Please use the correct date format

Hi Dateformat,
Thank you for your contributions to Commons. I noticed you mentioned a date on File:Example.jpg. Please know that in order for dates to be automatically detected and translated into other languages it needs to be in the YYYY-MM-DD format (ie. 2017-01 for or 2017-01-21 for ). Also, for other (less specific) dates use {{Other date}} for centuries, ranges, 'circa' etc. like this: {{other date|between|1899|1903}} for "between 1899 and 1903". This way the dates will be translated internally into the user's language preference. I've fixed it for you here. See for example the result in Spanish: here. Thanks again.


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Parameter Description Default Status
1 Pagename of page where the user used the wrong format empty optional
2 Link to a diff showing the fix. empty optional
3 Language for the "See example" link. Depends on 1. en optional

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