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  • Past UserPast User Posts: 1,997 Extreme Poster
    12 hour
    i hear ya @Shaunie

    12 hour time just tells us what time it is without the math :lol: 2.15pm and it's two fifteen, super simple :smiley: . I know that some folk disagree though.

    I work out 24 hour by knowing that school finishes at 3 which is 15:00 and then counting up or down on my fingers :lol:
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsCommunity Champion Posts: 12,938 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited September 2020
    24 hour
    Shaunie said:
    When asked in PM The Mix said 


    “ Thanks for getting back to us. You are right, everyone does know how to read 12 hour time, I hadn't actually thought of that. It makes sense that you are feeling confused about peoples response. I wonder if they haven't thought about that yet either? ”

    So that’s why I’ve still got it in my mind everyone can read it so now I am super confused


    Not everyone can read it. I feel it's judgement and poor to assume everyone is able to read something...( Poor on @The Mix )

    I struggle with numbers altogether... I kinda feel a bit uncomfortable having other assume everyone can read something..

    It's like assuming everyone can read.. but they can't.. and dyslexia etc is part of that..
  • SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,442 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    12 hour
    Liam said:
    i hear ya @Shaunie

    12 hour time just tells us what time it is without the math :lol: 2.15pm and it's two fifteen, super simple :smiley: . I know that some folk disagree though.

    I work out 24 hour by knowing that school finishes at 3 which is 15:00 and then counting up or down on my fingers :lol:
    Oh yeah exactly everyone knows school finishes at 3 and most work finish at 5. Like 9-5 shift. Now I am confused I’ve never heard someone say the 24 hour time out loud. Now I am confused on why everyone’s so fussed if was 12 hour ahhh

    not like in a rude way. Just interested in how the mind works. Like my profile says ha. 
    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
  • SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,442 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    12 hour
    Like I can’t imagaine someone saying it’s 30 past 16. Id be like wtf haha 
    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
    Past User
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsCommunity Champion Posts: 12,938 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited September 2020
    24 hour
    It's 1600.. or 1630.. or 0600...0630..

    Said like 'sixteen hundred'
    Sixteen thirty..

    Etc etc..
  • SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,442 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    12 hour
    Oh no
    i don’t want to get the mix in trouble for saying that. 
    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
  • MikeMike Community Manager Posts: 4,099 Community Veteran
    edited September 2020
    It's something we're feeling our way through as a team @GreenTea. Our thinking at the time was similar to what @Shaunie has said - that everyone (or at least the vast majority of people) learn time by looking at clocks, so our logic was that 12 hour would be objectively simpler than 24 hour.

    Since the discussion around this has continued, we totally acknowledge that it's not a universal rule and some of the posts here have highlighted that, which is a good thing. It's probably still true that 12 hour is generally more accessible than 24 hour, even though we may have been a little too sweeping in what we said in that message. Not something we need to over analyse. :)

    @Shaunie it's okay - what we say over PM we're usually happy to say publicly. That's not always the case (e.g. if it's a sensitive conversation) and sometimes a lack of context can be a little dangerous when sharing private conversations, but there's no issue this time.
    Taking a break 🌈
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