Shouldn't consecutive days measure from midnight to midnight in the user's time zone?
Is it fair that stackoverflow's days are based on UTC time?
Change the definition of a "day" to be localized for users
Many questions, like this one, have raised the issue that measurement of consecutive days visited on SE sites is confusingly based on UTC rather than on the user's local timezone. This is one of the biggest frustrations I have with SE sites as there are many sites I visit at least once a day, yet I am never going to get a badge for it since my time zone isn't UTC. Instead, it ends up a fluke whether or not all my consecutive days disappear just because I visited at one time yesterday and a couple hours later today.
As far as I can tell, all the questions on this topic have either been closed as duplicates or marked as status-declined, but I haven't been been able to find an actual answer from SE staff on why. The top voted answer in the linked question claims it is not possible to do this in a way which is both consistent and non-gameable, which is just ridiculous. Am I supposed to believe that an organisation which has created one of the largest communities of programming expertise on the web can't find a better solution than the three trivial ones I just came up with in the last 30 seconds off the top of my head? It would be really great to get an actual SE answer to this question--or is there one buried in here somewhere that I just haven't been able to find?
Edit: this is not an exact duplicate. I am not repeating the complaint--I am asking if there is an actual staff answer to the request anywhere. I couldn't find one.