Topic: I need the original dates and times that forum entries were submitted

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NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
I requested this amidst a few other features two years ago here: 

Back in 2008 I began backing up Get Satisfaction feedback for Photosynth in an Excel sheet. Part of the information for each entry is the date and time posted. All of Get Satisfaction's timestamps are in London time, so if the Photosynth Forums' timestamps match that or I at least knew the offset (say GMT -8:00 for Seattle time), that would help me organise things appropriately. 

I'd love to get all of the threads|discussions into PivotViewer and track activity on individual topics across time. Within each topic (possibly comprised of multiple discussions) it would be interesting to be able to sort individual entries chronologically as activity on the same topic across multiple discussions many times interlocks, rather than remaining discrete in time.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
If I could get this up and running, I know that it would make it much faster for me to find answers for people and if I can get it hosted online, I think that it would really help my fellow users more easily find their own answers as well or at least get a good understanding of what has been requested before.

I do appreciate the 'friendly' timestamps ("x minutes ago", "x days ago" "x weeks ago", etc.) and am not suggesting that this change for the typical user, but for someone like me who wants to chronologically sort everything down to the very second, a more accurate timestamp is very much needed.
OmniSynThesis (Over 1 year ago)
I support Nathans request. Sounds a very usefull idea to me. (Over 1 year ago)
while we're at it, we should add a [line] separator per post :)
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Riffing on Adrian's line separator idea (please make it a tastefully subtle color, or better yet just give each post a slightly different background color than the forum background color with a little space in between each post that the forum background color will divide), I'd say that if a single user posts multiple consecutive posts that are less than X amount of time apart, that it would be better to at least display those to normal users as a single unbroken post even if they remain discreet entries in the database (i.e. no line separator unless a significant amount of time has passed - in theory enough time that the person they were replying to could have read the first reply|replies and should have a line separator to denote that a newer reply had been added an hour or more since then).