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I don't know if it is related to the new design, and I looked up a bit to find a similar bug report but couldn't find any.

Is there an explanation for this:


So it's been more than 24 hours since I've posted it, and nothing has changed. Shouldn't have it been updated by now? (I mean if it's just a caching problem...).


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Caching (most likely) – ChrisF Nov 25 '11 at 23:05
Same issue:… – hammar Nov 25 '11 at 23:22
Did you run a reputation recalculation that caused you to lose 10 reputation? I think the ones listed at the bottom are cached, but the main one at the top is live. – animuson Nov 25 '11 at 23:59
@animuson no I only got a -2 yesterday, nothing else in the last few days. – talnicolas Nov 26 '11 at 0:03
@ChrisF I never made it to 1139 points. – talnicolas Nov 26 '11 at 0:05
Even though unlikely, it could have been possible that someone upvoted an answer of yours just before it recached and then removed the upvote after. Has it updated to the correct amount yet? – animuson Nov 26 '11 at 0:08
@animuson possibly... not yet updated no. – talnicolas Nov 26 '11 at 0:10
Just so it's said, we all now know your email address and real name... – cHao Nov 26 '11 at 6:34
@cHao Can't you see it when you go on my page? – talnicolas Nov 26 '11 at 6:38
@talnicholas: Nope. That info is hidden normally. Only the site owners (and maybe mods, i forget) can see it. – cHao Nov 26 '11 at 6:46
@talnicolas - it could be that you got an up-vote, the value displayed in Accounts was updated then the up-vote was removed but the Accounts value still showed the higher value. Your headline figure will show the lower value. – ChrisF Nov 26 '11 at 12:05
Looks OK now.. so cache issue after all. Keep in mind that all the accounts data is very "expansive" so it's highly cached. – Shadow Wizard Nov 27 '11 at 8:33
@ShadowWizard Yes as soon as I got new reputation points everything got back to normal. I just thought that if it was cached something like a daily check would have updated it. – talnicolas Nov 27 '11 at 16:12
Don't close this question as a duplicate of the one listed; it's already closed as a duplicate of this one. – Pops Nov 28 '11 at 15:25
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This is a caching issue in a few ways:

  • The aggregator getting the latest reputation and badges up to the network level may be delayed up to a few minutes depending on traffic
  • The account list itself is cached for 10 minutes (panel/summary is cached separately, though the summary panel will use the tab's more detailed cache, if present)

However, we can wave our hands and make this discrepancy disappear, so why not?

In the next build, given we're already loading the user anyway, we'll fudge the numbers here and yank numbers off the site's current though the accounts list is still cached, we'll pump in the current numbers just before display so they match the summary up top.

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