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Thread: Time formatting

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    Hi mom!
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    Aug 2001

    Time formatting

    Quick idea: I noticed that recently the time a thread was edited last, shows behind the threads subject at different locations throughout the site - also the time a post was posted shows behind the subject of that post:

    AO Wargame posted: 01-27-2002 02:48 AM

    Maybe, instead of date it was posted, the time elapsed after that date could be shown, like this:

    AO Wargame posted 1 day, 4 hours and 5 minutes ago.

    After all, that's what you want to know anyway: "How old is this, how long ago was this posted?" Furhermore, you eliminate using zone-bound time.
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    Dec 2001
    That is really a sensational idea!! Cause I live in Australia and I'm always looking at the time, scratching my head and thinking 'what time standard are these people using??' If we had what you suggested, it wouldn't matter what country you are in.

    Great thinking,
    \"Do you know what people are most afraid of?
    What they don\'t understand.
    When we don\'t understand, we turn to our assumptions.\"
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    Member D.J.'s Avatar
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    Nov 2001
    i agree. i'm not really sure of what time standards are used here. sometimes i get confused. i am in America, so time zones are different from other places. i have a friend in Germany that i talk to, and i have family in Korea; so i have to worry enough with their time zones!

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    Senior Member Ouroboros's Avatar
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    good idea

    Good's the little tweaks to the format that make all of the difference sometimes. That would be a bit easier to understand, indeed.

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    "entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity."

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