Feedback on dates

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By Yannick 30 October 2015 14:20

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Hey everyone

Another thing I would like to hear some feedback about is the way we represent dates. Because, well, how should we represent them? There are 2 options here: relative and absolute. Relative dates are things like "3 minutes ago" and "2 days ago", eventually, these dates would also turn into absolute dates '30.10.2015' or '30 October 2015'.

What do you guys choose?


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By bem 30 October 2015 16:22

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So whether we go with 30.10.2015 or 30 October 2015? I've always preferred it when dates are written out, not just numerical. My forum is almost split user base wise between USA and UK. Being based in England, I'd always have day/month/year... early days of months will look off to Americans since they're month/day/year (Sunday being 01/11/2015 to me, but 11/01/2015 to half the people on my forum). Best way is to write the month out and then there's no confusion between whether 01/11/2015 is November or if it's January... kind of like it is now really, there can be no confusion on what is day or month since it's written out.

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By Yannick 30 October 2015 16:40

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Not what I ment. Both notations are absolute days and even the relative dates will switch to absolute when it makes sense (because "1 year ago" is to big of a timeframe). You will continue to have the option to either use the long notation, short notation and plenty of other variations on a user-based setting as it is now.


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By Vadim 31 October 2015 08:15

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I always use
Year / Month / Day

It is more convenient to look for.
When there is a list, I look first for a year and then a month, and then day.

"3 minutes ago" and "2 days ago" - I like it too.

Last edited by Vadim (31 October 2015 08:17)


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