Why don't we write years with a comma?

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#1

i.e. the year 2,016.

I have a very negative reaction when I see numbers written without commas in the appropriate places, and now I’ve noticed this reading years will never be the same again


#2

no.


#3

Getting pretty sick of your shit mate


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#5

you should stop sniffing it mate


#6

preferred date format poll subthread

  • 29/11/16
  • 29/11/2016
  • 29.11.16
  • 29.11.2016
  • 29 November 16
  • 29 November 2016
  • 29th November 16
  • 29th November 2016
  • 2,016

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#8

See that American Month before day shit, not on


#9

Should just go back to the French Revolutionary Calendar. I mean we kept all the centimetres and the like.


#10

Milliseconds since epoch, obviously.

I prefer yyyy-mm-dd hhmmss though since it sorts consistently.


#12

it defies all logic, so obviously wasn’t going to include it in the poll


#13

For a bonus point, can I quote ISO 8601 at you?


#14

The months have quite nice names.


#15

only for data entry/file names etc though surely. never in open text


#16

year,s?


#17

I’m fine with either one out of the first four options tbh.


#19

I’ll sometimes use yyyy-mm-dd in open text too; it avoids any possible confusion around dates like 03/05/2016.


#20

i can only see that causing confusion if you’re working Transatlanticlally


#21

You’d be surprised. ISO standards exist for a reason.


#22

because people who put a comma in 4 digit numbers are bellends of the highest order. get back to me in the year 10,000.


#23

Going to help you out here mate, I actually write the year like this but also box it [2,016] feel it takes away the confusion from what could be the month and day or year. e.g. 29/11[2,016] is todays date and I think it looks rather nice


#24

this is a wonderfully horrifying response