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What time zone do SO's servers operate in?

I was looking at my previous questions, and was just wondering what time of day I had asked them. The times I'm seeing don't make much sense as to when I'd be on the computer, so does anyone know what Time Zone the timestamps are for?

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marked as duplicate by Pëkka, Time Traveling Bobby, animuson, Shogging through the snow Jul 6 '12 at 13:06

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StackOverflow operates in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). So the time that is reflected on the site is offset from you depending on what time zone you live/work in and whether you observe Daylight Saving Time.

This causes a lot of confusion, especially for people far away from the date line trying to get badges that relate to consecutive days etc.

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The information regarding the timezone for any of the stackExchange sites can be seen when hovering at user's name at the site header.

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