Thursday, January 23, 2020

Don't Abbreviate 2020 - It Could be Altered

Not only do we have to break the habit of writing 2019, when we really mean 2020, but the dawn of a new decade also creates a unique opportunity for scammers, says Ira Rheingold, executive director for the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

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Back earlier this month, the local TV stations all had news segments about this.

While I do not usually (or knowingly) deal with unscrupulous vendors, nonetheless I think it is good advice to write out the whole year.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-01-23 01:54 PM

Good thing we didn't all write 19 on everything last year then...

#2 | Posted by qcp at 2020-01-23 04:33 PM

Do you want Y2K? Because this is how you get Y2K.

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-01-23 07:26 PM

I get enough of these "don't do..." FB every day. Post it there. Besides, I write '20. If you don't and someone alters the date, you alter right back with an apostrophe before the 20 and cry foul.

#4 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-23 10:19 PM

Add this to the reasons why YYYY/MM/DD is the only acceptable format for dates.

#5 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-01-24 09:01 AM

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