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How to find the exact time of posting?

Is there any way, besides a direct database query, to determine which of two identical answers was posted first? I don't suspect either answer to be a copy of the other, but would just like to be fair on which one I accept.


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You can hover over the "1 minute ago" text (or similar), and it will show you the exact time on a second precision.


  • Exactly. The exact time this question was posted was 2011-08-01 21:12:44Z
    – user102937
    Aug 1, 2011 at 21:18
  • By the way, is there a way to easily copy+paste this timestamp? (This will depend on browser, I suppose.) Aug 1, 2011 at 21:20
  • You can View/Source, and search for "post-signature owner"
    – user102937
    Aug 1, 2011 at 21:25
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    @Paulo In chrome you can "inspect element" and copy it from there. So no, not really :) Aug 1, 2011 at 21:25
  • @Michael: Ah, the same thing works in Opera, too (and takes not too many clicks at all). Thanks for the idea. Aug 1, 2011 at 21:28

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