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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Please always write time zone information in numeric format (e.g. GMT-X)

Currently there is a global site message of There will be a short outage starting at 12:30 Eastern time as we tune the Database hardware which completely fails to give me the intended ...
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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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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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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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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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In which Timezone do we live in SO?

Is my local time considered in daily rep cap, or numbers of votes?
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What time is it in StackOverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Time Zone do the SO servers operate in? Is there a global timer for StackOverflow?
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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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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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Shouldn't daily mail notifications arrive based on local timezone instead of UTC?

I get a bunch of daily mail notifications from Stack Overflow at 3 AM (I live in Brazil). This is the only site I have subscriptions which does that. Because of Stack Overflow solely, I need to put my ...
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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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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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Election time zone?

The elections say they start in one hour, which I'm assuming will be 4 p.m. my time (EST, US). They say they start at 20:00 (8 p.m) though, what time zone does this operate in?
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What time zone and time scale do SE sites use? [duplicate]

I am often puzzled by the time indication on this platform I asked a question yesterday and this morning I noticed that I asked it today: Since it is already past midnight on the west coast in the ...
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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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More rep to be had for minority timezones?

I couldn't help but notice that of the top users on all the sites, the majority are from outside North America: Server Fault: 60% of the 10k users (SF only has 10 10k users) Super User: 60% of the ...
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How do I fix the time under the reputation tab?

The reputation tab is not adjusting to my current time zone, so questions I've asked a few hours ago is being displayed as yesterday... It's not yesterday! Is there an option somewhere for me to ...
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What's the time zone of Stack Overflow chat?

I made this screenshot a few minutes ago. My time zone is Central Europe, so my current time is 16:39 (CEST or UTC+2). However, (based on the orange vertical bar) it seems that the Stack Overflow ...
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What time values are localized on Stack Exchange?

Despite the accepted answer that states all times are UTC on SE, it's clear that some times are relative and that chat time stamps reflect local time zones other than UTC. Chat and iOS apps seem to ...
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Does Stack Exchange use UTC time to store creation dates of posts and comments? [duplicate]

Does Stack Exchange use UTC time to store when a question, answer or comment is created, or is there any other approach to handle it to display localized time to the user?
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When does timing start for evaluating badges that are obtained based on daily activity?

There are certain badges such as Mortarboard and Suffrage which are obtained by accomplishing something in a single day. For example, Suffrage is obtained by voting on 30 posts a day. My query is, ...
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What’s going on with the time conversions on SO?

The current time as I was writing this is 16:21 (GMT+2) and for some reason 1:20:06 PM UTC appears as "21s ago" on SO. (The date is good, however.) Isn't UTC = GMT? (1:20 pm UTC should be 3:20 GMT+2, ...
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Tag followers are getting their mails too quickly

I have followed some tags, but I'm getting the mail of the most interesting questions around 6.50 am. That mail isn't from the day before, but from the current day (that day that is only 6 hours and ...
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Is reputation-per-day being miscalculated? [duplicate]

At first, I thought that the timezone the servers were located in may be UTC, but from other MetaSO questions I see that the servers are located in NYC. This question seems to indicate that the clock ...
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April Fools should be UTC [closed]

All of SE uses UTC. By relying on local time for rolling out April Fools' jokes exciting new features, they're already old news by the time those in western countries get a chance to see them. I ...
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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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The notification of when I applied for a job doesn't take my timezone into acount

I just applied for a position on careers.stackoverflow.com The confirmation message is currently telling me I applied Feb. 1st However where I am that is actually Tomorrow. Here's a screeenshot of ...
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Is there a way to change default time-zone on any Stack Exchange service? [duplicate]

Here is description how to find what's the current time on any Stack Exchange service. But it doesn't match with my time-zone (where I'm living now). Is there a way to change time-zone? I couldn't ...
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Time discrepancy on question page when your clock is “wrong” [duplicate]

When I load a page, the times displayed are all right, regardless of how my clock is set up. But after about one minute, when the page is updated (via JavaScript, presumably) the times get messed up ...
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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....
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Chat time conversion suggestion

Another suggestion : I found that in some specific cases like on the Stackexchange Live Podcast room, it would be useful to detect event like "xxx happens at 11:00pm EDT" and display a tooltip to ...
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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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Timezones and mentions of days/weeks/months for badges and elsewhere [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is an SE “day”? When does each day start? I just wondered if things like the rules for badges get +200 rep in one day, and the displays of rep per day/week/...
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Why doesn't stackoverflow take into consideration different timezones?

Let's say that you ask a question at 20:00 BST, you wait for comments, then let's say you wait until 04:00 BST in the morning, you then go to sleep and in the morning you discover that you can not ...
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careers profile views timezone

A couple of days ago I created a career stackoverflow profile. I'm looking daily to see if anyone has visited my profile. It says this week 7 visits, today 3 How is this counting? If I'm not ...
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What is a day on SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When does a day start? So, today I reached my rep cap for the day, but I have no idea what a day is? When does it start and finish, in what time-zone?
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Date and Time on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Every time I come on StackOverflow and it's past 8:00 EST, it registers that I came on the next day. For example, today I logged in and I shows that I viewed the site on Tuesday. How can I fix this ...
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Problem in getting enthusiast badge

From last 3 to 4 weeks I am deliberately trying to get enthusiast badge on Stack Overflow. To achieve it, I have set Stack Overflow as home page in all the browsers, at work and at home. And, it is ...
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What time zone does the question time stamp refer to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is an SE “day”? When does each day start? According to the question What is an SE “day”? When does each day start?, Stack Overflow's servers are on UTC time. Does the ...
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What is the definition of “Day”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When does a day start? For the purpose of calculating the number of days in the profile, what is the definition of "day"? Is this based on a specific timezone? 24-hours from ...
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Timezone Problems [duplicate]

I've been using Stack Overflow for a while and I noticed that for me, the time is 7 hours ahead of my actual time. I live in Calgary AB, Canada so I might get something different, but the next day is ...
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Consecutive days counter is wrong after midnight [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Consecutive Days is Flawed It's quarter past midnight and my consecutive/visited days counter is not including today. Is I'm in the UK, GMT timezone. Is this a UTC issue? GMT ...
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What does “a day” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is an SE “day”? When does each day start? Does "a day" mean that, for consecutive days, you have to log in within 24 hours of your last login? Or does it mean ...