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A couple of days ago I created a career stackoverflow profile. I'm looking daily to see if anyone has visited my profile. It says

this week 7 visits, today 3

How is this counting? If I'm not wrong in other places/countries week starts on Sunday, here it starts at Monday. And what about timezones? When it says today it means past midnight at which timezone? I guess it isn't locally.

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Stack Exchange uses UTC time. –  juergen d Dec 22 '13 at 19:42
I'd assume "this week" means "within the last seven days" –  ThiefMaster Dec 22 '13 at 20:09
@ThiefMaster Thnx I guess this is obvious for some of you. –  giannis christofakis Dec 22 '13 at 20:14

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This is the code used to generate these time periods.

var now = DateTime.UtcNow;
var thisMonth = now.AddDays(-30);
var thisWeek = now.AddDays(-7);
var today = now.AddDays(-1);

Since this is just candy data and not used as input to any other function, we just do a quick and dirty calculation.

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Your hat is misplaced a bit :) –  Shadow Wizard Dec 23 '13 at 11:11
@ShadowWizard how's that? :) –  Nick Larsen Dec 23 '13 at 12:57
Much better, and fitting! ;) –  Shadow Wizard Dec 23 '13 at 13:00

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