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Are users' local time zones are considered when calculating whether or not to award them the woot!/Enthusiast badge? If not, then which time zone is used in the calculation?

  • This question pre-dates the quoted duplicate. "This question covers exactly the same content as earlier questions on this topic." The important word here is "earlier". Why wasn't the duplicate closed?
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    Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 13:07

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I find this particularly frustrating. My timezone is UTC+10, so if I visit the site in the morning, but the next day I only visit it in the evening, then a day goes missing from the statistics and thus the woot badge is not awarded - even though I visited the site each day (in my local day).

It's really a bit demoralising...


Since all of SO is in UTC (daily reputation caps etc.), I suspect Enthusiast/Woot badge makes no difference and it is using UTC as well.

  • "Enthusiast" :)
    – Sampson
    Commented Jul 7, 2009 at 10:24
  • @Jonathan: Thanks, corrected the brainfart :)
    – laalto
    Commented Jul 7, 2009 at 10:58

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