Eóin,

All the best for your 22nd. Drink up before it's to late.
Posted on 2005-11-02 07:14:32 by JimmyClif
Thank you very much, but, eh, oops on my part :oops: . I entered my birthday wrong, my brithday is 11th of Feburary 1983, but I entered 2nd of November 1983 into my profile, i.e. 02/11/1983 instead of 11/02/1983.

But on the topic of drink there is cause for celebration anyway tonight because I've just graduated from college and am going to the Garduation Ball tonight. Should be fun. Cheers again for the bday wishes.
Posted on 2005-11-02 08:29:59 by Eóin
Congratulations on graduating, then - I'll have a glass of red wine on your behalf, since I'm all out of beer ;)
Posted on 2005-11-02 09:26:27 by f0dder
That's funny... Congrats on becoming a productive member of society then.
Posted on 2005-11-02 09:37:32 by JimmyClif
Congrats on your graduation.  :)
Posted on 2005-11-02 23:27:37 by roticv
Congratulations, Eóin
Posted on 2005-11-03 02:40:21 by Vortex
Hey Eóin, we are near :), Im from 13 of the same month same year :) (I was calculated to april or so, but hey! february isn't bad), congratulations!!!!!!!
Posted on 2005-11-03 16:22:58 by rea
" i.e. 02/11/1983 instead of 11/02/1983."

In Russia we use short format dd/mm/yy, in many Western countries as far as I could see format is mm/dd/yy. I'm a little bit confused - in which one did you entered your date?
Anyway since the date format (sequence of the values) dd/mm/yy or mm/dd/yy isn't uniformed trough the world, you entered your birth date correctly at least according to one of them :)
I also wonder what countries followed what format?
Freinds, could you please be so kind to type what format (dd/mm/yy or mm/dd/yy) is used in your country?
Posted on 2005-11-04 04:57:00 by The Svin
Hi Alex,

In the land of OZ we use DAY, MONTH, YEAR.
Posted on 2005-11-04 05:21:24 by hutch--
So L.F.Baum is  Australian?
Good to know. I'm glad I'd never be missunderstood about date format while I'm in the land of OZ.
Posted on 2005-11-04 05:39:43 by The Svin
US and Canada is MM/DD/YYYY, Western Europe (afaik) everywhere DD/MM/YYYY.

It might just be those bloody americans again who need to be confusing everyone again.
Posted on 2005-11-04 05:40:53 by JimmyClif
" Western Europe (afaik) everywhere DD/MM/YYYY"
... the UK including?
I can explain where the question rise from:
The only logical ground that I can see for spelling MM/DD is the preferreble way to say in the Queen English "January the 1st" or "October the 2nd" etc. where the day of month follows the name of the month. From the math point of view format MM/DD/y.. is quite confusing, since the date and time are still positioning systems (though not absolute positioning system), so I whould
understand if a hundred twenty three is spelt like 123 or 321 but when it spelt like 213 - it's beyond me. So I can accept dd/mm/yy or yy/mm/dd, yet I can not fugure out who needs it
mm/dd/yy.
Posted on 2005-11-04 06:14:41 by The Svin
We use dd/mm/yy or dd/mm/yyyy in Denmark, but I tend to use yyyy/mm/dd for naming backup archives and the like.
Posted on 2005-11-04 06:27:02 by f0dder
(Talking out of my 4ss here) I believe the UK is also DD/MM/YYYY - but I'm stumped - I lived once in the UK for a couple months but to my best ablility I do not remember this for sure. I believe it's DD/MM as Eoin messed up and him being from Ireland. Them being so close neighbours with their history I assume they'd both be on the same system. After all they drive on the same side of the road. (iirc)
Posted on 2005-11-04 06:54:58 by JimmyClif
The mistake was entirely due to my own fault and not a clash of different systems. Here in Ireland we do indeed use DD/MM/YYYY or DD/MM/YY just like the rest of europe. The fourm seems to use YYYY/MM/DD which as other people have mentioned is another logical method.

I guess my error was that whenever I write down my birthday anywhere I do be so used to saying to myself in my head ""11th of the 2nd, 83" that I kept the left to right reading of the day and month the same. SOmething like that anyway :lol:
Posted on 2005-11-04 07:32:49 by Eóin
The forum seems to use YYYY/MM/DD "

I've just looked at it, it seems it's month/dd/ YYYY (USA way) though month is spelt by name, not by numbers. At least it seems to as "forum default" format.

As I recon the same order was in old Hiro board, though it was spelt in numbers, and I just couldn't get used to it for a while. I mean it would show current date as 11.04.2005
in Russia it would mean April the 4th, in Hiro board - November the seventh
Posted on 2005-11-04 10:02:32 by The Svin

[...] show current date as 11.04.2005
in Russia it would mean April the 4th, in Hiro board - November the seventh


Don't you mean 11th April vs. 4th November?
Posted on 2005-11-04 17:01:13 by f0dder
I do :)
I Have no idea why I wrote those numbers :))
Devil work, no doubt :)))
Posted on 2005-11-04 17:14:24 by The Svin