Inconsistent date formats in direct messages

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website

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Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Safari

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: Viewing messages (inbox)

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.): The format of the date at the top of the page (last update of the inbox?) and the date below it (date of message?) are not consistent.

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As far as I know, that is the date the first message was sent.

The date of the post itself. If you reply again, that reply will also have a date to the side of when that post was sent.

I don’t see how they are inconsistent. They are the exact same time, just the one on the post itself is in military time.

How can you not see the inconsistency? They have different localization. One is MMM dd, yyyy hh:mm XM format. The other is DD MMM hh:mm format. They are completely different formats. Furthermore, one is in 24 hour format. The other is in 12 hour with am/pm indicator.

Yes the time VALUES are consistent. My point is that the FORMAT is inconsistent.

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Ahh, ok. I see, misunderstood, lol. I agree, but it’s not a bug per se. I do wish it was the same.

Filed an issue here:

looks like a change has been deployed:

(personally, i’m not a fan of the longer dates in the messages, since they reduce the width of the space available for the actual messages, which are the focus of the page, but what’s done is done.)