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Years in dates will now display with all four digits

feature-request status-completed Please add a comma before the year, I believe it will make reading the date easier. So, from this: To this instead:
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21 votes

Years in dates will now display with all four digits

status-declined Display the date before the month in locales that use date‑month‑year dates As you stated, the goal of the change is to make dates clearer for users who are rough in English. A ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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Please use GMT instead of UTC in the Achievements clock

The idea of using UTC (as a "universal" time standard) is that it doesn't suggest an indigenous preference to being in any particular location on Earth. You may argue that calling it a "timezone" is ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Stack Exchange’s date system won’t work in 89 years

Despite some users making comments that "this question won't be relevant until decades from now", there is one case where this actually ends up being a problem today. The same date format you mention,...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
9 votes
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When can I start seeing 2019 in the date?

It used to be shown only on dates 360 days, almost a full year, ago or older, but this has changed: now it's shown on all timestamps not belonging to the current calendar year. So you have to wait ...
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How is a single month duration defined on a Stack Exchange site?

NOTE: Since these labels will change over time, I've archived the profile pages to the Wayback Machine. It seems to jump from 60 days to 2 months: This user is a "Member for 60 days" This user is a "...
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7 votes

Show last modification date only for changes that can be viewed by the user

IMHO we shouldn't do this, because it will lead to even more confusion. If I can't see that modification, and for me the question would be last active 6-8 weeks ago, why does it then show at the top ...
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Show time as DD MMM YY rather than MMM DD YY?

Suggestion I would say; why choose. Now in 2020 internationalisation is old hat. So just show whatever date format the users browser says they want. Implementation My understanding is that Stack ...
Richard Tingle's user avatar
6 votes

Incorrect question asked date and question answered date in UI

If I'm understanding you correctly: this isn't a bug, just a quirk of how the "asked on X day" display is calculated. By "2 days ago", it actually means "48 hours ago". Because you asked your ...
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Date format in reputation graph should use national standards

So, this is already localized, in that the actual format has been put in a localizable string - the order of fields and the actual separators can be changed to suit the language of the site. We have ...
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Years in dates will now display with all four digits

status-completed Chat still uses the old date formats This doesn't seem to have been implemented in the chat sites. The old date format of displaying only the last two digits with an apostrophe is ...
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On the 'Activity' page, inconsistent dates are given for the creation of tag-wikis/excerpts

The dates seem correct to me - if they are intended to represent the date the wiki or excerpt was created, not the date of the tag itself (nor the date of your most recent interaction). Keep in mind, ...
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Editing Year missing for community edited post

There's no year when its this year . Likewise posts edited today have the time from editing in hours, and posts edited yesterday say yesterday. This is essentially the date 'format' used for other ...
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Find post by date

Yes, this is possible with advanced searching. For example, to find all posts on this site created on the first two days of this year, you'll need the following query: created:2016-01-01..2016-01-02 ...
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Please use GMT instead of UTC in the Achievements clock

I'm sorry, but your pedantry compass needs to be recalibrated. Time stamps on Stack Exchange are on the UTC time scale, not on the GMT time scale. It's pedantry, because the difference is less than ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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Stack Exchange’s date system won’t work in 89 years

Now they will Date in far future Worried about two digits? Fret no more, all good
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4 votes

Please use GMT instead of UTC in the Achievements clock

My achievement dialog says "UTC TIME", not "UTC TIME ZONE". One could argue that the 'T' in UTC already stands for time, and 17:47 UTC would be more appropriate. Granted, but GMT TIME would suffer ...
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Does Stack Exchange use UTC time to store creation dates of posts and comments?

Per What is an SE "day"? When does each day start?, the SE day is the UTC day. This applies to everything that's date-stamped on SE -- posts, comments, visits (to count toward the Fanatic ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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The date display for the current year is ambiguous. Please fix it

If you don't see something like this: It's the current year. Also, the code to show the year doesn't activate until more than 360 days after the post was posted, so to see the exact date before ...
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Tag wiki Stats - "created" showing with wrong date calculation

Welcome to the world of confusing Created stats about when a tag is Created. IMO the information included in your question is not entirely (100%) correct: The date of 2011-07-31 19:39 (as shown in ...
Pierre.Vriens's user avatar
2 votes
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Date for per day table is not able to localize in reputation graph

This is fixed now: But there is another issue with local date format related to Date format in reputation graph should use national standards.
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
2 votes
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Show dates and times of questions and comments?

I think the vague times with a more precise tooltip for the exceptions are best for most users... But if you don't mind seeing the timestamp in the same format as the tooltip, you can use some custom ...
Cai's user avatar
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Comments shown in review audits should be re-dated

The purpose of a review audit is to see if a user pays attention. You can make all sorts of changes to make it less obvious it is a review audit, but what does it actually matter? If you want to know ...
Patrick Hofman's user avatar
1 vote

Per-site equivalent of Stack Overflow reputation page

Right after posting this question, I saw in the related links on the right this question How do I audit my reputation? which contained an answer.
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1 vote

Wrong dates in comments in Triage review

The question isn't asked 29 minutes ago, it's in fact a much older question used as a review audit. Those will appear as new questions. The comments actually give away that it's a review audit; I've ...
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Wrong dates in comments in Triage review

You have a good pair of eyes. The 'bug' here isn't a bug. It is a review audit, and you passed: Review audit passed 35 secs ago: I guess the system updates some information on the post in order to ...
Patrick Hofman's user avatar

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