24h clock for timestamps instead of AM/PM.

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This would be a great option to have for us international users since we never use AM/PM.

You could just implement it based on the timezone you have chosen in 'Preferences'.

Since I have chosen GMT+1 Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm the timestamps on posts should be displayed in a 24h format where as if you have selected GMT-8/7/6/5 (US & Canada) the timestamps are in AM/PM.
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dcsohl

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Hey! Some of us in the States would prefer 24-hour time too!
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Cupcake

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I guess that settles it. The best implementation would be to simply have it as an option in the 'Preferences' page.
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Dougal Matthews

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Also, FWIW. In the UK am/pm is pretty common too. I don't have a strong preference personally though. Letting people choose sounds best.
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Michal Růžička

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I would prefer ISO 8601 format (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601), e.g. 2013-03-30 13:49 (without timezone indication but shown according to my timezone taken from the preferences).
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This would be my preference too. But as Stefan Wolff mentioned, you might want to include a few different formats, or allow us to create individual formats.
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In most of europe, we actually write the date:
dd-mm-yyyy. so please make the 24h format:
15-07-2013 13:50
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Michal Růžička

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There is not only Europe and US. And there is a lot of different formats in Europe too (15. 7. 2013 13.50 in my country, for example; UK uses switched US notation etc.). That is the reason I really strongly recommend to support at least ISO 8601 as the gold basic format. Any other additional format is good but ISO 8601 is the must.
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Michal Růžička

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BTW, how about custom formats? https://getsatisfaction.com/newsblur/...
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Samuel Clay, Official Rep

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If it has to be this complicated, I won't find time to build it. If you want half of it, which is just the 24h clock, then I can build that. But if that doesn't do it, then I'll have to prioritize the entire feature for down the line.
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Michal Růžička

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24h clock is definitely step in good direction. If you can do just this, please do.
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Samuel Clay, Official Rep

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Good news! This is now shipped. I added a preference for the 24 hour clock to the very first line in the preferences dialog.

Like all features, if I don't prioritize it myself, I rely on your voices to get them built. And I'm not always available to work on features like this, so I recommend just re-posting on the important ideas, preferably when there aren't a bunch of other people also re-posting on other ideas.