Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Throughout the site abbreviated dates are used (Apr 21 at 9:12). This works great for dates within the current year but it seems that as the years roll by it'll become important to include the year in the date. I am not sure that having the time is of value for a post that is a year old. Maybe at a certain threshold replacing the time with the year is appropriate.

share|improve this question
duplicate:… – Kip Sep 19 '09 at 1:48
if you really want the year all the time, you can tweak this greasemonkey script. it'll even show it in local time if you want.… – Kip Sep 19 '09 at 1:50
Related: Display the year in the inbox for older messages. – Dan Dascalescu Feb 24 '14 at 19:01
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Dates more than a year old do include the year. See for example:

share|improve this answer
Very cool - had not seen that before! – Jared Harley Sep 19 '09 at 0:10
But not --- as shown in that example, on the date of an edit. – Richard Sep 20 '09 at 9:52
@Richard: That edit was this year. – Greg Hewgill Sep 20 '09 at 9:58

Hover over the time stamp and you'll see the UTC time as a tool tip.

Tool Tip

share|improve this answer
Yes and you can actually hover over almost any day type thing and get a precise date. – Ólafur Waage Sep 18 '09 at 23:39
Hover over UI element is unfortunately not a solution for touch-based devices, and their market share is rapidly increasing, with more than 1/3 of American adults owning a tablet computer. – Dan Dascalescu Feb 24 '14 at 19:00

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .