Today is 2019.02.22.
That is Friday 22, febrauary, 2019.
Initially i wanted to set a topic timer for closing a topic in a week. By a week i expected 7 days.
The problem with the current discourse timeframe is that there is no such option except if today would be monday, or i would pick the specific date.
Lets’ see in this picture:
“next week”: means Monday 25.02.2019. That is just 3 days from now.
Taking into account the 2 weekend days (where people in a company for example may not visit the forum), this may leave a group with only 1 day to comment on a topic before it is closed.
“two weeks”: means Friday 08.03.2019. That is 14 days from now.
2 weeks exactly, but also on a different timescale compared to what “next week” adds (compare 3 days vs 14).
“next month”: means Friday 01.03.2019. That is just 1 week from now.
What if today was 27th of February – in this case in just 2 days the topic will be closed, even though i would expect it to remain open for a whole 30 more days.
I believe these “times” we are presented are unintuitive and don’t reflect what the user would like to happen. At least in this particular user’s case they don’t.
This issue really bugs me since i use topic timers to remind myself of things, and most often than not this timers do remind me but sooner than what i wanted or force me to do many more clicks for the “customised date and time”.
I suggest that next week means 7 days from now, and also that next month means 30 days from now.