I pay attention to the active question queue. Posts there are marked with the modification date, which is always essentially "now" since this is the active question queue. I would rather see the date when the question was asked. I could use that information to decide whether it was worth my time looking.

Implementing this would not use any screen real estate, since there is already a date there.

I think this feature makes equal sense for all the stackexchange sites.

  • Meta.stackexchange is the place to ask for changes to how the machinery of SE runs.
    – Jon Custer
    Commented Feb 10, 2022 at 15:07
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    meta.stackexchange.com/questions/261203/… for example...
    – Jon Custer
    Commented Feb 10, 2022 at 15:08
  • @JonCuster Correct advice and a very useful link to an essential duplicate. Post as an answer (even though link only answers are discouraged) and I'll accept it. Commented Feb 10, 2022 at 15:25

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Requests to change how the machinery of the site work are handled on Meta.stackexchange.

Now, not surprisingly, this has been requested before over there, such as this question. The answer there points to a user script that can be installed to add the 'asked' date. Now, whether that script still works or not I will leave up to others - I'm not a fan of downloading code on my work machine.

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