Questions tagged [timestamps]

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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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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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Bounty grace period claims to be expired while it's in its last hour [duplicate]

This SO question (10k, sorry), which is being discussed here, has a bounty that ended "at 2011-12-14 17:06:44Z", but as of now (2011-12-15 16:30:00Z, near enough) "the grace period has ended". Isn't ...
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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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What time is it in Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Is there a global timer for Stack Overflow?
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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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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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Allow users to set custom date formats

My system uses the date format dd-MMM-yyyy. Most of the dates on SE/SO sites are formatted as MMM-dd-'yy. Having only 'yy makes it especially hard to search for years. yyyy would make that a lot ...
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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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Show person who adds bounty exactly when it expires

There was a request here to show people answering questions when a bounty expires. The response was a bit unsatisfying as I think it is a reasonable request. While I think users can do without the ...
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Edit suggestions are escaping HTML when they shouldn't

The "proposed X minutes ago by an anonymous user" text in an edit submission is escaped so it shows HTML: A similar thing happens in titles; for example: (At first I thought fencliff had gone mad ...
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Area 51 public/private beta start timestamps are always identical

On Area 51, the timestamps on the right-side of a proposal that show the starts of each phase show the exact same time for public and private beta starts. For example: This happens even if the public ...
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-1 seconds later in chat

On one of the meta chatrooms just now, I posted a link and then posted "..." a second later. For some reason, the second message inserted above the first, and a time difference message showed up ...
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“You can accept an answer in 0 seconds” looks weird

Turns out every user needs to wait 15 minutes between asking a question and accepting an answer on it. If he tries to click "accept" earlier he sees "You can accept an answer in N seconds" which is ...
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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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“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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Add time to “yesterday” questions/answers

I'm always bugged by the inconsistency of this: Old Question/Answer http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/2975/sospecificdatetime.png Yesterday http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8515/soyesterday.png I ...
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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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Display minutes in the “answered X hours ago” item

If I get more than one correct answer, I want to accept the earlier one. When both answers are posted at the same hour, the site displays something like "answered 2 hours ago." I have no way to ...
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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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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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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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Can the date a question was added as favourite be shown on the favourites list on the user profile?

I've really been enjoying the new notification for activity on favourite questions, but I'd like to see when I marked a question as a favourite, either in the favourite list on my profile, or as a ...
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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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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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Why is vote time missing in the SE data dump and SEDE?

Is there a particular reason why vote times are omitted in the data dump? IMO this could be a very useful data-set. Is this one of the steps that was done to anonymize the data, or does it simply not ...
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Why are time stamps missing from recent questions?

As I've looked through questions Stack Overflow recently, I've noticed that recently asked questions use relative time (posted yesterday or last edited 2 days ago), which is fine. Yet if I find an ...
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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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Difference in the timing of suggested edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Edit details: “suggested [time period] ago” shows approved time, not suggested Whenever I suggest an edit, it is reviewed within a minute; sometimes it is reviewed in 3/5 minutes. ...
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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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Member for 12 months?

I have seen this question, which has been marked with the status-completed, but I am still experiencing it*: Or, is it a new bug? * If it is not clear, I am a member for 12 months, but not for 1 ...
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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 ...