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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Apr 28, 2014 5:12 PM CST
Wasn't here yesterday and noticed...hard to miss...that last replies and system messages are now listed in time...minutes, hours, days rather then by date. Not necessarily a big deal, but just curious as to why.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Apr 28, 2014 5:21 PM CST
Yes, I just noticed this too!!! Very cool @dave!!!!Always doing something to keep us on our toes! And improving all along!!!! @dave, You and Trish are the greatest!!!!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 28, 2014 7:34 PM CST

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It occurred to me recently that a time and date when something happened isn't particularly useful without a frame of reference. So I was always finding myself glancing at my clock whenever I saw a date on ATP. I figured, why not just have the computer do the message for me? So I'm experimenting and so far I sure do like it!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 28, 2014 9:09 PM CST
But I'm greedy. I want BOTH!!! Hilarious!
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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Apr 29, 2014 8:04 AM CST
I dont' like it -- sorry Thumbs down

I *much* prefer to see dates or dates/times.
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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Apr 29, 2014 8:08 AM CST
to elaborate... Facebook uses "how long ago," instead of an actual time. I don't like it there, either. It's not that big of a deal for me to know what time it is. My PC has a clock, my phone that sits next to the PC has a clock, and my work PC has a clock. I have my board settings here reflecting my timezone.

It's really not that hard for me to know how recent a posting was, and I totally prefer to see hard data (I guess "3 minutes ago" is, technically, hard data, but it feels subjective to me).

Just my 2 cents. Feel free to ignore it.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Apr 29, 2014 8:46 AM CST
Thank You! Being dyslexic, it's much easier for me to read the words rather that the numbers.
It's easy to clearly see if a thread is active up to the minute.
This is similar to my email telling me that someone sent me a message 2 minutes ago or two days ago.
If this is a democracy I will cast my single vote for 'yes'.



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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Apr 29, 2014 9:09 AM CST
OK... so I just looked at the list of topics in the site talk forum, and it tells me something was posted 12 hours ago. Now I have to do the math ... it's 11am where I am, so 12 hours ago was 11pm. I know I'm repeating myself, but this is really annoying to me.

Dave, could you give us a user preference on this instead of forcing it to be one way or the other?
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 29, 2014 9:18 AM CST

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That's not something that can easily be made into a preference but I will give it serious thought.

Let's live with it for a day or two and see how we feel after that.
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Apr 29, 2014 9:29 AM CST
go with the majority, of course... but a preference setting would be utterly awesome. nodding
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 29, 2014 10:18 AM CST
I'm totally neutral on this - either way is fine for me. Time is rather fluid in my life, and it's not real important to me when something was posted.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 29, 2014 10:25 AM CST
Thinking about new visitors to this site. They will be able to see how active and recent the threads are. So many times a new member will make their first post on an 'ancient' inactive thread. Thumbs up

It will also give some indication of 'whose online' at the moment.

This 'new' way of posting the time/date may be very helpful to the newbies even it it makes only half of the existing members happy.
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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Apr 29, 2014 10:49 AM CST
greene said:Thinking about new visitors to this site. They will be able to see how active and recent the threads are. So many times a new member will make their first post on an 'ancient' inactive thread. Thumbs up

It will also give some indication of 'whose online' at the moment.

This 'new' way of posting the time/date may be very helpful to the newbies even it it makes only half of the existing members happy.


It has always shown when the last post was made in a thread. Shrug!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 29, 2014 11:51 AM CST
It's not all that important to me, but I'm largely with Mary on this. Probably because I hate Facebook. Hilarious! I'm much better at relating to dates and times than "how long ago."
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 29, 2014 11:52 AM CST
I'm leaning towards the don't like view too. From past responses, I can pretty much tell what posts I make are gonna get thumbs so I don't look every time I get a system notice. Instead I wait so I can view more then one at a time....presuming there are more then one. When I check and see that one was received 10 mins ago, another 8 mins ago, another 5 mins ago etc. I sorta feel like I'm being yelled at for not getting my homework done on time....silly I'm sure, but that's just me Shrug! Whatever works best for the majority will work for me.
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Apr 29, 2014 11:54 AM CST
woofie said: I'm much better at relating to dates and times than "how long ago."


Me too! I have no interest with "how long ago"...

Name: Juli
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daylily
Apr 29, 2014 12:34 PM CST
I like the "date" better than the "how long ago", but am willing to give it a couple days to see what others think.

Name: Char
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Char
Apr 29, 2014 1:15 PM CST
Don't chime in very often on site talk, but have to agree, I find the date/time better than the new "how long ago".

Also I don't see anything wrong with newbies commenting on inactive threads...sometimes the best conversations are when a newbie( or any member) questions or adds comments/information to the previous posts. Would not want a time stamp to give the impression to newbies or anyone that an inactive thread shouldn't be used...
Just my thoughts...
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 29, 2014 2:01 PM CST
I had not even noticed! So obviously I have no opinion Smiling .
Name: Linda
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quietyard
Apr 29, 2014 2:06 PM CST
Interesting... Rolling my eyes.
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