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.



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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