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Questions tagged [time]

For questions about, well, time.

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Time for some more swag!

On occasion of our anniversary celebrations, we offered some cheese boards a while back. If you were late for that, though, no sweat! You’re just in time for another limited edition super special swag ...
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Add a 5-10 minute delay before being able to answer a question

As seen here, Stack Exchange has a problem where people are answering as quick as possible and putting minimal effort into their answers. To address this problem, I propose that there should be a 5-10 ...
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Will the “Too many requests” ban last longer next time you receive it? [duplicate]

I just got the "Too many requests" ban on Stack Exchange, which lasts about 5 minutes. I'm still trying to avoid the ban again, but I do still worry the next time I receive the ban, it would last a ...
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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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How accurate is Stack Exchange's idea of time? [duplicate]

Currently there is an incentive to post a question in a specific minute of the hour (the first, for the record). In order to do, I posted, Any GPIO library that supports I2C multi-master mode? which ...
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“Contact us”… and then what?

So I had a dispute with the moderators at a specific SE site. As a result, I got suspended there. As per SE guidelines, I pressed the "Contact us" button and wrote to the higher powers to appeal. ...
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Is it possible to use SEDE to plot the pageviews for a specific question over time?

I answered a question on Chem.SE earlier today and noticed just now that it'd made it to HNQ. This got me wondering just how big the HNQ Effect™ is in terms of a jump in pageviews. I found a handful ...
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Is there a way to change the time format in chat from 24-hour to 12-hour?

In chat, I see military time (24 hours format) next to a person's chat: Is it possible to change this time to non-military time? (e.g. 10:31 PM and 10:52 PM in the above.)
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How can one see how much time was spent on a review?

Is there a way to tell how long a reviewer spent looking at a particular review item? I have seen people comment about "Reviewer Speedy Squirrel only spent 3 seconds looking at this review item ...
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Posting times do not agree in chat rooms

I recently saw this in wordbuilders general chat: . Basically, a message posted and stared more than 9 hours ago shows up as posted 8 hours ago in the sidebar. I suspect it is an issue about the ...
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Wrong last seen time [duplicate]

A user have asked a question, and it's marked "asked 7 mins ago" I have post an answer and then enter the user profile to see if he had connected after posting my answer. But it's indicated "last ...
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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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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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Self answered questions appear the wrong way round in the profile page (and other places)

Self answered questions have misordered timeline. Because it is old tech that may go it is not gong to be repaired. However... This is from the profile page 0 the Answer comes before (well after, ...
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Inbox, Reputation and Site Dropdown time inconsistency [duplicate]

Why is it only the Achievements drop down that has the time? They both use exact dates, but only one has the UTC time.
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Should accepted answers change over time? [duplicate]

I have a question on StackOverflow I asked 9 months ago, and accepted an answer that same day that helped me at the time. Things changed a few months later, and now there is a better way to solve the ...
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It actually isn't Hanukkah yet. Anywhere [duplicate]

https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/245302/why-are-people-earning-the-gelt-hat-today - the Gelt hat can be awarded when it's December 16th somewhere. However, Chanukah (my preferred ...
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Inconsistent times in inbox dropdown

Why does it say one day in one of them, but 24 hours in another?
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Should we see timestamp when an answer was appeared on?

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 ...
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Comment linked “before” it was posted

I managed to travel to the future, by simply following a link in chat to the comment that was linked! It was short lived, because I lost the advanced hour as soon as I went away from that page. A ...
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Show UTC date under achievements

On the Achievements drop down it shows the time, example UTC TIME 21:47 However the date does not appear to accompany this, even upon hovering. Can the date be added here? It would be nice when the ...
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Question age not calculated correctly

Today I stumbled upon this issue – on one of the question pages at Stack Overflow, it says: asked 1 year ago Yet below the little box says: asked May 3 '12 at 19:02 Correct me if I am wrong, ...
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Politely refusing to provide a laborious implementation of my detailed algorithmic answer

A user asked for a complex algorithm. I answered in detail, which took me some time. The user then mentioned (politely) in a comment that he would like me to provide code. Writing the code would take ...
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StackExchange cannot count time [duplicate]

From this question I arrived to ChrisJJ's profile and found out that December 22nd, 21:11 is 2 days away from December 23rd, 13:25. The time now is 2013-12-23 13:30:17Z. (I'm hovering over 2 days, ...
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Answered time prior to Joining time

I was going through the flagged posts review page in the 10k moderation tools and it is there that I happened to stumble upon what could possibly be a bug. I was amazed to see that the time which was ...
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How long before a deleted answer disappears as an answer to a post

I deleted an answer because after further thought, I decided it did not really answer the question. That was two days ago. It's still there! How long do deletes hang in purgatory? Curiously, I ...
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How to determine the cut-off per day in StackOverFlow? [duplicate]

I just want to know if SO has some sort of cutoff time per day? Is it fixed in one time (e.g. 00:00) or has some sort of related to when you have registered? (Scenario: For example I registered at ...
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Is time relevant for getting better answers?

