View Poll Results: Do you like the new date format (mm-dd-yyyy)?

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  • Yes. Nice to align with Google and other search engines.

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Do you like the new date format (mm-dd-yyyy)?

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    Default Do you like the new date format (mm-dd-yyyy)?

    Recently Admin changed the date format - from British/Indian style (dd-mm-yyyy) to the US format (mm-dd-yyyy). This was because Google search displays the date in US fromat and the sorting did not appear correctly in Google.

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    Good move

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    Quote Originally Posted by gothic_coder View Post
    Good move
    Please vote.
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    Personally I prefer brit format, but if it helps with google search , then fine.

    I find this confusing coz, google arranges result by rank of the site, unless explicitly searched with the date restriction right ?

    I voted for "Yes".

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    I hate mmddyy...I always use ddmmyy.

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    Well i voted for yes because it helps in google search, Though i like brit format, I guess We(Indian) all use brit format only (Unless specifically mentioned)..

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    In reality, I prefer the ISO format (yyyy-mm-dd). This is because, it obeys the laws of mathematical increments.

    Also, in our job, we create file name with date suffix. A date suffix in yyyy-mm-dd helps in maintaining the sort order also.

    But since yyyy-mm-dd is tooooo foreign for most, I prefer to stick to the British format.
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    Yes it is correct, first the year should come and it is the best way to sort things

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    year-month-date
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    Its a good move as I am used to this date format mm-dd-yy.
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    Good move, Last night i noticed this and brought it to Admin's notice. : http://www.indiabroadband.net/sugges...ate-error.html



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    This date format can be a bit confusing for some people. I agree. But think of this scenario. when people search for latest information, will they open the page if they see a very old date?

    Ex: The Air France crash

    now, will anyone open the page from google if they see the date as 6th jan?

    I think, matching google's date format is for the good of the forum.

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    hey i prefered the old one.this one is confusing me a lot.

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    I prefer old one. But does it count ? Since SEO is more important, I am afraid I am fighting a loosing battle.

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    Wow... the poll results are very even ..

    BTW, you can enjoy the old format for today ...

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    I think that it is a bug with Google that they are not able to "mend" their search properly. Why should we alter our ways?

    Would the Americans change their format if Google had been European/Indian? Hell, they do not even wish to switch to the metric system when (almost) the whole world has done it.
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    Google is really a pro American company. It is Microsoft that cares a bit about Indians. They have added Rs. format in Windows 7. Their weather gadget shows small cities in India etc. Even Google Earth is Europe/US centric. There were plans of one " Bhuvan " by ISRO similar to Google Earth. It was supposed to be out by last April. No idea what happened.

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    ^^ google when was going to be founded was funded by a fond Indian, who fondled google with care....read as ShriRam

    Kavitark Ram Shriram is the founding board member of Google and one of the first investors in Google. He earlier served as an officer of Amazon.com working ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Shriram
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    I have voted for NO. I like the old/standard Indian format DD-MM-YYYY

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    moderators.. come on guys this india.. dont please bring american or european way of date format.. come back to being indians.. this is indian broadband forum for god sake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by machbio View Post
    moderators.. come on guys this india.. dont please bring american or european way of date format.. come back to being indians.. this is indian broadband forum for god sake...
    American and European is not OK, but British is OK?

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    i dotn knw wat my ancestors where doing... but i am not going to be slave again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by machbio View Post
    i dotn knw wat my ancestors where doing... but i am not going to be slave again...
    Can't make head or tail out of this comment. Can you please elaborate?
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    :lol: i too think the same, i think he was trying to say that, he didnt know how the date format was before and how they lived with it but now he is not going to accept the same format date like old times.( I dont know how was the date format in old times )

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    I too prefer british format but we have to use American bcause of Google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by power_downloader View Post
    I too prefer british format but we have to use American bcause of Google.
    Quote Originally Posted by machbio View Post
    i dotn knw wat my ancestors where doing... but i am not going to be slave again...

    Guys, did you sleep in History class? Indians were slaves to the
    British not the Americans.

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    So changing the date style to British means slavery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by machbio View Post
    moderators.. come on guys this india.. dont please bring american or european way of date format.. come back to being indians.. this is indian broadband forum for god sake...


    Unfortunately I dont see any way to change it to Hindi for dates.. and vbulleting has not been release in Hindi yet so shall we do with the English version for the time being please?
    As soon as a Hindi version is released I will install it for those who dont want do do any more slavery

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    @ Admin

    Could you please clarify this ?

    google seems messed up by changing the date format.

