So as many of you know, to reach the Trust Level of Master, you must be active for 90 of the past 100 days (more on that here). Now, I've heard a lot of talk about how the counter doesn't change, how it's broken, etc. Today, I hope to clear up those confusions.
(For simplification purposes, let's say the requirements are 9/10 days instead of 90/100.)
So let's say Little Johnny has been trying to get Master for quite some time, and has been keeping his activity up.
Out of the past 10 days, he has been active 10/10. Thus, Little Johnny is all set for this requirement.
Now let's take Little Phweffie. Little Phweffie, like Little Johnny, has also been trying to get Master. However, she goes to a concert on the weekend, and doesn't get a chance to log on.
Out of the past 10 days, she's logged 8/10, and thus does not reach the requirements for Master.
Little Phweffie panics, and makes sure to log on Sunday to bring her to 9/10 days. However, despite her logging on, the Boards counter still has her at 8/10 days. Why is this?
Even though she's logged in on Sunday, she has still only logged on 8/10 days.
In fact, assuming she logs on every day for the next week, the Boards will not change this until the next Monday, when the red Friday is finally cycled out.
She is left with 9/10 days being active, and thus passes the requirement.
To tie this in with reality, imagine you're a Master (100/100 days) that takes 14 days off. The Boards counter will say you have 86/100 days for a solid 100 days (just over 3 months) before it updates, assuming you are active every day.
tl;dr: just because you have 86/100 days doesn't necessarily mean you have 4 days left