https://www.duolingo.com/peteretchn

when does a week start?

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strange: today I have racked up 54 points but my total for the week according to the leaderboard is just 33. Does a week not start at midnight? and my profile says I'm +268 points for the week. confusing.

September 30, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/BalintSikt
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I'm trying to win my club's weekly leaderboard, it's Monday 0:39 GMT and the week just doesn't want to stop. What if the week never stops and I'm going to die here duoling.

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BalintSikt
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The week finally ended at 1:00 GMT, 2:00 CET (Monday).

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kre000

I presume you haven't counted in shifting caused by daylight saving time. As it was said before, I believe Duolingo's week ends UTC±00:00. But WET is UTC+1 right now, and CET is UTC+2, so that's why you had the results you've mentioned.

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BalintSikt
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You're right, thanks for the clarifiacion!

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/louis.vang
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The duolingers are not living in one time region, midnight is not the same for everyone.

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/raachkk

Is there a "universal midnight" for duolingo? Or does it have something to do with each user's personal timezone?

May 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/farside268
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If I had to guess, I'd assume it's midnight GMT. My week reset midday today and I'm in North American Eastern Time.

February 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/eomelia
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I just checked right before and right after midnight GMT and yes, that is when the week resets.

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kjohn101

Also - I've experienced thinking I've ranked on my group leaderboard by midnight Saturday, only to find out that other members passed me on Sunday. My take is that Duolingo Club "weeks" reset Monday to be in line with most places' definition that a weekend includes both Saturday and Sunday. I think the whole "Sunday being the first day of the week" thing is a US mindset. It got me!

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LexSarrasin

I think it may come from the Calendars starting on Sunday. I have no idea the history of why that happened. In Canada and the US, we think of Monday as the first day of the week.

June 13, 2018
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