Cakeday! Celebrating birthdays and anniversaries


(Stephen) #169

It is, but if you refer to this handy dandy graphic:

The only countries to use MMDDYY are the United States, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands (magenta) totalling about 326 million.

The cyan region represents 3.57 billion people using DDMMYY: Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, North Africa, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Russia.

The yellow group, another 1.7 billion do use YYMMDD.

(Jeff Atwood) #170

I am actually curious why the US standardized on MMDDYY, I would think we inherited it from the UK, being a colony originally and all. But the UK doesn’t do this?

(Stephen) #171

No we’re little endian like all of the other countries we invaded civilised colonised :smiley:

(Christos Panagiotakopoulos) #172

One thing that will increase the usability of this plugin as well as the awareness of this feature on a forum, is adding the ability to add the birth date field on the registration form.

Actually, it feels a bit weird to me that it isn’t possible already. :confused:

(Btw, the plugin is awesome :smiley: we just installed it on an already working forum of 4000 users and we are pretty happy with it in general.)