The similar topics module for EasyDiscuss displays the post time in Time Ago Format
, so 5 Minutes Ago
or 5 Days Ago
I've been noticing variations in time formats between the forum component, some areas show a Time Ago Format while other areas display an actual Timestamp with full date (Day, Month and Year) which I believe is customizable in the back-end. I personally feel that it would be nice to maintain a single format throughout rather than having both Timestamp and Time Ago formats.
I've looked into this and from what I've discovered, there are no settings in the back-end to set how the time is displayed, Timestamp vs Time Ago Format.
I was hoping to acquire the code in the similar topics module that displays the Time Ago Format and implement it in other parts of EasyDiscuss, however, it seems like the formats are specific to each module and part of the component as the code either returns an error or shows up blank. I looked at the helper.php file in the module and I believe that contributes to how the time is displayed, but I'm not 100% sure on this.
Getting to the point, is there a patch available that will allow me display post time in Time Ago Format? Or, preferably, is this something easy enough to consider for an upcoming release? Kunena operates on a "Time Ago Format" and if I remember correctly, I believe this was an optional format, a setting in the back-end.
I really hope that this becomes an option in the back-end, not just for EasyDiscuss but perhaps EasyBlog as well as it is a nicer format and people can connect a little easier and faster to seeing "posted 5 days ago" rather than processing the time between the current date and posted date.
Hope this all makes sense.
Thanks for your time