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British Format Dates

BWRic
suggested this on January 11, 2012 01:27 AM

Hello,

Being in the UK I'd love to be able to use British format dates as US ones don't make sense to me and can lead to errors.

 

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jon.white
SEOmoz

Hey guys,

You probably have already noticed, but this is done! We use a non-ambiguous date format across the whole of Moz Analytics.

Thanks,

Jon

January 10, 2014 01:04 PM
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redstarcreative

yup, confused our clients :S

March 22, 2013 08:04 AM
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Karen Semyan
SEOmoz

Hi Dave,

We are working on an update across the application that will be released by June. The timeframes are going to change to make month and date clear, and we are removing the format with forward slashes that is causing so much confusion. Thanks for your patience!

 

Cheers,

Karen

March 04, 2013 10:04 AM
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Dave Elliott

Any update on this? It really confuses a lot of my clients, and quite often I am seemingly unable to edit the downloaded reports for some reason.

March 04, 2013 09:08 AM
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kshashi

Can you please prioritize the date format on invoices? A simple fix like "5 SEP 2012" instead of 09/05/2012 would be extremely helpful. 

Thank you,

September 04, 2012 11:20 PM
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Karen Semyan
SEOmoz

Just a quick follow-up on this: We're working on standardizing date formats for an international audience more broadly across our app. This is still a work in progress. Look for this sometime in the coming months.  We appreciate your patience as we dig in and prioritize this!

August 14, 2012 09:48 AM
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macdonaldsporrans

@BWRic - I nearly wrote the exact same thing. Any sequential order makes sense - Y M D or D M Y. As you say, I can't see any logic in M D Y.

August 14, 2012 03:19 AM
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BWRic

It might be called international format, but I think in Japan they use yyyy/mm/dd so lots of different formats out there. So long as the parts go in a logical order I don't mind. It's just mm/dd/yyyy is so illogical, but I I think we'll be stuck with it forever.

August 14, 2012 03:17 AM
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macdonaldsporrans

Is it British format, or international format? Hugely important. US format dates are very difficult to read.

August 14, 2012 01:58 AM
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Adam Feldstein
SEOmoz

Thanks Jolora. I can see how this could be annoying.

I think this would require a global setting that is then checked by all reports. While I don't see this as significantly challenging technically, we would have to change and verify in a lot of different places. I'll dig in a little bit and add to our backlog to prioritize vs. other improvements planned. 

April 15, 2012 09:38 PM
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Jolora

It's admittedly only a minor annoyance but I would prefer not getting constantly told this by clients when I send a report with a US formatted date. Surely this is an easy fix?

April 13, 2012 12:29 AM