›› Re: Re: Re: Is your site wrong about miles?   (03/20/2008, 9:39 PM)

Thanks for posting additional details on this.

OnlineConversion.com is a great site for getting into really specific measurements and their forum has a ton of information. Our goal with this site is to provide the average user with the answer they need as quickly and easily as possible. Because of that, we tend to "guess" or default to the unit that "most" people want, then suggest a list of other possible units they might consider.

We have now added additional units titled "mile [statute, international]" and "mile [statute, US]" which should appear in the list of options when you search for "mile" by itself, like on this page:

http://www.convertunits.com/from/mile/to/meter

You should see a section that says "Did you mean to convert..." which gives you a list of suggestions if you want something more specific.

The extended thread about how each U.S. state can have a varying definition was interesting, but I think that's beyond the scope of this site for now =).

From the pages you listed, it does seem like the average user probably wants the international statute mile when they type in "mile" so we've defaulted to that definition.

Thanks again for your contribution, I'm sure all of our visitors will appreciate the accuracy and we'll probably point future questions to this thread.

 


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