Instead of just "nnn days ago", leaving you to an impossible Math problem to find out WHEN, this NEW method spells it outright!
You can EASILY SEE when the last activity WAS without any Mind Games required!
I think it is a GREAT CHANGE!
Suggestion… Leave out the word "at" … just a space will do… it is implied… not required.
For the same Reason, remove the word "by"; just a space will do… it's implied.
Now, if this does not fit into existing screens, may I suggest that you change the Screen Resolution Setting on your screen, which will tend to give you more room on the screen to see more! It's really better than older resolutions.
Joe, I think you just happen to live in the same time zone as the servers. It shows two hours off of my local time.
For myself, Cricket, I'm not so worried about individual time zones-I can do the math. It might bug others that have more time differential, such as our European members. Of course, if it can show local time, that would be ideal, but even showing fixed Pacific time is better than the older way of relative time, IMHO.
I'd like to add that for those of us outside the US, the date format is all wrong! We are used to day before month. Please could you ask the programmers if they are able to display according to the date format on our own computers?
I've also asked previously if it could be possible to optionally display forum posts in (reverse) order of either date posted or of most recent reply. Personally I would prefer to monitor the forums according to when they were posted because it allows me to easily find and read new posts since the previous time I checked in. Those that interest me get added to my watchlist, which gives me a method of monitoring posts that are older. I do know, however, that many prefer the current order of most recent reply, hence the request that it be optional - perhaps by means of a "button" at the top where it already says "Start new topic", "View unanswered topics" and "Show all forums"
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