Time stamp for comments/posts September 25, 2008 5:03 PM   Subscribe

A suggestion: can there be a time stamp indicating the time when a post or comment is posted (e.g. "posted 2 1/2 hours ago") next to the date?

Seems like a fairly simple addition, and would help us MeFites who aren't anywhere near the Eastern U.S. time zone. Especially with the news-y posts, it's helpful to know when something materialized.

I looked for a greasemonkey script for this but didn't find one. I also looked for a previous post on this on MeTalk but couldn't find anything, but apologies if this has been dealt with previously.

Mods, what do you think?
posted by zardoz to Feature Requests at 5:03 PM (48 comments total)

I'm not totally clear if you're aware you can set your timezone offset in your preferences. Is that something you're aware of but not sufficient?
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:04 PM on September 25, 2008


I feel like cortex.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:05 PM on September 25, 2008


cortex--I wasn't aware nor was I sufficient but I got it now. Thanks, problem solved.
posted by zardoz at 5:13 PM on September 25, 2008


This thread is now about Pallas cats.
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:18 PM on September 25, 2008 [8 favorites]


Cats are fun to feed. Live animals.
posted by buzzman at 5:24 PM on September 25, 2008


I knew we could set our tz, but I never knew it actually worked. Huh.
posted by DU at 5:25 PM on September 25, 2008


Yeah it only gets a little freaky in weird timezone places and around daylight savings time. So-called live preview does not get the time right though, we do know that.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:31 PM on September 25, 2008


i've never heard of Pallas cats & holy moly are they cool! thanks, turgid dahlia

am i seeing things right? do they have round pupils? dang!

dang & wow
posted by jammy at 5:39 PM on September 25, 2008


weird timezone places

Like that spot in Indiana that never changes, amirite?
posted by fixedgear at 5:40 PM on September 25, 2008


And the Bermuda Triangle. It hasn't been 7:42 there in over 50 years.

Believe it....or not.
posted by DU at 5:43 PM on September 25, 2008


I have a fish. In my pants.

Which is all well and good except for the fact that I'm wearing my cat pants. I had them custom made from about a dozen wild cats. A couple of bobcat, a few lynx, an ocelot or three. Sitting down is... problematic. But these are pants of action! Pants of adventure! Aren't these the most ferocious pants you've ever seen? Go on. You just try and pick my pocket. I dare you. Reach right into that cat butt and try to not loose your fool hand. Hell, I haven't seen my wallet in two months.

Anyone have a bandaid?
posted by loquacious at 5:45 PM on September 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


loose

WTF? I need a nap.
posted by loquacious at 5:47 PM on September 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


jammy: I hadn't heard of them either, until I saw this picture floating about somewhere the other day, and I resolved immediately to find out what kind of wonderful creature it was.
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:09 PM on September 25, 2008


WTF? I need a nap.

Either that or you need to think twice before drinking room temperature Cisco.
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:13 PM on September 25, 2008


Pallas cats resemble Tamarins to me.
posted by bonobo at 6:16 PM on September 25, 2008


That's why you're not a botanist.
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:19 PM on September 25, 2008


I'm sorry, I thought you said tamarins.

You can eat them, but it's probably easiest not to.
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:21 PM on September 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


+d

*sigh*
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:22 PM on September 25, 2008


Cool. Porcelain wild cat of the steppes is - well, porcelain wild cat of the steppes.
posted by yhbc at 6:30 PM on September 25, 2008


You can eat them, but it's probably easiest not to.^

True. Stick + termite mound = choice noshing. ;)
posted by bonobo at 6:57 PM on September 25, 2008


MetaTalk: I feel like cortex
posted by Plutor at 7:05 PM on September 25, 2008


This thread is now about Pallas cats.

Pallas cat meat is the most delicious type of cat meat.

Fact or fiction?
posted by kosem at 7:07 PM on September 25, 2008


I read that as "Phallus Cats"

I need to go to bed.
posted by C17H19NO3 at 7:36 PM on September 25, 2008


Either that or you need to think twice before drinking room temperature Cisco.

If I've never once thought about drinking Cisco, why would I need to think twice? What I should have been thinking twice about was the cheeseburger I ate. And the second one. Argh. Food coma.
posted by loquacious at 7:41 PM on September 25, 2008


I mean, I like cats and all, probably an awful lot, and my photos from the San Diego zoo are mostly of the cats, but I don't think I care much for these Pallas cats.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:24 PM on September 25, 2008


...but I don't think I care much for these Pallas cats.

