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First of all, i did read through Question about accept rate. But reading through few posts, was not clear, So posting this question.

My SO accept rate was 88%, I went to my questions tab and looked up for the question because of which it was 88% and not 100%. (it was marked in some red comment).

I reviewed the question and answer again, that question in itself was not constructive. So rather than accepting the answer I deleted the question.

But my accept rate was not updated to 100. Its been like 7-8 hours since that action. So whats wrong? I mean it should be updated to 100 and will be soon (delay in update) or something else?"

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Obligatory "Don't care so much about your accept rate" comment. Accept answers that solve your problem. If a question doesn't get one, so be it. You may look at the question to see whether you can improve it so that it can get a satisfactory answer, but beyond that, leave it unaccepted. – Daniel Fischer Nov 21 '12 at 19:39
I'd chalk it up to caching, and that it would have been gone in 24 hours, but I don't know for sure. – Nightfirecat Nov 21 '12 at 19:40
@AlEverett yes but I was reviewing the question and it was , if i say not constructive. So deleted it. if it would have been useful for the community I would have been at peace with 88% :D – Mukul Goel Nov 21 '12 at 19:49
@Mukul: Fair enough. My comment was directed more at people who think that an accept rate of 100% is desired and/or necessary. – Al E. Nov 21 '12 at 19:50

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

We don't recalc accept rates when deleting a question at this time, it'll sync up tonight around 00:00 UTC.

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Alright. Thank you :) – Mukul Goel Nov 21 '12 at 19:46
Makes sense, when you think about it. I've asked 152 questions, so displaying my accept rate in near real-time requires a SQL query to count the number of checkmarks on those 152 questions. Not exactly a slow query, but not cost-free either, especially if it has to execute every time one of my questions is displayed. – Robert Harvey Nov 21 '12 at 21:42

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