...'to' the 16th?...Yes, we can extend the challenge to the 16th...
So does that include the 16th, ie till 23:59:59 ON the 16th, OR till 23:59:59 ON the 15th?
It would be so much simpler to just state a length of time the challenge runs over rather than setting specific dates.....14 days from the date of the challenge post means the same for everyone....wherever they are in the world....its time independent.
Setting specific dates means that someone close to the dateline could potentially see further entries for another 24 hours after the challenge had supposedly closed....confusing.
14 days is 14 days no matter what timezone you are in.
I don't want to sound like I'm making a big deal over this but there never seems to be any consistency over the posting of challenges...the closing date is rarely included and yet is probably of most importance.
The same goes for voting....7 days from the date of POLL post....doesn't that sound much easier? Doesn't that remove any elements of doubt as to how long there is to go?
Forget specific dates, they are timezone dependant....remember "You have 5 seconds to comply"...no doubt when the end was going to happen there....eh?
"On three or after three".....another good example.
Not only does this way remove any doubt about times but it also gives members a little 'flexibility' in when challenges are posted but keeps the same amount of time for which they run and for voting regardless of the actual time posted.
Allowances can be easily made if needed, say for instance you run out of gas, you get a flat tire, you don’t have change for cab fare, you lose your tux at the cleaners, you lock your keys in the car, maybe an old friend comes in from out of town, someone steals your car, there is an earthquake, a terrible flood, locusts!
Just my 2¢