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Recently, I am seeing this issue frequently.

I answered a question. And I was on same page for couple of minutes. I see the following beneath my answer

answered 17 minutes ago

I certainly knew it is wrong because I've answered just a while ago. I tried to reload the page. Then I got

answered 5 minutes ago

This is happening for comments too.

what's the reason?

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I see exactly the same phenomenon, so I don't know why this question was downvoted. – Mr Lister Nov 11 '12 at 13:07
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I guess the error is in javascript that updates the duration. when page is loaded, it is correct. but when duration updates automatically (w/o page refresh), this gets mad :). -1 to downvoter :P – HungryCoder Nov 11 '12 at 13:11
    
ok, i see this is happening in Chrome (v23x). When I use Firefox (v3.6x and v14x) live refresh is not working at all. – HungryCoder Nov 12 '12 at 6:49
    
I've got SeaMonkey 13.0 here, but I haven't tested on any other browsers. – Mr Lister Nov 12 '12 at 9:37
    
It doesn't happen with IE 9. But then, IE seems to like SO better when it's in compatibility mode, so it could be that it disabled live refresh too. Maybe I should do more testing. – Mr Lister Nov 12 '12 at 9:45

We had a time offset issue with some web servers at our secondary data center in Oregon (which the sites are currently being served from - FYVM Sandy). The clocks are now right and we shouldn't see this again.

If you see this again, please comment here!

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