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Back in May, 27th 2009, the Stack Overflow team introduced a little counter to monitor the consecutive days you visited the site.
And 30 days later (June 26th 2009), the first "Enthusiast" badges were awarded.

Today, February, 3rd 2023, is five thousand days later.

Today, 9th May 2020, is four thousand days later.
Today, 13th August 2017, is three thousand days later.
Today, 17th November 2014, is two thousand days later.
Today, 21st February 2012, is one thousand days later.

So I was just wondering if there was anyone else with that little value on their profile:

5000 consecutive days

Before:

1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 consecutive days

Because, for me, it was (and still is) worth every single day, as illustrated by the Oct. 2022 blog post "How to earn a million reputation on Stack Overflow: be of service to others", by Ryan Donovan.

Thank you (again), Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange team!

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    When you reach 10000, I expect SE to invite you and make a podcast as they did with Jon Skeet's 1M rep. ;) Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 14:28
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    @ShadowWizard well... that would be in Sunday, 12 October 2036. Stack Overflow will be 28 years old. And I would be 65 years old! I'll get to 10000 at my retirement party!
    – VonC
    Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 14:54
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    That must require a lot of vigilance (or a script). And a mobile device(?). Commented Feb 3, 2023 at 16:02
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    @This_is_NOT_a_forum No, I simply post at least one answer. Every day.
    – VonC
    Commented Feb 3, 2023 at 16:08
  • "At least one answer" really is no joke haha. And here others like me found the 30 days streak hard.
    – Akaisteph7
    Commented Jul 11, 2023 at 13:59
  • 5000 days = 13 years, 8 months, and 12 days. Wow!
    – Cypher
    Commented Jan 12 at 4:46

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Ah, finally we can take a day off!

1000 days, 1000 consecutive


As promised:

1337


And I made it to 2000.

2000 days, 2000 consecutive


What the heck, since I have a picture with my fancy hat and tie, I might as well keep posting these. Happy birthday to BoltClock!

2048 consecutive days

3000! If it were baseball, that would surely get us into the Hall of Fame. ;)

3000 consecutive days

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    Imagine your life as 33 yo without stackoverflow...scary! Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 11:51
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    Nope, you have 24 more to go. Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 12:07
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    @BoltClock'saUnicorn: darn it, I made my post 24 days too soon. I will update the picture in my question then. Next stop: 1337 consecutive days...
    – VonC
    Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 13:11
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    @VonC Another 337 days? What the hell, that's less than a year. Count me in! Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 13:16
  • @BilltheLizard almost forgot, but 1337 consecutive days was yesterday. Are you still there?
    – VonC
    Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 21:01
  • @VonC Yeah, I remembered to get a screen shot too. I wonder if the other 3 made it. :) Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 21:09
  • @BilltheLizard great, see you at 2048 (but... that would be 4th of January... 2015! A Sunday though)
    – VonC
    Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 21:15
  • @VonC: Dammit, that's my 23rd birthday. Commented Jan 25, 2013 at 3:25
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    I believe this makes you a guru.... ;-) Is the streak still happening?
    – rolfl
    Commented Oct 30, 2014 at 23:49
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    Apparently you have not taken a day off, as the first line of your post implied you might.... ;-)
    – MTL
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 5:25
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    Hey Bill! Glad you made it this far. I have updated the "question". Still 48 days before the big 0x800! (numbermonk.com/hexadecimal/2048)
    – VonC
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 19:54
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    I feel a bit better about my 1530 consecutive days on Meta now. But only a little, since it's Meta.
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 20:35
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    And... that is now 3000 days! Still with me?
    – VonC
    Commented Aug 13, 2017 at 17:55
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    @VonC Yes, I'm still here. Thanks for reminding me. I wouldn't want to miss getting a screenshot of a big milestone. :) Commented Aug 13, 2017 at 18:42
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    @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος bad news: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/122976/… Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 14:31
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Regarding the question raised in revision 10:

'Anyone with a “visited: 3333 days, 3333 consecutive” in their profile?'

Indeed, there is somebody on Mathematics Stack Exchange.

Screen-capture of profile of Asaf Karagila from Mathematics SE showing 3333 consecutively visited days

(To avoid any concerns, I did get Asaf's authorization to post this here.)

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  • Do you mean Asaf did not make it to 3652?
    – VonC
    Commented Sep 18, 2019 at 21:51
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    Not to jinx it but I'd say he did not yet make it. Mathematics is a more recent site. The screen capture is from today. The streak is live (and I think pretty close to the theoretical maximal for Mathematics.)
    – quid
    Commented Sep 18, 2019 at 21:54
  • OK, got it. I didn't get the capture was from today.
    – VonC
    Commented Sep 18, 2019 at 21:55
  • @VonC I am happy to confirm that some days ago he passed the "10 year" mark.
    – quid
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 11:32
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    Great! Congrats to Asaf. Time does fly fast.
    – VonC
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 11:37
  • He passed 4k some days ago.
    – quid
    Commented Jul 25, 2021 at 17:17
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    Impressive. Congrats again. I just updated the title here: 4444th consecutive day.
    – VonC
    Commented Jul 28, 2021 at 6:25
  • @VonC Asaf passed that but no visibly record for now.
    – quid
    Commented Oct 12, 2022 at 22:36
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End of an era! On English Language & Usage I had 3958 consecutive days until I somehow missed on Sunday. The timezones got me. I was on Saturday at 2pm my time (UTC-7) and then on Sunday at 9pm my time. But that wasn't good enough for UTC+0. What a bummer.

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  • I will take a rest a week on Sunday, I hope to get my Fanatic badge on SO by then.
    – MT1
    Commented Feb 3, 2023 at 10:04

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