Dates on Google

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by jolenesdad, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. jolenesdad

    jolenesdad Crowing

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    does anyone know why the dates on google searches are so messed up for BYC? ANCIENT posts with no activity will be marked with a 2019 date in my search results on google but then when I get to the thread and read through it, the post hasn’t been touched since 2012.

    It’s frustrating because once a thread goes dead, it’s pretty much dead and so for that reason I try and start my searches with recent threads.

    On that note, is there a way to reset notifications or opt in for more notifications? If you miss a notification, you never get another for that thread, and I feel like I lose track easily of threads I was trying to stay on top of.
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Can you take a screenshot of what you're seeing with these dates?
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Also, if you go to your watch threads list...when you click on a thread to view it from there, it will take you to the last post you read in that thread.
     
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  4. jolenesdad

    jolenesdad Crowing

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    Like this morning I was researching sexing welsummers and webbed feet on marans.


    Here’s a welsummer thread that is dated for 2019 in google but hasn’t been active since 2014.

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Yeah, I noticed that too. :(
     
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  6. jolenesdad

    jolenesdad Crowing

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    That's also the reason I was asking about notifications...

    I understand some, maybe many, people don't ever come back to the site after a while, but some people who are currently active may have old posts that may not be showing in their notifications and so aren't getting notified that someone has a follow up question years later, that they may be able to answer. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  7. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    When was the last post in that thread made? I think it may go off when it was last updated, not when the first post was made.
     
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  8. jolenesdad

    jolenesdad Crowing

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    I always thought so too but it isn’t. I included the screenshot of the last post and it also is from 2014...
     
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  9. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    I don't think Google is dating the thread... just the last time BYC was updated. Things change on BYC daily, and I visit the site regularly, so I'd expect it to have today's date or a recent date.

    It's great that BYC has archives of all this info for us to look at, a thread doesn't need to be recent to be relevant.

    When you search within BYC, by clicking on "time" you can narrow your results to only include threads/posts within a certain date range.

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  10. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Also if you click on "watched threads" it will bring you to a list of all the threads you are watching. If I haven't seen a notification I like to check in here. The ones that you haven't read through yet are in bold and at the top of your list.

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