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I posted the following message into the chat: (my reputation was equal to 1032 at that time).

After that I started a bounty on the referenced request. Which of course decreased my reputation by the bounty amount (to 932). However the chat still shows that my reputation is 1032:

Chat screenshot

So does the chat profile page:

Chat profile page

Is this a bug or an expected behavior (because of cache)?

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Caching. Hope you have heard of it. – Oded Jan 18 '12 at 16:49
@Oded Yes, I heard about it (actually I was updating my question to mention the cache, but my browser crashed), however I thought it was only applicable to cross network things (like User Flair). – Idolon Jan 18 '12 at 16:54
Now, after my browser has restarted reputations are synchronized in both places. – Idolon Jan 18 '12 at 16:59
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Chat loads reputation when you load the chatroom (or someone enters), but it doesn't continuously poll for reputation changes, this is by-design - since it very rarely matters.

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I see… And what about "Chat Profile" page. Does the same rule apply to it? – Idolon Jan 18 '12 at 16:56
@Idolon - The profile is on a different page or AJAX loaded...those are loaded when viewed not cached on the client so much, but they aren't updated continuously, on the hour IIRC. – Nick Craver Jan 18 '12 at 16:58
Thanks for the explanation. – Idolon Jan 18 '12 at 17:00

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