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Scenario: Ask a question. Receive several nearly identical, acceptable answers. Next day: Wanting to accept an answer, the thought is to click on "Oldest" and choose a "winner" by the obviously fair metric of who was first to answer..

Problem 1:

No sort indicator

A simple indicator would suffice

No Sort Indicator. A cheap and easy solution?… ANy kind of visual indication as to whether the oldest, or in fact the newest posts are indeed, On Top. Without a context… a decoration of "old" is meaningless.

Problem 2:

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Recent posts exhibit an odd behavior - that I guess by nature of them having a "friendly" "relative" timestamp.. do not in fact show the time of the post.

This makes it very hard, within that period of time (from a few minutes after they post.. to a few days after they post) to discriminate the chronology of the answers. Am I nitpicking? Yes. But if this site had a slogan.. it should be "Nitpicking, now that's meta."

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Oldest shows the posts in the order they were posted. There's no reverse ordering (the closest you'll get to that is "active"). Hover over the "yesterday" to show the exact time of the post as a tooltip. – ChrisF Jan 6 '12 at 9:47
My first thought was that there would be a tooltip. On Safari 5.1, no tooltip is anywhere that I can find. – alex gray Jan 6 '12 at 9:49
I've just tried it using Safari on Windows and there is for me. What OS are you using? (I am assuming you left the mouse still for long enough) – ChrisF Jan 6 '12 at 9:51
ahh - you are right.. although I was anticipating a "jQuery-ish" interaction with the actual dom element… if I held my mouse long enough (takes 2-3 seconds, for me).. it does show up in a little bubble-type thing.. hmm, should I close the question? – alex gray Jan 6 '12 at 10:05
That's up to you. Do you think there's still a problem? – ChrisF Jan 6 '12 at 11:12

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