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[-] Alexstarfire 73 points 8 months ago

Could be a bug but the more likely explanation is that the field doesn't update until you try to leave it. So you put in a wrong date first, try to leave the field, get error message, then type in valid date and save a pic before leaving the field.

[-] [email protected] 55 points 8 months ago

Or it expects the user to be 18 and has an awful error.

[-] wreckedcarzz 17 points 8 months ago

Ding ding, this is the likely answer. I've seen this exact issue before on multiple sites and services, and it's always been found that the form expects 18+.

[-] [email protected] 48 points 8 months ago

Or they check for MM/DD/YYYY but prompt for DD/MM/YYYY.

[-] grabyourmotherskeys 81 points 8 months ago

Both of these are incorrect. YYYY-MM-DD for life.

[-] [email protected] 45 points 8 months ago

This post is approved by the ISO-8601 gang.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 8 months ago

For all of the people who like their files to be in chronological order.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 7 months ago

...along with calendar weeks being entire weeks, not bullshit like 5 days of CW 53 and 2 of CW 1. This matters when dealing with BI facts that continue through NYE.

Do you know how infuriating it is to view analytics by calendar week with two major dips around new year's because the week is split in two?

Bonus points: "Sure, you can set the week aggregation to consider weeks starting with Monday, but if you filter for the last X calendar weeks, you'll have the last week's sunday omitted from the stats and an orphaned Sunday before the first week yoh actually wanted."

Support international standards, you bloody imbeciles.

[-] grabyourmotherskeys 2 points 7 months ago

I am intimately familiar with issues like this. It's maddening.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 8 months ago

Or it checks for the one without spacing and doesn't remove the whitespace.

[-] [email protected] 39 points 8 months ago

Do we have a community yet for IAm14AndThisIsFunny?

[-] [email protected] 35 points 8 months ago

Maybe it's for something 18 and up? Like a banking app

[-] [email protected] 15 points 8 months ago

Remind is a communication platform that reaches students and families where they are and supports learning wherever it happens.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 8 months ago

There was nothing in the post indicating what app this was and "Remind" is a generic enough word, even if upper-cased, to make the service not obvious. It could be a porn-site for what we know, in which case that date should naturally be rejected.

[-] LifeInMultipleChoice 11 points 8 months ago

I'm going to guess they typed 02/17/2008 the first time to denote Feb 17th as is fairly standard with American apps. It then told him it was invalid because there arent 17 months in a year because it was the wrong format. They typed it correctly after and took a screen shot before pressing submit. (Making it so the error was still on screen from the previous bad submission. )

That is all just a guess though.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)
[-] [email protected] 35 points 8 months ago

Another possible case no one seems to have mentioned. That the CSS doesn't do that kind of spacing automatically, and that the user manually put in spaces this creating an invalid date for the lulz.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 8 months ago

Still software gore. Spacing should not matter, proper parsing should ignore whitespace in a simple format like this.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 8 months ago

Even better, the appropriate spacing/symbols should be automatically added so the user doesn’t have to worry if the form is going to parse whitespace.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

Even better, it should ignore all input except 0-9 so it doesn't matter if you try to put spaces or other characters.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 7 months ago

It also shouldn't require leading zeros

[-] [email protected] 10 points 8 months ago

Just want to say that DD/MM/YYYY is the superior date format. 💪🗓️

[-] [email protected] 9 points 8 months ago

ISO 8601 forever!!!!!

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

Yet still inferior to YYYY/MM/DD.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

yyyy-mm-dd is even better but dd-mm-yyyy is still good

[-] Ejh3k 9 points 8 months ago

I don't understand. OP can you help?

[-] wolfpack86 10 points 8 months ago

It's likely the birthday is being rejected for not meeting minimum age to consent to the TOS.

[-] Transcriptionist 7 points 8 months ago

Image Transcription:

A screenshot from the setup of the Remind mobile application with an image of a calendar and the text

"What is your birthday?

This will stay private to you and will help keep Remind safe

Birthday

DD/MM/YYYY"

Followed by a text field that has been filled out with the date "17 / 02 / 2008".

Below the text field is the red error text reading "Please enter a valid date"

[I am a human, if I’ve made a mistake please let me know. Please consider providing alt-text for ease of use. Thank you. 💜]

[-] TheSpermWhale -4 points 8 months ago

I think it’s using the daft American date system of m/d/y

[-] [email protected] 17 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

But it says 'DD/MM/YYYY' just above the input field

EDIT: it's very possible that the input field library they use uses the American date format by default and they didn't change it...

[-] sfgifz 11 points 8 months ago

it's very possible that the input field library they use uses the American date format by default and they didn't change it...

Dev: But it works fine on my system!

[-] CeeBee 1 points 8 months ago

I'm happy that I taught the BA and project lead learned how to clear all site data for the application I work on. It has reduced the huge amount of

"the issue is still there!"

"Clear the cache"

"It works now"

And yes, I know I should be using something that notifies the browser to invalidate its cache. I'll add it to my mile long list of tickets.

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