For some reason, the reputation I earned for my last answer (20 points so far) was not showing up when visiting my own profile (although it had the blue 20 icon next to the tab), but it did show when I browse my profile without being logged in.

Proof:

lag

Although I refreshed the left window several times, I guess this could be explained by caching or something like that. But it is the first time that this happened to me, so I thought I'd report it anyway...

On a related note: I really hate how becomes .

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caching would be my guess ... stuff is cached heavily in that area –  waffles Dec 21 '11 at 4:52
    
It's not that possible-bug becomes support. Logically, it's that "support" is the starting tag - if later someone finds out that there is a bug, then there is a bug. But starting with possible bug is not that meaningful, because it implies a speculation about the future. –  Daniel Daranas Dec 21 '11 at 11:14
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Things are cached here, separately for yourself and anonymous users (since you can see your downvotes, etc.) so unless some anonymous user had hit your profile in the last 10 minutes, you did a live load of the reputation tab in that anonymous window, which is why it was "fresher."

We have changes in the pipe that'll likely result in a lower cache time for reputation-related things, but not no cache, there'll always be some amount of lag there, it's , so the DB server doesn't explode.

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Thanks for the detailed information on how these things are cached. –  Dennis Dec 21 '11 at 11:23
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