Off topic: Posted times for discussion vs. answers
Thread poster: Tina Vonhof

Tina Vonhof
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Jul 19

When you post a discussion comment on a Kudoz question, there is a time posted in the upper right corner of your post in the form of hour/minute am/pm plus the date.
Question: what time zone is this?

There is also a time for answers in the form of '5 minutes', '10 minutes', etc. following posting.
Question: why is the time posted for discussion comments different from that for answers?


 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
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Local Jul 19

It's whatever your timezone is.

 

MollyRose  Identity Verified
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It would be nice Jul 19

if the discussion would show it in hours and minutes, in the same way as the answers. Sometimes it helps to have that comparison. Maybe both formats, because the dates help sometimes, too.

Tina Vonhof
 

Tina Vonhof
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Timezone Jul 20

Lincoln Hui wrote:

It's whatever your timezone is.


I understand that but my timezone has no meaning for anyone but me and it doesn't allow for comparison between the time a discussion entry was made and when an answer was posted.


Jennifer Caisley
Christel Zipfel
 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
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They'll see it in their timezone Jul 21

If they're in another timezone, they'll see the time in whatever timezone they're in.

 

Jennifer Caisley  Identity Verified
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@Tina I completely agree! Jul 21

While many of the other replies have focused on the question of timezone, if I understand correctly, the question is why one time is shown as "clock time" (in whatever timezone applies), and the other is "minutes elapsed"? If so, I completely agree with you! I've never understood why both can't simply be displayed as "clock time" - it's needlessly confusing to have both systems in play!

Christel Zipfel
 

Tina Vonhof
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@Jennifer Jul 21

Jennifer Caisley wrote:

While many of the other replies have focused on the question of timezone, if I understand correctly, the question is why one time is shown as "clock time" (in whatever timezone applies), and the other is "minutes elapsed"? If so, I completely agree with you! I've never understood why both can't simply be displayed as "clock time" - it's needlessly confusing to have both systems in play!


Thank you, Jennifer, you understand correctly. But if they both were on the same time, I would prefer to see the time elapsed because that can never be confusing.


Yvonne Gallagher
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