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Thread Start Date Info ken_b
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.
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
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
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.