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Which dating format is more logical? - DAY / MONTH / YEAR or MONTH / DAY / YEAR?

On computer I date my documents in YEAR / MONTH / DAY format. Makes it easier for sorting!

Posted by mzrpl (23149 total points) about July 25, 2011 in Miscellaneous - 1139 views - 13 total answers. Status: closed. - Report

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    Dating format? They have to be at least eighteen, have a job and their own car.

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by Wabbit (7156 total points) - Report
  • The European (and military) system makes more sense, but the US will never change, just like the 24 hour clock.

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by vikendratnik (11027 total points) - Report
  • Being dyslectic it realy does not matter.

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by Dave Cobb (19447 total points) - Report
    • mzrpl
      mzrpl LOL!
      July 26, 2011
  • Month/Day/Year....since there are only 12 Months, 28 to 31 Days in a month and Thousands of Years, I think it's logical to start with the smallest and work UP!!

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by Wise1 (8771 total points) - Report
    • mzrpl
      mzrpl Right! But that means Day (24 hours) / Month (720 hours) / Year (8,769 hours)... So DD/MM/YYYY
      July 25, 2011 - 1 likes this
    • Wise1
      Wise1 Now you're just getting nit-picky!! LOL
      July 25, 2011 - 1 likes this
    • mzrpl
      mzrpl Yup. I don't like Mondays! ;-)
      July 25, 2011
    • mc_alamo
      mc_alamo I agree with you Wise1, it makes more sense doing it that way.
      July 25, 2011
  • Day, month, year! Or year, month, day. The one with the month first is like putting something that's supposed to be in the middle, in front, and it just confuses everything. I hate dates that put the month first, it doesn't follow a logical format.

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by NaturallyMe (233 total points) - Report
  • As a mainframe COBOL programmer (aka "dinosaur"), we stored dates in YYYYMMDD. It made them much easier to sort. OK. So we only added the first two digits in 98 or 1999.

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by MrsDK (8854 total points) - Report
  • In the military, we used: Day / Month / Year (ex: 25 JUL 11); as programmers, we cropped the year into 2 digits, which make for a mess for the year 2000 and beyond. We were trying to save disk space; which was very expensive at that time.

    Most people thought that we were stupid to do so, but those same people re-hired us as "consultants" to fix code and get them past "Y2K!"

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by captivate (2094 total points) - Report
    • mzrpl
      mzrpl I was working for the US Air Force (in Germany) at that time. Yeah, the PANIC about the "Y2K" thing...! lol
      July 25, 2011
    • MrsDK
      MrsDK Y2K was easy: "Januark, Februark, March, April, Mak, June, Julk, ..."
      July 25, 2011 - 2 like this
    • mzrpl
      mzrpl LOL!
      July 25, 2011
  • I wouldn't commit to any dating for more than a occasional dinner, drinks, ETC. (Love that ETC. LOL). and take it from there.
    At least that's how I feel on July 25th 2011. :)

    July 26, 2011
    Posted by Pluto68 (20548 total points) - Report
    • mzrpl
      mzrpl You meant, of course, the 25th July, 2011... Right? ;-)
      July 26, 2011 - 1 likes this
    • Pluto68
      Pluto68 Yep. That too mz LOL
      July 27, 2011
  • Dating format? You mean for the dance at the end of highschool? Mama always told us to wear a new dress, clean underwear and expect a dressage for our wrist.

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by sonata (6089 total points) - Report
    • mzrpl
      mzrpl Wow!
      July 26, 2011
  • Mine is Month/Day/Year since that's pretty much how it's been ever since I grew up.

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by mc_alamo (14752 total points) - Report
    • mzrpl
      mzrpl Who's responsible? Brits or Yanks?
      July 26, 2011
  • Date formats are conventions. Logic doesn't apply until you put them in context of their use.

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by FLUGG (36749 total points) - Report
  • My dating format is " MONTH / DAY / YEAR ", but I just used to use it... :))

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by dodo (1271 total points) - Report
    • mzrpl
      mzrpl Makes no sense to me!!! ;-)
      July 25, 2011
    • dodo
      dodo It's not necessary to make a sense to me either, but i usually use it... :))
      July 25, 2011
  • I go for day/month/year, because... that's the way I've always done it, of course. Would be easy if there was only one system, that way I wouldn't send birthday wishes on 5th January instead of 1st May!! Well, at least I wasn't late!!

    July 25, 2011
    Posted by Linda (5509 total points) - Report
    • mzrpl
      mzrpl This where "9/11" throws me! I mean, NOTHING noteworthy happened on the 9th November!
      July 25, 2011
    • Linda
      Linda I agree, MZ! It IS confusing, isn't it!
      July 25, 2011
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