Hey Epic guys (mostly forum admins),
Can we please have a real datetime for our forum posts? the current “2 weeks ago” or “1 day ago” isn’t really useful at all. Right now what we get is this as you know:
Was the second post 2 minutes after the first one? or was it 23 hours after?
Was the last post really 1 day later than the first 2? or was it 5 minutes later?
To put it short, the current time labels are too vague that not having them doesn’t hurt compare to what we have now. If you still are not sure, see this one:
The one above is more like VB is humoring with us, we have the week, we also have the exact hour/minute, we just have to go and figure out which one of the 7 days of the week was it.
There is also a second problem with it, the hour/minutes now will go out-of-date very very soon, I mean when you’re reading a post saying 2 minutes ago, it could actually be 15minutes ago depending on when was the time that you last refreshed your page. A real date time, like almost any other website, i.e. “2014, Apr 11 at 10:33 am”, now that will never go out of date, and it is always relevant.
The answerhub module already is almost the same, but when you hover the mouse over the date, it gives you an exact time as tooltip:
Those labels are also alive over at answerhub, and you don’t have to refresh your page constantly.
**Now I know both answerhub and vBulletin are just modules that you’re using, but I also know that fixing this issue would take 10 seconds most from you guys considering the vBulletin control panel, so please, can you guys take care of this so we can have some datetimes that are actually helpful?
Thanks in advance.**