr time display would seem more practical.

One of the posters also noted while my time was displayed in the EDT zone, she saw it as displayed in another TIME ZONE. I.E. Mine was shown as "0847 PM", yet her/his was shown as "0747 PM" - cool likely the person was in CDT or the computer was set to that time.

Have never seen any time display always using 4 numeric digits unless a 24hr display was used except on this very excellent and well managed forum. Cudos to all those who take care of these things.
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Hmmmm, interesting. On my session, your post has a time stamp of 07:47 PM.
The time stamp shows 08:47 PM on my browser. The colon is present.

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The time stamp shows 08:47 PM on my browser. The colon is present.

Sorry I made an error, yes the colon is there on all it is the use of. The zero.
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I guess the vBulletin software programmer thought the leading zero should be there.

Members can set their time zone in their profile.
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I guess the vBulletin software programmer thought the leading zero should be there.

Members can set their time zone in their profile.
Thanks - but what is used is a very unusual way to display time. But being in the air force for 31 years one gets used to, and prefers the 24 hr format. It removes the ambiguity. But in this case for the forum, it is not a big deal either way - I was just "wonderin",

I think going to Zulu (AKA GMT) might be confusing to some but that would work for me also, Z time removes ambiguity altogether, but I did not know the profile could be set for time zone corrections but I use the android app 99% of the time and did not notice that feature.

Thanks again - with another helpful response,
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You can set your time zone to GMT (Zulu) in your profile, but there is no provision for 24hr time.

I'm quite familiar with 24hr time and Zulu time courtesy the USAF ANG, and also the Julian calendar, but that's a different topic.
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The current format looks good to me, and the am / pm gives me a complete understanding of whether it is daylight or dark .
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Must have to use PC for that feature, my android app does not seem to have that option. Too bad the 24hr option was not there.

Will log on with my PC and take a look. Thanks again.

But "08:30 PM" does throw one off a bit because it is unusual. When I see 0830 my mind automatically thinks morning. But I adjust quickly.

And AM or PM does not always imply daylight or darkness in lattitudes far from the equator.
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And the colon is not displayed in the 24 hour format. 0800 is 8 o'clock in the morning and 2000 is 8 o'clock in the evening. - Just some information for the beginners of the time world.

Most of the time if I look at the forum display time I see the 08?? and automatically assume morning - then the PM pops out and - oh well!
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