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Related: Momentarily when accepting answers

The English on this site is usually pretty good. I think comments just say "momentarily" now, as soon as you submit them. That doesn't sound right:

"Just now" worked better.

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Do you remember if this happened as soon as the comment was posted, and/or did you see it when refreshing the page? – Kyle Brandt Oct 4 '11 at 17:00

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This is actually a clock skew issue -- you are seeing comments "before" they existed according to the server clocks.

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One way of dealing with this would be to have separate conversions for timestamps which are always in the past, such as the posting times of comments. This conversion would always treat future dates as "now". – hammar Sep 16 '11 at 20:35
Yeah I have seen this before. It was like SO was able to predict what question people are going to ask :) – manojlds Sep 16 '11 at 21:01

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