I have a usability suggestion.
Since we are now dealing with six versions of PHP, generations of Java, and decades of HTML, the relevance and value of answers are critically based upon these versions and the date of the answer.
Almost every time I'm seeing an answer now, I have to scroll down to the bottom of the answer FIRST before I even read it to check the date.
So, I'm thinking, it's time to make the date of the answer and last upvote or comment front and center on the article. Even more than how it's now hanging top right sortof.
I'll leave it up to you guys to decide what the best format should be but I think at this point it's really important to see the date and it will really help people save time in trying to implement the concepts presented.
For instance I'm dealing with Pyramid, Psql, Sqlalchemy. There's been a lot of churn and I'm looking for the latest.
Other times, I'm needing to deal with PHP 5.2. So I really need a better understanding of context. the timeline of the answers and how they relate to versions of the software tagged would also be useful up front.
I really think this would be a fabulous change and would not be that hard to implement.
Another possibility for achieving this would be if we could skin our own versions of Stack Overflow or have an API?