Community release notes for March 20th, 2024

I wonder if they could have picked anyone better to write these release notes. Why? Because I nerd out on everything the Community experience team does. Imagine spending a lifetime in this space ‘dealing with it' when it comes to platform quirks, then coming to work with a Community that has an actual development team … Heaven! Get why I’m always waving jazz hands all over the place in these now?


On to the notes!


Take a quick tour of user settings to discover a new gem.

Click on your avatar in the top right of the header and select ‘Manage settings' from the drop-down.

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Here, you’ll find a new tab labeled ‘Preferences’ that contains a new drop down field where you can select a new timezone. 🤯

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All timestamps respect the timezone in this field across the Community platform so make a quick adjustment to your local time.

🗓 If you’re the planning type, and have updated your timezone from the default (PT), it will be used when scheduling articles to publish later. No more head-scratching math into the future or past to determine how something lines up in your local timezone versus pacific time zone.


Love is in the details. 😍 This release introduces a couple of nifty lil' improvements that throw serious Atlassian vibes.

While viewing a topic, article, or question you can easily grab the URL to share by hovering your mouse near a timestamp.

You’ll see a familiar copy link icon appear you can tap to copy and be on your way without a single right click.

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🧾 When a topic, article, or question is edited, the timestamp now reflects the edited time versus the time originally posted. Screenshot 2024-03-19 at 6.52.29 PM.png

The team hopes you enjoy these quality of life improvements. 🙏 As always, share feedback below. 👇


Bill Sheboy
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March 20, 2024

Thanks for the updates, @Janice and team!!

Yes, and...I wish the documentation pages had the last-updated timestamp too  :^)

Kind regards,



Janice, I am seeing the original timestamp with a full, date / time expression and only a relative value for the edits (e.g., 2 hours ago).  Is that intended?  Thanks, again!

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Jessica Zeng
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March 21, 2024

@Bill Sheboy ah yes, there's some special logic for displaying the relative time. For hover on "edited", if it's beyond "yesterday" in your specified timezone, then you'll see the full timestamp; otherwise, you'll see the relative time.

The rationale is that if an edit was recent, it's nice to understand the approximate relative time, and less necessary to see the exact timestamp. This was intended, though I can see how this seems slightly unexpected -- one could make the case that the full timestamp is always more useful.

Fantastic eye for detail, as always!

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Andy Gladstone
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March 22, 2024

W-O-W! I think my dress broke while reading this update.

Timezones = BIG BIG DEAL!!! How many times have I wanted to schedule a publish and had to convert to PDT/PST? And how many times have I been travelling and had to convert that conversion! NO MORE. THANK YOU!

Link Copy - so relevant. The links we get from the email notification have the embedded utm making them messy to copy and paste in other places. The copy link solution is brilliant!


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Hana Kučerová
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March 22, 2024

Thank you, very helpful!

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