I have noticed over the past several weeks that my logins seem to not be registering. I have visited every day for almost a month trying to work on my consecutive day badge. And yes, my name is at the top of the screen when I am logged in. Am I doing something wrong?

  • How odd, because it worked fine for you in September and I don't know of any changes to the login that might effect this. I'll have to ask help from the team on this
    – Ivo Flipse
    Nov 13, 2011 at 5:45

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Have a look at this Meta.Stackoverflow question

login pages, along with a number of other homepage style pages, don't count as "access"

So simply go look at a question and you should be fine!


Usually, what gets people is that they're using the site every day in local time. But consecutive days count UTC days. For example, if you pause between Saturday morning and Sunday late evening and live in America, you've missed Sunday.

Furthermore, there is some limited protection against automatic downloads counting as a visited day. Being active in any way (posting, commenting, voting, …) definitely counts. In between, the SE team has not revealed exactly what counts as a visited day; I believe refreshing the home page (including its images and other content) is sufficient, and browsing one question is definitely sufficient.

Consecutive days are explained in the badge FAQ under “Enthusiast” and “Fanatic”.


From what I read about this on Meta, for the consecutive day count it's not enough to only login, you also need some minimum level of activity.

I guess accessing a question should usually be enough: that should count as access to an internal page.

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    You don't have to ask a question or anything like that. I log into travel every day and don't ask a question and it has been fine for the past 80 days. I log in and browse the questions but it is not counting my days in a row.
    – AtlasRN
    Nov 13, 2011 at 13:14

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