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[–] tabularassa 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I would propose following something like the ISO_8601 format to display dates. It's less ambiguous than what is currently used.

E.g. I'm posting at date/time: 2015-02-18 03:48:11

If needed, the timezone can be included : 2015-02-18 03:48:11+00:00

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[–] PuttItOut 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The correct way is to display the date using the browser culture. The dates you see are this way because the server is in Europe and it is using that server culture to format dates. It will eventually be modified to use your settings instead.

This culture also displays decimal and numbers differently too. 1.000,00 vs 1,000.00

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[–] razuliserm 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Since this is a Swiss service (although hosted in germany) numbers should actually read 1'000.00

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_mark#Examples_of_use

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[–] DanielKurlan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm not American but when I come across date formats that I don't use I just figure out what it means in my usual formatting and move the fuck on.

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[–] razuliserm 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

But muh FREEDOM!

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[–] LizardBreathe 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You may have to deal with it. Just like metric is international standard, that date format is too. It does make sense. As a fellow American, we should learn and embrace it.

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[–] 0x5f3759df 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

On that note, the default ought to be YYYY-MM-DD, which is the actual international standard (relevant xkcd.

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[–] astarkey12 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I won't argue that it makes more sense, but Americans aren't going to have widespread conversion to that format (or the metric system) anytime soon. This is just what the system tattooed on my brain.

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[–] LizardBreathe 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Completely understand. I just don't think the site should cater to us few.

Please keep the suggestions flowing, they consider all of them, most upvoat first. But I think this one will not fly considering many enjoy that it is not an American site.