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The total number of points awarded by KatKwiz (Persi & Alley) on May 2, 2007 was ____________
Okay, because 500 points were awarded from the katkwiz for the mayday questions, those points didn't get awarded till ther 2nd I guess, and then from the question of the day for may second the points were worth 350
I think you add the two to get 850. But thats allot of work since we all go on all different time frames!! I didn't realize that the points from may 1st, wouldnt be awarded till the second. So on the second the total number of points given out was 850. 
The total number of points awarded by KatKwiz (Persi & Alley) on May 2, 2007 was ____850________

umm ok, still not sure i understand, i get the time zone difference but this confuses me "Quite often the points are not awarded until the next day. Last night I did wait until just after midnight my time to submit the answer but had I submitted the question three minutes earlier, the points would not have been awarded until the next day my time (today)."

Depending on where you live (Australia etc) it could have been that they were awarded on different days.
What Persi&Alley is saying is that the points for the KatKwiz on the 1st were given on the 2nd in his time zone. In the question posted (this one) it was posted at 1.01 my time which is 12.01 his time so if he had posted earlier (ie 11:58 his time) the points would have been awarded yesterday not today, when the question was posted. Although that is confusing to me too because that means points are awarded when the question is posted not when they are paid out and that would make the answer 350 so I understand your confusion 