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As of the last month or so, I've noticed a dramatic increase in the amount of time it takes between submitting a question and it appearing on the front page or 'Questions' tab, from on the order of seconds to well over a minute or more.

I have noticed this on Cognitive Sciences and Libraries, but I believe that I have experienced it on Biology as well.

Fear not, I'm not pounding my fist and complaining about my question not getting out there faster, but presenting this in case there is a recent change with the caching mechanism that is causing this. Perhaps it is working as expected now, and I was just spoiled before.

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It definitely takes a couple minutes for a post to pop up on the front page now. I almost don't mind, as it gives me a second to do the "oh crap" editing within the 5 minute grace period in peace –  Ben Brocka Jun 13 '12 at 0:05
    
Related (maaaybe a dupe): meta.stackexchange.com/q/130976/178438 –  Manishearth Jun 13 '12 at 1:22
    
@Tim Not a dupe, I was refreshing manually. –  jonsca Jun 13 '12 at 1:24
    
@jonsca: Yeah, if you see update2 in my post, it is a server-side caching issue that persists on refresh/browser reopen/whatnot –  Manishearth Jun 13 '12 at 1:25
    
@TimManishEarth I've seen the phenomenon that he's describing in that question, and it is slightly different. Also, when I submitted this Meta question, I had no such delay, so really, I'm wondering if is related to something being different on the 2.0 sites. –  jonsca Jun 13 '12 at 1:37
    
I know that its different, but the base issue is probably the same. I've seen it happen on meta as well, though. –  Manishearth Jun 13 '12 at 1:46

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