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Why are the dates of posting written backwards?

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posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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Thought writing the date was universal as Month/Day/Year. Here it's Day/Month/year. Why?




posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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Hi jigger,

As far as i am aware you can change the date format in your settings..

Much Love



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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Something about European dating.



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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The format can be specified in your account settings (eg dd/mm/yyyy) along with 12 or 24 hour time display. It's very flexible allowing virtually any combination eg yy/mm/dd or mm/dd/yyyy works if you'd like it that way.



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by HumanPLC
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Hi jigger,

As far as i am aware you can change the date format in your settings..

Much Love


That did it. Thank you so much. I never bothered checking my date format on this because I didn't think I had control on how the date appeared on other people's posts. Thanks again!



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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This website: php.net...

...has the php format code letters.

Click on "TOOLS" above, to open you Account Settings.

I use " j F Y" as a preference. It is day, month spelled out, and full four-digit year number. No commas.


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posted on May, 1 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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Yeah america and england have different date formats



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 05:38 PM
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America is the only country I know of that uses mm/dd/yy.

Sigh.



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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Following on from the date thing, can anyne tell me why I can't change
my timezone ?
I aint in Ryhad or Moscow ! When I change it to Dublin, London etc and press submit ,
it immediately refers back to Moscow, etc etc !



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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I started thinking it makes more sense to go YYYY/MM/DD ... because then they would automatically put themselves in numerical/chronological order, for example if you have files that are dated like that.

Maybe that's just me.



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 06:30 PM
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well its universal in the states only, the rest of the world does day/month/year ....universally normal running order that is


as the others said, change it in your settings



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 06:35 PM
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Timezone? Have seen many others with problems on that.

I just moved from East to West Coast, USA....and had no prob, re-setting the timezone in the Account Settings.

(Oddly...I just went ahead and selected "GMT -8"....it automatically corrects for our "Daylight Savings" as it's called, here. Sometimes, if the programs aren't keen, I have to allow for the hour, and choose "-7" instead. Anyway, other countries call it "Summer Time", or some such...if they even ever recognize the silly and annoying semi-annual "change"....).

Helps if you are aware of GMT, and your specific timezone in relation to it...might help in trouble-shooting.



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posted on May, 1 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by jiggerj
Thought writing the date was universal as Month/Day/Year. Here it's Day/Month/year. Why?


It's not universal.

In the states, it is usually month, day, year. In many other places it is day month year.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 01:15 AM
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Originally posted by bsbray11
I started thinking it makes more sense to go YYYY/MM/DD ... because then they would automatically put themselves in numerical/chronological order, for example if you have files that are dated like that.


That's the method I've always used for database records and all software I write that auto-creates a filename based on the current date/time, because it makes a unique filename and chronological sorting is easy.

eg yyyymmddhhmm



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