# Trivial question [2]: When does a week run (e.g. for Top karma of the week)? This question was suggested by wondering how Stefan had 1500+ karma for the week and George as the next closest only had 200.

Aug 1, 2015

The last week is thought of as the "last 7 days" from "today". Similarly the last month is considered to be the "last 30 days" from "today".

#### Explanation:

You answer 10 questions on Saturday, post the last one on 1:00 pm, and get your karma up to 500.

On the next Saturday at 12:59 pm your total should still show 500 for "this week". At 1:01 pm, your total should go to zero.

Basically, you lose daily karma until the week runs out.

I started with about 200 karma in the Meta section a few days ago, then I posted a bunch of answers and got "likes" for some of them.

Now my karma is dropping by the same amount it increased on a daily basis.

Bottom line, the "week" starts 7 days ago today. The "top karma this week" is for the Saturday 25th July - Saturday August 1st interval.

Tomorrow, the "top karma this week" will show points accumulated in the Sunday July 26th - Sunday August 2nd interval.

And so on.