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Feature #15647

Improved "date" column in group forum display

Added by Boone Gorges 4 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Resolved
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Group Forums
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2022-03-16
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From #15646:

1. Post Dates: In the main group forum listing, the right-hand column lists the "last post" for a given topic, but does so by offering a temporal comparison from the current moment -- e.g. "20 hours, 19 minutes ago." This gets less and less useful as one goes back in time -- right now, for instance, I'm looking for a post I made in January, but I'm having to sort through temporal markers like "3 weeks, 2 days ago," which require calculation on my end. I think it would be a lot simpler if we just listed a time/date stamp instead for when the last post was made.

Moving away from relative timestamps seems like a straightforward and sensible change.

relative-date.gif (18.2 KB) relative-date.gif Raymond Hoh, 2022-03-23 03:30 PM

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Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #15646: Forum improvementsDuplicate2022-03-16

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#1 Updated by Boone Gorges 4 months ago

#2 Updated by Raymond Hoh 4 months ago

What if we show the relative time if the last post is still less than a week old? Anything older gets the absolute time. For absolute time, does a format of "Mar 16, 2022, 12:00pm" work?

For relative time, we could also change the title attribute to use the absolute time instead of the not-very-helpful topic title when you currently mouseover the last post time.

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges 4 months ago

For relative time, we could also change the title attribute to use the absolute time instead of the not-very-helpful topic title when you currently mouseover the last post time.

This is a great idea.

What if we show the relative time if the last post is still less than a week old? Anything older gets the absolute time.

This had occurred to me too. Matt, do you have a preference?

#4 Updated by Colin McDonald 4 months ago

This sounds good to me. Adding Matt as a watcher here, if that helps get his view on the relative time interval to show.

#5 Updated by Matt Gold 4 months ago

What if we show the relative time if the last post is still less than a week old? Anything older gets the absolute time.

This had occurred to me too. Matt, do you have a preference?

This seems like a fine solution to me, unless it's simpler (and less computationally intensive) to just go all-absolute time, which I also think would be fine. If page load speed is not an issue, then this suggestion sounds good to me. Thanks to you both for thinking this through.

#6 Updated by Raymond Hoh 3 months ago

#7 Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from Staged for Production Release to Resolved

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