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There is a daily limit of 200 rep for things like upvotes on answers. What constitutes a day though? Is it a rolling 24 hour period? 12:00am to 12:00am GMT? Something similar with my own time zone?

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  • $\begingroup$ possible duplicate of What is the standard time maintained by MSE? $\endgroup$ – Grigory M Dec 28 '13 at 16:29
  • $\begingroup$ @GrigoryM I think this is a different question. Just because the standard time is UTC doesn't tell you if/when a rolling interval is used for limits, if a fixed interval is used that starts at 0:00, or at 6:00, etc. $\endgroup$ – alex.jordan Dec 28 '13 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, guess you're right, sorry $\endgroup$ – Grigory M Dec 28 '13 at 16:39
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Depends on the particular limit.

For reputation and badges, the UTC day is used (0:00-23:59 UTC time). See What is an SE "day"? When does each day start? For other reputation-related rules, see How does "Reputation" work?

Rate-limiting, such as the limit on the number of questions asked, is based on a rolling period. That is, the daily limit for questions is 6 questions in any 24 hour period. See Time reset/ending time for "Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 6 questions in a 24 hour period" For more information in rate-limiting, see The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide. Did you know that you can change your Winterbash hat only once every 10 seconds?

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Coordinated Universal Time, in particular the UTZ zone (essentially GMT). (See this previous meta question for finding current UTC time within the new top-bar, or go here.)

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  • $\begingroup$ So is it 0:00 to 23:59? $\endgroup$ – alex.jordan Dec 28 '13 at 16:30

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