There are many questions on Meta resulting from folks thinking that they have earned the Yearling Badge. One source of confusion is that the profile will show that a user has been a member for a year even though the user is several days short of meeting the full year of membership.
I understand that the user can simply mouse-over that field and see the actual date. However, because that text is not in an anchor tag, it is not obvious to some users that this behavior exists.
I would like to recommend that the following changes be considered:
- Make the text for the "member for" field an anchor tag so that users can more easily recognize the mouse-over behavior.
- Do not change the "member for" text to read "1 year" until that milestone has actually been reached.