I just want to know if SO has some sort of cutoff time per day? Is it fixed in one time (e.g. 00:00) or has some sort of related to when you have registered? (Scenario: For example I registered at exactly 2pm then the next day 2pm would be the cutoff and count as one day when I login). If not, what time is it? Is it applied to all SE Network?

Thank you.

  • I really knew that this is a duplicate but I don't know how to search the right keyword. Thank you for the responses.
    – Mark
    Aug 5, 2013 at 1:25

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It's midnight UTC, for everyone. (For all actions such as the rep cap, votes per day etc.)

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    You would know this, wouldn't you? I imagine your rep counter at 12:01 suddenly jumping 200 points. Aug 4, 2013 at 15:09

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