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Often when I create a New Giveaway I click the wrong day (or spend an embarrassing amount of time searching for the correct date) on the little calendar that appears at section 4: Time Range.
The reason for that is that here in Holland (and many other countries) calendar weeks start at Monday whereas in other places of the world it starts on Saturday or Sunday.
Fortunately, SteamGifts uses the jQuery UI Datepicker Widget for the calendar, so it's quite simple to have the start day be whatever one desires.
It would be great if we could get an option on our Settings page to select the start day for the week. (You could also set it based on the detected Region but if I've learned anything it's that there's always people who do not want the default, often for good reasons.)
For the adventurous; as a workaround you can enter the below piece of code in the console of your browser when on the New Giveaway page; it will set both datepickers to start with Monday as the first day of the week.
$( ".hasDatepicker" ).datepicker( "option", "firstDay", 1 );
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Would you like to have this setting?
Monday is only correct way until we get rid of earth and weekdays!
This would be suitable temporary fix however!
IMHO this would be an improvement. I've the same problem finding the right weekday in that calendar. But I also have problems with a.m. / p.m. so ....
Crap, I new I forgot something... lol
Yeah, I would also love a 24 hour clock in there as well.
But...there is the slider for the time for a reason, one doesn't even need to understand or use am/pm at GA creation o.O
The sliders may help but if let your GA run for more than a few hours you need to understand a.m. and p.m.. Maybe it's just me but I managed to do it wrong two or three times.
Just you... Until now
Variety is always good especially if it helps, so more options wouldn't hurt, but I honestly don't understand. Why would you need to know am and pm? The slider always starts from 1 in the night / the dawn hours and end up with night - or if it's the current day selected, it runs from current time until evening-midnight. So the 2nd 8:00 on the slider is the second 8 o'clock of the day - the evening one. ( and while the expressions are from latin, pm could be translated into past midday that fits the shortening as well, and also helps remembering. It helped me a lot when I wasn't sure about it :) )
I know what a.m. and p.m. are. The problem is SG is the only place I have to use the a.m. / p.m. system and I am so used to the 24h-system that when I move the slider to 10 p.m. I sometimes think it is 10 in the morning. Even with the p.m. and the fact that it is far right on the slider. But like I said it only happened 2-3 times in over 900 GAs so don't worry about me.
Now I understand it, thanks for the explanation :)
Same. 3-4 times set the wrong time/day.
I like Monday first but I've seen it as Sunday here too. Totally agree on the 24 hour clock <3
<3 24 hour clock!!
I didn't even know the weekstart in america is the sunday :D I thought some english calendars are just formatted weird haha :D
Sunday is the traditional start of the week (and Saturday the day of rest at the end of the week). Ancient Egyptians, Romans, Germans, etc all adhered to this arrangement, tying various creation-related beliefs (eg, Abrahamic-based "And on the first day, God said let there be light") to the association.
Later Christian beliefs changed Sunday into the day of rest, thus gradually shifting Sunday to its place at the end of the week. From that established practice, when the modern five-day workweek evolved, Monday became recognized as the start of the week. In time, that social familarity made it so that Monday-first became the standard for most regions. When international standards were being determined they, in acknowledgement of the economic considerations and familarity of the association, adapted to and affirmed the change.
Thus, it's not that certain calendars are weird, it's just that they're a bit.. outdated. :P
Though, that's only the case for countries which are both Sunday-first and Christian-dominant, such as America.
For both Israel and Muslim countries, where Christian sentiments toward Sunday never evoked that initial catalyst for change, the work week is still considered to be Sunday through Thursday.
Oh, I guess I've learned something new today :D Thank you :P
A monday-Start would be helpful, yes.
beside the normal time I would also love to see a "standart time" that will show for everybody the same time.
When creating events with more people helping on it, it's hard to tell on what time they all should end.
So directly beside the clock a small "SG-Time" would be awesome.
That time should just be UTC.
It is now possible to achieve this with ESGST
So nice of the time and date to finally make any sense. :)
That's great. I should search for the option. Was quite annoying.
Sorry I should have added this to my post. The option is called Custom Giveaway Calendar.
Np. I have already activated it but i guess it will be easier this way for anyone else interested. :)
When I forget to go to work on Mondays, I tell my boss I thought the first day of the week was a Sunday ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
im from the Netherlands too, and i do not have any issue picking a date for a giveaway...
I an not facing any issue