Hi @polv ! So, I do have a proper calendar date widget, but the only issue is for partial date input. I do allow you to simply input ‘2023’ or ‘2022 May’ without a full date. Thus, I followed GoodReads UI for this, which are simple dropdowns. I could allow a popup for a month chooser like you mention, but is that better? Especially for mobile, I think dropdowns are better but I’m not sure.
I agree I could simply shorten the month dropdown and not cutoff the year… perhaps by using 3 letter abbreviations for months (Feb, Aug, Jun… etc).
I feel like @seanblue has had some thoughts about this datepicker in the past as well, so pinging him here too.
I went with year-month-date simply because that’s the order that’s required… you need a year, but month & day are optional.
I agree though, a simple datepicker may have been the right call and perhaps I’m compromising too much to allow people to put ‘2023’ only when in fact I could just force them to choose a specific date.
Will wait for more comments to determine whether or not to approve ticket.
I’m actually a really big fan of allowing just a year at a bare minimum. I try to track my JP reads on Goodreads as well, but for some reason books I know I’ve read way back aren’t on my read list there; not sure if Goodreads swallowed them or I imagined entering them or what. Anyway, due to the fact that I’ve got a pile of manga that I read years ago and now have no record for when I read them, year’s about the only thing I can go by, maybe month as well if I’m lucky.
I’m really glad I can just put a year in Natively because I can still have that book counted as part of my year stats, if nothing else. Full date would be ideal, of course, but if I have to pick a random date because the site requires it, is it really tracking anything at that point? Anyway, just my two cents. I suppose if a full date were required, I’d just have to make a personal policy to mark all the books I don’t have full dates for as, like, Jan 1 of that year or something. But then it messes with my January stats.
I don’t remember. My only feedback might have been that the order of the options in the dropdown felt backwards.
I only put in full dates and for that a proper picker would be an improvement, but I do agree that the partial input is useful too. I’m not sure if there’s a good way to allow both without cluttering the UI.