So, I hate to be a nit-picker, but I noticed that http://skyrimvsmw3.com/ uses american-style date formats (mm/dd/yyyy). Seeing as America is the only place in the world that uses this style of formatting, is it possible to get it changed to a universally-readable yyyy.mm.dd format instead?

Even after 25 years of reading dates, I still get initially confused (and thus, a bit frustrated) every time I read a date that doesn't exist (such as 10/31/2011) in my local date format.

I don't know what what the kind of world-wide distribution you get for pageviews, but it's worth a thought?


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I generally prefer the ISO date format for numerical display, 2011-11-13, myself.

  • Same. I think that most people understand how to read it as well. Nov 14, 2011 at 4:37

If not the iso date format, at least something like 15/Nov/2011 is quite clear.

Also movies and games say they release in the Fall which I guess is Sept - Nov. Well, Fall, called Autumn in Australia are the months of March - May. So that is confusing to us too. 1st/2nd/3rd/4th quarter if not the actual month name would be nice.

  • Yeah, I'm constantly frustrated when I hear that a product is releasing in "the fall", because I never really know when that is, and it turns out that "fall" is "spring" for me, but is probably a different season for someone else. Nov 14, 2011 at 21:09

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