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: The reasons for standardization are at http://www.roguetemple.com/forums/index.php?topic=62 --[[User:R2|R2]] 19:53, 21 July 2008 (CEST)
 
: The reasons for standardization are at http://www.roguetemple.com/forums/index.php?topic=62 --[[User:R2|R2]] 19:53, 21 July 2008 (CEST)
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:: That <b>doesn't</b> count, unless there's some undocumented management integration between the two sites.  Fixing that application (a function that takes a gloppy date, and returns a standard-formed date if possible) is the correct approach.  If I was to propose any (unnecessary) standardization, I would suggest four-digit years, and months as <b>text</b>.  That way, the difference between U.S. dates and EU dates doesn't cause confusion.
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:: As it is, anyone from the EU who doesn't know the standardization convention is going to think the correct format for Dec 3 2008 is 2008/3/12, which breaks your abstractor application without <b>any</b> chance of recovery.
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:: I'm going to make up my mind on whether to revert this spam for Zaiband and YADS later, once the emotional reasoning no longer is in the way.  -- [[User:Bessarion|Bessarion]] 8:18 21 July 2008 (CDT)

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(standardization of dates)

Whoa, what happened here. Was this site-wide change discussed anywhere? Kiefer 07:14, 21 July 2008 (CEST)

It wasn't discussed on this wiki (so I doubt that the discussion, even if it exists, "counts"). Furthermore, it's not a uniform readability improvement. -- Bessarion 8:18 21 July 2008 (CDT)
The reasons for standardization are at http://www.roguetemple.com/forums/index.php?topic=62 --R2 19:53, 21 July 2008 (CEST)
That doesn't count, unless there's some undocumented management integration between the two sites. Fixing that application (a function that takes a gloppy date, and returns a standard-formed date if possible) is the correct approach. If I was to propose any (unnecessary) standardization, I would suggest four-digit years, and months as text. That way, the difference between U.S. dates and EU dates doesn't cause confusion.
As it is, anyone from the EU who doesn't know the standardization convention is going to think the correct format for Dec 3 2008 is 2008/3/12, which breaks your abstractor application without any chance of recovery.
I'm going to make up my mind on whether to revert this spam for Zaiband and YADS later, once the emotional reasoning no longer is in the way. -- Bessarion 8:18 21 July 2008 (CDT)
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