I'd really like a user option to show all dates as yyyy-mm-dd HH:mm after the 2 day mark. I find the existing non-standard semi-verbose American
Mon DD 'YY style date to be ugly and difficult to parse.
I am not asking for anything complicated here, just a simple user option to show the date and time in the international ISO 8601 format across the board. Since it's already in the tooltip everywhere, it should be a simple change to optionally show it in the page body for those users who want it.
Secondarily, if it's not too difficult, I'd very preferably like to see date & times in my local time, rather than the UTC time as is currently shown used. It seems to make much more sense to me for see a question "asked 2014-02-04 10:19" as being my local time - I don't know what UTC is without using a converter (in this the before-2-days "asked 6 hours ago" is quite good).
(Re-raising this feature-request at the explicit behest of moderator Anna Lear; please don't close as a duplicate).