Questions tagged [dates]

For questions about how dates are handled within the Stack Exchange network. General questions about dates are off-topic, most programming questions about dates belong on Stack Overflow.

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Make the precision of display ages and dates/times consistent, regardless of their age

Currently, the way that the ages and dates/times are displayed is inconsistent, and it would be beneficial to make them consistent: Age Display Example Precison Relative precision 0 seconds <= ...
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Editing Year missing for community edited post [duplicate]

Editing Year missing to community edited post Edited Year Missing link But Tooltips Show Year Generally Year Present question link answer link
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Wrong wording on date based hat descriptions

The Bûche de Noël hat description says Ask, answer, or vote ±12h from Dec 25, 0:00 UTC and Where in the World is similarly worded. However, I already got the hat while it's only 10:55 UTC as I'm ...
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Date format and calendar widget for site analytics page don't use site locale

There are US date format and calendar for site analytics page on StackOverflow in Russian (I'm guessing that the same exist for other non-English StackExchange sites but I don't have 25k reputation ...
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The date display for the current year is ambiguous. Please fix it [duplicate]

Screenshot of this answer. It says "Jan 11". Is that Jan 11th of this year? Or January of 2011? I have been on Stack Overflow since 2008 and I have no idea when Seasoned Advice started, so ...
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Date format under the list of reputation graph should use national standards

The date format under the reputation graph in the user profile doesn't reflect national standards (to see the text with year you need to select date range on the lower bar, i.e. not a current year; ...
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Customize displayed timestamp format for Q&As

After a while Q&A's timestamps are displayed in a long format like Jun 24'20 1:23. I request to display the mentioned format by default but to introduce a profile option to customize the timestamp ...
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Incorrect question asked date and question answered date in UI [duplicate]

I asked the question several days ago and it was answered several days ago whereas the UI shows that I asked this question yesterday and it was answered yesterday, which is wrong. Question Order rows ...
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Number of days since joined shown for an account on the accounts list is 1 or 2 days less than the correct number

Note: Since I posted this question, I'm quite certain I figured out what is going on, and now have a feature request, with this described in the Update section further down. However, for anybody ...
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Is there a way to customise the date format? [duplicate]

This Sep 16 '18 business annoys me to no end. Like most of the world's population my brain wants to parse dates either little or big endian. I'd like to change the displayed date format to ISO 8601, ...
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Can we have a date shortcode?

Sometimes we enter dates into questions and answers. It recently came up on Skeptics Meta what format we should prefer. Since it seems SE has its own format scheme (possibly varied based on location), ...
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Please use GMT instead of UTC in the Achievements clock

Beyond Change the timestamp format, the Achievements drop-down still shows a "UTC" "time zone", which has been brought to my attention by David Postill as "not a time zone". Please update the ...
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Per-site equivalent of Stack Overflow reputation page [duplicate]

In Can I check what my reputation was on a particular date? I learned about this URL https://stackoverflow.com/reputation which provides the full reputation history on Stack Overflow. Is there an ...
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Add launch date to Area 51 proposal page

Currently, the launch date of a site is only shown as a relative timestamp. That's fine if this happened recently, but for example Bitcoin's page says the site was launched "1 year ago". That's rather ...
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Stack Exchange’s date system won’t work in 89 years

I was looking at an old post, and noticed how we display dates from a certain amount of time ago: This is very non-futureproof design. How will people living in the melted remains of society in 89 ...
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How is a single month duration defined on a Stack Exchange site?

A user profile on any of the Stack Exchange websites shows the age of the account in terms of number of years and months. Member for 1 year, 4 months How is a single month duration defined and ...
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Date of question displays wrongly [duplicate]

It displays as "yesterday" but today is February 20 and question's date is February 18.
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Show last modification date only for changes that can be viewed by the user [duplicate]

The post was deleted. And only users with required privileges can see it. So, the modification date can be confusing for users without requiring privileges. Could you change the behavior to show ...
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Show year in SEDE timestamps from previous year

Can we adjust the display behaviour of timestamps in SEDE so that it matches the general Stack Exchange behaviour (better)? On Stack Exchange, the year is shown if an action (post creation, latest ...
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When can I start seeing 2019 in the date?

I’ve noticed the obvious pattern from an edit in a question. First, it displays the number of hours, days etc. After a couple of days (?) it begins to display the actual date of posting. I seem to ...
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Pro-tem moderator appointment date is hard to parse and should either follow ISO 8601 or state only the year

The pro-tem moderator appointment date is currently shown in middle-endian notation (%m/%d/%y). For example, see Outdoors.SE moderators: I find 6/5/2014 ambiguous and hard to parse. From the other ...
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Show dates and times of questions and comments?

