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Task due-date Bug?



I have a hard-to-explain problem, which might be a bug.

Whenever I close the todoist desktop application (which I use extensively) completely, and re-open later on (e.g., let's say that I restarted my computer), some of the tasks that I do not have a due date are automatically assigned due dates that already passed!

This happened at least 3-4 times now and seems to be pretty deterministic. Either I am doing something without realizing (what?) that assigns the past due dates, or there is a problem somewhere.

I know that the description is pretty vague, but could you maybe guide me in the right direction so that we can find the cause of the problem?


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David Trey staff
Replied on May 05, 2013 - 06:50

Hello Kivanc,

Unfortunately, we cant reproduce this issue and the only way to identify it is to know the exact steps required to trigger it.

Please tell me:
- Do you have the same time zone settings in Todoist as well as on your computer?
- How are you adding tasks? By entering a project and using the "Add task" option at the bottom or through the "Quick Add" option?
- Are you always online when you use the app?

Also, please try to install this version of the app: https://d2dq6e731uoz0t.cloudfront.net/0759b8fb4bef4073670fe318cb0c2b99/as/Todoist_for_Windows.RC.exe and see if the issue persists.

Best regards,

Kivanc Muslu premium
Replied on May 05, 2013 - 06:57

I completely understand and thanks for helping.

Answers to your questions:
. Yes, I use the same time zones. In one of the issues, the task set a due date that was 13 days past, so I really doubt it is a time zone issue. I don't know whether related but I do use different keyboard layouts (Turkish layout in English time zone).
. Entering a project and hitting 'a'.
. Yes (except if my wireless network dropped temporarily for some reason that I wasn't aware at that moment).

I have installed the version you suggested. When I reopened the app, this time I did not have any tasks getting rescheduled. (Yahoo!) I will let you know if the problem happens again.