If you scroll down in a category here to last year, the date shown will be “Dec '22”. (In some categories you might have to scroll a long while!)
In my forum it would show “9 Dec” or whatever, it would only show the year once we go back over 12 months, to “Jan '22”.
I would like this behaviour for my forum, so that short dates from last calendar year would show “D MMM” even if they’re less than 12 months ago. Is there a setting to change this? I looked through the settings, and couldn’t see anything that looked like it.
The only possibly relevant setting I’ve changed is “relative date duration”, which I’ve set to 0. But I wouldn’t have thought this would be relevant, as it’s about relative dates (“7d” vs “20 Feb”) rather than whether it shows “D MMM” or “MMM YY”.
Sorry I can’t deliver straight or even right answer. But I can tell what I did on my forum.
American way to show dates is more confusing than ounces or other grain based metrics. I just can’t see intuitivitely differences between Feb 22 and Feb ’22. And showing a month before date number is just… let’s not say it at loud because here can be younger persons too
Translations aren’t helping because even name of the moth changes, the structure of dates stays as american way quite often.
So fiirst I started hunt right terms (and 50 hits limit is really annoying when one doesn’t know exactly what is looking for). After that I googled right syntax, because pingvin-world just can’t use same syntax everywhere
Now I have this:
all posts shows long date like 22. february 2023 (no, we don’t use capitals with name of the months)
timeline shows shorter date, when a topic is more fresh, like 22. february
timeline shows 6 digit date when a topic is older, like 22.02.22 (do you all see why dd.mm.yy is so logical, as ISO-metrics are )
I don’t know if that helped a bit. But we can edit terms — finding right one is the harder part of that job.