[Migrated] Dates (Replace dmy or mdy as appropriate when {{use mdy dates}} or {{use dmy dates}} is present)
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It will be useful if AWB would replace dmy dates or mdy dates with mdy or dmy when {{use mdy dates}} or {{use dmy dates}} is used on page respectively. @Wikiuser13 16:14, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

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@GoingBatty 05:17, 10 January 2014 (UTC) wrote:
@Wikiuser13 Have you tried the AWB custom modules posted at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ohconfucius#AWB tools?

@Ohconfucius 06:01, 10 January 2014 (UTC) wrote:
*Oh, it would be nice if such could be systematised and automated one step further, though. ;-)

@Wikiuser13 08:06, 10 January 2014 (UTC) wrote:
@GoingBatty I tired it after you suggested. Couldn't it be built in? And a problem is that it convert all dates to dmy or mdy without seeing {{use dmy dates}} or {{use mdy dates}}. If you are editing a page with {{use mdy dates}} and using module to convert dates to dmy, it will convert all mdy dates to dmy.

@GoingBatty 13:30, 10 January 2014 (UTC) wrote:
@Wikiuser13 You're right, so if you're using the dmy module, you should probably skip pages that don't already have {{tl|use dmy dates}}. As documented in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Use dmy dates#Usage, some people use this template to indicate that ALL dates should be in dmy format, while others think that dates in references can be in a different format than the body of the article. Since Ohconfucius' modules/scripts change ALL dates, if this were added to AWB's general fixes, I imagine that people in the latter camp would be upset at the bot owners who are running general fixes that changed their formatting en masse.

Reguyla renamed this task from [Migrated] Dates to [Migrated] Dates (Replace dmy or mdy as appropriate when {{use mdy dates}} or {{use dmy dates}} is present).Jun 2 2015, 8:00 PM
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