Use internationally friendly, non-ambiguous date format.

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Presently, HiveManager will show dates in the idiosyncratic format the US uses where the month precedes the day, such as:

10/02/2013 11:45:24 AM

This is potentially confusing and ambiguous as internationally, the day typically precedes the month.

Please can consideration be given to displaying this as 2013/10/02 11:45:24 AM.

This would make it internationally friendly, non-ambiguous and means that columns can be sorted based on its value easily.

Thanks,

Nick
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Nick,
This is a god suggestion. Were you aware you can go to Home->Admin->HiveManager Settings, and select between MM dd yyyy and dd MM yyyy?

It's not exactly as you requested, but we WERE aware not everyone agrees with the way things are done in the US...
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Sorry, mea culpa, Mike, I explained poorly...

I should have said shown by default... My thoughts were that the default should be to use an internationally friendly format that can also be sorted easily.

dd MM yyyy is still potentially ambiguous unless you go hunting to validate the settings - yyyy MM dd avoids this issue and is accepted in the US too, I believe.
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For logging I find the date format yyyy mm dd works well but for HiveManager the date format should be completely configurable. This is particularly important for User Manager Operator and User Manager Admin accounts as the people using these may not be technical.
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I am really not following, Crowdie :P I'm having difficulty seeing in what way you might need to be technical to understand yyyy MM dd?

That said, I agree that it should be configurable, as it is today. Just that the default should, in my opinion, be changed and a yyyy MM dd option added.
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When you use recurring Private PSKs for guest accounts and the User Manager Operator is non-technical, such as a receptionist, there can be some confusion when the date/time ranges are displayed during Private PSK activation.
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Therefore, if we could define the logging date format as yyyy MM dd and the GUI date format as dd MM yyyy (or whatever is appropriate for the country) it would be great.