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I saw a question that was posted 9 mins ago. I checked the user's profile and it says seen 12 mins ago. How is that possible? Does it mean it took 3mins for the post to appear? Or its a bug?

How often is the last seen updated? Could we have a user online//offline indicator?

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You mean like this? –  Time Traveling Bobby Oct 7 '11 at 13:03
Yes. I got the answer.. –  userSeven7s Oct 7 '11 at 13:07

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The answer is caching.

The "last seen" date/time is cached and not updated every time the user does something. So it's perfectly possible for an answer to be posted later than the latest "last seen".

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