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revised Comparison website: simplest way to compare players through years
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answered Comparison website: simplest way to compare players through years
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revised Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?
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reviewed Approve Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?
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comment Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?
I've updated the question to make your need to know the day of the week explicit. That this must be done by augmenting the timestamp may be a foregone conclusion to you, but I don't see why it has to be. In fact, you've gone to the trouble to defend it with hundreds of characters in this answer, so it must not be a foregone conclusion.
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comment Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?
I've updated the question to make it explicit that "The timestamps are used by various people for various purposes. Some uses, as highlighted in the MSE proposal, require determining the local day of the week associated with the timestamp." I don't believe that this invalidates any of the answers.
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revised Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?
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comment Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?
I don't see how this question makes any presupposition about how required the information is.
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comment Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?
The argument in this answer seems to be "This information is needed by some users in this context and is not otherwise trivially available. Therefore UX principles say it must be included." That argument could be applied to require almost any information to be included almost anywhere. What limiting principle would you apply to keep that from being the case?
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comment Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?
@rolfl There are any number of ways of deriving the day of the week, given a date. One way is to search Google for, e.g., 2011-08-30 week day. That's pretty easy. Anyway, "essential to know" is not the same as "essential to know without non-trivial effort." Also, applying whatever day of the week you come up with to some timezone other than UTC is going to require an additional step.
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comment Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?
@rolfl, I thought I presented the "Helpful" case pretty accurately. If I didn't, I'm open to suggestions. I'd note, though, that "knowing the DoW is essential" is a different claim than "presenting the DoW is essential." The former could be true (And I agree that there are situations in which it is!), with the best practice still being to present a raw timestamp and let the user know the DoW by deriving it from that.
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comment Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?
@CodeMaverick, thanks. I mistakenly took the title of a related question as inspiration; I should have revisited the title after writing the body, as you did.
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asked Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?