The forum date stamps are

  Quickbeam 06:27 27 May 2017
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...10 days out of sync.

I'm posting this on 27th May

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:18 28 May 2017

Yes its the mixing of date formats that's confusing

28 - 05 - 17 (if your not American or Canadian) DD-MM-YY

or May 28th 2017

is the usual formats we use in UK

  Forum Editor 16:54 28 May 2017

The date format has been shown in this way for a long time, and nobody has complained about it.

The format we use is a common one, it isn't copied from another country, and we currently have no plans to change it.

  Quickbeam 20:15 28 May 2017

I'm not complaining, I just happened to have cause to note it and read it as May 17th!

  Aitchbee 20:24 28 May 2017

An apostrophe ' in front of the dodgy standalone 17 would help avoid the incongruity, I reckon.

06:27 27 May '17

  bumpkin 20:57 28 May 2017

I just happened to have cause to note it and read it as May 17th!

Quite understandable but if I knew it was not May 17th I would be inclined to look at the date format again.

  bumpkin 21:01 28 May 2017

I know it can be changed but out of interest what date format do you have on your PCs.

  bumpkin 21:11 28 May 2017

It also makes me wonder what format airlines use and their time settings.

  Aitchbee 21:53 28 May 2017

bumpkin, I don't think it would matter 'cos most people get 'jet-lagged' when they step off the plane and don't care so much what time it is ;o]

  Forum Editor 22:45 28 May 2017

"It also makes me wonder what format airlines use and their time settings."

In airports, time is always shown as local time. Airline tickets show departures and arrivals in local time at the relevant airports, as in 'departs LHR 21:00 arrives CDG 23:00'

When airborne, the screen on the seat backs can be cycled to show the local time at both the point of departure and the destination.

I usually set my watch to the destination local time as soon as the aircraft is airborne. It helps with jet-lag on a long-haul flight.

  bumpkin 23:17 28 May 2017

* I don't think it would matter 'cos most people get 'jet-lagged' when they step off the plane and don't care so much what time it is ;o]*

Probably not but I would be a bit concerened if the pilot did not know the time of day or what day it was.

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