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What is an SE "day"? When does each day start?

When does a day start on the Stack Exchange network? Some badges (Enthusiast, Fanatic, Mortarboard) and voting limits are bound by and relate heavily to the concept of a day. Do days correspond to ...
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Make recent activity "today" etc. buttons based on user's time zone

I'd like the "today", "yesterday", etc. links in recent activity to display in the user's current time zone, as well as any non-relative timestamps (for example, the absolute timestamp seen when ...
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Change the definition of a "day" to be localized for users

Normally I would not complain about this, but given that two badges are based on "visiting the site" each "day" it is silly for the "day" to be based on UTC clock for all users. I can speculate ...
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What time zone do SO's servers operate in?

What time zone do Stack Overflow's servers operate in? I noticed that it couldn't be my time zone, or the ones before me (I'm in North American Eastern Time), because I logged into SO earlier today (...
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Shouldn't consecutive days measure from midnight to midnight in the user's time zone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the definiton of a “day” to be localized for users I've just discovered I missed a day in my "consecutive days" count, because I logged in yesterday morning,...
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What is the ideal time zone to live in for maximum reputation?

This is an offshoot of this question, where oxbow_lakes feels that casual users in the US have an advantage over casual users in the UK. I was wondering what sort of user would do best in what sort ...
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Use user's timezone for vote limit, reputation cap, badges, etc

My suggestion is twofold: Let users choose their timezone (you may suggest one based on ip or whatever, but let them choose anyway). After they've made their choice, apply all daily rules (vote limit,...
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Stack Exchange sites need a universal clock that is visible!

Since the Stack Exchange sites run on one clock, and a clock that is not common to most of us (such as those of us in the US), can we display a clock with the site time (UTC) displayed somewhere on ...
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Why are the time stamps in UTC instead of localized for the client?

Just curious as to what the reasoning behind making the time stamps for the questions and answers in UTC instead of localizing the time for the client. I do realize it's easier to store the value in ...
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Which timezone do we live in on Stack Overflow?

Is my local time considered in the daily reputation points cap, or number of votes?
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Is there a Time Zone setting?

All the times seem to be in GMT. Is there a time zone setting so they will show up in my time zone? Also will this affect the "consecutive day" badge calculations?
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Change timezone for maintenance messages to UTC

In response to Timezone for maintenance messages, the team now shows timezone of PST for maintenance messages. Since that is tagged as status-complete, I'm starting another request to show these ...
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Make times on the site in user's local time zone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make recent activity “today” etc. buttons based on user’s time zone? Times on comments, questions, answers, etc (on the tool tip) are expressed in UTC. This ...
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Bug in new Reputation bar on UTC 1+ timezones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reputation graph not displaying details correctly?! Looks like new reputation bar's click event is one column slip off. Please take a look following screen shots clicking 3/...
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Is it fair that stackoverflow's days are based on UTC time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Make recent activity “today” etc. buttons based on user's time zone Change the definiton of a “day” to be localized for users For instance, I was so close to getting the ...
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April Fool's Day changes should be based on the user's time zone

No, this isn't a duplicate of all the normal "make badges and the rep cap day local" requests. It's very specific to April 1st. Users should be required to specify their time zone next time they log ...
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Timezone for maintenance messages

Stack Overflow will be down from 10 PM - 12 AM for maintenance. is rather vague. It is always 10 PM - 12 AM somewhere (except in Iceland, where it is always simply Friday). Should this be in UTC ...
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What time is it in Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Is there a global timer for Stack Overflow?
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Should I not be seeing my reputation activity in my own timezone?

Shown here is a snap of reputation activities, note the words today & yesterday. Its already half past midnight for me, so what is shown as "today" should have been shown as "yesterday"! This ...
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Timezone of stackoverflow data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What time zone do SO's servers operate in? I wonder under which timezone the time information is stored in stackoverflow database, for example in the column posts.creationdate? ...
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Six questions in 24 hours: when does this reset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Time reset/ending time for “Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 6 questions in a 24 hour period” A couple of times I have been blocked from asking a question on SO ...
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SO doesn't account for GMT/BST changes [duplicate]

I couldn't find any dupes for this and it isn't a big blocker, but I thought it worth noting. We move from GMT to BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1) during the summer months in the UK, but SO doesn't ...
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