Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [timestamps]

For questions about timestamps that appear in notices and tooltips upon hovering those notices.

8
votes
3answers
118 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
59 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

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
-29
votes
2answers
127 views

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 ...
15
votes
2answers
368 views

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: ...
6
votes
1answer
69 views

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&...
6
votes
1answer
190 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
32 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
90 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
99 views

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?
2
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
99 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
62 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
89 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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)
11
votes
0answers
44 views

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&...
5
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
-14
votes
3answers
123 views

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 ...
12
votes
2answers
123 views

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 ...
11
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
8
votes
0answers
136 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
9
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
80 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
92 views

SE user page last sync time doesn't show UTC time on hover

On the Stack Exchange user page, below the About Me area, is the "Last Sync 2h ago". But when you hover over this doesn't show the UTC time it was synced - which all other times do.
2
votes
0answers
23 views

Five minute answer edit window failed? [duplicate]

(Pardon me if this is a duplicate. I did try to find one but I am apparently not good at navigating Meta.) On Mathematica I experienced something I don't think I've seen before. I posted an ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Change the time stamp on comments to “time last edited”

I would like to see the time that comments were last edited, rather than the time they were initially posted. All too often I see comment threads which don't make any sense, but which would if I knew ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

Wrong “Asked: x years/months/days ago” calculation [duplicate]

On my question asked around 2 years ago : Why are nested loops considered bad practice To the right of the question title it said that the question was asked a year ago. Why is that?
9
votes
0answers
47 views

stackexchange.com portal “Hot Questions” time doesn't have any UTC time stamp

On the front page hot questions, there is no UTC time stamp:
7
votes
1answer
51 views

Search results page still uses inconsistent time abbreviations

This is either a regression or an unnoticed special case of Why do the client and server sides of StackExchange use different abbreviations for time spans? and Inconsistent time format on front pages ...
8
votes
1answer
69 views

Inconsistent time format on front pages

Normally, the time on the front pages is displayed in "secs", "mins" and "hours". However, if there's activity on a question, and you click the little bar at the top to refresh the list (without ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

How can a question be protected before it has been asked?

I use the Stack Exchange app and came across this by chance. I think that the time shown in the first photo is the time when the question was uploaded. Is this a bug or am I wrong somewhere?
11
votes
2answers
164 views

Include Day-Of-Week in time-related hover-text

Many places in Stack Exchange include timestamps for events, the time posts were created, commented on, edited, answered, etc. When you 'hover' over those times, it gives a 'tooltip' indicating the ...
29
votes
2answers
169 views

Why do the client and server sides of StackExchange use different abbreviations for time spans?

When I load a StackExchange site, the questions on the main page show up with timestamps like "answered 5m ago joeuser": But after a minute ticks by, all the timestamps get recalculated and are ...
24
votes
1answer
176 views

Please use absolute timestamp in email notifications

I don't read my emails 24/7, and today read an email that was sent 2 days ago: The time stamps were correct in the time when the email was sent, but now they are pretty much useless. Can you ...
3
votes
0answers
50 views

Timestamps should be less vague

There are some parts of the SE interface which use vague timestamps, always rounded to a day: On user profiles beside 'member for': The actual membership time in this case (found in the hover text) ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Timestamps in the questions list are odd

Timestamps in Android App v1.0.50 currently don't make sense, and aren't actually conveying the last activity. Note the timestamps here, considering this is sorted as Active. You can click this for a ...
3
votes
1answer
72 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
40 views

Sorting reputation changes by time should show all reputation changes sorted by time

The primary reason to sort reputation changes by time is to understand the chronology of events. But this purpose is largely defeated by the fact that only the last event is shown for every post: ...
9
votes
0answers
71 views

Reopened questions get a “modified” time stamp in the questions list

This question just showed up on RPG.SE's front page like this: ... which makes no sense, because the question hasn't been modified since May 25th, and the person who edited it wasn't CatLord anyway: ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Different time (day) of last message shown in room info and in list of rooms

I have noticed that when I looked on the info for a chatroom, it shown that the last message was posted 8 days ago. But in the list for rooms for that site, the same room was displayed with the ...
3
votes
0answers
22 views

Show Asked/Answered timestamp instead of just Edited in app

When viewing a question/answer in the app, the (in my opinion) less relevant Edited timestamp is shown, rather than Asked or Answered. I'd hate to lose Edited entirely, so how's about flipping between ...