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When does chat show a timestamp in the posts?

Chat shows the timestamp for some of the messages, but I don't understand when that happens. In the following screenshot, the timestamp is show for two of my posts, but while in the first case the ...
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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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Triggering the “X time ago” on bounties

At this point: The question appears as if nothing had changed (good thing, since it actually didn't). But for the ones obsessed (like me) on knowing the whole history of posts, it is a bit counter ...
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Timestamps for spam and offensive flags not shown

In the flagging summary page /users/flag-summary/<id>, the timestamp that the flag is raised for spam and offensive flags are not shown. Is this status-bydesign or a bug? I can't think of any ...
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Show when suggested edit was rejected

When suggested edit is approved, the time of approval is visible. For example: All good. However, when suggested edit is rejected, such time stamp is missing. For example: Think it will be ...
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Indicator changes to “2 hours ago” no matter when it was actually posted [duplicate]

Whenever I look at a question on Stack Overflow, once I spend maybe 30 seconds on that page, or sometimes even if I click edit, the box where it says "posted 10 minutes ago", will automatically switch ...
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Make the timestamp on the Question page always a link to the revised post

When a post other than a question is revised (edited or a new answer posted), the "revised" timestamp on the Questions page is a link that takes you right to the post which was edited; useful and ...
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Auto-Refresh sets the “asked at” timestamp to 12 hours [duplicate]

When a page is auto refreshed, or it updates itself on Stack Overflow, the shown time is wrong. It always shows "12 hours ago," instead of actual time. If I refresh the page manually, it shows the ...
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How was this question answered months before it was asked?

I just saw this question asked a few minutes ago: How can I cause an instruction cache miss?. To my surprise, it already had 6 answers from two months ago. The question has no edit history, the user ...
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Shorten timestamp appearing rate to 5 minutes

In chat, there is a timestamp on the right that appears every six posts and every fifteen minutes. However, it is my opinion that the time-based timestamp should appear given a shorter timespan, say ...
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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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Comment Timestamp is earlier than Answer Timestamp [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Back to the future Comments out of order Check out the comments on this answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/6721379/483520 Arnold's comment seems to be referring to Voo's, ...
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How do I tell exactly what time an answer was posted?

When answers to a question are posted it is indicated (above the poster's ID) in-terms of the time difference between now and the time of the post. In the early minutes after an answer, that time is ...
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Timeline uses 12-hour notation without AM/PM indicator

All timelines for questions show time in 12-hour notation, but without AM or PM. That's slightly confusing, though the tooltip shows the correct details: Shouldn't the time use 24-hour notation ...
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Comment “time ago” text indicates it is impossibly older than its parent question

I was reading Javascript to download contents from a folder of webpage, and I noticed a fault in the "time ago" system used to render "time elapsed" values. Obviously, I had not commented on the ...
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UTC timezone message on reputation count page

If we can add a message in reputation saying something like based on UTC timezone reputation is distributed to Today/1 Day etc., tags will avoid confusion for the people who are far away from UTC ...
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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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Possible bug in sidebar “question asked:” date

I asked this question yesterday, approximately 18 hours ago ("2011-12-13 20:24:03Z" according to the hover text), and it's still being displayed as "today". I assume the "Z" in the timestamp refers ...
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Inconsistency in use of international standards based dates and times

Stack Exchange sites use ISO-8601 date formats, and if they don't, it's considered a bug if the site uses the date format commonly used in the USA. It also uses the 24 hour clock, and it's again ...
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Badges earned today. vs. UTC time

On Stack Overflow clicking on the dropdown by my name, it says I've earned a nice question badge today. it also says the UTC time is 16:15. Clicking on the badge it says 19 hours ago, next to the ...
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Times before 10 am should show leading 0 for hours

I had an upvote on an old question of mine that happened to be early in the morning Stack Overflow time (UTC), and I noticed that there's no leading zero. ISO 8601 specifies that all times shall have ...
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Bug in time for answer accept tick tooltip is wrong (Jan 1'01 at 0:00) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accepted answers are all accepted at Jan 1 '01 at 0:00 It appears that the time in the tooltip for accepted answer tick is (always?) wrong: I sampled a fair number of my ...
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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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A user “seen” 12mins ago but posted a question 9 mins ago. How?

