I have read a lot of the posts on here about consecutive days and how they are calculated, but I am not sure that I can explain this one...which is disappointing since I have been trying to get the consecutive days badges.
I logged in last night (SO) at 8/13/2010 @ 730P EST and my consecutive days count was somewhere in the teens (maybe 20's I don't remember). I answered a question, browsed around for a bit longer and then went away. This morning (8/14/2010 @ 815A EST), my consecutive days count is back to 1 (still on SO).
What is the exact method to calculate these? Can anyone look to ensure that my days really should have been reset? Its pretty crazy to attempt to go for a badge if when I log in twice within 11 hours I have my days reset. And, just as an aside, its not so much about the badge as I do enjoy the site without the 'reward', but still would be nice to know why this reset occurred.