Now (at least at Academia) an answer timestamp is in answered N day(s) ago format.

If there are two similar (correct) replies for a question, and a topic starter wants to mark the oldest as correct one she/he can sort the answers by the oldest button.

But should we users see and you StackExchange web developers implement a new timestamp format, for example answered on HH:SS MMM DD, YYYY.

Thank you.


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You can see the exact time of posting as a tooltip, by hovering over the timestamp:

Agree it's not very trivial, but having a friendly timestamp is nice and once you know about tooltips, you won't forget it. :)

  • :) how I know :)
    – abc
    Jul 20, 2014 at 11:06
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    How does that work on mobile, which doesn't have "hover"? Jul 20, 2014 at 14:47
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    @MattGutting excellent question and I fear it's not possible at the moment. There is already a feature request asking to add such ability. Jul 20, 2014 at 15:09

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