Please define the date of "last year".
Yoko_566 29390 1523 6518
I have a question. In my progress snapshot, there are 9 choices of time span, namely
Today
Yesterday
Last 7 days
Last 2 weeks
Last month
Last 3 months
Last 6 months
Last year
All time.
When I hear "last year" on 26th Dec. 2013, I assume it refers to the year of 2012. However, I think "last year" here means the time span from 27th Dec. 2012 to 26th Dec. 2013. I'm a little confused about the definition of "last year". Why don't you say "last one year" instead of "last year" ? And then when does "this year"represent ?


December 2013
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    alex 1705 656 31848
    @Yoko_566 - I believe "last year" should show your statistics since January 1st of the current year, but I can double check if you like!
    December 2013
  • Yoko_566 29390 1523 6518
    Would you mind checking it? I'm interested in this problem. When I change the interface from English to Japanese, "last year" changes to”昨年”, and it means "the previous year", 2012. It sounds a little strange for Japanese people.
    If "last year" shows our statistics since January 1st of this current year, will it become zero at the 1st of the new year?
    December 2013
  • Moderator
    alex 1705 656 31848
    @Yoko_566 - I see, in that case it would just be an issue with the translation. We'll look at updating this to make it more obvious!
    December 2013
  • mikebond 627 17123 111
    As a native speaker of Italian, I also perceive "last year" ("l'anno scorso") as "the year before the current one", i.e. 2012 for a few more days. "Over the last year" ("nell'ultimo anno" / "durante l'ultimo anno") means to me "during the last 365 days". This is not the thing I would most like to be improved, but if you can rephrase it, someone will be happy. (You'd make me happy by bringing the "Accent" field back :D)
    December 2013
  • Moderator
    alex 1705 656 31848
    @Yoko_566 - By the way, it is actually the last 12 months, not year to date or the previous year :)
    December 2013
  • mikebond 627 17123 111
    Then, it would be better to write "last 12 months", I guess.
    December 2013