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Consecutive Days is Flawed

It's quarter past midnight and my consecutive/visited days counter is not including today. Is I'm in the UK, GMT timezone. Is this a UTC issue? GMT is currently UTC + 1.

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marked as duplicate by animuson, Daniel Fischer, Martijn Pieters, Michael Petrotta, Jonathan Leffler Oct 23 '12 at 4:47

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There's still half an hour until the new day. SE follows UTC time. You can see the current server time by opening the drop-down box by hovering over your username at the top. It's at the bottom: UTC time 23:28 – animuson Oct 22 '12 at 23:28
Being nitpicky: GMT and UTC are more or less synonyms. To quote Wikipedia, [i]n the United Kingdom, GMT is the official time only during winter; during summer British Summer Time is used. GMT is the same as Western European Time. – Dennis Oct 22 '12 at 23:42
@Mechanicalsnail: This has been answered, literally, a million times before. I just don't feel like looking for a duplicate question with a terrible title. – animuson Oct 23 '12 at 3:25
Also to be nitpicky: GMT is not UTC + 1 at the moment. GMT is still the same as UTC. The UK is currently on BST, i.e. UTC + 1 (or CET but let's not get the Europhobes worried). – ben is uǝq backwards Oct 23 '12 at 7:53
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Everything is calculated based on UTC time zone. Just like you, for me consecutive days counter changes at exact 5:30 am in the morning time.

You can also notice this time in your reputation history page, it always shows UTC time, when it was voteup/down or any other action taken.

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I know about the UTC time zone thing. I still think it would be helpful to indicate on the user profile when the new day will start (either the local time of UTC midnight or hours until UTC midnight) - just above or below the number of consecutive days.

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