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Flair not updated

Combined Flair is best thing to put on website, but it isn't updated in real-time. If not updated in real-time, 5-10 minutes would be OK. But, I notice that it is intact for many hours. Please, fix it.

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The current refresh rate is status-bydesign and this is not, therefore, a bug but a feature-request –  ChrisF Feb 12 '12 at 12:31
    
@ChrisF: Hmmm, good point. Shall I leave it to a dev to decide/decline it then? –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Feb 12 '12 at 12:37
    
@BoltClock'saUnicorn - It's certainly not a bug. Up to you whether you remove the status tag though. –  ChrisF Feb 12 '12 at 12:38
    
@Bolt well, Jeff himself changed my own "bug report" to status-bydesign so guess it's best to leave it be. :) –  Shadow Wizard Feb 12 '12 at 12:42
    
I have requested a similar feature: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/122082/… –  Sachin Shekhar Feb 12 '12 at 12:42
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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, Lorem Ipsum, Diago, John, ChrisF Feb 12 '12 at 23:52

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This is intended:

flair is only updated once every 24-36 hours

And I doubt it'll be changed anytime soon. I'm not a developer at Stack Exchange, but it will be quite a load of work for the servers to recalculate everybody's flair across every Stack Exchange site once every 5 to 10 minutes. All for no real, conceivable benefit that I can think of.

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