DD/MM/YYYY is objectively the best way of writing it as you're simply increasing the size of the unit as you move rightwards. MM/DD/YYYY is ridiculous, go from big to small to even bigger what were Yankees thinking?I feel like its more normal for me to type 5/26/2020, but I have seen some people write it as 26/5/2020, so im wondering which way you would write it
This is true, this is how i sort my 50k pictures.Obviously you gotta go with YYYY/MM/DD, so you can actually sort the dates.
Uh, same with MM/DD/YY though (12/01/20). I don't think that should be more important than a logical ordering (such as hh:mm:ss) where it goes either from large unit to small unit, or vice versa. Our entire numbering system is based on this fact (10 = 9+1, and 31 days + 1 day = next month, first day)), so MM/DD/YYYY as a numbering notation just doesn't make sense to me.But when you actually look at the numbers when you write down MM/DD/YY the numbers are almost always going to be increasing whereas if you write DD/MM/YY it will sometimes just be big number, small number, huge number.
I get that it's coming from the English way of writing/talking about dates, though any reason why months are more relevant than days? I feel that in most contexts where you talk about a date in the near future, you generally don't even need to specify the month: "the party is on the 4th", can only really refer to the next '4th' in the sequence -- in this case June 4th (time of writing is May 27th). Vice versa, if the month is important (but the day isn't), you omit the day. If you need both, I feel they are of equal importance. So, in the end, I feel it's an artefact of the way you pronounce a date string... In Dutch we simply say '27 mei' or '8 april' (note even the lack of capitalization), which may be why I find the DD/MM/YYYY so logical. But what I truly find interesting is how other English speaking countries outside of US also use DD/MM/YYYY, while still describing full-written days as Month DDth, YYYY.Yeah I see it as increasing relevance... if you were trying to relay a date to someone blindly, personally, I'd give them month first (It's May), then specific day (It's May 27th), and finally year (It's May 27th, 2020). I definitely see the practicality of having DD/MM/YYYY but I don't find it as useful for relaying information quickly. It was also said elsewhere in the thread, but it's much more common to state dates as "May 27th" rather than "27th of May", at least regionally, so I feel it flows better.