Date tags on Wesleying (or how to find out what’s going on today)

You might have noticed from funny numbers in the tags of Wesleying posts lately. These are actually date codes – structured in the format YYYYMMDD – to make it easier to find all the events and deadlines that were posted about for that day.

So how does this work? Let’s say you wanted to find out what events & deadlines were posted for today, May 1st. Then you go to http://wesleying.blogspot.com/search/label/20080501 and all the events/deadlines that have been posted with the date tag 20080501 will be listed.

So to find out what’s going on some day – say, MM DD of YYYY – you just go to wesleying.blogspot.com/search/label/YYYYMMDD.

The Wesleying posters are still getting used to this, too, so bear with us if we mess up a little bit and forget to date tag things for a little while!

18 thoughts on “Date tags on Wesleying (or how to find out what’s going on today)

  1. spazeboy

    Why not MMDDYYYY?The labels in the blogger interface sort themselves alphabetically/numerically. If we did MMDDYYYY here is how tags would sort over the years:021220110313200904262008(with a lot more in between, obviously)By doing it with the year first, they will sort in chronological order:200804262009031320110212It’s not a huge difference, and it may not matter to anyone else, but that was the logic behind it.

  2. spazeboy

    Why not MMDDYYYY?

    The labels in the blogger interface sort themselves alphabetically/numerically. If we did MMDDYYYY here is how tags would sort over the years:

    02122011
    03132009
    04262008

    (with a lot more in between, obviously)

    By doing it with the year first, they will sort in chronological order:

    20080426
    20090313
    20110212

    It’s not a huge difference, and it may not matter to anyone else, but that was the logic behind it.

  3. Anonymous

    I know this really vague, but I am sure there is some kind of plugin or tool that will let you guys achieve the same goal without having to manually tag posts with the date.

  4. Anonymous

    I know this really vague, but I am sure there is some kind of plugin or tool that will let you guys achieve the same goal without having to manually tag posts with the date.

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