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Why is the date format being changed?

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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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It is very strange.

Even in my inbox today, I had an email with the usual format different.

Rather than set out like 4/08/2011 it was 8/4/2011.

The correct format is supposed to be the day, the month and then the year.

What is going on? The only time the month can be placed before the day is when it is written in words, for eg:

August 4 2011 not 8/4/2011

Are they trying to confuse us?





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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:24 AM
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i ve already bought 300 dollars worth of noodles to last me months, maybe years. you should too

on a slightly more serious note, if you think about 8 four/for eleven, perhaps 88 comes in mind for some?

but thats just me
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:26 AM
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Hmm... Where do you live?

Ive always done month-day-year... I agree its confusing when people do it the other way hahah

Maybe its just culture or location variance



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:27 AM
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Australia...

I can understand a cultural difference BUT I received in my inbox today a letter from an AU business and it was presented and filed in a different order.

I noticed it and thought...that is weird!!



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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Depends where you live, or where the email originated from perhaps.

In the USA, month is always placed first - so August 4, 2011 would be 8/4/11. In Europe, however, the day would come first - 4/8/11.

Khar



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:30 AM
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I've always used that format for over 20yrs now,cell phones, computer etc.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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maybe, you accidentally changed it



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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When the United States was first founded there was a great deal of anti-British sentiment, and numerous attempts were made to distinguish between the British way of doing things and the new American way of doing things. An example of this was the dictionary by Noah Webster, which he intentionally used to reinvent the English language in ways completely different from British usage. This is why we say "color" and they say "colour" and so on. This was also reflected in many other ways including the means of expressing dates.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:34 AM
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Cause it makes more sense saying the date from the smallest to the greatest - day, month, year. But americans have to be different...

And next you'll change to the metric system like the rest of the civilized world... that will stop you from having to convert everything (cause yes... every science measures in the metric system)

Then you'll learn what "celcius" means also...

I'm all in for a world that speaks the same language.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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well if my inbox is anything to go by... the American system is slowly being adopted.

very odd imo. The email came from AU and was sent to AU...

?

edit to add... omg that could throw a spanner in the works!
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:39 AM
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Either format is valid.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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awesome, obviously i was aware we had our differences (US/UK) but i never knew there was a reason behind it.
i just thought it was just the way it was and for no particular reason. now i understand the logic for the differences i will never look at them as 'the wrong way' ever again.

you learn something new every login to ATS.
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:47 AM
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Thank you for posting this! It has been bugging me also and would love to hear reasoning behind it because it seems pretty lacking in common sense.



Maybe we are being slowly sucked into an alternate sucky dimension? It must be the same dimension where the word "soldier" was suddenly replaced with the word "troop/troops" and troop/s is no longer plural for a group of soldiers?

Irritating. Almost irritating enough to make one wish they were a sheeple and would not notice such things.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:47 AM
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What webmail provider are you using? (hotmail, yahoo, etc.)



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 12:51 AM
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Telstra. It is not a free sp.
Maybe Telstra Corp is introducing a new format?


Originally posted by dreams n chains
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Maybe we are being slowly sucked into an alternate sucky dimension? It must be the same dimension where the word "soldier" was suddenly replaced with the word "troop/troops" and troop/s is no longer plural for a group of soldiers?


Exactly!
That is how I felt about it!!!


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OMG A One World Government would require same format etc
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 01:07 AM
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Umm..date format is small potatoes..don't be so inflexible..bend and change with the time/s



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 01:10 AM
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Maybe, considering the global nature of communication between the internet and cellphones these days, maybe they trying to establish an international standard. Would make sense.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 01:23 AM
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Have you somehow changed your Time Zone?

All of my Emails are dated according to my locale.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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Originally posted by Thurisaz
It is very strange.

Even in my inbox today, I had an email with the usual format different.

Rather than set out like 4/08/2011 it was 8/4/2011.

The correct format is supposed to be the day, the month and then the year.

What is going on? The only time the month can be placed before the day is when it is written in words, for eg:

August 4 2011 not 8/4/2011

Are they trying to confuse us?





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Someone changed you're language/time/date settings to show as the US.


the US dudes like to confuze themselves by doing the dates as you described.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 01:28 AM
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I haven't changed the settings at all.

Oh well... I will just write it off as a silly glitch....

Maybe I am starting to see conspiracies everywhere when they are just glitches!!! LOL


OKAY!! I just saw an inconsistency!!!!!
ATS is an American site huh? Well, they use the same format as us!! while... Americans use the other format? weird!!

Inconsistency makes me feel suspicous!
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