New date formatting on forum posts [Resolved :)]

evanhevanh Posts: 9,701
edited 2019-01-11 - 20:49:20 in General Discussion
Please put the year first. Like, 2019-01-11 - 6:14AM

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  • Seconded.
  • yes
  • evanh wrote:
    Please put the year first. Like, 2019-01-11 - 6:14AM
    I would second this only because the mm/dd/yyyy format can be confusing to our members in other countries, who use dd/mm/yyyy. The format yyyy/mm/dd is unambiguous and puts things in their proper MSB-to-LSB order. OTOH, the format dd Mon yyyy is also okay, where Mon is the alpha abbreviation of the month. But that only works in English.

    -Phil
  • Peter JakackiPeter Jakacki Posts: 9,341
    edited 2019-01-11 - 02:31:25
    My software date and time stamps are always in the shortform of 190111-1227 (today) and any number that is larger is always a later time. Of course the long form is 2019/01/11 12:27 with the time in 24 hour format for the same reasons.

    BTW - I understand the reasons for the U.S. format but that is only unambiguous if you spell it out as January 11, 2019 etc, not 1/11/19 which here in Oz and practically every other place in the world means the first of November.
  • yetiyeti Posts: 732
    edited 2019-01-11 - 10:35:59
    YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm with 24hrs format please!
  • ceptimusceptimus Posts: 109
    edited 2019-01-11 - 15:42:51
    Yeah I prefer hyphen separators for the date and 24hrs time with colon separator(s) too. Like yeti posted. That's what MySQL and other SQL normally use.

    Using 24hrs format means that a simple ASCII sort will put date-times in order without needing special rules about interpreting AM or PM
  • yeti wrote: »
    YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm with 24hrs format please!

    +1 ... It is finally time to start using a sensible unambiguous time/date format.
  • kwinn wrote: »
    yeti wrote: »
    YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm with 24hrs format please!

    +1 ... It is finally time to start using a sensible unambiguous time/date format.

    This will be implemented soon.
  • ... Anyone spotted the date stamp ?

  • Yes, much better! Thanks, web folks!

    -Phil
  • VonSzarvas wrote: »
    ... Anyone spotted the date stamp ?
    \o/
  • Terrific! Thanks to the team for the quick work.
  • TorTor Posts: 1,999
    Thanks for this, it really makes the forum easier for me.
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