In Ask Ubuntu, there are limits on how many things you can do each day. For example:

  • You can only flag 36 items per day,
  • You can only review 20 items from one category per day,
  • You can only get 200 reputation per day, and
  • You can only use 40 votes per day.

As well as opportunities to receive badges within a set time period, like:

enthusiast fanatic mortarboard and necromancer Revival suffrage vox populi

Those are all the badges that have a requirement of doing a task in a time frame.

Since Ask Ubuntu is a very vibrant place with many nationalities and cultures, it's quite obvious that not everyone is in the same time zone.

So, what time zone does Ask Ubuntu use to determine a 'new day' or a 24-hour period? Do they use a clock at all, or do they measure the time in your time zone and count on another 24 hours?


The simple answer to that is UTC.

All of the daily events, such as the reset of your daily rep limit, occur at midnight universal time.

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    Oh... I had hoped it went on a true "X number of Y per day" basis. e.g., as long the last of 40 votes was within 24h of the first, you'd get Vox Populi. Jan 15 '13 at 16:35

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