I’ve been looking at personal logs and it got me thinking that we need to further explain the stardate system. As of now it has worked like so DDMMYY-223x. However, there is currently no way of knowing when the year ticks over. Personally, I wish the date was an ever growing number, eg. Star Trek, so that it looks like the date is sequential.
Star Trek example: 45233.1
TSN Example: 080816-2237
Note, the stardate is not ddmmyy. It is dmyy, where the day and month are one-digit or two digit numbers. So first May 2016 would not be 01 05 16, but 1 5 16. The tenth may would not be 10 05 16, but 10 5 16. Then you simply delete the space to make the date, so 1516 is 1st May 2016.
This is the most common error I see when people create the stardates.