I live in Australia, in a completely different time zone to the UK. I have been a member here for only five months, but mathematics is currently my life and I have a continuous and ongoing interest in studying and teaching. I have clocked up 30 consecutive days with visits here several times over. Some days I don't stay long and other days I get involved for a while, but I have visited every day except during December, when I was having a break.
The problem is that if I visit here in the morning one day, but don't get back until the afternoon the following day, I have missed an entire UK day. My visit calendar shows there are only one or two single days missing from every month, not counting December, since I joined on 24th September.
It's been pointed out to me that UTC is the time zone being used. Well, I have family that far away in time and I'm well versed with the difficulties it creates. On a site like Maths.SE, as a mathematician I believe there isn't a problem, within reason, that we can't solve. Is it really that hard to program a time zone sensitive system? Is it really that hard to program something that will be largely immune to abuse? Are we victims, or are we in control?
Okay, the bug tag has been edited out and replaced with the discussion tag. Maybe it's not a bug, maybe it's intended behaviour, but my point is that I'm not just interested in discussing it, I believe it's limited and wrong and the reasons for not implementing a time zone sensitive system are weak at best. If Fermat's last theorem can be proved, this should be a walk in the park. So, it's a feature request.