I was reviewing some edit dates on a post at PPCG when I noticed something odd:

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Why are the dates formatted differently if they are on the same day? Last time I checked, the year was 2017, so why the added '17? The ones after the tweeted status don't have it.

Not entirely sure if this is a bug or some kind of wonky time issue. I'm not sure if something happened between 3 and 6 to warrant the change in format, but I'm tagging as bug just in case.

General information:

  • App version
  • iPhone 6s
  • iOS 10.1.1 (Build 14B100)
  • Is it for iOS app only or for Android too? Jan 17, 2017 at 6:23
  • No repro here. What version of he app do you have? (in future, if you tag the question ios-app it will auto append version info to your question)
    – Cai
    Jan 17, 2017 at 10:30
  • @alexolut android app has no revisions list. Jan 17, 2017 at 13:23
  • @Cai are you sure about tag? As far as I know version info appends only when posting bugs via the button "submit bug" in the app. Can't test right now though. Jan 17, 2017 at 13:38
  • @ShadowWizard true. Especially for this reason tag should be ios-app, not mobile-app as added by Adam. Jan 17, 2017 at 13:40
  • @alexolut true, Adam put a wrong tag. Happens. :-) Jan 17, 2017 at 13:40
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    @alexolut yeh I'm sure, I never use the "submit bug" button. As long as it's tagged ios-app and bug it will append the info (can't remember if it does for support or feature-request too).
    – Cai
    Jan 17, 2017 at 13:42
  • @Cai hm-m ... will try it at evening. Thanx. Jan 17, 2017 at 13:45
  • I love the artstyle! <3, Is that an Urban style?
    – Penguin9
    Jan 17, 2017 at 14:24
  • @Cai Yeah. I forgot to tag as an iOS bug. Looks like it doesn't append information after the original posting. I've added some info in the post.
    – Andrew Li
    Jan 17, 2017 at 16:51

1 Answer 1


This will be fixed in, shipping this month.

The problem is that we show dates in UTC time, we don't show the current year, AND while 2:28 AM UTC was in 2017 in Greenwich, it was still 2016 where you live.

I simply had to use the right calendar when extracting the year from the date.

  • I suspected it had something to do with my timezone. Thanks for the clarification!
    – Andrew Li
    Jan 20, 2017 at 0:40

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