Why We Do Not Have Dates Posted on Articles?
+Professor Gadget- concept of timeless "evergreen information" is quite brilliant as is using Plato's 'Broken Window Hypothesis.' Now if we could just expand the comment box I could type on my iPhone here so much easier, lol!
Andrew, partner, coder is working in India with two others on a smartphone app, he is saying 1-2 months. But, I am going to bug him again on this comment box problem.
Another use for time/date - when I have been traveling or otherwise offline for a while a date would let me go back and find where I last read and "catch up". Without dates I have given up, I just go back a bit and accept that I missed stuff. This applies to comments only since there are fewer videos and it is relatively easy to scroll down and find the last one I was able to view.
Same with the removal a few months ago of the "read more" button from comments on the wall. Any comment on an older post shows up on the wall with no context whatsoever. Don't need to bring the old post back to the top of the wall (like FB does) but the ability to click and be taken to the original post (whether comment or video) was a feature I used often.
hmmm, a possible solution that just popped into my mind - have you ever considered just numbering the posts? This would give a reference point without getting caught in "google's time zone".
We can put dates, or number inside the on the wall, but not outside, the wall is not a public area. And, 100 percent correct, these orphan comments without a read more is silly. I know Andrew has a reason, but we need to resolve this. I have a term for this, it is called "slamming," when people just slam up to something and cannot figure it out. A lot of the problem is trying to bring in very old systems in with the new wall. We will work on it. We truly want to escape Google completely, whereby no traffic comes from Google, but only from referral by friends. Only direct searches on Google.
clicking on the button (not available on video comments!?)