I have been visiting the site everyday for three weeks. Tonight, after only being off the site for a few hours, it reset to 1 from 21 days here and from 20 to 1 on Movies & TV. This has happened before. GMT can't be a factor as it was only a few hours during the same night. It's making it literally impossible to earn the 100 day gold badge.

Can some mod check on this and explain the problem? I'd really like this badge and it is rather upsetting to have my efforts dashed. It's impossible I was away longer than 24 hours as I'm visiting my parent's house right now and have not even been here 12 hours.

EDIT : In case it's unclear, I'm talking about the main site here. This is not a question for the main site, it's off topic, so I brought it here. I thought it was obvious, but I may have been wrong.

  • Did you do anything on the site (vote, post, comment) on GMT Sunday, or just visit a single page? It may be that the system didn't recognise you as appearing on the site because you weren't there for long enough and didn't do anything that was logged. That said, I'm not entirely sure what triggers having "visited the site" - I'll try to look into it.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 8, 2016 at 13:07
  • I don't think I did anything, other than load the site after logging onto my parent's wifi (which I only did at the time to maintain the day count while ignoring the family, rudely, when I got there). Then, when I had more time later, noticed the reset. It seems that logging on (thus having your page refreshed, etc) should register as visiting. If not, why call it "visiting" instead of something more active and informative? I had planned on doing more when I had time, but the reset just crushed my enjoyment. Feb 8, 2016 at 13:23
  • FYI, a similar question has been asked before, and answered by a then moderator. I'm sorry this has upset you, but there doesn't seem to be much we can do about it :-( Also, I was wrong about needing to actually do something - just visiting does apparently count, per this question on another site (unless the rules have changed since then).
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 8, 2016 at 13:57
  • Looking at your all actions tab it appears you do have some gaps. Sorry that we can't do much about that!
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    Feb 8, 2016 at 19:12
  • If I had gaps, why was my counter at 21 days? I accept that I'm not getting my days back, but that actions tab does not register page views, ie: visits, or clicking the review link. Which seems to make it a worthless gauge for this situation. Feb 10, 2016 at 23:11
  • It’s possible that moderators see more on that tab (though I’m not sure).
    – chirlu
    Feb 12, 2016 at 9:24
  • I'd hope so, but it doesn't help to point me in that direction then. And if they see more, they should see more and see I was there everyday. Also, it didn't help that the link in Ancient's comment was to my activity in Meta (which scores differently) when I'm referring to the main site. Like I said, I accept I'm not getting the days back, but I still feel kinda shafted. Feb 12, 2016 at 9:33

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As explained in this MSE question, it is not enough to just visit the main page or log in; this alone will not make the day count against the number of days visited required for the Enthusiast and Fanatic badges. It should be sufficient to look at any question page, though.

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