The labeling on the right is confusing, and in my humble opinion should rather report "edited jan 01 at 00:00 [...]", since the date / time reported is the date / time of the last edit.

As it currently stands, it looks like those on the right are the questions' creation dates, since the questions are being sorted by newest; personally I wouldn't expect to read the date / time of the last edit.

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    I agree about it being confusing, but I don't think changing it to "edited jan 01 at 00:00 [...] would be viable. The date is for the last activity, not just the last edit. The activity can be anything, like answering the question, editing an answer, adding a bounty, etc. You can view the question tab in my profile as they have a bit more activity: askubuntu.com/users/8698/dan?tab=questions&sort=newest
    – Dan
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 17:50
  • @Dan Then "last activity jan 01 at 00:00 [...]"? (This IMO proves that it's even more confusing). I mean, it's not a big deal, but I suppose that changing the labeling wouldn't be either.
    – kos
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 18:24
  • I think you should change this to a feature request. Also, the "format" of the text already exists in the site. For example on the homepage it already says "modified [date] [user] [user's rep]" or "answered [date] [user] [user's rep]" etc.
    – Dan
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 9:47

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No, the questions are being sorted by creation date. The times listed (the ones you have highlighted) are the modification times:

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So, the question listed below the one dated August 21 was created on August 6.

  • Right, that thing is confusing me. Sorry about that. See the update. My point is mostly changing the labeling.
    – kos
    Commented Feb 21, 2016 at 11:10
  • @kos I think you're still misunderstanding. The questions are sorted by creation date. Newest questions are listed first. Only the dates shown are modification dates. The labelling is correct.
    – muru
    Commented Feb 21, 2016 at 11:13
  • Sorry about that again. Should be clear now.
    – kos
    Commented Feb 21, 2016 at 11:19

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