Throughout the site abbreviated dates are used (Apr 21 at 9:12). This works great for dates within the current year but it seems that as the years roll by it'll become important to include the year in the date. I am not sure that having the time is of value for a post that is a year old. Maybe at a certain threshold replacing the time with the year is appropriate.


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Dates more than a year old do include the year. See for example: While applying opacity to a form should we use a decimal or double value?

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    Very cool - had not seen that before! Commented Sep 19, 2009 at 0:10
  • But not --- as shown in that example, on the date of an edit.
    – Richard
    Commented Sep 20, 2009 at 9:52
  • @Richard: That edit was this year. Commented Sep 20, 2009 at 9:58

Hover over the time stamp and you'll see the UTC time as a tool tip.

Tool Tip http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1673/tooltipg.png


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