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Bob Martinez | Aug 11, 2006 05:21 AM

I have given it a try, I really have, but this weird convention of identifying dates as "5 days ago" or "4 months ago" is driving me nuts. What's next - "four score and seven years ago?" "Posted in the 7th day of Capricorn?"

For years thousands of CH posters managed to navigate the board and identify posts by the date and time they were posted. It was easy - nobody asked for a change. Since CH has moved from a tree model to a flat model it's even more important to be able to get an idea of when something was posted. On an active thread seeing 15 posts all marked "one day ago" doesn't tell me much.

I know - some well intentioned site designer thought this would be a swell idea. They meant well but it isn't working out.

There's a reason that every other site identifies posts with the actual date and time - it works best.

Give us back our dates and times.

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