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This script converts relative timestamps to absolute timestamps, displayed in your local time zone. For times less than one hour ago, I leave the "x mins ago" relative timestamp, because I think that is more useful in such short timeframes. In all cases, the tooltip is updated to an absolute, local timezone.

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Platform

Tested on Firefox 5.0 and Chrome 12.0, on Windows 7. Requires Greasemonkey on Firefox.

License

Do whatever you want, as long as you don't sell it or claim you wrote it. If you make any cool modifications, let me know!

Source

It seems that userscripts.org is dying. Here is the code:

// ==UserScript==
// @name           localized stackoverflow timestamps
// @namespace      stackoverflow
// @description    Converts relative timestamps on StackOverflow to absolute, localized timestamps. See more documentation at: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/12635/
// @include       http://stackoverflow.com/*
// @include       http://meta.stackoverflow.com/*
// @include       http://superuser.com/*
// @include       http://meta.superuser.com/*
// @include       http://serverfault.com/*
// @include       http://meta.serverfault.com/*
// @include       http://askubuntu.com/*
// @include       http://meta.askubuntu.com/*
// @include       http://answers.onstartups.com/*
// @include       http://meta.answers.onstartups.com/*
// @include       http://nothingtoinstall.com/*
// @include       http://meta.nothingtoinstall.com/*
// @include       http://seasonedadvice.com/*
// @include       http://meta.seasonedadvice.com/*
// @include       http://crossvalidated.com/*
// @include       http://askdifferent.com/*
// @include       http://meta.crossvalidated.com/*
// @include       http://stackapps.com/*
// @include       http://*.stackexchange.com/*
// @exclude       http://chat.stackexchange.com/*
// @exclude       http://api.*.stackexchange.com/*
// @exclude       http://data.stackexchange.com/*
// @exclude       http://area51.stackexchange.com/*
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {

  function with_jquery(f) {
    var script = document.createElement("script");
    script.type = "text/javascript";
    script.textContent = "(" + f.toString() + ")(jQuery)";
    document.body.appendChild(script);
  }; 

  with_jquery(function($) {
    //NOTE: Could be more efficient.  Need Jeff to fix this bug first:
    //  http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/12640/
    $("span.relativetime").each(updateTS);
    $("span.comment-date>span").each(updateTS);

    //pads number with leading 0 if needed
    function padNum(num) { return num < 10 ? "0"+num : num; }

    function updateTS() {
      var utcTimestamp = $(this).attr("title");
      var matches = utcTimestamp.match(/^([\d]{4})-([\d]{2})-([\d]{2}) ([\d]{2}):([\d]{2}):([\d]{2}) ?(?:Z|UTC|GMT(?:[+\-]00:?00))$/);

      if(matches == null)
        return;

      var date = new Date(
        Date.UTC(
          parseInt(matches[1], 10),
          parseInt(matches[2], 10) - 1,
          parseInt(matches[3], 10),
          parseInt(matches[4], 10),
          parseInt(matches[5], 10),
          parseInt(matches[6], 10)
        )
      );

      var newTimestamp = date.getFullYear() + "-"
                       + padNum(date.getMonth() + 1) + "-"
                       + padNum(date.getDate()) + " "
                       + padNum(date.getHours()) + ":"
                       + padNum(date.getMinutes()) + ":"
                       + padNum(date.getSeconds());


      $(this).attr("title", newTimestamp);
      if($(this).text().search(/(?:min|sec)s? ago/) == -1)
        $(this).text(newTimestamp);
    };

  });
})();
  • userscripts.org is dead, if you saved it somewhere else can you edit the post? – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 24 '14 at 11:32
  • Hi, could I post a modification of this, which uses a 12-hour timestamp? – Sir Cumference May 8 '17 at 16:22
  • @SirCumference no problem – Kip May 9 '17 at 14:01
  • Thanks a lot! I posted it here. :) – Sir Cumference May 17 '17 at 16:42
  • Sorry, quick question. Would you mind if my modified version is included in SOX? – Sir Cumference Jun 5 '17 at 20:15
  • @SirCumference No problem – Kip Jun 5 '17 at 20:18

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