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Recently noticed on the front page there is this text:

Get your Windows 8 questions answered with Doris Chen and Jerry Nixon – ends in 22 hours

Am I the only person who thinks this reads very weirdly. Note also this event hasn't started either.

Shouldn't this read "starts in 21 hours"?

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That depends - does the event end in 22 hours or start in 22 hours? Its current wording is correct if that was the intention (e.g. the event is going on now). –  Richard J. Ross III Oct 22 '12 at 19:57
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@Richard, it says starts 23/10 17:00 UTC, i.e. in 21 hours –  ben is uǝq backwards Oct 22 '12 at 20:00
    
He's saying it starts in 21 hours and ends in 22 hours, so its odd to promote it by the end date. –  kekekela Oct 22 '12 at 20:19
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DOO DEE DOO DEE DOO, NOTHING TO SEE HERE –  abby hairboat Oct 22 '12 at 20:21

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

It now reads correctly. Turns out this was my fault - total PEBKAC - I had the event starting today and lasting 25 hours as opposed to occurring for one hour tomorrow.

Fixed now:

:)

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