Sometimes I use the Typepad "Publish On" option to spread my posts out, instead of having them appear in one big blob of posts. I was using this feature with a SWUG post...
and I got this error, which threw me as I had definitetely entered an hour between 1 and 12.
The error was caused because I had typed "08" instead of "8".
The entry box for the hours was definitely big enough to take three characters without any trouble so I entered [space][space]8 into the box to see it that worked. When I clicked on the button I got this error mesage:
When I looked at the details on the post page I saw that Typepad displayed the hour as "08" but didn't allow me to use that format for my data entry. They also display the date in US format even though I set my country as United Kingdom in my Typepad user profile.
After playing around with the post ahead feature some more, I discovered that if you set a post ahead date and then changed the option to "Publivh Now" it would use the future date for the posting, which meant that I could post an entry that was dated August 2007.
It also created the archives for August 2007 which was really confusing.
I wish Typepad would test their software a bit more as there is no good reason why I shouldn't be allowed to enter "08" instead of "8", especially when they display their hours in the same format.
It would be nice if they could make the effort to display the dates in UK format as they know that I am a UK customer.
There is no excuse for allowing posts to be published with dates in the future as the Typepad system should deal with the fact that I may change my mind about setting a future publishing date.
These point may appear to be petty, but if US companies want to be successful in the rest of the world then they need to put more effort into their internationalisation efforts.