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I believe that should be burninated.

It serves no purpose as these questions are usually tagged with and some date-time tag.

Calling Trogdor

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@animuson Thanks ^_^ I knew I served a purpose! – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 27 '12 at 16:04
burninate-request doesn't actually imply stackoverflow ;) – Ryan O'Hara Nov 27 '12 at 16:09
@minitech all of the requests here do imply it :-P – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 27 '12 at 16:10
Yeah, burninate it. And all php datetime questions with it. It's a sad and ugly pile of dupes. Easier to have a clean start than to find relevant things in there. – Gordon Nov 27 '12 at 16:15
@Gordon I hear ya. It's unlikely to ever happen, but it would indeed be the best way to go. I'm sometimes thinking, maybe a bunch of top people from the PHP tag should simply start writing PHP tutorials (like, one on the issue of how to convert dates) and publish them on a site of their own. With peer reviews, top quality, and constant editing, but with a very limited circle of professional editors. The resulting traffic must be enough to make a living or at least cover the costs.... then everyone could just point there when the 99,999th garbage duplicate PHP question pops up – Pëkka Nov 28 '12 at 22:37
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA sorry, didn't notice that you'd rolled back that Stack Overflow tag previously! Although it has been added independently by three people and the question is Stack Overflow specific (though I get your point about all the burnination requests being SO specific). – Rory Nov 28 '12 at 23:06

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I can't see a situation where someone would be asking about and not talking about . Other language agnostic tags sufficiently describe date/time related questions.

It's been burninated and is now synonymous with to keep it from coming back.


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