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Not Planned Change Phrase "A moment ago" to "A second ago"

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Amaury, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Both make sense, but I personally think that "A second ago" would be more consistent in terms of time because of "1 minute ago" and "X minutes ago."

    I know this can be easily edited, but obviously I'm suggesting it to be in the default core.
  2. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    But they're not the same. A moment is up to 90 seconds.
  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Wait. How can it be 90 seconds if one minute is 60 seconds?
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Changing the phrase to your suggestion would be incorrect.

    The definition of a moment is "a very brief period of time". That brief period is undefined but fits in with the use here on XenForo of less than a minute.

    A second is a fixed period of time. It's 1 second.

    Using "a second ago" when something happened several seconds ago would clearly be wrong. Using "a moment ago" however would be correct.
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  5. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Could use "just now" as a replacement as that is also a undefined brief period of time.
  6. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Indeed, at least it is correct. I guess the team went for "a moment ago" as the phrasing is consistent with "X minutes ago" and "X hours ago".
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  7. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

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  8. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    Maybe are:
    0 to 90 seconds "a moment ago"
    91 to 120 seconds "1 minute ago"

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