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No more simultaneous dates?

I have noticed that in the timeline, hovering over timestamps events that occurred at the same time as others no longer shows S for simultaneous dates. For example, normally, when an edit review task ...
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Review completion does not always show as S (simultaneous dates) with corrosponding action

When 2 or more history items occur at the same time, hovering over the timestamp should show an S next to all of the simultaneous actions. Example: In this example, the First answers review task was ...
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Please add the last update date to each page in the Help Center

Some help pages are site-specific. In particular, on non-English sites, the content of help pages is written (translated) obviously later than the original sources. To detect outdated pages (for ...
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Timepoint translations location

There are timepoint strings, e.g.: "1 day ago", "in the next 4 days" etc. For instance, on the currently happening moderator election on ruSO: I can't found these strings on ...
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No time for idle chat (i.e. missing timestamp for chat notification)

One of the notifications in my inbox appears without a timestamp: It never happened before, neither with the old inbox, nor with the new inbox. This is ordinary chat reply notification, can't see ...
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Incorrect information in tooltip for Community wiki posts on the home page

When hovering over the "Community wiki" tooltip for a CW post from the home page, or questions page, e.g. this page, it shows This post is community owned as of Jan 1, 0001 at 0:00. Votes ...
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Inconsistent date in close description [duplicate]

This post is related but since I wasn't able to communicate with staff through comments, I am posting a new post. Please do not close it as duplicate. My post is also not a duplicate of Inconsistent ...
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Add answer acceptance timestamp to the post timeline [duplicate]

As far as I see the timestamp for answer acceptance is only visible on green tick tooltip on the post page, e.g.: Answer's timeline doesn't contain any information about acceptance as described here. ...
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Comments migrated to chat are assigned a new timestamp, rather than preserve the original timestamp

I'm betting it's intentional for some technical reason, but when you migrate messages from comments to chat, the timestamps are lost and the new chat messages are assigned new timestamps, the time of ...
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Allow users to view the exact date and time they followed a post

When I visit the 'Following' tab on my profile, I can only see the date and time of the last activity but it doesn't show the date and time when I followed the post. Users should be able to see the ...
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Inconsistent relative time [duplicate]

Here's a question that was closed before it was asked :)
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Add tooltip with timestamp to Hot Network Questions list

Almost all dates (absolute, like 'Aug 8 '17 at 11:12', and relative, like '12 hours ago') on Stack Exchange can be hovered over to see the exact UTC timestamp. I found an instance where this is not ...
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Post was closed before it even existed

I would like to report a bug. This post was apparently closed 2 years ago, but it has only existed for 1 year and 3 months. See a screenshot of the problem below.
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How can I check when (date-time) I voted on a particular post?

We can check by re-clicking on a vote to see the exact vote time as shown in this image. Actually it's not a feature, but a side effect of voting on a post that has already been locked. :-) However, ...
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Comments missing timestamp and MathJaX in Firefox ESR 52 (2019) [duplicate]

Similar symptoms to the last year's problem Comment timestamp is not showing in Firefox ESR and Comments with MathJax not rendered on Firefox ESR and same workarounds: Either, open and close the Web ...
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Display issue of "minutes" and "mins" in the bounty notices

In the bounty notice, in some places the count down timer is showing as "x minutes" whereas in other places it is showing as "x mins". Can it be consistent in both places? Bounty notice when it is ...
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Please implement a way to see post timestamps on the mobile site

On the desktop site, when looking at posts that are recent enough, sometimes the site just says "1 hour ago." However, if I hover over it, it shows a nice little timestamp: I would love to be able ...
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Add time stamp tooltip to site launches/age

This is a follow-up question/request to Is there a way to know the new launched sites over the years? and is related to this Area 51 discussion: Tooltip showing date/time of site launch. The All ...
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What does "yst" represent in chat message timestamps?

Most of the time the time stamps shown on messages in chat show the time to me in my local time. The fourth post in this large image is mine and that's what time it was here. But the previous two ...
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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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Show added date when sorting Favourites list by "added"

Here is a particular use case: I've started to use the favourites, as suggested by this comment, to save questions/posts as a reminder that they need editing: On the smaller sites you should rate ...
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The drop-down menu on mobile chat shows incorrect time [duplicate]

As far as I know this happens randomly. On reloading the page it shows the correct time for the last message sent. I don't think that Stack Exchange existed 17656 days (48.3 years) ago :P
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Proposal: Timestamp at StackExchange sites answers/comments without time after 3 days

My idea is that it would be some improvement, if after 3 days the timestamp is removed from your question/answer. Thus, only the date can stay and it is quite enough. Still, sorting by oldest would ...
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Comment timestamp is not showing in Firefox ESR

Since a short while ago, I can no longer see timestamps on comments. Is this some new feature, or has something gone wrong with my ad blocker? For instance, when I visit this post, I see this: Note: ...
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User profile creation time for the profiles created today is not showing anymore

On user profile pages, the relative timestamp such as Member for 2 days has exact date and time of profile creation, available on hover: <span title="2017-10-28 20:35:56Z">2 days</span&...
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How to sort unanswered questions by date?

