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Date format[edit source]

Hi, I was just looking through the other patches, and there doesn't seem to be a standardized date format. Some articles use the american way to write the date, others use the british. The front page uses the american way, but it would be really nice if there were a standardized format all over the wiki. I do not matter which one, but I prefer that the month is specified with letters, rather than numbers - just so that there isn't any confusion. This link can be of help. --Chrras (talk) 19:01, 8 March 2015 (CET)

Would a day-month-year (i.e. 8 March 2015) format seem acceptable? It's suitable for use in both written English and citations, and can be consistently broken up (8 March, March 2015). Mapleyy (talk) 19:23, 8 March 2015 (CET)
YYYY-MM-DD is preferred. ~ Meneth (talk) 19:52, 8 March 2015 (CET)
I doesn't really matter that much if it is the british or american way in my opinion, it is just important only to use one format type. But I would prefer a way where the month is written in letters. That way you cannot be confused - you know, 12/1 can mean both January 12th and December 1st. I know the year-placement is helping, but still, to get away with the confusion, I think we should either use March 8 2015 or 8 March 2015 - the forum uses 8 March 2015 in timestamps and EU4 is developed in Sweden, where the british way also are used, so I think that would be the obvious answer. --Chrras (talk) 20:33, 8 March 2015 (CET)
YYYY-MM-DD is the international standard. Since no one uses YYYY-DD-MM it should be completely unambiguous. ~ Meneth (talk) 20:39, 8 March 2015 (CET)
I did a bit of research, and YYYY-MM-DD is actually the international standart set by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). But that doesn't mean that everybody use that format - most Europeans use DD-MM-YYYY, and since the game is developed in Europe, Paradox' wikis and it's forums uses that format (and it is actually also used in EU4). Therefore it seemed for me like the logical solution. But if you think we should use the other format, then it is settled ;).
Again, it isn't really important which format to use, it is much more important to standardize the used formats. I would gladly go through the relevant articles, when I have time, and correct the time format, but it isn't really a first priority. --Chrras (talk) 21:47, 8 March 2015 (CET)
Feel free. I'll even give you a couple of tickets for it :P ~ Meneth (talk) 21:48, 8 March 2015 (CET)
That is always nice - thanks for taking the time to solve this issue. It is not that important, but it gives a nice touch to the wiki, when such things are standardized :) --Chrras (talk) 22:14, 8 March 2015 (CET)
Please write out the month instead of using the 'international standard'. A standard barely anyone uses isn't much of a standard. --Certh (talk) 09:20, 9 March 2015 (CET)
Visit the ISO website, check their news section, and note that they themselves aren't even using it ;) --Certh (talk) 09:23, 9 March 2015 (CET)
Well, I do also think it is better to write out the month, but since Meneth decided to use the other format, it is then the format that the forum should be using. I know I said I didn't care which format to use, but after editing some articles to the above stated standart, it seems like writing out the month is better. --Chrras (talk) 12:15, 9 March 2015 (CET)