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A bug in the deal history screen (Fixed)

submitted on September 28, 2011 by YanBz in "Buxr Website / Contests"
Thanks to very useful tips from rajachanda5, I just discovered a bug in the deal history screen. The screen was displaying inaccurate deal submission time.

Since this bug cause so much confusion for me, I thought I would share some fun bits and turn this into a small quiz for you guys to see how good of softeware testers you all are. Smile

Look at the screen shots below and tell me in the comments if you see anything strange about the submission date for each of these 3 deals. Try not to look up these deals on Buxr, just so you don't spoil the fun of discovering the problem yourself via the screens shots, like I did. Wink

Deal #1:

Deal #2:

Deal #3:


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    Posted by equipurple on September 28, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Deal 2 is "1 day ago" but was actually 3 days ago.
    Deal 1 was "3 days ago" but was actually 4 days ago.
    Deals 1 and 2 were almost exactly the same time. All three deals were at nine and a half minutes past the hour.
    • YanBz
      Posted by YanBz on September 28, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Well, don't look at the 'ago' part. These screen shots were not made today and reflect the 'ago' from some point in time in the past.

      Your last statement about 'nine minutes' is the clue. The minute value is wrong. All the deals have it at '9' and it is not a coincidence. The actual time is different but the bug turned it to '9' minutes (to match the month: September - 9th month). Smile

      If you looked at deals submitted in August (before I fixed the bug) you would have seen '8' in the place of minutes. I will try to see if I have any old screen shots around to confirm this.

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