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I think a solution is. Don’t change the hover text. But add the day in local time to the “asked 2 days ago” texted. So show “asked 2 days ago (Web)” or “asked Mon Mar 6 '13 at 12:24” I don’t need to know if day if it is less than 24 yours ago, or yesterday.


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The Question's Title (repeated in the body too) is : Should UTC timestamps include day of the week or not? The answer is "it depends": If humans don't need to know the Day-of-Week for a timestamp, then No. If humans do need to know the day-of-week for the timestamp, but they can have the date processed for them order to determine the day-of-week, ...


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Based on your question being centered around the MSE proposal: I would say the answer would be no! I don't think it'd be helpful at all due to users reading LTR would see the day and time and totally stop reading and miss the Z realizing it was a UTC date/time. I would instead suggest that it would be helpful in the context where you actually provide the ...


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Displaying the day of the week (e.g. Monday, Tuesday) usually only makes sense when the date is either recently passed (i.e. within the last week) or in the future. When a date has recently passed, stating the day of the week makes it easier to recognise within that limited context. For future events, knowing on what day of the week it's due to take place is ...


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Timestamps aren't meant for most users Showing friendly names such as 2 hours ago or yesterday can quickly provide context to the user as opposed to showing them 2015-01-27 18:54:03.259 Mixing both formats together will always cause friction (anything that forces a user to ask a question in their mind adds to cognitive friction). In almost all cases ...



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