Chaotic Evil date formats

How do I get Jira to display dates in a format that is understand by anyone other than a Chaotic Evil person?

Chaotic Evil Date Format.jpeg

What's so hard about 2017/12/14?

Completely unambiguous. No internationalisation issues. Globally recognised.

Whereas mm/dd/yy is HEAVILY ambiguous to most people a lot of the time.

132 days out of 365. That's a lot of days where talking to someone who is Chaotic Evil results in confusion. Over a third of the dates in mdy format have a valid dmy view (2/1/17 - 2nd Jan or 1st Feb?)

Please just stop being evil. You are doing the world no favours with this.

Just use Y-m-d and be done with it. Sure, you're going to have grumbles from the Chaotic Evil's of the world, but they are wrong. It is that simple.

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The date format being shown doesn't match any of the currently defined options. And BitBucket doesn't seem to have any settings related to date formats (as far as we can see).

I'm using Jira Cloud, not Jira Server. There seems to be differences in this regard.

All I see is ...


Date / time formats

Documentation on date / time formats can be found online.


That's it. No actual UI. The URL is!default.jspa where xxxxx is our subdomain.

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