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Fixed  Non-JS datestamp on homepage & forum display

James

Well-known member
#1
The homepage shows this when JS is disabled:

Wouldn't it make more sense to show the time rather than the date? All the date tells me is that it's been posted since 00:00 today.

The forumdisplay with disabled JS:


The thread display with disabled JS:


I know the datestamp and timestamps exist there (for SEO - it's in source) but they don't show? I'm disabling JS with FF's Web Developer Toolbar.
 

Vincent

Well-known member
#2
This is not a bug in my eyes, more like a suggestion.

Also, this is one of the things that make xenForo special, so I'd see no reason to change that ;)
 

James

Well-known member
#3
Yes, the relative timestamps are good, but what this suggestion was originally for was to change the date (such as Aug 5) to an actual time (such as 3:30pm). This gives the non-JS users something to actually judge as an accurate marker, rather than having to look at dates.
 

Vincent

Well-known member
#4
Yes, the relative timestamps are good, but what this suggestion was originally for was to change the date (such as Aug 5) to an actual time (such as 3:30pm). This gives the non-JS users something to actually judge as an accurate marker, rather than having to look at dates.
Ah, yeah, that'd be cool :)
But is the number of non-JS users so high these days?
 

James

Well-known member
#5
Perhaps not, but there are a couple of users on a forum I go on that don't like the relative timestamps (shocking!) and I tried disabling the phrase replacement and was greeted with this date format. It takes a lot more effort to convert these datestamps into timestamps.