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"Autocomplete still not working" entry in Google's troubleshooting is it Mar 4 or 9?

Asked by flo (12722points) March 10th, 2015

The 3rd entry “Autocomplete still not working” by Mark Elser at:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/customsearch/troubleshooting-and-bugs
it says Mar 9 but when it is clicked on it displays Mar 4. Is it an error?

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janbb's avatar

If you read the post, you will see that the original post is from March 4 and a follow-up or second post from another person is dated March 9.

flo's avatar

@janbb Mark Elser didn’t post on March 9th, he posted it on Mar 4. It is inaccurate info.

dappled_leaves's avatar

It looks like the date column to the right of the page you posted is the date of the last post in the thread (last post on the question), not the date of the original question. In this way, a recent post in a thread “bumps” the thread to the top of the page. Fluther doesn’t work in this way (old threads do not get bumped), but many, many forums do.

janbb's avatar

@flo You are reading it wrong.

flo's avatar

Correct @dappled_leaves, that is what I mean.
There should be an indication (LR for latest response or something) that the date is not of OPs posting, but the latest response to it.

dappled_leaves's avatar

@flo I don’t think I’ve ever seen a site do that. I guess they just assume people will figure it out. After all, space is at a premium on these pages. They have only a tiny column dedicated to dates.

flo's avatar

So how do people know if a certain issue has been going on for days like in this case, or it is a new issue that just got reported @dappled_leaves?

dappled_leaves's avatar

@flo By clicking on the question, and observing, as you did, that the original question was asked on March 4.

flo's avatar

“By clicking on the question, and observing,...” There would be no need to click on anything. The issue was first reported on March 9, it told me, right there. The fact that I clicked on it is neither here nor there, it is incidental.

dappled_leaves's avatar

@flo “The issue was first reported on March 9, it told me, right there. ”

No… it was first reported on March 4. You need to click on the question to discover that.

flo's avatar

No I don’t need to click on anything.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Your details contradict what you are now saying:

“it says Mar 9 but when it is clicked on it displays Mar 4. Is it an error?”

flo's avatar

@dappled_leaves defence lawyer.

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