> I remember seasons, not well served by "4 years ago".
The current format uses a relative time for anywhere up to '4 weeks ago' and then switches to an absolute day (just leaving out the time, since it's assumed that if it happened that long ago, the day alone is specific enough). Therefore, you will never see '4 years ago'.
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> BTW, that's my #1. Quit making site-wide retroactive changes to all posts.
Acknowledged, although, without rehashing old wounds, what bothers me about you saying this is that I tend to feel as if what you really mean is, "Quit making site-wide retroactive changes that I don't like, but do make them when I feel they are truly beneficial, such as extending the width of the code tags, providing syntax-colored code tags within the forums, providing a cross-browser compliant way to copy/paste code with line numbers, etc." Some people may love the fact that code tags now have line numbers and think it makes things so much easier. Other people may not like the fact that code tags they've posted in the past have now been altered to include line numbers that weren't previously there.
Moral of the story: other people may like changes you don't and not like the changes you like. For example, just about everything people mentioned in the "what is your favorite DaniWeb feature" thread is something that didn't exist when DaniWeb first came into being. Without making changes, we wouldn't have any of what peole like best about us. There's always going to be changes as we evolve and grow, and I certainly don't think that we would be anywhere close to where we are today if we stayed as the out-of-the-box perl-based forum we started out as. And for that reason, I have to acknowledge and respect your desire to keep the formatting of posts as intact as possible, but at the same time do what's best for the community as a whole, and not let this one request of yours hold us back from what I think might be some new great thing or keep us in a rut by not keeping up with the times.
Anyways, I digress. (My word of the day.)
P.S. You have to admit, you had it coming :)
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