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30-10-2017, 03:20 PM
RE: to prove that people will argue about anything...
(30-10-2017 03:17 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(30-10-2017 02:43 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  Yeah, that bugs me too, especially when you get something like 10/9/17 -- is that October 9, or September 10? When I put a date on a check or something, I always go smallest to biggest, but I also spell out the first three letters of the month and the entire year, so that there is no ambiguity. Today would be 30-Oct-2017. This should be clear to anyone on either side of the Atlantic.

To stay on topic, though, I think that thing in the OP is more a branch than a stick.
2017/10/30

Anything else doesn't sort property in a folder.

Yes, anything I do on the computer, I use that format (year/month/date), for exactly that reason. On checks, though, I channel my inner European.
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30-10-2017, 03:31 PM
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I have a German Passport and was born on the second of December. Once I happened to be flying on the 12th of February and was bumped up to first class because it was my birthday. Took me a few seconds to catch on.

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30-10-2017, 03:52 PM
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(30-10-2017 03:20 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(30-10-2017 03:17 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  2017/10/30

Anything else doesn't sort property in a folder.

Yes, anything I do on the computer, I use that format (year/month/date), for exactly that reason. On checks, though, I channel my inner European.

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30-10-2017, 04:42 PM
RE: to prove that people will argue about anything...
(30-10-2017 03:17 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(30-10-2017 02:43 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  Yeah, that bugs me too, especially when you get something like 10/9/17 -- is that October 9, or September 10? When I put a date on a check or something, I always go smallest to biggest, but I also spell out the first three letters of the month and the entire year, so that there is no ambiguity. Today would be 30-Oct-2017. This should be clear to anyone on either side of the Atlantic.

To stay on topic, though, I think that thing in the OP is more a branch than a stick.
2017/10/30

Anything else doesn't sort property in a folder.
I'm totally OK with yyyy/mm/dd, it goes from biggest to smallest and sorts well.
But to start with month then day then year doesn't really work for anything.
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30-10-2017, 04:43 PM
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(30-10-2017 04:42 PM)Stevil Wrote:  
(30-10-2017 03:17 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  2017/10/30

Anything else doesn't sort property in a folder.
I'm totally OK with yyyy/mm/dd, it goes from biggest to smallest and sorts well.
But to start with month then day then year doesn't really work for anything.
Doth thou always useth formal grammar?
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30-10-2017, 06:14 PM
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I realize this is a sticky subject, but you should stick to it anyway.

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30-10-2017, 09:33 PM
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(30-10-2017 02:13 PM)Stevil Wrote:  
(26-10-2017 07:27 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  Time: 8:27 AM
Date: 10/26/17
Why do American's put Month before day?, that's just nuts.
The date ought to go small (day)/ bigger (month)/ biggest (year)

Why go bigger (month)/small (day)/ biggest (year)?
It does my head in!

It makes the most sense to go year/month/day. That's what we do with any other ordered list.

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30-10-2017, 09:54 PM
RE: to prove that people will argue about anything...
(30-10-2017 04:43 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(30-10-2017 04:42 PM)Stevil Wrote:  I'm totally OK with yyyy/mm/dd, it goes from biggest to smallest and sorts well.
But to start with month then day then year doesn't really work for anything.
Doth thou always useth formal grammar?
To be honest, my grammar is pretty poor. Didn't really teach/focus much on grammar when I went to school.
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31-10-2017, 06:12 AM
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(30-10-2017 09:33 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(30-10-2017 02:13 PM)Stevil Wrote:  Why do American's put Month before day?, that's just nuts.
The date ought to go small (day)/ bigger (month)/ biggest (year)

Why go bigger (month)/small (day)/ biggest (year)?
It does my head in!

It makes the most sense to go year/month/day. That's what we do with any other ordered list.

I think it's more of an order of importance thing, the thing that's important to most people is "what day is it"...

If they're not sure what month or year it is, what day it is isn't really going to be that important...and they've likely got bigger problems to deal with. Confused

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31-10-2017, 06:21 AM
RE: to prove that people will argue about anything...
(30-10-2017 04:43 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(30-10-2017 04:42 PM)Stevil Wrote:  I'm totally OK with yyyy/mm/dd, it goes from biggest to smallest and sorts well.
But to start with month then day then year doesn't really work for anything.
Doth thou always useth formal grammar?

Yepth.
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