What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 128 Stack Exchange communities.

Small bug/feature request: The "relativetime" class is not used in comment timestamps.

While I was writing this Greasemonkey script, I noticed that the relative timestamps in the comments are not tagged with the "relativetime" class, the way relative timestamps are everywhere else on the site (i.e. questions, answers, user profile, question lists).

Edit: Found one more place where the class isn't being used: on the message for a bounty, stating "this question has a bounty of X expiring in Y days". Also, in that case the timestamp tooltip is in ambiguous m/d/yyyy format, which could be interpreted by some users as d/m/yyyy. The yyyy-mm-dd format would be more consistent with the rest of the site.

share|improve this question
    
Kip, this really isn't a bug. Using inconsistent code behind the program isn't a bug if the program (website in this case) behaves as it is supposed to. –  jjnguy Aug 5 '09 at 15:40
    
well it's not really a "feature" either –  Kip Aug 5 '09 at 15:56
    
Touche...I guess it is a 'design-request' –  jjnguy Aug 5 '09 at 15:58
1  
@jjnguy YOU'RE WRONG. DESIGN INCONSISTENCIES ARE BUGS EVEN IF INTENTIONAL meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11237/… –  Ian Elliott Aug 5 '09 at 16:39
1  
Umm...but not if the untended user can't see the difference and everything works as planned. –  jjnguy Aug 5 '09 at 17:45
1  
@IAN ELLIOT: ALL CAPS IS FUN, BUT PLEASE DONT'T USE IT!!!!!! –  jjnguy Aug 5 '09 at 17:45
    
I was definitely kidding :( –  Ian Elliott Aug 5 '09 at 20:58
    
Well, now no one knows I was yelling at you cuz you changed your name to some bizarre name of a celebrity. –  jjnguy Aug 6 '09 at 19:56
2  
@jjnguy I think he just changed it to his real name. Ian Elliot was a pseudonym. –  Kip Aug 6 '09 at 20:01
add comment

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .