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How long does it take for chat profiles to update?

I have 26 reputation points. When I go to a chat room, it says I have to have a reputation of at least 20 to talk. Why can't I post in the chat room, then?

I asked a question about a JavaScript problem, and I think it may have gotten buried. I attempted to go to the JavaScript chat room, and it appears I cannot post there either.

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marked as duplicate by M. Tibbits, ChrisF, Lance Roberts, Ivo Flipse Aug 18 '11 at 22:50

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My fault. The thing is, I didnt know what was causing the problem (that it was my profile, and not another issue). Thanks for your help everyone! Speedy service!! –  Visyoual Aug 18 '11 at 19:22

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Marc's bump didn't seem to work, so I changed the parent account of your chat account to your Programmers account and then switched it back to your Stack Overflow account. It updated to show your current rep (36) so you should be good to go.

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We cache your profile for an hour - I guess you got a lot of those points recently?

I've given it a nudge - it now knows your current stats, etc.

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@Peter IMO your edit is invalid - it wasn't used as part of a list of other items, which I see as key here. –  Marc Gravell Aug 19 '11 at 6:25

Chat profiles are in a separate system.

They take an hour to update, so just be patient and you'll soon be able to chat!

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