    I saw that for some of the search results, the links displayed and its cached version are completely different !! (considering that unless threads are moved or deleted , this shoulden't happen.)

    some examples :

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/relati...-issue-17.html

    some fun , i guess - Page 2



    http://www.indiabroadband.net/tv/111...logues-11.html

    classic dialogues - Page 11


    (the top link is the link in google search and the bottom one is the cached vesion)

    (also note the dates r kind of similar in some cases)

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    So changing the date style to British means slavery?
    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Unfortunately I dont see any way to change it to Hindi for dates.. and vbulleting has not been release in Hindi yet so shall we do with the English version for the time being please?
    As soon as a Hindi version is released I will install it for those who dont want do do any more slavery
    :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Unfortunately I dont see any way to change it to Hindi for dates.. and vbulleting has not been release in Hindi yet so shall we do with the English version for the time being please?
    As soon as a Hindi version is released I will install it for those who dont want do do any more slavery
    :lol: .. :clap: too good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Unfortunately I dont see any way to change it to Hindi for dates.. and vbulleting has not been release in Hindi yet so shall we do with the English version for the time being please?
    As soon as a Hindi version is released I will install it for those who dont want do do any more slavery
    Why we Tamils should be slaves to Hindi speaking people?????


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    63% said no, and that was nearly two years ago, and here I come now ...wondering why this is the only site I ever use that has USA daye format! And being mightily cionfused by it.

    Looks like it is indiabroadband format, and we're stuck with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_H View Post
    63% said no, and that was nearly two years ago, and here I come now ...wondering why this is the only site I ever use that has USA daye format! And being mightily cionfused by it.

    Looks like it is indiabroadband format, and we're stuck with it
    We used to have DD-MMM-YYYY format but Google search results used to show it in wrong format. That is why we changed to current US style.
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    Thanks. Curiuous, about Google!

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    Google shuould understand "in India, we dont have 31 months". lol
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    How is google getting on with the rest of the non-American world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_H View Post
    How is google getting on with the rest of the non-American world?
    everywhere else, the people are smart..
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    Ask any webmaster in his right might would not do anything Google doesn't like and in this case Google doesn't like the British format so our site uses the American one.

    Google sends the majority of traffic to this site and annoying/pleasing Google means decrease/increase in traffic which is directly proportional to the revenue any website creates that is monetized with adsense or similar advertising models.

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    america made internet, america made computer and an american russian made google.. so probably we have to stick with the american ways if we use them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Ask any webmaster in his right might would not do anything Google doesn't like and in this case Google doesn't like the British format so our site uses the American one.

    Google sends the majority of traffic to this site and annoying/pleasing Google means decrease/increase in traffic which is directly proportional to the revenue any website creates that is monetized with adsense or similar advertising models.
    OK, it's your site, and you have to do what is both easiest and best for you, and I have no argument with that, but ... you're the only one!

    indiamike.com, team-bhp.com, hifivision.com, rasikas.org: all "normal" date format. I guess they are no less reliant on Google than you are? They don't have American ways! All hosted in USA, too.

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    I'm the newcomer around here

    I guess it's a small thing. Anyway, I made the point, and I'm happy to leave it now.

    It's good to have a place to come for this specific techie stuff when we need it: that's the important thing!

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    ^^yes but ddmmyy sucks.. so i think admin must see some way to out of this..
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    Actually, I just took another look, (at least at IndiaMike and Team-BHP, which are the biggest forums I frequent), and realised that what I wrote was not really right.

    The post dates are not displayed in DDMMYY format at all: they are displayed as, eg, Jun 17th, 2007, 20:35 . So long as the month is spelt out, there is no confusion: 4th March is as clear as March 4th and March 4th is as clear as 4th March. No confusion, like between 03-04-2010 and 04-03-2010.

    Could this maybe point to an answer?

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    vBulletin Manual
    Format For Date
    Format in which the date is presented on vBulletin pages.

    Examples:
    US Format (e.g., 04-25-98): m-d-y
    Expanded US Format (e.g., April 25th, 1998): F jS, Y
    European Format (e.g., 25-04-98): d-m-y
    Expanded European Format (e.g., 25th April 1998): jS F Y

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    Admin i think 'Expanded US Format (e.g., April 25th, 1998)' is a good option.

    Indian users happy cos month spelt out & Google requirements also met.





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    Expanded US FORMAT PLS admin... everyone is saying for that...
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    I've no problem with the current format. As I got used to it while working in a company which followed the same. Call it occupational benefit. LOL

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