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marijke
May 31st, 2005, 07:58 PM
It's very nice the profile options allow you to choose a timezone (and switch auto-summertime on/off) for the forum to present you message dates/times in. What i would also like it to do is give options to


switch off the 12-hour clock, plain 24-hour in stead without all the "am" and "pm" business. It confuses me. I can remember to simply add 12 when i see "pm" and not add it when i see "am", for example "11:30 am" is plain 11:30 and "11:30 pm" means 23:30. But that goes all haywire after "12", where "12:30 am" isn't 12:30 and "12:30 pm" isn't 24:30 (0:30 the next day)... or *are* they??? I always mix them up...

switch off the terminally cutesy "Today" and "Yesterday" and "Tomorrow". For example: message is posted on the 3rd Thermidor at 23:00, reply posted the 4th at 01:00, that's easy, the reply came 2 hours later. But what to say about a reply posted "today" 01:00, is that 2 hours after the original, 26 hours, or 50 hours, or... no way to tell, unless i dig out today's date from the taskbar. All unnecessary obfuscation.


As to the latter, my bank does it too, when i 'phone in and ask it to list recent transactions, and for all i know also "Maundy Thursday" and "Second Tuesday of the month before last" and "the Director's birthday" and such. I write down the transactions, a few days later i look at the slip of paper again what i wrote and it says the 7th this, the 16th that, and "today" something else --- verrrrrry useful that! Plain numeric dates all round would be beter. Sometimes technology just tries too hard to sound all human and woolly and homely... and looks all the more fake human for doing it at ludicrously innappropriate occasions. Bwleeeeech!

PS -- and how about not logging me out if i take longer than a minute to write a message?

--Regards, marijke

Judy G. Russell
May 31st, 2005, 08:24 PM
I'll take a look at the time options and see what I can do about those. There are more options in this software than I have begun to figure out yet, so it's possible there's something in there for those.

As for logging you out, that may be a cookie issue. The system certainly isn't set to do that to you!

marijke
May 31st, 2005, 08:51 PM
Judy,
I'll take a look at the time options and see what I can do about those. There are more options in this software than I have begun to figure out yet, so it's possible there's something in there for those.
thanks!

PS like your job title...

--Regards, marijke

Judy G. Russell
May 31st, 2005, 09:35 PM
PS like your job title...
I thought it was accurate...

Guerri Stevens
June 6th, 2005, 08:32 AM
About the logging out: I have been logged out unexpectedly too. I have always figured it's something I did, but now that Marijke has mentioned it, I'm wondering.

Guerri

Judy G. Russell
June 6th, 2005, 09:38 AM
I'm still looking at the cookies to see if those settings can be changed. (Major personal matters to attend to this weekend so things will be a little slower getting fixed, if they can be fixed.)

Jeff
June 6th, 2005, 12:53 PM
PS -- and how about not logging me out if i take longer than a minute to write a message?

--Regards, marijke


Do you mean this behavior?

The Cookie Monster is silent about this, but you must accept cookies from here (tapcis.com) and from Tapcis Webmail (secureserver.net). If you don't accept a server cookie tapcis.com will allow you to log in, and then it will ignore you; try to post here and you'll just get the log in dialogue again.

That's from a thread in this section concerning cookies.

- Jeff

Jeff
June 6th, 2005, 12:55 PM
About the logging out: I have been logged out unexpectedly too. I have always figured it's something I did, but now that Marijke has mentioned it, I'm wondering.

Guerri

As I asked Marijke, do you mean this behavior?

The Cookie Monster is silent about this, but you must accept cookies from here (tapcis.com) and from Tapcis Webmail (secureserver.net). If you don't accept a server cookie tapcis.com will allow you to log in, and then it will ignore you; try to post here and you'll just get the log in dialogue again.

That's from a thread in this section concerning cookies.

- Jeff

davidh
June 7th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Marijke,

Thanks for the lesson in Brit speak.

I don't know about other gringos but I say "fuzzy" instead of "wooley" :-)

D.H.

davidh
June 7th, 2005, 04:30 PM
Reminds me of undergraduate chemistry. Yuk.

Judy G. Russell
June 7th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Hmmm... I haven't seen any smelly green stuff crawling out of test tubes around here... yet...