I saw this strangeness while viewing a user's aviation profile in the SE iOS app:

The user clearly has been a member for longer than 11 minutes.

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    It's supposed to say "11 months"; I'm not sure if it's being clipped or if someone actually thought "m" was a suitable abbreviation. Also, I'm assuming this is the iOS app, since that screenshot doesn't look like either the mobile page or the Android app.
    – Shog9
    Dec 14 '14 at 19:16
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    Ah, 11 "months" not "minutes". Ok, I'm not sure if this is a bug or just a UX flaw then.
    – Sam Berry
    Dec 14 '14 at 19:18
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    I'd say this is a bug - we don't use "m" as an abbreviation for "months" anywhere else that I'm aware (which is why I kinda wonder if they just didn't allow enough space) - note that we do use "m" as an abbreviation for "minutes"!
    – Shog9
    Dec 14 '14 at 19:19
  • I have edited this to be a more proper bug report, focusing on the bug itself which is using "m" for months. Dec 14 '14 at 19:46
  • @ShadowWizard Thanks, I don't have the proper technologies currently to do so. Or possibly just the proper apps.
    – Sam Berry
    Dec 14 '14 at 20:08
  • No app, taking a screenshot is a generic action of iOS. Dec 14 '14 at 20:15
  • What about the circle?
    – Sam Berry
    Dec 14 '14 at 20:17
  • How about pixlr edit? Or just a general paint tool?
    – Tim
    Dec 14 '14 at 20:30
  • You Doodle seems pretty legit. postingSwag++
    – Sam Berry
    Dec 14 '14 at 21:02
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    If space is a concern, "mo" would be much better.
    – 3ventic
    Dec 15 '14 at 1:18
  • Taking care of this. Dec 15 '14 at 23:33
  • @Shog9 "m" is used to abbreviate months on the site list (under site age). "m" is also used for millions there, so that's a little confusing...
    – hichris123
    Dec 15 '14 at 23:55

This has been fixed – dates will now be rendered in a glorious, full-length format:

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This change will first take effect in beta build

  • Will it affect other timestamps in the app? Or just profile page? Dec 15 '14 at 23:39
  • Current change is only on the profile page. Dec 15 '14 at 23:40

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