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Why should the Stack Overflow use such a time format?

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Every time I want to see the question/answer creation time, I put the mouse on it so it show year-month-date. I think this is the most clear way to show.

Why use time format Month(show in name)+Day(show in number)+Year(also show in number)?

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Well, it's the standard human-readable format in English-speaking countries. It's arguably nicer than YYYY-MM-DD, at least IMO –  Pëkka Jul 29 '13 at 6:15

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That's the existing convention, as set by ISO 8601. Or, alternately:

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Nice, but the question is about why not use the above instead of "Feb 27, '13". –  Arjan Jul 29 '13 at 6:27
    
@Arjan Ah, didn't realize that. I've CWed this since it's still relevant. –  Emrakul Jul 29 '13 at 6:31
    
I don't think it's relevant, but it's a nice reference ;-) –  Arjan Jul 29 '13 at 6:32
    
+1 for xkcd :D 🍓 –  Doorknob Jul 29 '13 at 6:56

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