Timestamp Petition! (in General)
May 5 2008 4:46 PM EDT
Timestamps are a wonderful part of CB, but sadly, they have been missing for quite some time now. This is far less convenient and occasionally even problematic for most, for many reasons. I shall here post a shortlist of those reasons:
1) They make things more convenient.
2) For record-keeping: "Interest on this loan will be compounded at 5AM" and the person repaying the loan sends the money any time that day (and the loaner logs on the next day to check)
3) Contests in which posting within a certain amount of time of another poster is required or earns something.
4) Sellers trying to find which time they actually posted a FS/WTB thread, so they can bump the thread before it closes.
5) Contests setting a cut-off time: "The first person to post after 5PM will win" and the person running the contest logs on the next day and realizes he can't find which one wins (I think G_Beee had a few of these contests.)
...and if anyone else thinks of a reason off-hand, feel free to post it.
Therefore, I am formally requesting/petitioning for the return of timestamps, specifically on the forum posts. Please, if you are interested in seeing Jonathan return the timestamps to the forums, reply to this petition with your name.
Please, Jon? *puppydog eyes*
w00t, permanent timestamps *drool*
Didn't we already do this? Twice?
May 5 2008 5:23 PM EDT
Sutekh T. Destroyer.
May 5 2008 5:38 PM EDT
Shaneekwah Hurbert Buckley.
Bast - that's what I thought. But apparently my other petition (which I have yet to look up) was only for chatmail timestamps.
I move that this petition be edited to include timestamps everywhere, including the Recent Battles list.
democracy in action...or was that inaction. timestamps for all!
May 5 2008 6:15 PM EDT
May 5 2008 6:33 PM EDT
timestamps everywhere FTW! ~SundariZelia
May 5 2008 6:50 PM EDT
May 5 2008 9:47 PM EDT
May 5 2008 9:54 PM EDT
May 5 2008 10:33 PM EDT
Would help hunt multies as well...
What you guy's don't know is that Redwolf actually signed his monitor with a Sharpie, and now he's trying to get it off his screen... ^_^
May 5 2008 11:22 PM EDT
Can't he just use white-out?
May 5 2008 11:30 PM EDT
What y'all don't seem to get is that this is no Democracy... You live in a sometimes benevolent Dictatorship. Deal with it.
May 5 2008 11:32 PM EDT
I will not deal with it. (Mostly because you're not the boss of me!!!)
I thumb my nose at you... (tho i don't really know what that means)
And further more I sign my name again!
vote early, vote often!!
I bite my thumb at thee, too, LG.
May 5 2008 11:54 PM EDT
Last Gasp, this is a request/petition, not a demand.
Are you for the idea, or against it? That is all that is asked of you in responses to this thread....that, and if you have more reasoning why it should be implemented.
So there's no reason to go all "this is a benevolent dictatorship" on us. We KNOW.
May 6 2008 12:11 AM EDT
AdminJonathan, Oct 17 2007
added time of day back to old chatmails.
QBBast, Oct 17 2007
[P]Mitt, Oct 17 2007
Hrm, is it just me, or has the time been erased from previous days' posts?
If it's not just me, I'm requesting that they be put back up.
AdminJonathan, Oct 17 2007
> has the time been erased from previous days' posts
if you want it back you will have to explain how leaving it out affects usability.
Just answering this request - it affects usability at least in the 5 ways mentioned in the original post, plus what bartjan said, plus probably multiple as of yet unposted difficulties.
May 6 2008 3:54 AM EDT
Since bartjan says it would help hunt multys,
Does knowing what time of day they posted affect anything?
May 6 2008 4:09 AM EDT
May 6 2008 5:07 AM EDT
May 6 2008 5:09 AM EDT
I'd like to know why the timestamps went in the first place. Does CB run better or take up less server space without them for instance.
But I love timestamps!
May 6 2008 8:04 AM EDT
May 6 2008 8:14 AM EDT
May 6 2008 8:29 AM EDT
May 6 2008 9:12 AM EDT
I will throw my lot in even though I don't think it matters all that much personally.
May 6 2008 12:49 PM EDT
Ok, so I went and got my original petition:
This was back in April of last year, and involved the replacement of time stamps *everywhere*. It seems that Jon then went and decided to try again with removing time stamps to see if anyone would notice. The original petition covered all cases.
May 7 2008 2:10 AM EDT
May 27 2008 12:06 AM EDT
OK so I still see no timestamps and it is really annoying me, I haven't a clue when my FS/WTB thread will end, and I saw another thread that reminded me of this one - a contest where the creator needed to log on before midnight because people were only allowed 1 entry per hour and there are no TIMESTAMPS to check the next day!
Come on Jon. Everyone HATES not having them. It's like torture. -.-
this again? must be on the to do list.
May 27 2008 12:10 AM EDT
This thread had 27 replies in the first 15 minutes. If that's not reason enough to bring them back, then how about the fact that non-admins have no idea whether or not I'm making that up :P
May 27 2008 3:47 AM EDT
Hatch, neither do admins without record keeping and a very tedious trawl through a very long string of data...
May 27 2008 3:17 PM EDT
May 28 2008 7:02 PM EDT
May 29 2008 11:17 AM EDT
Signed again. Obviously falling on deaf ears again : /
May 29 2008 10:09 PM EDT
This thread shall not remain unbumped until we get our
May 30 2008 9:28 AM EDT
Stimetamp bump before work
May 30 2008 10:09 AM EDT
Please time stamp?
May 30 2008 10:27 PM EDT
w00t, go OB, keep the heat on.
May 30 2008 10:31 PM EDT
/doodles on the petition
May 30 2008 10:32 PM EDT
/me furiously erases JahRoor's doodles.
June 1 2008 10:02 AM EDT
June 1 2008 10:10 AM EDT
well I have never seen time stamped posts as described since I join. Not sure how great/useful it was, but to see so many requests for it, I would gladly join in the petition.
June 3 2008 7:07 AM EDT
Bah, can't see my timestamp for when I started my latest contest. Bumped.
June 3 2008 7:48 AM EDT
oh thank you jon, thank you thank you thank you...
because now this thread will DIE!!!
i mean, um, good job ob.
June 3 2008 8:20 AM EDT
It's a Bird, no it's a Plane, no it's a Time Stamp!
June 3 2008 8:51 AM EDT
Excellent! Thanks, Jonathan!
June 3 2008 9:22 AM EDT
Dreams do come true!!! <3
Thanks Jon. Highly appreciated.
perceferance(however written) pays off finally.
This is w00tness for ever and ever.
Well done OB, well done indeed.
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