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Data from the Stack Exchange Data Explorer are obsolete

I'm just now exploring Data Explorer (for StackOverflow) and I wrote a simple query to see how many questions I asked. I get 8 rows as result, but on my StackOverflow account there are 10 questions.

Why is the information on Data Explorer not consistent with the actual data on StackOverflow ?

PS: I used this query: select ViewCount, Title from Posts where PostTypeId=1 and OwnerUserId=995822 (995822 is my user ID).

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marked as duplicate by animuson, kiamlaluno, Michael Mrozek, Pops, jadarnel27 Apr 30 '12 at 20:04

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It is not real-time. Data dumps are posted periodically. –  Andrew Barber Apr 30 '12 at 19:56
    
Data dump every month or so. –  Daniel Fischer Apr 30 '12 at 19:56
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Just wanted to mention the update date is on the front page –  Some Helpful Commenter Apr 30 '12 at 20:11

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Data Explorer doesn't use update data; it uses data that is updated every X months. For that reason, the information you get with the Data Explorer could be outdated.

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Short story, it's not realtime data.

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