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Programming A Fuzzy Time Function

updated: Thu 7 Feb 2019


3 years ago


@4e2b216f That's a great idea, I may add that to my site. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


4 years ago


Hi. While I agree that 'fuzzy period before now' is a good representation of time for comments, it is also a very poor representation for some specific purposes, such as comparing a comment's timestamp with that of another, or with the posting of an article, or some news event. I think a good general-purpose solution is to augment the fuzzy time with an actual timestamp shown on hover, perhaps formatted as ISO8601.

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