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  1. Cheezdoodles

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    If i have the following message:

    !!! PLEASE ANSWER BY MONDAY, SEPT 27 (midnight) !!!

    Does this mean i can answer on monday, or do i have to answer today?
     
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    Not sure, what timezone? It's still Sunday here. Usually for real deadlines/legal crap they include EST or CST for me so we know exactly when we're talking about.
     
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    If I told you to answer by 3:00PM, I would not mean 3:59PM. So that's how I read it.
     
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    I thnk he means which day is it

    to me it means reply on or before sunday.
    Midnight monday is 00:00 == 12:00am
    thus 23:59 sunday is ok, 1 minute later is not

    (u can check with your pc, just change the time to 11:59pm + see how the date ticks over)
     
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    I'd take it from that message that they want one before the end of the day Monday, not before it starts. :???:
     
  6. Cheezdoodles

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    Correct zed, i was interested in which day it is, as i am not stupid enough to think that 3PM means i can deliver at 3:59 (was a tad unsure about what day the wording of the message implied).
     
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    I was just giving a sort of analogy to illustrate that they probably meant "by the start of Monday".

    So, when was it due?
     
  8. Cheezdoodles

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    No idea, i just sent the thing in on sunday 23:49 and played it safe
     
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