Continuing the discussion from Relative time something was posted:
I think we have a separate problem here. How are we going to distinguish any ambiguity arising from having that single post time beneath the user info?
As it stands, the post time does appear more associated with the user - it’s beneath the avatar and username, thus implying it’s more likely to do with the users activity or join date.
Should the time be moved somewhere into the actual post frame? Or some extra formatting added to clarify that it’s the post time?
People aren’t used to seeing relative date/time formats for join dates (‘traditional’ forum software), so it’s not so much a problem for recent posts, but when looking at posts from long enough ago that they’re formatted with the day and month, my (and I’m guessing many others are the same) initial thought is that it’s the join date.
Realistically, the date/time of posts isn’t absolutely integral for successful discourse - the order of posts is, so it doesn’t need to be displayed prominently. I’d probably suggest moving it into the header of a post (with ago ) with similar style formatting (size and colour) as it has currently.