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Why did my consecutive days disappear?

I was visiting the site every day for many days, and suddenly today the consecutive counter was reset, - so my question is - my it own fault or a bug from server side ?

  • See the dozens of similar questions in the "Related" section to the right.
    – ale
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 13:47

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Probably your own fault for not visiting every UTC day.

For example, if you're in a time zone with is UTC-8 (e.g. California) then you could visit at 3pm on Monday and then 5pm on Tuesday (both local time) - but the system sees that as 11pm Monday UTC and 1am Wednesday UTC, with no visit on Tuesday.

  • Whatever. it was just for a badge.
    – c69
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 8:37
  • That's right, except for the calculation. 4pm PST (UST-8, includes Washington, Oregon, California of USA) is midnight UTC, so visiting at 7am on Monday PST is equivalent to 3pm on Monday, UTC, and 9am Tuesday, PST = 5pm Tuesday, UTC. If it were 3pm Monday, 5pm Tuesday, PST, then that's entirely correct. Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 8:38
  • Happened to me while trying to achieve Fanatic tag here on Meta.. luckily after I already got it on SO. Thanks for the clear explanation! :) Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 8:42
  • It's pretty much the most annoying badge requirement around. Guarantees somebody on a shift schedule, like myself, can't get it!
    – user7116
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 8:49
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    @Nightfirecat: Doh - that's what I get for trying to do this sort of thing before coffee. Will change it :)
    – Jon Skeet
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 9:06
  • @sixlettervariables Or being away (holiday) for a few days. Knowing with 00:00 UTC is you can of course cover a couple of days in a few minutes if that time is not too inconvenient.
    – Richard
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 9:24

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