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I just noticed that the live update of timestamp of asking date is being updated wrongly (going few minutes back).

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open any question which is asked less than 1 hour ago.
  2. See the post timestamp of that question (e.g. asked xx mins ago)
  3. Wait for a minute and see the timestamp again.

Take a look at this example:

When UTC time was 05:08:16, asked 13 mins ago

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When UTC time was 05:09:23, asked 10 mins ago ???

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I just checked it with this question:

See the timestamps and confirm with UTC time available in top bar
(refreshed the page after 4 minutes of asked)

And after first live refresh it shows asked 1 min ago

I have uploaded the screen record for this issue here:

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closed as too localized by hims056, animuson, Toon Krijthe, Lucifer, Doorknob Apr 25 '13 at 12:59

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Yes, agree with you, I have marked same kind of bug in Flag History page few months back. – Lucifer Apr 25 '13 at 5:51
Working fine here, make sure your clock is correct as the live update might be using it. – Shadow Wizard Apr 25 '13 at 6:36
@ShaWizDowArd - Don't consider clocks. Just follow the steps to reproduce. – hims056 Apr 25 '13 at 6:37
I did. It was 50 minutes ago then after a minute it was 51 minutes ago etc. – Shadow Wizard Apr 25 '13 at 6:46
@ShaWizDowArd I have uploaded the screen recording. – hims056 Apr 25 '13 at 9:10
But did you check that your local machine's clock is set to the correct time? Also, when did it start happening? – Shadow Wizard Apr 25 '13 at 9:17
@ShaWizDowArd - Yeah my local machine's clock is set to the correct time and works fine. And I noticed this issue today. (1 hour ago before posting the question.) – hims056 Apr 25 '13 at 9:22
Maybe some browser extension going funky then? Or user script misbehaving? Try with other/clean browser and see. – Shadow Wizard Apr 25 '13 at 10:16
@ShaWizDowArd - I am just confirming by testing on other fresh machine. Please wait. :) – hims056 Apr 25 '13 at 10:17
@ShaWizDowArd - Can't reproduced on other machine. You are correct. I am closing this question. Thanks. :) – hims056 Apr 25 '13 at 10:37
Need a new status - status-op-norepro ;) – Oded Apr 25 '13 at 10:47
@hims056 still can be useful to find what exactly cause this e.g. specific plugin or user script. :) – Shadow Wizard Apr 25 '13 at 11:08
@ShaWizDowArd - Yeh I will test it after disabling some scripts. – hims056 Apr 25 '13 at 11:12