homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.204.141.129
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Local / WebmasterWorld Community Center
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: lawman

WebmasterWorld Community Center Forum

    
Thread Start Date Info
ken_b




msg:4101057
 4:22 pm on Mar 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Not a big deal, but I think it would be helpful if the thread start/first post date was included on the forum indexes, especially the active list. Like the "last post date" is shown.

 

Brett_Tabke




msg:4108951
 4:09 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

I would like too. I have not done that because in all the tests, the display gets pretty cluttered and confusing with alot of dates (visual noise). Got any ideas?

Frank_Rizzo




msg:4108968
 4:27 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

One option is to show the thread age / run length in days

Currently you have latest post
4:22 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (utc 0)

How about something like:
4:22 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (utc 0) (23 days)

4:22 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (utc 0) / 23 days

4:22 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (utc 0) FP 23 days ago

4:22 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (utc 0) 23 days - 15 posts

The best answer is to make it configurable per user. Then each can decide if it is cluttered or not.

g1smd




msg:4109020
 6:28 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

That's a lot of characters for a date:

4:22 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (UTC 0)

I use this:

2010-04-02 16:22 [size=1][+0000][/size]

as it is a bit shorter.

Time zone is always problematical, because certain countries need +0430 and +0930 and -0530 etc.

I hate with a passion "days old" display mode, because the information is totally meaningless when those numbers turn up in SERPs. It also makes finding something "by date" very difficult, because you need to know how many days old it was when Google last spidered the page, in order to find it.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Local / WebmasterWorld Community Center
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved