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I've noticed recently on SO quite a few post which the time is off. Posts tend to show thousands of views and a handful of answers and votes in only a few seconds.

Case in point:

Taken on June 25th at 2:31

Looks like a bug to me unless this is a well documented "feature" that I couldn't find after searching Meta and the FAQ?

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That's not post time, but modification time. Someone posted a new answer or edited something. –  Daniel Fischer Jun 25 '12 at 18:46
    
I see, the main page shows last activity on a question, the "Questions" link shows asked time. If you post it as an answer I'll mark it as correct. –  BOMEz Jun 25 '12 at 18:48
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On the Interesting tab, the time stamp shown is the time the question was last modified, that's

  • somebody posted a new answer (or deleted an answer?)
  • somebody edited the question or an answer
  • Community bumped an old question

On the main questions page, there are tabs to sort by post date (newest), activity (active) and votes, as well as the featured tab. On the newest tab, the time is posting time, on the active tab, modification time.

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