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Every week I create several Facebook events beginning at 12:00 and finishing at 13:00.

  • No problem for the ending time: I just type "13" and Facebook proposes me "1:00 pm" in the drop-down list.
  • But the starting time is a huge frustration. If I type "12", this appears:

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12 pm is nowhere to be found. No way to scroll.

The only solution I have found is to type manually "12:00 p", paying special attention to have the same spacing as them.
Have I missed something? Is there an easier way?
Or is it just another example of a very counter-intuitive user interface?

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That’s strange. I get 12:00 pm and if I want to insert 12:00 am, I enter 00: and it gives me the list you are seeing—12:00 am. So it might very well be some kind of bug, or it could have something to do with the moment of the day when you are making the event. (Pure speculation since I can’t reproduce your situation.)

Update: it depends on the moment of the day when you are creating the event. So, if your current time is somewhere within 00:00 to 12:00 pm, by entering 12: you will get the pm suggestions list. If your current time is somewhere within 12:00 pm to midnight, you will get the am suggestions list. It’s not dependent on the date of the event but the moment of the day when you are creating the event.

Creating an event before 12:00 pm (at the moment of the creation):

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Creating an event after 12:00 pm (at the moment of the creation):

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Interesting thanks! It is reproducible at pretty much any time of the day. I am at UTC+9 (Tokyo), that might matter? Or maybe it is a browser bug? I can reproduce it on several computers, all running Ubuntu/Chrome. –  nic Jun 3 '12 at 10:19
    
@NicolasRaoul, see the update to my initial answer. I’ve just tested it again and I was able to reproduce what you were describing in your question. –  Alex Jun 3 '12 at 11:55
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+1 Nice investigation! I was mistaken about "any time of the day", I will retry a morning to just to check. So it seems like a Facebook bug, I guess? UI behavior should not depend on time of day, especially for events that will happen in a few days. –  nic Jun 3 '12 at 12:06
    
@NicolasRaoul I think it’s more of a tradeoff made to keep the suggestions list short. Whether if is a good or bad decision, I don’t know. –  Alex Jun 3 '12 at 12:15
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