I have been logging into Stack Overflow daily. I'm at 33 consecutive days according to SO, but it should be more like 77. I am on the east coast of the US. One day, about 34 days ago, I checked some posts, looked at the questions and logged off.

When I went online the next day to check questions, it said 1 day consecutive, meaning that it didn't recognize my login the previous day.

How do I know when I log in whether a day has elapsed or not? I check like three times a day now just to make sure I get checked in for that day. It would be nice to just check the questions and be done.

P.S. I looked during my lunch, it was 12 noon here in Boston....


To reply to your comment to Jeff: as a Bostonian, you're currently at UTC-5, meaning that your "day" on SO goes from 7 pm the previous day to 7 pm the day of. During the summer, you're at UTC-4; 8 pm the previous day to 8 pm the day of.

There's also a calendar for tracking your visit history. Open up your profile. Look for the line in your user info that says "visited x days, y consecutive" (see screenshot below). Click on it, and a calendar should pop up showing you whether you've visited for a given day, including the current day (see second screenshot below).

user profile with link to visit calendar highlighted user profile with calendar expanded out

Note: Only you can see the "visited," "openid," "email" and "real name" fields in your profile. This is just a mockup.

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    PS: the profile didn't list consecutive days until June 22, 2010. We used to have to just guess. You kids these days don't know how good you have it.... – Pops Feb 1 '11 at 21:55
  • @Popular Demand - That's exactly the answer I needed! – Drewdin Feb 1 '11 at 23:02
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    Wow, I never knew there was a calendar hiding in there... – Margaret Feb 1 '11 at 23:03

All days are measured in UTC. The day begins at 00:00:00 UTC and ends at 23:59:59 UTC.

  • Thanks Buddy, that still does not explain how i know if i get credit for logging in. – Drewdin Feb 1 '11 at 20:53
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    @Drewdin, that means if you login in the morning on Monday and late at night on Tuesday in your time zone, you could have had a complete day gap according to UTC time. – jzd Feb 1 '11 at 21:21

Perhaps your activity didn't warrant enough to count as a visit?

It says here (under enthusiast) that the exact amount of activity required for a visit isn't public information - perhaps your activity fell below this marker on that day.

  • You need to view more than the just the home page. I think any internal page (e.g. your profile page) would do. – ChrisF Feb 1 '11 at 22:34

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