The Blackout Club Wiki:Style Guide/Housekeeping/Dates
The Blackout Club Wiki is an international community. Numeric abbreviations of dates can be problematic and confusing. While most countries abbreviate dates as day/month/year, some Asian countries use year/month/day, and the US uses month/day/year. To avoid problems in understanding, the Wiki utilizes a standard format for dates.
Dates should be written in the following format:
"Month DD, YYYY"
- "October 30, 2018"
- "July 30, 2019"
Do not use superscripts or suffixes such as "April 23rd" or "4th of May".
If a numeric or terse date is needed (such as in a table), then use the following format:
Always use two digits for both the month and day (ex: 2011-12-10 or 2012-05-04). Besides being the ISO standard, dates in this format will naturally sort properly if the table column is later made sortable.
Dates typically are not used on a page outside of listing the date in an update article. Instead, it's common to refer to the specific update/hotfix instead. Examples:
- "In Early Access Update 3, the yard signs were added as a new type of item."
- "Streaming the beta was allowed following the October 23, 2018 announcement.