Why don't we write years with a comma?



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




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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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See that American Month before day shit, not on


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


Milliseconds since epoch, obviously.

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


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


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


The months have quite nice names.


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




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


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


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


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


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.


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


this is a wonderfully horrifying response