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This is an outdated mod that is no longer supported by its author. Use at your own risk
Mod Name:
Friendly Time
Created By:
Louis (CSpotkill)
First Created:
March 05, 2005, 09:13:43 PM
Last Modified:
March 06, 2005, 03:15:56 AM
Latest Version:
Compatible With:
Total Downloads:

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Manual Install Instructions for SMF


Install this mod to make forum dates & times easier to understand:

  • Displays the current time in plain English. (Almost half past eight in the evening of March 5th, 2005)
  • Calculates fuzzy relative time for posts/PMs. (An hour ago or Saturday, last week)

See the mod in action at

To install this mod (and many others): Download Click Admin, then click Package Manager, then Download New Packages. Under Upload a Package, click Browse and find the Then click Upload and follow the prompts.

Note: Only tested with SMF 1.0.2 - The modification should work in previous versions, but the installer might not. If you get any problems, please reply with your SMF/Friendly Time version numbers, and I'll try to fix the problems as soon as possible.

Also: This may not work in every locale and uses hard-coded English strings. However, modifying Friendly Time to work with other languages shouldn't be all that difficult. If I receive a translation for Friendly Time, I'll write the necessary localization code. Any code contributions welcome.

And something I forgot to mention in the "Readme": You must have Today & Yesterday enabled for this modification to work correctly. Don't worry - if you haven't disabled it, it's enabled. Otherwise instead of Sunday, last week you'll probably see something like Almost half past eight in the evening of February 20th, 2005 for every post - which is ridiculous.