D:
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:37 PM on September 25, 2008


The only good Pallas cat is a declawed Pallas cat.
posted by Sailormom at 10:15 PM on September 25, 2008


Which is all well and good except for the fact that I'm wearing my cat pants. I had them custom made from about a dozen wild cats.

*refrains from making obvious and sophomoric pussy galore joke*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:44 PM on September 25, 2008


While we're here, can we put a little emoticon next to each posted date indicating the approximate mood/level of drunkenness of the poster at the moment of submission? Kind of like the Yahoo chat emoticons, but kind of beat-up and abused-looking (the way I sort of envision all of us probably are.)
posted by davejay at 11:59 PM on September 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Actually I (and I'm sure all the other maths-incompetent people) would like this pony to get up.
posted by dg at 1:25 AM on September 26, 2008


Yeah, you silly pony. Get up.
posted by ersatz at 4:46 AM on September 26, 2008


Either that or you need to think twice before drinking room temperature Cisco.

Better than room temperature Crisco.
posted by aihal at 7:13 AM on September 26, 2008


I liked the old Pallas Cats albums, but his new stuff as Bonnie Prince Kitty is a little too overproduced, if you ask me.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:59 AM on September 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


turgid dahlia: "This thread is now about Pallas cats."

My cat is a Pallas Athena cat. Wise beyond his years.
posted by WCityMike at 8:23 AM on September 26, 2008


To return to the original thread purpose, if someone wanted to, it might be an interesting experiment to use Greasemonkey to convert the time to a relative one ...

plosted by WCityMike five minutes ago today [+] [!]

plosted by Greg Nog at five past nine yesterday [+] [!]

plosted by Bipsey at quarter past five two days ago [+] [!]

etc.

I'm not particularly hungering for it but it might be neat just to have out there as an option ...
posted by WCityMike at 8:26 AM on September 26, 2008


Oh gods, the cuteness, it burns.
posted by quin at 8:37 AM on September 26, 2008


I feel like cortex.

Oh, shit! It's Zombie Jessamyn! Run! RUN!!!
posted by Crabby Appleton at 2:17 PM on September 26, 2008


Pallas Cat? No no. Better name would be ORC CAT.
posted by The Whelk at 2:39 PM on September 26, 2008


They scare me, is what I'm saying.
posted by The Whelk at 5:38 PM on September 26, 2008


ORC CAT IS ANGRY ABOUT THINGS

I need davejay's emoticons, STAT.
posted by The Whelk at 5:41 PM on September 26, 2008


weird timezone places

I understand. I live in the future.
posted by jonmc at 6:28 PM on September 26, 2008


I understand. I live in the future.


How is it? I understand that is where you and I will spend the rest of our lives.
posted by The Whelk at 8:23 PM on September 26, 2008


Huh. Speak for yourself. I'm firmly ensconced in the past.

I like it here. It smells like Vick's Vapo-Rub and hamburgers.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:57 AM on September 27, 2008


weird timezone places

On the topic of weird timezone places: Anyone with the vague notion that Daylight Savings Time has something to do with farmers getting up in the morning should take a good look at the large, flat, trapezoidal region in the middle of North America whose inhabitants--a large percentage of whom are farmers--don't use it.

No, Daylight Savings Time has more to do with preventing mid-winter Joe Cubicle from blowing his brains out by merely providing him a meagre slice of sunlight for his afternoon commute. (That these golden sunbeams should shine directly into his eyes while he is operating a motor vehicle is apparently inconsequential.)
posted by Sys Rq at 9:39 AM on September 27, 2008


Yeah, the past is the place to be, for sure. It's comfortable here and I know what's going to happen next.

As one of those Joe Cubicles, I would love to have daylight savings here so that I could get that meagre slice of sunlight for a bit more of the year - now there's a government that lives in the past (no daylight savings here because it fades the curtains or some stupid shit like that).
posted by dg at 3:49 PM on September 27, 2008


now there's a government that lives in the past (no daylight savings here because it fades the curtains or some stupid shit like that)

Queensland did manage to eradicate winter altogether, didn't they? That seems like a fair enough alternative.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:14 PM on September 27, 2008


Unfortunately, they also managed to eradicate spring and autumn, so we are stuck in a perpetual summer, which seems like a good thing but gets boring after a while. Anyway, it's light I'm seeking, not heat - in winter, I never see my home in daylight from Sunday night until Saturday morning. In summer, the sun is disappearing by about 7pm and up again at 4am, which is just plain stupid.
posted by dg at 5:08 PM on September 27, 2008


Daylight Saving s  Time.

Thank you. Your cooperation is appreciated.
posted by ryanrs at 5:43 PM on September 28, 2008


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