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    Calendars and date notation

    i quite like your date formatting ... with a leading zero on those single digit dates we're all good. (YYYY/MM/DD is the best tho) (btw MM/DD/YYYY can go fuck itself)
    I usually use the leading zero!!! dunno why i didn't there. Also it's the standard format used in Australia and it makes the most logical sense imo, I don't understand MM/DD/YYYY or even YYYY/MM/DD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kali View Post
    I usually use the leading zero!!! dunno why i didn't there. Also it's the standard format used in Australia and it makes the most logical sense imo, I don't understand MM/DD/YYYY or even YYYY/MM/DD.
    The advantage of YYYY/MM/DD is that it sorts.
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    The important thing is that we can all agree that MM/DD/YYYY is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACow View Post
    The important thing is that we can all agree that MM/DD/YYYY is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.Woolf View Post
    The advantage of YYYY/MM/DD is that it sorts.
    sorts out the weak from the strong maybe
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACow View Post
    The important thing is that we can all agree that MM/DD/YYYY is wrong.
    Oh yeah; completely illogical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.Woolf View Post
    Oh yeah; completely illogical.
    It's traditional I think. From back in the day when dates where mostly written (you know - July 4, 1978 or what have you). So that became MM/DD/YYYY in digits. But yes, it makes no sense otherwise and should be discarded as an acceptable format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senseye View Post
    It's traditional I think. From back in the day when dates where mostly written (you know - July 4, 1978 or what have you). So that became MM/DD/YYYY in digits. But yes, it makes no sense otherwise and should be discarded as an acceptable format.
    I agree, and I would also note that for an agrarian culture, the month is way way more important than the year.
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    I don't know; given how a calendar is organized, it makes sense to say the month first. If I have to note a coming event on my calendar, it's most efficient to have the info given to me in that format. I have to first flip to the correct month on the calendar, then locate the number of the day of that month. The year is rarely important in that context, because we're usually talking about THIS year.

    Also in casual converstaion, when talking about events that you're planning, it's usually most informative to say the month first.
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    Heph has a good point. And in agrarian societies the individual days wouldn't be of particular importance because a lot of tasks would be weather dependent.

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