If you look at the Seasoned Advice blog main page, each article shows a date:

Screenshot of date on Cooking.SE blog

However, the administrative interface is set to use ISO dates:

admin interface showing Y-m-d format

The US-specific format is confusing, as Europeans write day-month-year instead of month-day-year. It has confused at least Szabolcs. Unfortunately, it seems that its hardcoded somewhere.

Please make the article date display respect the setting in the admin interface.

  • This is actually a regression
    – Tim Stone
    Jun 13, 2012 at 19:50
  • @TimStone maybe it happened when they switched us off sketchy? Not sure.
    – derobert
    Jun 13, 2012 at 19:53
  • Seems like a likely explanation. Certainly confusing though, hopefully it'll get patched up quickly.
    – Tim Stone
    Jun 13, 2012 at 19:58
  • 3
    Can't we just have the first? That way it is clear to everybody.
    – user184498
    Jun 13, 2012 at 20:19
  • The first is clear, @BryanDunsmore, but also a bit awkward to read. I'd prefer "13th June, 2012", which better matches my speech patterns. (It doesn't match them perfectly: I'd say the thirteenth of June, 2012, but I'm happy that speech and writing diverge in this area.)
    – TRiG
    Apr 30, 2014 at 16:07

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The format for the date was hard-coded instead of pulling from the setting. This has been changed and should display as Y-m-d (per the setting) from now on (once the cache clears up).

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