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Why did my consecutive days disappear?

I was visiting the site every day for many days, and suddenly today the consecutive counter was reset, - so my question is - my it own fault or a bug from server side ?

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marked as duplicate by jonsca, Al E., Michael Petrotta, John, Pops Nov 17 '11 at 21:49

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See the dozens of similar questions in the "Related" section to the right. – Al E. Nov 17 '11 at 13:47
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Probably your own fault for not visiting every UTC day.

For example, if you're in a time zone with is UTC-8 (e.g. California) then you could visit at 3pm on Monday and then 5pm on Tuesday (both local time) - but the system sees that as 11pm Monday UTC and 1am Wednesday UTC, with no visit on Tuesday.

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Whatever. it was just for a badge. – c69 Nov 17 '11 at 8:37
    
That's right, except for the calculation. 4pm PST (UST-8, includes Washington, Oregon, California of USA) is midnight UTC, so visiting at 7am on Monday PST is equivalent to 3pm on Monday, UTC, and 9am Tuesday, PST = 5pm Tuesday, UTC. If it were 3pm Monday, 5pm Tuesday, PST, then that's entirely correct. – Nightfirecat Nov 17 '11 at 8:38
    
Happened to me while trying to achieve Fanatic tag here on Meta.. luckily after I already got it on SO. Thanks for the clear explanation! :) – Shadow Wizard Nov 17 '11 at 8:42
    
It's pretty much the most annoying badge requirement around. Guarantees somebody on a shift schedule, like myself, can't get it! – user7116 Nov 17 '11 at 8:49
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@Nightfirecat: Doh - that's what I get for trying to do this sort of thing before coffee. Will change it :) – Jon Skeet Nov 17 '11 at 9:06
    
@sixlettervariables Or being away (holiday) for a few days. Knowing with 00:00 UTC is you can of course cover a couple of days in a few minutes if that time is not too inconvenient. – Richard Nov 17 '11 at 9:24

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