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On Stack Overflow clicking on the dropdown by my name, it says I've earned a nice question badge today. it also says the UTC time is 16:15.

Clicking on the badge it says 19 hours ago, next to the question.

I was quite confused until I figured that it's when the question was posted, rather than when I got the badge.

Should this be changed to show when I got the badge instead of when I posted the question that received the badge?

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The "Badges earned today" clearly don't follow the UTC clock, a one-time badge I earned yesterday is showing up today. –  Ben Brocka Nov 16 '11 at 17:13
    
Hmm, guess my assumption that it goes by post time doesn't stand, maybe it's a rolling 24 hour window. –  George Duckett Nov 16 '11 at 21:32
    
Seems entirely possible, I still have my investor badge from yesterday, it's been about 23 hours since I earned it. –  Ben Brocka Nov 16 '11 at 21:47

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