I saw a question that was posted 9 mins ago. I checked the user's profile and it says seen 12 mins ago. How is that possible? Does it mean it took 3mins for the post to appear? Or its a bug? How ...
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Use “just now” and “momentarily” appropriately, please

Some history: I appreciate that the timestamp "0 seconds ago" (or "in 0 seconds" in rare cases) has been replaced with "just now" on 3 September 2011. Now, as of 14 September it's "momentarily" for ...
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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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“You can accept an answer just now”

It looks like that text like "2 seconds ago" has been changed to "just now". This makes sense with time that has ended, like the time of posting questions/answers/comments. When trying to accept an ...
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Bug in comment timestamp

Every once in a while (2X a week or so), when I submit a comment, the timestamp says that I submitted it "in 0 seconds" instead of the usual "0 secs ago". This isn't a huge problem, but if it can ...
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Edit details: “suggested [time period] ago” shows approved time, not suggested

I just approved a suggested edit, and I noticed the time given in the "edited ... ago" link under the post shown was only a few seconds, so it was clearly referring to the approval time. I guess there'...
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Why do these answers have the wrong time? How could they be posted before the question?

This image says it all: The answerers are so lucky... Somehow they answered this question 18 hours before it was even asked... How did they do that?
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Answer posted 4 hours before question was asked? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Back to the future Yet again I assert my precognitive abilities, this time by answering How does anyone remember the Dark One's name? 4 hours before it was asked.
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What timezone is used on SE sites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When does a day start? What timezone is used to calculate daily reputation, caps etc ? When "today" will be yesterday?
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Comments out of order [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Back to the future There is a bad time stamp on a comment I just recently made on this answer. The question was posted 2 hours ago, my answer was posted 1 hour ago and the OP ...
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Back to the future

We have Was a question asked in the future? recurring, but more significantly. Seems it also happened last week I see "asked in 4 hours" and "answered in 5 hours" all over the site. Is this a ...
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Time travel on SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Revision History is Bass-Ackwards on some posts. I seem to be seeing questions and answers before they are actually posted. As you can see, in Exhibit A, I see a question and ...
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Is it possible to know the date and time of an answer (and not just “n days ago”)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Display minutes in the “answered X hours ago” item I have a question with two answers that are almost equal: Idiomatic C++ for remove_if Idiomatic C++ for ...
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Add last modified date to FAQ

I seem to have gotten some new privileges recently. Being concerned that it might be a bug since I hadn't heard of any changes, I checked meta, the blog, and the FAQ for more information. I noticed ...
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Please put the date near the top of the post

It is extremely time consuming to have to continually scroll down through the webpage to find the date of the post, before I begin reading the post. In gauging how relevant a post is to my particular ...
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Seen date not updated from 2009, though user is in top 23% this week

I thought this is quite funny, looking at user106011 profile: I've found quite a similar question here, with the answer Seen means the last interval check that was made But there was only a ...
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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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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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How can I see approximately when points were awarded?

Often I'll notice a change in my rep without a corresponding comment from the awarder (or detractor, as the case may be) and as my list of actions grows, it's harder and harder to see why someone ...
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Comment Timestamp Wildly Wrong

The following comment just showed up in my activity: He may have just phrased that clumsily. The out-of-the-box membership provider will reset a password, not resend it. I agree that sending 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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How to find the exact time of posting?

I just wanted to show somebody that I received an answer a just couple of seconds after posting the question, but the only times I see are "6 hours ago". Another use would be for finding out which ...
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“member for” is a negative number on Data.SE

I've recently joined Data.SE, and seen this: -55, -54, and counting… it reached 0, but then it started over from -59! It seems I'm not alone with this problem
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How do I know which answer was up voted?

If I have answered dozens of questions in the last day, and I see my reputation go up, how do I know which answer was up voted? In activity I see Answered, Commented, Accepted, but no indication of ...
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Just curious as to what causes negative time on the front page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Was a question asked in the future? It looks like I am able to reach almost a minute (in some cases) into the future and see posts that haven't been made yet. This probably ...
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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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Why are there answers time stamped BEFORE the question?

Here is just one example. answered Sep 17 '08 at 3:00 and asked Aug 1 '09 at 1:19 There's tons more. How does this happen?