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1-(1)-1M promises four or more in the bid major, right?

Hi all.  So I am pretty new to Bridge and was tempted to put in this post in the intermediate forum.  I chose not to, however, because I have now run into more than a few advanced players at local clubs (I live in northern Virignia) and on BBO who have made what I believe to be an incorrect claim about standard 2/1 bidding.  Namely, a significant minority of people I have talked to say that in the following auctions:

1-(1)-1

or

1-(1)-1

Responder is promising at least five of the bid major.

I do know that the 1-(1)-1 sequence promises five spades (whereas a double promises exactly four) but where are people getting this idea that in the above auctions, responder is promising at least five cards in the suit as opposed to at least four?  Do some people play this way?  If so, why?

I've also included a poll to make sure I am not missing something.  Is it that I am wrong (to be clear, my position is that responder is promising four or more of the major suit she bids) or that these people I have spoken to taking the "five cards" approach are wrong? 

In the auction 1-(1)-1M, responder is promising at least four cards in the bid major. Anyone who says it is five is just plain wrong.
In the auction 1-(1)-1M, responder is promising at least four cards in the bid major. But it isn't crazy to play it as promising five if by partnership agreement.
In the auction 1-(1)-1M, responder is promising at least five cards in the bid major. Anyone who says it is just four is just plain wrong.
In the auction 1-(1)-1M, responder is promising at least five cards in the bid major. But it isn't crazy to play it as promising four if by partnership agreement.
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