Is there something I can set to show the dates and times that questions and comments were posted instead of vague time data like "2 days ago"? As I typed this question, a link came up to a question ...
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Comments shown in review audits should be re-dated

Inspired by this question, where this review audit shows the question as posted as a few minutes ago, while the comments are much older (May 24th). This makes it very easy to see it's a review audit. ...
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Wrong dates in comments in Triage review [closed]

I see wrong dates for comments in the Triage review queue. The question is asked 29 minutes ago (today), but the comments are dated 24 May.
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No year mark for some recent badges in the profile page even though other recent badges have it [duplicate]

For some badges there are no year mark in the profile page, e.g.: It's expected for the current year dates, but they are not. Answer from the possible duplicate says: Badges only show the ...
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12 months should be equal to 1 year in question's activity

Why I'm seeing 12 months instead of 1 year for some question's activity? Possibly there is rounding issue. I think it should be fixed. To find such posts you can use created search options ...
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Do not split dates into separate lines

In some cases date when the answer has been closed is displayed on two lines: According to this answer at least the month name and date number should not be split into separate lines. Could ...
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Date of questions on stackoverflow is not correct [duplicate]

I don't know if this is considered as a bug, but I've noticed on Stackoverflow that questions that have been posted like two days ago, still have the title "yesterday" on them, eg : Regex to remove ...
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Tag wiki Stats - "created" showing with wrong date calculation

In any tag's info page, under the Stats section the created detail is displaying. But the period is displaying wrongly. For an example the moderator-tools tag was created on 2011-07-31 (also found in ...
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Format for searching by date

As described on the help page you can search by date using format: YYYY-MM-DD But turns out that another format: MM-DD-YYYY is also acceptable. I know that such format is used in USA, but ...
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Date for per day table is not able to localize in reputation graph

Strings with a date for per day table are not able to localize in the reputation graph page:
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Date format in reputation graph should use national standards

Date format for localized sites should use national standards everywhere, even in tooltips for reputation graph. Currently SO in Russian uses same format as English SO: Russian English In ...
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Find post by date

I have a funny problem. I can not find a certain post on http://stackoverflow.com, but I remember the approximate date of creating this post. Is it possible to find the post, knowing only the date is ...
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Does Stack Exchange use UTC time to store creation dates of posts and comments? [duplicate]

Does Stack Exchange use UTC time to store when a question, answer or comment is created, or is there any other approach to handle it to display localized time to the user?
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Timestamps missing year and time

I've noticed a few posts (and it is only a few—maybe a handful) which are missing the year and time from the timestamp—The year is replaced with \yy and the time is replaced with AM/PM. The timestamp ...
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Show the original post date on iOS app

On the iOS app, a post that has been edited no longer shows the original post date: Before any edits: After at least one edit: This makes it a little harder at first to see how old a post might be. ...
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Possibility to restrict search results by date of the most recent answer (or any answer)?

According to search help there are two possibilities how search results can be restricted to some date range. Namely created: and lastactive:. The latter is based on the last activity of the post, for ...
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In data explorer why the first character of the month name is in lowercase for created and edited fields

Why the month name's first character is showing as lower case for the created, edited in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer site. In other SE sites the first character for the month name is in Caps, is ...
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Consistent Date Formatting in Chat Search results

Earlier today I wanted to analyse the downloads of RubberDuck VBA. Fortunately, the download numbers have been posted in chat, on a fairly regular basis, and in a fairly consistent format, so while I ...
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Posted question shows wrong origination date : yesterday is incorrect [duplicate]

I posted a question (How do I read ERD Notation (crow's feet) to convert to Natural Language?) on Wednesday, 02/17/2015, but it is showing that I asked the question "yesterday". All of the ...
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Date discrepancies in the 25K site analytics

Recently a Normal Human posted the following messages to one of our chatrooms: November 1 set the new record for the number of questions asked, with 854. Moreover, the top 10 days by the number of ...
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Please Change the default Date Format from "<MonthName> <Day>"

This is our 2015 moderator election page over at CR. The results box shows : This election ended Jul 14 at 20:00. Now, I appreciate that if you hang around any part of the network, you'll ...
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'asked today' shown on question 'asked 18 hours ago' [duplicate]

While viewing a question that I asked yesterday, the asked day is showing as today as shown in the screenshot: Day is shown as today, the question was asked 18 hours ago and my current time is 11.46 ...
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How can I change the display of an answer's date to full year?

Currently the time stamps under questions or answers in Stack Exchange are displayed as MMM DD YY (e.g. Oct 09'09) when it's more than one year ago, e.g. in profile page: Another example from ...
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"Election ends: tomorrow" is too imprecise

Example: nomination period began Jun 29 at 20:00 primary voting begin Jul 6 at 20:00 election began 2 days ago election ends tomorrow I'm not particularly ...
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This question is asked on Dec 2014, 4 months ago? (Today is May 2015) [duplicate]

The question is Does your university name matter? in Academia. In my calculate, it's almost 5 months, so when rounding it, should the number be rounded to 5? Suggest feature/discussion: instead of ...
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Date stamp readability

I know Date stamp issue has been discussed a lot, but I need to raise one more flag, now that Stackoverflow is (how many years old?) I, as a developer care more about when the answer was posted as to ...
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Make Date/Time/Version more prominent in Q and A

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 ...