Feature Request - Date format selectable on a per user basis
A feature enhancement request.
Presently SBBS uses a global option to define the date format for all users of the BBS, which is either USA (MM/DD/YY) or European format (DD/MM/YY).
Now that BBS's have become globally accessible, i.e. A BBS in Australia could be easily accessed by a USA or European user, assigning date format per user would be a better experience.
Three formats seem to be globally accepted:
DD/MM/YY - European users MM/DD/YY - USA users YY/MM/DD - Asian users
Of course there are many other areas of the world, but generally all users would be comfortable selecting one of these three formats.
- Keep the option to have a global BBS default (maybe chose from one of the three formats).
- Include a "Allow users to choose date format during registration, Y/N" for new users - selecting "No" would copy the global default - user can change later (see option 3).
- Include an option to allow users to change their default date format within the [D] option from the main menu (or shell equivalent).
- Use the chosen per user date format across BBS functions, such as reading emails, searching and displaying files and other appliciable places.
Thoughts / feedback welcome.