View Poll Results: What's the best date?

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  • yyyy-mm-dd

    6 66.67%
  • mm-dd-yyyy

    1 11.11%
  • dd-mm-yyyy

    4 44.44%
  • Dinner and a movie

    2 22.22%
  • Seconds since 1970-01-01

    1 11.11%
  • Days since 1899-12-30

    1 11.11%
  • Mayan

    2 22.22%
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Thread: Have the dates changed?

  1. #1

    Have the dates changed?

    Have the dates always been in 'Murican mm-dd-yyyy or did we get an update recently? The worst thing is that I can't unsee it.
    Sorry for the lousy German

  2. #2
    ^^vv<><>BASTART
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    We always put our months 3/4" away from our years, which is miles apart from how Europeans do it. Since we put in gallons of sweat into lifting pounds of cheeseburger, we often forget the months. Can you Z what I mean?

  3. #3
    The thing that annoys me about dates is that Google Sheets doesn't recognize yyyymmdd even if you custom specify the format and Google Calendar doesn't see 0900 as AM versus PM.

  4. #4
    Admiral of Awesome
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    ISO 8601, anything else is godless savagery deserving of painful death and erasure from history.

  5. #5
    13 Feb 2019 is most ergonomic, IMO: it interpolates between letters and numbers so you can leave out spaces, is in ascending order of significant digits, and puts the most important information first.

  6. #6
    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
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    for file naming, I agree w/ Jon. For a document or drawing titleblock that a human's going to read/review (and where sorting isn't required or related to date), I agree w/ RJ.

  7. #7
    ..would like a shrubbery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impi View Post
    Have the dates always been in 'Murican mm-dd-yyyy or did we get an update recently? The worst thing is that I can't unsee it.
    I'm pretty sure they've always been backwards and confusing.
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  8. #8
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    No update, they've always been stupid.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by saberopus View Post
    for file naming, I agree w/ Jon. For a document or drawing titleblock that a human's going to read/review (and where sorting isn't required or related to date), I agree w/ RJ.
    Third option: just copy whatever America does.

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    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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  11. #11

    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    Another example:

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  12. #12

    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    And of course, in the name of RuleOfThree:

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    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    ... Just kidding!

    FourIsDeath:

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    Child's Play CharitySon of Krokodile XVI
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    Nice poster.
    Looks like we're not going down after all, so nevermind.

  15. #15
    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
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    and the poster ain't bad either, amirite crockodile?

  16. #16
    RuleOfThree, I thought itwas RuleOfTwo

  17. #17
    Admiral of Awesome
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    It’s the rule of five, three, or zero

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