posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:39 PM
reply to post by RussianScientists
I read a lot of old threads. I check the post date. Problem solved for me. It's easy, you just look at the upper left hand corner of the post you
To program in a new color in php code per date specific times is a logistical nightmare. You have to add in several variables in the SQL database,
update timestamps, and have a script that determines when the post is beyond the "year" mark. It COULD be automated, but that would require
creating a script that CONSTANTLY runs in the background, analyzing EVERY thread for it's date stamp, and determining if it's over a year old or
The servers would spend more time analyzing the 5 million threads than actually serving them. That'd be an ugly bottleneck.
From a programmer's aspect, it's a nightmare. In order for your software to determine which thread is "Older" than "Another", there has to be a
script that runs to determine "which" is "which". That active script eats up resources. The current system stamps a date and time, case closed,
and it's stored forever. To try and analyze dates, no way.
Is it doable? Theoretically, yes. Is it gonna happen? See above.