WeRelate:Suggestions/Format Date Field

Any time a page is saved, whether during GEDCOM upload or manual editing, it would be nice if WeRelate could try to parse the input given in date fields and force it into a preferred format presumably 9 Feb 1963, or similar, and converted any qualifiers into a preferred format. Thus all dates would have a single, consistent format, and it obviate the need for edits merely to clean up the date format. If the date cannot be parsed, and so the computer cannot tell what date is intended (say "winter of 1883"), then the user input string should be displayed verbatim in red. --Jrich 09:53, 10 November 2012 (EST)

I agree. In particular, just because the GEDCOM standard uses all caps for dates doesn't mean WeRelate has to upload them that way. I hate all caps so much (too much a vestige of 1970's computing, and the industry has come a long way since then) that I take the time to edit my GEDCOMs before uploading them and it is a step I would prefer to skip.--DataAnalyst 09:28, 11 November 2012 (EST)