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Jon Skeet got 1505 reputation gain, while the other user got only 1500. How come Jon is not first?

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Ordering on what base ? reputation ? daily visit ? no. questions attend ? – Lucifer Sep 6 '12 at 6:15
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I don't understand. I only know that the week tab was selected – tunmise fasipe Sep 6 '12 at 6:19
    
The close reason makes no sense. This is a valid bug report, even though it's by design. Voted to reopen. – Shadow Wizard Jul 11 at 10:53
    
@ShadowWizard It's almost 4 years old. Is this still reproducible? – S.L. Barth Jul 11 at 11:26
    
@S.L.Barth yes, since it's not a bug as animuson explains below. I saw same behavior 40 minutes ago on SO when looking, see this comment. – Shadow Wizard Jul 11 at 11:29
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@ShadowWizard Ok. Voted to reopen. – S.L. Barth Jul 11 at 11:32
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The actual order of users is cached, but the reputation displayed under their name is not. If Jon stays ahead of Silva, then the system will eventually update the list to reorder them. The list usually updates fairly quickly, but you can browse through the list and find quite a few places where there are users "out of order." In fact, this has already updated for me.

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This happens all the time; it'll update within minutes. – Martijn Pieters Sep 6 '12 at 6:33
    
So a classic status-bydesign, isn't it? – Shadow Wizard Jul 11 at 10:54
    
May you please tell me what do you mean "cached"? I mean where exactly? In the user's device (like cookies)? – Shafizadeh Jul 11 at 11:44
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@Shafizadeh: Does Stack Exchange use caching and if so, how? should have the information you're looking for. – Al E. Jul 11 at 15:34

There may be a chance that you are getting it from the browser cache. as I have tried the same way and I am getting it in a descending order of reputation.

Reputations

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Yes, after like 7 mins it was correct. @animuson has already mentioned what happened – tunmise fasipe Sep 6 '12 at 9:01
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No, this is not browser cache. – Shadow Wizard Jul 11 at 10:54

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