Last Day of Month, time and Badges?

+7 votes
I try to get a badge for 100 contributions most months but sometimes get cut off on the last day, and this month not getting my goal because of that. Is there a time zone involved? (I'm on EST). Got a late start unfortunately this month and instead of earning a badge, the month got cut off for me at 8 p.m. So my contributions after that time go toward next month.
in WikiTree Help by Barbara Davis G2G1 (1.1k points)
Clock ticks over by GMT.

AND since that is midnight GMT, you'll have to figure out if you are east (+)  or west (-) of Greenwich ... 

Pacific coast time is - 8 hrs or 4 PM on the Pacific Coast 

Eastern Standard Time EST GMT -5
CentralStandard Time CST GMT -6
Mountain Standard Time MST GMT -7
Pacific Standard Time PST GMT -8

There's two other time zones not listed here 

And that is different  for silly time, when what was EST becomes EDT, or GMT-4.
When I was trying to get the badges I worked on a 28day period. I am in Australia and often came a cropper. So I set myself to start on the 2nd day of the month and finish 29th day. Any thing outside those was a bonus, one way or the other.

This is a common grump, Melanie, held by many many many, and is best dealt with Old Adages such as: "Don't sweat the small stuff." and "Go with the flow."

EDIT: laughlaughlaugh

I like your plan, Marion! I've had at least one month where I was pushing towards the 1000 badge, and in the 900's thinking I had one more hour... and then the count would reset. AUGH!

Better to think 2nd to 29th (except for that pesky February) and not get worked up if I haven't hit my numbers by then.

1 Answer

+1 vote
Hi Barbara,

I believe they go off midnight GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). If you're in the U.S. on EST time, the cut off time would be less 5 hours regularly, and less 4 hours during day light saving.

So at 8pm during Eastern Daylight Saving Time

and 7pm during Eastern Standard Time.

The badge is applied sometime during the following 24 hours.

All the best!
by A Farrell G2G2 (2.1k points)

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