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As part of my goal to read at least the title of every
idea, I have a view for ideas that have had no activity in
the past ten years, so as to bring old ideas I may have
missed back to my attention. Unfortunately, it's not quite
accurate. It displays ideas with activity up to three days
recently than ten years ago. I think this is because
of leap years or something. So, when I click on those
ideas that show up, read them, and want to say
something in reply, I have a dilemma. I can post my
annotation immediately, but then there won't be exactly
a ten-year gap (by calendar date at least). I can wait a
couple of days before posting it (because the server
considers the evening in my time zone to be the next
day), but then I might forget what I want to say, or, if I
type it and leave it unsaved, my browser might crash and
Therefore, it would be convenient to have a software
tool into which I can put the idea title and the
annotation I want to post, which then waits the correct
amount of time before actually sending that annotation
to the server to result in a ten-year gap. It could be a
browser extension or userscript, but then the computer
and browser have to be running. It could be a simple app
on a personal server, but I haven't set up a personal
server of any kind yet. (I really should do that, like a
couple of years ago.) So this remains just an idea for
N/A [2019-04-28] (still the date for me)
P.S. I think the first time I annotated a ten-year-dormant
idea, it was just a coincidence, because I hadn't set up
the view yet, but it was still a day short of ten years, and
I got told I should have waited a day.
||Would the annotation get cancelled if someone else posts on that idea a day before? And how much can these annotations be delayed? Could you respond to an idea posted today, with a delay of ten years?
||//Could you respond to an idea posted today, with a delay of ten years?// - that's what I've done - see below (after 30/04/29)
||Considers setting up a view showing all ideas that have had no activity for 9 years and 362 days.
||[mitxela]: I guess so? I guess so?
||[pocmloc]: I tried that. You can only set a whole number of whichever time unit. Though I'm not sure I tried ~3647 days, adjusted periodically for how many leap days are covered (or whatever causes the inaccuracy).
||Edit: I just tried that and it works! 3652 is the magic number right now, to get the most recent idea in the view to have the same date as today. But it seems to take time of day into account, so you won't see all of the ideas with that date of last activity unless you're looking at the view at the end of the current day.
||Interestingly, if you set it as a multiple of 7 days, it'll be automatically converted to a setting in weeks when you save it. This site has all sorts of weird quirks just waiting to be discovered
||According to Google, a year is 365.2422 days long. Can you
set it to 3652.422?
||No. It rounds it to an integer. I suppose you could put in a huge number of hours, but you wouldn't be able to check as easily by looking at the results as you can with days, because times of annotations and links aren't displayed.