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I've come to've lost track of the number of times I've read something like the following:

posted 2 years ago
It is a little late in the year now for planting



When? WHEN in the year?

So often, so so often, people in their posts write things like "I just put my potatoes in the ground", or "we had frost here yesterday".. but the post date inscrutably offers up "5 years ago".
So here we have a person... putting potatoes in the ground... apparently some time between 4 years ago and 6 years ago, but not better precised than that.

A lot of important information is needlessly removed by this quirky choice of date-stamping posts. Argh.

Could the powers (power) that be please reconsider this style option and go back to a non-relative, firm, and unique date-and-time stamp? [Perhaps it is even possible to list it both ways, but still, the unique dating is quite valuable.]

I would really, really, really appreciate this revision.

Love and kisses,
-CQ


Sorry if I went a little nutty with the emoticons.
It's just one of those emoticon days.

 
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On the post itself, the date it was posted will appear (upper left corner), unless it was posted yesterday or today, in which case it will say so. See attachment.

today.PNG
[Thumbnail for today.PNG]
 
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John is using the old view.

In the new view that you are using, just hover your cursor over "2 years ago" and you will be able to see the exact date of the post.
 
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Thanks, Cassie. I, too, find it unhelpful, to say the least, to not know the time of year a person is referring to. And I'm too old to want to search for the formerly-obvious info. (It's probably good for me to practice 'handling' frustration :)
 
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Thank you, Cassie.

It never occurred to me to do that, but it does work as you say.
Happier now!
-CQ
 
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I'm baaaack!
I notice that the hover-date action/function does not work on my iPad, just my desktop machine (Firefox).
Maybe others could report whether this is the case..?
 
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Cynthia Quilici wrote:I'm baaaack!
I notice that the hover-date action/function does not work on my iPad, just my desktop machine (Firefox).
Maybe others could report whether this is the case..?



Nope. The ipads and iphones don't have the hover function.
 
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Also, it should be noted that an upcoming PIE feature is showing time in customizable time zone rather than "2 hours ago" .

You can see all the PIE features here: https://permies.com/t/52136/
 
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Welp, I just wasted a new topic covering this exact subject.

Thanks for the headsup on the mouseover for date option Cassie.
 
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