I really hate how everyone is writing their Watch order/delivery dates backwards.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by CrackerJackToy, May 7, 2015.

  1. CrackerJackToy macrumors 6502

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    I know it all started with Apple, but seriously, I hate it. Its confusing as hell.

    Im going to correct this trend starting now. My WSB will be delivered 05/14-05/20. NOT 14/05-20/05.

    ;)
     
  2. Mascots macrumors 65816

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  3. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    As an American, I apologize to all non-Americans on this forum.
     
  4. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Everything should be done the American way!

    /s
     
  5. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Agree MONTH FIRST!!!!
     
  6. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    What month is the 14th month?

    That just doesn't read right.... It clearly reads 14th May 2015 so will be 14/5/15

    :cool:
     
  7. dejo, May 7, 2015
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    All dates should be stated YYYY/MM/DD so they can be sorted correctly! ;)
     
  8. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Americans, good grief.... Sometimes we show our ignorance. :(
     
  9. flori13 macrumors member

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    ;)
     

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  10. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    That does make sense.... :cool:
     
  11. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    We speak American here! LOL

    If you think about it, it's us Americans that are backwards.

    Computer-wise and logically, the date should be written as YYYY-MM-DD, just as time is written in HH:MM:SS.TT. It goes from wide to narrow. Also works well when you're sorting YYYY-MM-DD, since MM-DD-YYYY would sort everything in months first, and that's just Ameri... stupid.
     
  12. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    Let's just convert it to 92950.29 and be done with it.
     
  13. CrackerJackToy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow. I KNOW this is being based around everyone BUT the USA's date format. *shakes head*
     
  14. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    In international dates, the first number changes the most (days), the next number changes less frequently (months) then the least frequent changing number (years).

    This is clearly incorrect.

    Changing the middle number most frequently, like Americans do, is clearly best. Reasoning: Americans do things right all the time. Like the metric system - too complicated - inches divided into 16 pieces, 12 inches to a foot, 36 inches to a yard, 1760 yards in a mile. So intuitive!
     
  15. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    For this launch, the US date format is more appropriate.

    What month are you getting it (May or July? - e.g. did you order at xx:01 or xx:12)
    Then which day?
     
  16. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502

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    True - how embarrassing...
     
  17. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    But that is completely backwards with time in which the hour is listed first, then minutes, then seconds.
     
  18. iamasmith macrumors regular

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    Japanese date order and it is perfect for sorts as you say :)

    As I recall the language is very structured... 'Kore wa desu ka?' = That over there is what?

    As you hear the 'Kore wa' you are already looking rather than having to wait the question 'What's that over there..?' :p
     
  19. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    For me it's all about readability. We read left to right, of course, so saying "May 14th" flows naturally and makes sense. Saying "14th May" is just awkward. Saying "14th of May" is slightly less awkward, but still doesn't have that flow.


    Not worth arguing over, though ;)
     
  20. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Thank you.

    I second your apology.

    I actually like the dates being different. I have to stop for a moment and read them more carefully.

    Variety is the spice of life and all that. :)
     
  21. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    Someone that gets it... are you a web/software developer by chance?
     
  22. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502

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    Actually you "thirded" it #
     
  23. H3rman macrumors 6502

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    It all relative, saying "May 14th" sounds awkward to me, seeing as I live in the UK. As for the OP....I am just lost for words to be honest! The fact he calls it a "trend" just makes it infinitely worse!
     
  24. Julien macrumors G3

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    Which begs the question: why we Americans ever started writing the date in an illogical way? No doubt the format day/month/year makes much more sense that the US format of month/day/year.

    The OP is probably just naive to the 'other' world outside of the US.:D
     

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