When people post/answer questions here, time stamp doesn't show the year. I think the year in time stamp is very important. Technology and solution change fast . It will be helpful to add the year in time stamp. It will help people to filter information that are outdated.. Thanks!

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    Belongs on meta.stackoverflow – Ed Swangren Sep 25 '09 at 20:05

The year will appear if you hover your mouse over the date.


The timestamp "ages" gracefully so that as a post gets older, the timestamp shows more information about when it was asked/answered. If a timestamp is missing information, you can assume that it is the most recent "whatever" corresponding to the date fragment -- year, month, day, as appropriate. As others have noted, you can always hover over the timestamp to get the full date and time.

  • This isn't quite right -- the year is shown only if the date is more than a year ago. For example, a SO post appearing on 1 Nov 2008 will only show the timestamp "Nov 28", not "Nov 28 '08". – Ether Sep 28 '09 at 0:38
  • I've corrected this. – tvanfosson Sep 28 '09 at 17:15

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