Recently, a question title was edited to change the date from United States format (m-d-Y) to European format (d-m-Y). The reason given was
Let's use international standards, tyvm
There are several problems with this.
- It was a US event, so the source dates are going to be in US format.
- The European format isn't the international standard. ISO 8601 (Ymd) is.
- The original poster used US format.
So there seems to be a couple arguments to use m-d-Y, as US events should use US date format and that was what the OP used. Or an argument that it should use the international standard. But there seems to be no argument that it should use the European standard.
In the near term, I changed it to month d, Year which is more recognizable and less ambiguous. In general, it might be a good standard to have the month name spelled out, as it reduces the ambiguity.
Can we agree on a rule so that we don't have people making edits with snarky comments? I.e. we should be referencing the Skeptics.SE standard, not allowing each user to create their own.