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(crazyinsomniac) Re: Node updates

by crazyinsomniac (Prior)
on Nov 27, 2001 at 13:06 UTC ( #127763=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Node updates

This has been discussed before, as recently updated nodes lead me to Knowing when nodes are updated Recently Updated Code. I'm kind of in the middle on the issue. While the automatic generation of  --<B>UPDATED</B>: YYYY-MM-DD @hh:mm might appeal to some, I just think it's a waste of text which isn't very useful for most humans (unless you can convert timezones in your head and clarvoyantly know which timezone things people are in). We should probably just show the actual "last modified" timestamp, cause time is stored in gmt and when displayed reflects the users timezone settings.

As for the checkbox consider as new, I don't particularly like it, cause it'd most likely mean modifying creation time, or adding some other field to a node (database stuff), which can complicate things with very little benefit. If you're interested in something, monitor it yourself, but then again, I too am lazy and want automatic notification of some sort or a place to go where I can see recently updated nodes.

I wouldn't want newest nodes to have a recently updated nodes section, and since pmdev-ers can't create new nodes, I don't urge anyone to go and submit a patch for that.

However, I urge some pmdev-er to submit a patch for display of the last-modified time.

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