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MoS Forums - Date Format
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I recently had a small debate on what date format we should use in wiki articles, or if it mattered at all. Of course, the dates we go by are Gregorian, and there are several ways to represent Gregorian. There's month-day-year, which is common in the United States, day-month-year, which is common worldwide, and year-month-day, which is common in computer programming and such. :P I highly suggest we add that dates should be in day-month-year format on articles (mainspace, inventory, etc), since it's the most commonly-used format. "7 September 2013" is easy to read, whether in sentence form, or as a sole bullet point. It's good for quick referencing, and I see it being used in various places. On the other hand, month-day-year could work, which is what has been done on most mainspace articles. I don't have a problem with either way, but I feel like we should stick to a sole format by the MoS. --ToaMeiko (talk) 06:46, September 7, 2013 (UTC)

Lets use the Julian calendar instead. Well, I'm used to d-m-y. Like you say, its easier to read in words. ~ CJC 11:42, September 7, 2013 (UTC)
Date articles are formatted as September 7, so I just tend to do that since it's easier to link to dates like [[September 7]] instead of [[September 7|7 September]] NovaFlare 12:41, September 7, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I realized that. We could possibly see if a sysop'ed bot could automatically move/redirect them properly, since most places I see do [[7 September]] instead of [[September 7]]. --ToaMeiko (talk) 05:10, September 8, 2013 (UTC)
For inventories, at least, I kind of like this format. Aside from that, I don't care whether it's D-M-Y or M-D-Y. -- Jeyo Lord VladekTalk The Forge 05:41, September 8, 2013 (UTC)
I would like D-M-Y as it works with the British format, something we already use for our grammar. (random popping in) --Czech 06:01, September 8, 2013 (UTC)