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For the answers on this question (but on all answers I'd guess) the dates say something like "Aug 12 at 19:04". Is this deliberate or a bug that thinks it's 2009 still?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

I think it's the desired behavior as "Aug 12" unambiguously refers to "Aug 12, 2009". Year is needed only for dates more than 11 month old.

I looked up an old answer of mine from January 2009 to see the timestamp. It explicitly mentions "'09" which means StackOverflow engine smartly formats timestamps based on the current date.

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Not sure I agree with it adding any value as last year is last year, but if it's by design then ok – Chris S Jan 25 '10 at 21:58

If you hover over the date, it gives you the complete Date/Time stamp.

If there's no year, you can assume they the current or former year, as long as another year hasn't elapsed.

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