Just so we all know what the title of this blog means, "Wiki Love" is the name of the Wikia Achievement track for editing on consecutive days. You get achievements for contributing on 5, 14, 30, 60, 100, 200, and 365 days consecutively. We've dubbed them "Deadly!", "Crazy!", "Bingo!", "Awesome!", "Stylish!", "SShowtime!!", and "Smokin' Sick Style!!!", respectively. If you haven't been able to tell, I'm aiming to get all of them. Call me crazy, but I'm shooting for 365 days of consecutive edits.
After nearly 110 days of success, Wikia has decided to reset my counter. And it's not because I actually skipped a day--I checked my "Contributions" page and, according to my time zone and contributions log, I have made some contribution every day for the past 100 days. I still have no idea why Wikia decided to reset my counter. I have to be honest and say that I have pulled some tricks to make it happen. When I first started this quest, I "lived" on the west coast, according to my time zone on my preference page, (I've since changed it to my own time zone.) Also, once, when I was working evenings and didn't get home until about half an hour before midnight because of overtime, I quickly "moved" to Canada to give myself two extra hours in the day with which to edit... I have since moved back, by the way.
But the spirit of the achievement was never in danger. I have been here, at least once every 24 hours, for over a hundred days. Why Wikia decided to reset my counter, I may never know. If I could turn back time and do one thing differently, it would be to have made an edit on Friday, July 6th, 2012 before 11:00 p.m. CST. Since I cannot do that, I can only sit and weep silently as I decide if the Achievement is worth starting over.
Update: I contacted Wikia support about this, and this is what Timothy Quievryn of the Wikia Support Team had to say:
- "What happened to you with the consecutive day counter is an unfortunate edge case Wikia is aware of and is currently working on a work-around for. It is actually not a bug. The achievements count 1 day as /server time/. Server time is in UTC (like most global computers) and thus, even though in your time zone you were editing on consecutive days, there was a 32 hour different between your contribs on the 5th and 6th, and thus a full 24-hour UTC day passed within that period. We understand the confusion about this and please accept our apologies - you are not alone in having this happen to you and as I previously said Wikia does want to make a work-around soon."