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Very minor niggle.

Grafter
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Very minor niggle.

Plusnet, why do you use horrible American dates in your emails?   Surely you are a British company?  why use yankee date format?

 

Yes it's a very very minor thing but still, It bugs me a tiny bit that I have to "decode" a date in your emails, rather than know at a glance what it is.

 

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Re: Very minor niggle.

Thanks for bringing it up, 

 

I've passed on your feedback about that. 

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Hero
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Re: Very minor niggle.

I've checked a few of my emails from PN and the dates, both in the header and the body of the email, are in the usual dd/mm/yy format.  This includes billing, promotional, and renewal offer ones.  Or are you referring to the PN email service (which I don't use)?

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Re: Very minor niggle.

I've checked a few recent received Plusnet emails (both billing and support) and the date format in mine is neither American (mm-dd-yyyy) as reported by @Stevef1, or English (dd/mm/yy) as seen by @Jonpe !.

 

The dates in the text of the messages I have are in International format :  yyyy-mm-dd

 

Personally I am happy with English or International formats,  but NOT American.  Roll_eyes

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Re: Very minor niggle.

I believe the emails referred to are in the format @Nibiru mentions, so YYYY-MM-DD, however we should be trying to use consistent formats so Adam has flagged this up.

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Re: Very minor niggle.


@Chris wrote:

..................., however we should be trying to use consistent formats so Adam has flagged this up.


I far prefer the International format yyyy-mm-dd.  Hope this becomes THE standard.

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Re: Very minor niggle.

I prefer the military format 15 Nov 2017 rather than 15/11/2017

works in folder names in Dos/Windows as well 

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Re: Very minor niggle.

I prefer the "logical" way of expressing a date....  as in ...  today the date is the Fifteenth of November in the year 2017

 

i.e.  15:11:2017  or  15/11/2017 ( not to be confused with 15/11/17 [1917] )    or  dd/mm/yyyy

and I think that most of the "official" forms and documents. presented to the members of the United Kingdom follow this rule.

 

 

 

just a thought... why don`t we also have a "Thumbs down" icon as well as the "like"  "thumbs up" icon...  ? ? ? ?  

 

 

Hero
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Re: Very minor niggle.


@shutter wrote:

just a thought... why don`t we also have a "Thumbs down" icon as well as the "like"  "thumbs up" icon...  ? ? ? ?  

Surely there are enough petty arguments on the forum without adding fuel to the fire?

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Re: Very minor niggle.

There is an international standard for date formats

 

https://xkcd.com/1179/

 

Very few people use it.

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Re: Very minor niggle.

Interesting; I was involved with ISOs in '88 but that one passed me by.

Seems like a good idea - and one I've always used for files and folders on a PC to keep things in date order.

The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

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