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How to find the exact time of posting?

Is there any way, besides a direct database query, to determine which of two identical answers was posted first? I don't suspect either answer to be a copy of the other, but would just like to be fair on which one I accept.

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You can hover over the "1 minute ago" text (or similar), and it will show you the exact time on a second precision.

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Exactly. The exact time this question was posted was 2011-08-01 21:12:44Z –  Robert Harvey Aug 1 '11 at 21:18
    
By the way, is there a way to easily copy+paste this timestamp? (This will depend on browser, I suppose.) –  Paŭlo Ebermann Aug 1 '11 at 21:20
    
You can View/Source, and search for "post-signature owner" –  Robert Harvey Aug 1 '11 at 21:25
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@Paulo In chrome you can "inspect element" and copy it from there. So no, not really :) –  Michael Mrozek Aug 1 '11 at 21:25
    
@Michael: Ah, the same thing works in Opera, too (and takes not too many clicks at all). Thanks for the idea. –  Paŭlo Ebermann Aug 1 '11 at 21:28
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