Can you get better answers on Stack Overflow when a question is asked at a certain time of the day? Let's say the question is asked in the morning (GMT), will it attract more attention than a ...
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Why is login time not recorded correctly [duplicate]

I stay logged on to stackoverflow on my browser. But the consecutive day count seems to not show up correctly. For example I visited the site late Sunday night (today is Monday) and saw the counter ...
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Availability of site historical statistics

I'm relatively new here and have been finding my way around - at present I'm getting a kick out of the whole "helping the community" thing.I've noticed the "Closed Votes" queue seems to be quite big (...
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Freeze/Hide Question/Answer or show as “Preview”

My suggestion is whether a Freeze/Hide functionality would be useful within the 1-5 minutes of a new Question/Answer? What about a "preview" grace period where people can vote on something, but it ...
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Today is not Today [duplicate]

I will explain this by example: When I ask a question at 21:00 and look in my profile 21 hours later it still says that I've asked the question today instead of yesterday. Shouldn't this be just ...
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How can a question with multiple answers have just 1 view?

It was observed on English Language Learners beta; but I think is applicable for other SE websites too. While answering(and after answering) this question on ELL SE; I noticed that the number of ...
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Clock for submits faulty

I found that the clock in the submits is faulty, like jumping from 1 min to 59 min, and going back on refreshing the page. Here they changed the calendar postponing the switch from summertime to ...
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Search for unanswered question with my tags that older than 12 hours

Is there a way to search for questions (is:question) which are unanswered (answers:0) have my tags ("tags:mine" would be fine, but it seems not to be allowed) have been asked 12 hours ago or before ...
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Time discrepancy on question page when your clock is “wrong” [duplicate]

When I load a page, the times displayed are all right, regardless of how my clock is set up. But after about one minute, when the page is updated (via JavaScript, presumably) the times get messed up ...
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Christmas and New Year bounties, more 1 or 2 days for grace period?

Christmas and New Year are short periods (1 or 2 days) of generalized reduction of flow in Stackoverflow. There are a rule for add more 1 or 2 days for grace period? Can we (users) require this rule ...
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Accept cooldown shows times in past tense

I'm an impatient person, so when frantically trying to accept an answer, I came across this: Did you mean 'in a moment'?
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Resuscitate old/unanswered questions to give them one more chance to receive answers/responses

I just had an idea I wanted to share with the community ... I have often been in the situation that I asked a question but because of bad luck or the difficulty of the question I did not get a ...
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Time auto refresh bug [closed]

How come this possible?: What I did: Visited question link. Answered the question after read. After some time refreshed page to see if any update. Remain on screen. The time for asking and answering ...
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“Yesterday” time specification shown when it was actually the day before yesterday

Looking at this question of mine, I see "asked yesterday" (which I really hate; I'd like to see an exact time specification rather than this vague one, especially in the list of questions). But it was ...
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How best to request a particular question/topic to be revisited/addressed according to latest circumstances?

Sometimes there is a question of interest to me that was last active, say in 2010, and there's a desire to check if new possibilities have surfaced in 2011. I don't think a new question (How to do XXX,...
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Time taken to write post

I was wondering whether any attempts have been made to measure the time a user takes to write a post. It could be used to warn users (possibly only low rep users) that the question they want to post ...
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Comments showing “momentarily” instead of “just now” again [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Momentarily in comments I just got this on Android Enthusiasts: Unless this has changed again (and to something that doesn't make sense), it should be "just now" instead of "...
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Time Management Between the day-job and StackOverFlow - Serious Issue ! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do you escape an addiction to stackoverflow (or other IT sites)? You know you've been browsing Stack Overflow too much when? guys, I am not a hardcore ...
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UTC time is wrong when local computer settings are wrong

Since the update to Stack Overflow, I noticed that when I hover my username at the top, it shows a new box, and in that box at the bottom, it says UTC time [time]. The thing is that the time ...
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When does the Stack Overflow week start?

I assume it's either Sunday at 0 GMT or Monday at 0 GMT but I've tried checking a few things and searching and can't find when it is. This is in regards to the weekly reputation leagues and "this ...
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how to perform an “up” in my question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to draw attention to a question without creating a bounty How to get attention for your old, unanswered questions How to attract people in my question also after some ...
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What time is it? [duplicate]

Where can I see the current server time on Stack Overflow?
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SO has difficulty translating time remaining into human words [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Countdown timer is off by 1 interval I've noticed a few times now that SO seems to have some issues is calculating time accurately: From pm.stackexchange.com - Also, when ...