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Why did my consecutive days disappear?

How is the consecutive days calculated when I lost my 84 days strike by not refreshing the page for about 18 hours..?

I live in UTC+2 and visited stackoverflow around 0830 this morning. It was showing 84 days on my consecutive days count. I didn't visit the time before now, 18 hours later at 0230, but it have now been reset to 1 day. Did I hit a bug? Are those 84 days lost, just like that?

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marked as duplicate by Shog9 Jun 16 '12 at 4:46

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Just like that. The "consecutive days" calculation is intended to identify active users, not users trying to game the system, and I know you need to do more than just refresh the front page. C'est la vie. – Robert Harvey Jun 16 '12 at 0:50
    
See meta.stackexchange.com/q/66482 – Robert Harvey Jun 16 '12 at 0:52
    
I have the last 84 days made sure I was active on the page, so I am not trying to game the system. Refreshing the user info page does up the counter, so I would think that should be enough as well if you are having a busy day.. The 100 consecutive day badge also say "Visited the site each day for 100 consecutive days.". Doesn’t tell you that you need to "browse around".. – xeor Jun 16 '12 at 1:09
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There are a number of features about SE that are kept secret to prevent gaming. The intent and spirit of the badge is to award people who participate, not merely refresh a page. Participation could be as simple as flagging a post for moderator attention, or voting to close an off-topic question. Answering a question would almost certainly count as participation. But merely refreshing a page doesn't contribute anything to the site, other than to chew up a little bandwidth. – Robert Harvey Jun 16 '12 at 1:26
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I'm pretty sure even just voting for a good question or answer counts as activity towards the consecutive days visited badges. – Bill the Lizard Jun 16 '12 at 1:33
    
Ok, fair enough. But out of those 84 days, I am sure one of them was only hitting my morning routine with checking in on the page for new interesting questions, in other words, one page refresh.. – xeor Jun 16 '12 at 1:33
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I see nothing in the logs for you at what would've been June 15 06:30 UTC - I suppose it's possible you got a cached page or accessed the site from a different IP without being logged in, but from this end at least there's no evidence that you were here. Sorry. – Shog9 Jun 16 '12 at 4:49

You missed it by just over 26 minutes. You accessed the site on June 14th at 20:43:57 UTC, and then didn't touch it again until June 16th at 0:26:50 UTC.

Better luck next time...

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