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I have received a new winter hat, which is given on vote/post on 25 December:

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but in my country it is yet 24 December:

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Should not be the hat given using user's local time?

marked as duplicate by ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd, asheeshr, Servy, Antony, Martijn Pieters Dec 24 '13 at 16:01

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  • Why would that be ? Everything on this site is according to SO time. Why would hats be different ? – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Dec 24 '13 at 15:44
  • @insertcleverxmasname It isn't UTC either, its basically if its that date anywhere in the world – Richard Tingle Dec 24 '13 at 15:46
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    And what about the astronauts checking on SO from the moon. What's their local timezone? – Servy Dec 24 '13 at 15:47
  • @Servy The astronauts use UTC, so it's the same as the one used by SO. – Antony Dec 24 '13 at 15:51
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    @Antony They may use it just for simplicity sake, but that's not their local timezone. I can use UTC all day long but it doesn't mean that's my local timezone. – Servy Dec 24 '13 at 15:54
  • Jon Skeet lives in UTC, so therefor the servers match his time. – user213963 Dec 24 '13 at 18:40
  • It is so people like myself who are in timezones far ahead of you can get the hat when we earn it, rather than waiting for the sun to come up in London (figuratively speaking). I'd just like to mention that I would have been the first, or amongst the very first to earn this hat legitimately :) – slugster Dec 24 '13 at 20:42
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Because that would be a pain in the a** to implement.

  • Yeah, that can not be an answer. You want to make me believe that the programmers behind have not enough skills? Why just better say that there are more urgent things to be done. – gotqn Dec 24 '13 at 15:51
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    Of course they have enough skills, but it doesn't need to be wasted on this, when they have the community to stop the onslaught of "halp why did i get tihs badge erly pls halp!" – scrblnrd3 Dec 24 '13 at 15:52
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    Oh, MSO, how you make me wonder. My most well-researched answers get 1 or 2 votes, then I post an answer of exactly 11 words and get 5 votes on a question with 30 views – scrblnrd3 Dec 24 '13 at 16:28
  • @scrb Yeah, Meta rep is basically meaningless. My second most upvoted post basically reads "it's a secret." – Aza Dec 24 '13 at 18:21

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