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Re: Answer Timestamp Display in Q&A Section

by PodMaster (Abbot)
on May 22, 2003 at 05:04 UTC ( #259979=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Answer Timestamp Display in Q&A Section


Categorized Answers are basically static, and nobody really needs to know the creation dates except QAndAEditors, who do see them (when you're viewing a Categorized Question).

Since the Q&A section is not a place for "discussion", like SOPW, it doesn't much matter when the answers were created.

Furthermore, the categorized answers are always sorted by reputation, and date/time shouldn't play a role (in my opinion, if a date/timestamp serves any purpose at all is to give perspective on basically how a discussion goes, and since Q&A is not a place for discussion, there is no point to it).

I don't know why gods made Q&A like that originally, but that's my take on the situation (as a QandAEditor and monk).


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Re: Re: Answer Timestamp Display in Q&A Section
by ehdonhon (Curate) on May 23, 2003 at 17:56 UTC

    As the versions of Perl march on, some answers (and questions) do become less relevant.

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