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Why does use such a totally weird-ash date convention (dd-mm-yyyy) that is, like, the worst possible combination of the US and EU systems?

And why isn't it _configurable_? Yes there is a date configuration item in config.php, but the format it defines is "'F d, Y H:i:s'" -- which... I don't even know where that appears in the UI. The place where this comes up is in the popup where you set events (screenshot attached), and that's "d/m/Y" (and yes, I've searched the server source repository on GitHub -- no matches).

I'll dive into the code eventually, but... this should be configurable, at the very least.

cc: @nextcloud

@woozle @nextcloud It's the style that's most commonly used in the UK! I wonder if it was made by british people.

@BillieCodes Huh! I thought UK used yyyy/mm/dd for numeric dates.

I guess it's parallel with the UK spelled-out convention of "2 Feb 2020"?

@woozle It's in particular with the "/", in germany it's the same except with "." so 2.2.2020

@woozle It's still a stupid format, it should be all ISO all the time!

@BillieCodes @woozle @nextcloud thank you I was staring at this toot like "am I mad. What's wrong with that"

@nico @BillieCodes @nextcloud

<makes grumping noises about illogical social conventions>

...and get off my <s>lawn</s> code, too!
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@woozle @nextcloud it depends on your "Locale" settings on your profile in the personal settings, e.g. for me it looks like this (Locales set to "German"):

@bjoern @nextcloud

Heck, I thought you were on to something for a minute, but it's already set to "English (United States)".

I had the "language" set to "English (UK)", which I thought might also be the problem, but switching it to "English (US)" didn't change the calendar display... OH WAIT YES IT DID. I guess there was some propagation delay.

Thank you!

@woozle @nextcloud
I think yyyy/mm/dd is more logical... but I agree... give people the option to configure things as they wish, @nextcloud

@mark @nextcloud

I would lke to express a hard agree on yyyy/mm/dd, in case that wasn't clear. Seems like it should be the default unless you explicitly choose some other format at setup.

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