I saw the answer to this question, but no where mentioned about sorting by date which I am asking in this question. How to sort unanswered questions by date?
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Time is not shown for flags submitted yesterday [duplicate]

There is a bit of a discrepancy when showing when a flag was submitted. A flag submitted yesterday does not show at what time it was submitted, it just states "yesterday". Other, older, flags show ...
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How can I ask a question while not being online? [duplicate]

Just came across this question (soon to be deleted, don't be surprised to find it gone) It says there: I then turned to the profile of the OP, there it says: How is that possible? (and yes, I ...
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Add timepoint tooltip for an item with earned badge in the achivements dialog

If you cover reputation change in the achivements dialog by mouse pointer - tooltip with timepoint will be shown: For badge items no such behaviour exists: If you want to know that date you ...
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What does clicking on a comment's time stamp do?

Today I noticed that when I mouse over a time stamp for a comment, the default mouse pointer changes to the little hand with the index finger up, indicating that the time stamp can be clicked on. When ...
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What's up with these dates?

I was reviewing some edit dates on a post at PPCG when I noticed something odd: Why are the dates formatted differently if they are on the same day? Last time I checked, the year was 2017, so why the ...
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Hats can push time stamp to the right in question list

Hats can be positioned in a way that leaves the bounds of a user's image, but apparently this can also affect time stamp positioning when browsing questions. In this image, a hat is pushing the time ...
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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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Inappropriate comment timestamps [duplicate]

I observed that the timing of a comment was shown as 9 sec ago and that of my reply to that comment was 26 sec ago. How is this possible? Here is the screenshot: I felt this was because the ...
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Incorrect answer time on Stack Overflow

How can a person answer a question without entering the community? I don't understand. Maybe the time in picture doesn't mean the answering time.
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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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The current date format makes it hard to archive and share screenshots

Right now, the year of a post or comment is not shown if the date falls within the current year, only the month and day. This means that anyone hoping to screenshot a question to share it somewhere ...
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Viewing the exact timestamp of a question on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Is there any way to view the exact timestamp of a question asked on Stack Exchange? (ideally second precision)
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Localise or internationalise the date shown to moderators on deleted users

When a user is deleted and a moderator visits their profile page (usually by manually navigating to the /users/id path), they see a few details: User was deleted on <date/time> User: <name&...
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Chat events starting in the past show as starting in the future

The following screenshot, taken 37 minutes after the start of a chat event, says it all: The event "Comic Book Recommendations" was scheduled to start 37 minutes before this picture was taken (as ...
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Comment editing by moderators - include a time-stamp

I suggest that comment's time-stamp/number of revisions is updated to reflect moderator's changes. Motivation: I had to do a triple-check that I wasn't imagining earlier versions of the comment ...
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Timeline vote summary shows votes for the 24 hours following the timestamp, which is confusing

The new timeline is pretty snazzy. But there's one thing I've noticed that's a bit jarring; the timestamp for vote summaries is always 0:00:00 on a particular day, and the summary covers the rest of ...
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Time bug in badges page

I'm not living in the future (yet), but I just hit rep-cap on my main site for the 50th time and was awarded the epic badge (yay!) - but the badge page seems to think the system awarded me the badge ...
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Show seconds in chat timestamp titles

I just noticed when looking at a message's details, that chat timestamps only show hh:mm: Could "seconds" be added to that title?
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Can we configure to get all timestamps always in an absolute format

In emails and inbox notifications the relative timestamps were converted to absolute timestamps about a year ago(sic! It was in Oct '14). These days (Oct '15) I'm often checking review queues. Most ...
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Sorting favorites by newest still shows last activity instead of creation date

When questions are sorted by "active", the timestamps and usernames refer to last activity. When questions are sorted by "newest", the timestamps and usernames refer to creation. This makes sense: if ...
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Comment timestamp sequence

In a comment to this recent answer, a user asked for clarification, and I responded. Oddly, my response bears a timestamp exactly five minutes before that of the incipient comment. The user appears to ...
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Do newly-migrated post requires an actual "edit" to show username and time on the Meta.SE main page?

Please do not mark this question as duplicate of Newly-migrated questions lack information in their timestamp on the front page as that question is after finding why the newly-migrated question does ...
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Include original Ask date on active tab

When I'm browsing the active questions, it would be nice to see not only how long ago it was modified, but when it was originally asked. Here's a mock up EDIT: I like seeing the creation date ...
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How can I change the display of an answer's date to full year? [duplicate]

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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