Fear me. I've been able to answer question before it was asked!



  • Refresh the page. You still have not broken the laws of physics. – Oded Apr 25 '12 at 9:40
  • Well, refreshing helps, but how could this happen? A bug, possibly. Anyway, the state I snapshoted might also be after refresh.. – Tomas Apr 25 '12 at 9:42
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    If you didn't refresh after answering, I can only assume that the javascript routines only updated the answer timestamp display and not the question. – Oded Apr 25 '12 at 9:43
  • @Oded, there are some javascript routines to update those times? I didn't know! But if yes, then they are not working correctly. – Tomas Apr 25 '12 at 9:44
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    There are. The timestamp is static in the HTML, but some javascript converts them to the readable format, probably using the local time. You will see the number of minutes incrementing automatically on a page. – Oded Apr 25 '12 at 9:46
  • Not sure where you're getting that from, @Oded, but that would be news to me. – balpha Apr 25 '12 at 9:50
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    @balpha - Educated guess. If you don't refresh the page, the number of minutes next to asked or answered goes up as time goes by. I can only assume this is done via JS. – Oded Apr 25 '12 at 9:51
  • @Oded yep, that spooked me a few days back :O. – Manishearth Apr 25 '12 at 10:23
  • @Oded Apologies; Nick just told me that we've added timestamp updating recently. I hope that's not staying for long. – balpha Apr 25 '12 at 10:26
  • @balpha - Not if it is buggy. I don't really have a problem with the feature. Kinda like it really. – Oded Apr 25 '12 at 10:27
  • @balpha I think you guys have become slightly trigger-happy on the new shiny websockets feature ;-) – Manishearth Apr 25 '12 at 10:28
  • @balpha don't you have that big board at office with all the planned changes with big green V next to those what were done? ;) – ShaWiz Apr 25 '12 at 10:42
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    @ShaDowWizArd What's this "plan" thing? Also, I live 4000 miles away from the office :) – balpha Apr 25 '12 at 10:49
  • @balpha thought all developers work from office, while moderators are spread all over the world. Oh well.. :) – ShaWiz Apr 25 '12 at 10:51
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    why was this closed? Is it a common practice to close bugreports you don't like as off topic? – Tomas Apr 25 '12 at 15:08

The date on the question wasn't updated while pulling in new answers via sockets - this will be fixed in the next build.

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