Not sure if this question belongs here, but why doesn't the year for the June dates show up on this page? https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/3109/sheriff


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Those dates are less than a year ago; come June 2014 they'll earn their '13.

Until then they are considered recent enough that you don't need to be reminded in what year they fell, since those dates are always in the past.

To be precise, the year is hidden until the date is at least 360 days in the past.

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    @Downvoter - Why do you think this is incorrect? June 2014 isn't here yet, so the implication is that it is referring to the only possible June (2013). This answer seems pretty spot on to me.
    – Travis J
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 0:47
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    Questions and answers (random example) show the year no matter what if it's not the current year. This appears to be an inconsistency in the display of dates.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 0:53
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    @animuson: it could be that the 'no year until 360 days in the past' rule was rescinded but the devs missed the badge pages.. Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 0:55
  • This mechanism can also be seen in the list of favorites, bounties, and questions in a profile.
    – Travis J
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 1:02
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    Just for posterity: Jeff's comment is from July 2009, and like you said things seem different on different parts of the site. For posts, years are indeed shown if the calendar year is not the current year. Today, the last December 2013 question shows "asked Dec 31 '13 at 23:02". I assume it did the same on January 1st.
    – Arjan
    Commented Mar 23, 2014 at 8:41

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