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Date error on StackExchange site

This StackExchange question is displaying strange dates: Why does a company pay dividends at all? All of the date seem to be set to December of 2009, but this is a new-ish StackExchange site. It's ...
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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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Times in Chat Box in Rooms don't update

The posts that are starred in chat go to a Chat Box (may have the terminology wrong here), but I noticed that the timestamps never update unless I hit reload. How about we make them relative, so they ...
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Data Explorer displays incorrect hour for PM timestamps

While fact-checking this timestamp-related feature-request, I noticed that timestamps in the Data Explorer are displayed with hours in 12-hour format, even though no AM/PM is displayed. So 2009-01-01 ...
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What time is it in Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Is there a global timer for Stack Overflow?
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Could Mouse-Over a post in chat show the timestamp?

When you mouse over a chat message nothing happens. I think there should be some tooltip with more info about the post. I'd prefer an exact timestamp. In most (all?) other areas of the main sites,...
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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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Improve the accuracy of time strings

Something's been bugging me about SO for a while now, that is the inaccuracy of "length of time" strings. The best example I can give at the moment is CMS's user profile. If you look at the length ...
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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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Change Timeline view to show literal dates and times

I mostly like the feature that converts all the dates/times to instead show 'x minutes/hours/days ago', but a recent experience made me wish there was a way to see the actual dates/times that posts ...
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Is this a Bug on StackOverflow Time calculation?

I've entered a question yesterday and Meta StackOverflow says it was submitted 22 hours ago, and it's 15:00 on my local time, however Meta StackOverflow says the question has been asked today. ...
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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 is the Z in the time displayed on SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool-tip timestamp shows a Z In recent activity tab, the times are displayed as 2010-03-07 00:00:00Z to 2010-03-14 23:59:59Z What is Z?
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Midnight comment doesn't belong to either day

There seems to be a short time frame around midnight that does not belong to either day. This comment, according to the tooltip, was made at 23:59:59 last night (server time). In my responses, it ...
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Negative timestamp on SO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: SO server time sync? Question asked in future? I just came across a question where the timestamp was negative. See image. PHP Doctrine toArray problem negative time http://ep2up....
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SO server time sync?

This question suggests that the servers used in the SO rack are not properly time sync'd: Was a question asked in the future? How are the servers clocks set? (ie, NTP, or otherwise?) Are they ...
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Was a question asked in the future?

How is it possible that a question was asked "-1s ago"? [screenshot no longer available] Update: The servers seem to be even 6 (or more?) seconds out of sync: [screenshot no longer available]
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Current Site Time (in UTC) at Bottom of Every Page

I'm sometimes confused by UTC and how it relates to the daylight savings time of my timezone. Could we get a little timestamp at the bottom of every page in UTC?
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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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Why does the default time range on the 'recent activity' page work as it does?

I just went to my 'Recent Activity' page on StackOverflow and the time range offered to me by default was: 2009-10-28 13:38:20Z to 2009-10-28 23:59:59Z Top 5 Posts (nothing in this date range) Most ...
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Changing “answered $time ago” when an answer is edited

Discussed before: Fastest Gun in the West Problem But I have a different solution: As I'm somewhat new, perhaps this is way off base, but... I've noticed among those with quite a bit of rep to ...
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What's the “Z” in the Joined date tooltip mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool-tip timestamp shows a Z It's present in the "Question Asker" one, as well: And the "answerer" one: Is this some form of usage I'm unfamiliar with, or is it a bug?
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Add year to time date stamps

Throughout the site abbreviated dates are used (Apr 21 at 9:12). This works great for dates within the current year but it seems that as the years roll by it'll become important to include the year in ...
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Add a date tooltip for “Migrated From”

Currently, questions that are migrated have a date tooltip on the "Migrated To" message on the original site. I'd like to see a similar tooltip on the "Migrated From" message on the destination site. ...
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Fix up the date display a bit for old questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show dates with century to avoid confusion Questions that are older than 1 year are showing their date stamps as something like Aug 12 08 at 20:48 It's hard to grok (at ...
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Tool-tip timestamp shows a Z

When you mouseover a "3 hours ago" time, you get the exact timestamp. Here's an example of what I get -- the code says: <span title="2009-07-20 23:12:37Z" class="relativetime">Jul 20 at 23:12&...
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Date formatting on questions and answers

Now that Stack Overflow is over a year old, it's going to be increasingly likely that you will run into questions and answers which are also many months old. It seems like the way that a date is ...
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Datestamps changed days after question or answer posted

I posted a meta question a couple weeks back about receiving notifications sporadically or not at all from forum activity. I think I may have moved a step closer to the problem origin: This morning ...
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Temporal paradox: Migrated question locked before closure

A recently migrated question showed the following log: migrated to meta.stackoverflow.com 43 secs ago locked by Community♦ 42 secs ago closed as belongs on meta.stackoverflow.com by zombat, cletus, ...
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Please use “relativetime” class on timestamps in comments

Small bug/feature request: The "relativetime" class is not used in comment timestamps. While I was writing this Greasemonkey script, I noticed that the relative timestamps in the comments are not ...
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Why are the time stamps in UTC instead of localized for the client?

Just curious as to what the reasoning behind making the time stamps for the questions and answers in UTC instead of localizing the time for the client. I do realize it's easier to store the value in ...
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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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